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Status Scientific's Mentor receives SAE J2927 certification

On May 20th, 2020 Status Scientific is pleased to announce the Mentor Fixed Refrigerant Identifier has received SAE J2927 ap-proval. The identifiers are now certified to meet the SAE J2927 standard for R-1234yf. The Mentor Fixed Refrigerant Identifier is in-tended for use with certified SAE J2843 or SAE J2851 Automotive Air Conditioning Service equipment to provide accurate identifica-tion of the refrigerant purity of R-1234yf and R-134a within vehicle air conditioning units and storage cylinders. The units are de-signed to be compatible with existing equipment and are available with multiple mount options.


Status Scientific adds seven languages to the Mentor Portable Refrigerant Identifier

On February 1st, 2020 Status Scientific is pleased to announce the addition of seven languages to the Mentor Portable Refrigerant Identifier. In addition to English, the Mentor now offers Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. All languages are available as standard and selectable through the display user interface.


Status Scientific launches the Bluetooth App

On January 27th, 2020 Status Scientific announces the launch of the Mentor Bluetooth App. This software app connects the Mentor Portable Refrigerant Identifier to a PC utilizing Windows 8.1 and 10.0 operating systems. The app allows test results to be stored directly to the PC and printing of the test results from the PC printer. The data can also be integrated into other third-party Bluetooth enabled devices to add to the functionality of diagnostic software and connected workshop software. Bluetooth is a standard feature on all Mentor Refrigerant Portable Identifiers, at no additional price. The Mentor Bluetooth App is available on the Mentor website at refrigerantidentifier.com and eliminates the need to purchase a printer specifically for the printing of refrigerant identifier test results.


Mentor passes UL/CSA 61010-1 Edition 3.0 testing

On December 20th, 2019 Status Scientific is proud to announce the Mentor Refrigerant Identifier has successfully passed UL and CSA 61010-1 Edition 3.0 safety standards for both the portable and fixed models of the R-134A and R-1234yf automotive refrigerant identifiers. The Mentor has been compliant to European CE and EMC standards and now with the Intertek certification, this allows US and Canadian customers to purchase our products with confidence.


Mentor to Showcase at AAPEX Show

On November 5-7, 2019 Status Scientific will be exhibiting the Mentor Refrigerant Identifier at the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo. The Mentor refrigerant analysers provide simple and accurate refrigerant analysis of R1234yf and R134a to determine refrigerant purity in vehicle air conditioning systems and refrigerant storage cylinders. For more than 25 years, Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) has been the premier global event representing the more than one trillion-dollar automotive aftermarket industry.


Status Scientific to attend Automechanika in Birmingham, UK

On June 4-6 2019, Status Scientific will be exhibiting the Mentor Refrigerant Identifier at the Automechanika Show in Birmingham, UK. The Mentor refrigerant analysers provide simple and accurate refrigerant analysis of R1234yf and R134a to determine refrigerant purity in vehicle air conditioning systems and refrigerant storage cylinders The Automechanika Show brings together thousands of automotive professionals and the event is a one stop shop for innovation, future automotive technology and networking. Please visit us at Stand V184.


Status Scientific launches the Mentor Refrigerant Identifier for R1234yf and R134a

On , Status Scientific is proud to announce the launch of the Mentor Refrigerant Identifier for R1234yf and R134a purity analysis for the automotive AC market. The Mentor Automotive Refrigerant Identifiers provide simple and accurate refrigerant analysis to determine refrigerant purity in vehicle air conditioning systems and refrigerant storage cylinders. The Mentor is a user-friendly, cost effective R-1234yf and R-134a refrigerant purity analyzer designed with state-of-the-art non-dispersive infrared (NDIR) technology for the identification of refrigerant gases in automotive air-conditioning systems... Read more