A/C service, Diagnostics, Vehicle solutions

Launch delivers epic AC service station

AC service

Air conditioning maintenance can be a massive issue for mechanics and their customers during summer. Ensuring repairs are done correctly and thoroughly is the difference between a cool customer and an overheated mechanic.

Introducing Launch Tech Australia’s cutting-edge product – the PLV-200 Automatic AC Service Station, designed to revolutionise your vehicle maintenance experience. This innovative system serves as your comprehensive solution for refrigerant recovery, filling, vacuuming, and oil injection.

Equipped with two 10kg refrigerant tanks, the PLV-200 not only saves you time but ensures uninterrupted operations.

What sets it apart is its versatility, capable of handling both R-134a and HFO-1234yf refrigerants, making it an indispensable tool in the automotive industry.

The PLV-200 boasts unmatched efficiency, with a remarkable recovery rate of up to 96 per cent, minimising refrigerant loss during changes.

Its user-friendly interface, presented through an Android-based colour touch screen system, simplifies operations with a one-click interface, preventing operators from navigating through complex menus.

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But the PLV-200 doesn’t stop there. The SCM program tool, featuring its own printer and a refrigerant database for each model, further enhances its capabilities.

Once plugged in, the automated procedures take charge, eliminating the need for manual intervention in panel valve operations.


  • Input power: AC220V±10%~50Hz
  • Compressor power: 3/8HP
  • Average gas state refrigerant recovery speed (through charge/suction port): 0.25kg/min
  • Recovery rate: 99%
  • Vacuum pump capacity: 120L/min
  • Unidirectional/bidirectional flush time: 10-60 min
  • Drier-filter capacity: 600ml
  • Accuracy of gas cylinder load cell: ±10g
  • Accuracy of oil bottle load cell: ±1g
  • Gas cylinder capacity: 22L
  • New/used oil bottle capacity: 250ml
  • Max. Pressure: 20bar
  • Charge speed: 2Kg/Min (max)
  • Screen display: 156*89mm, 800RGB x 600Dots, TFT full colour touch screen
  • High pressure gauge range: -1~40bar
  • Low pressure gauge range: -1~22bar
  • Air refreshening power: 350W
  • Air refreshening chemical capacity: 800ml
  • Dimensions: Package: 90*720*1295mm; Unpacked machine 900*630*1105mm

On its game

Don’t worry about maintenance, as the PLV-200 has an automatic service reminder after 600 operations, ensuring consistent and reliable performance.

This fully automatic system covers a range of functions, from recovery and vacuum to oil injection and charging, making it an all-in-one solution.

While the PLV-200 excels in functionality, it addresses the critical aspect of air conditioning maintenance for vehicles. Regular maintenance is paramount for optimal performance and longevity of automotive air conditioning systems. Neglecting this essential aspect can lead to decreased efficiency, increased energy consumption, and potential damage to the vehicle’s overall cooling system.

Ultimate in diagnostics

As Launch brings this advanced technology to Australia through Powerlift Equipment, it underscores the significance of proper vehicle maintenance.

For over two decades, Launch Tech Australia has been a reputable distributor, offering a plethora of workshop equipment, including scan tools, ADAS, vehicle hoists, wheel aligners, tire changers, wheel balancers, and battery testers.

The PLV-200 is the latest top-end tool for mechanics working on AC systems.

You can find more information about the PLV-200 at www.launchtech.com.au or by calling 1300 369 788.

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