Air management

MAHLE Aftermarket expands its thermal management portfolio

MAHLE Aftermarket announces the extension of its range to indirect air conditioning condensers, which are becoming standard components of modern vehicle air conditioning systems. By continually expanding its range of thermal management products, MAHLE Aftermarket says it is easier for stores to generate new business, as servicing hybrid and electric vehicle thermal management systems will become what once was oil change. regular oil.

MAHLE Aftermarket therefore not only offers a growing range of components, but also service equipment, training and digital information solutions. The company adds that it is preparing workshops for the future and helping them transition to alternative drive systems.

“MAHLE is a strong partner for workshops for all aspects of thermal management. We recommend that our customers develop their skills in this area and support them accordingly,” said Olaf Henning, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MAHLE Aftermarket.

In an electric vehicle, the air conditioning system takes care of the passenger compartment and also cools the battery, the electric motor and the power electronics. As a result, the system must be designed to meet high performance requirements and requires multiple circuits at different temperature levels. In the future, the maintenance and repair of such systems will be an important part of daily store operations, says MAHLE.

Indirect condensers, which thus cool and liquefy the refrigerant which has warmed up during compression in the compressor, are already used in many modern vehicles with combustion engines and also represent the best technical option for hybrid and electric vehicles. They are more efficient, powerful and compact than direct cooled condensers and can also be placed anywhere in the vehicle. Direct-cooled models, on the other hand, must be installed at the front of the vehicle in order to use the ambient air.