REFMATE claims award in testing and monitoring category

The REFMATE digital manifold combines the latest technology with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that makes it easy for technicians to quickly analyse any air conditioning or refrigeration system. Created by Refco, the digital manifold recently claimed Bronze in the recent The NEWS 2020 Dealer Design Awards in the Testing and Monitoring Products category. 

“The REFMATE was three years in the making and is used to analyse target subcooling and superheat in order to maximize the efficiencies of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, said Steven Secord, vice president at REFCO. Further, it captures, processes, and evaluates all collected information and transfers it to the REFMESH mobile app, where a comprehensive report can be produced and shared with customers as evidence for the work conducted.

‘Everything you can read on the gauge; you can see on your phone!’ said Josh from @grosvenor_engineering.

Secord stated “We used survey questions, focus groups, and email blasts to harvest data to use in the design and manufacture of the REFMATE. As a result, the REFMATE features an easy-to-read colour display that can be used both digitally and analog. That way, if technicians prefer how they like to read their gauges, they have the choice. Basically, the digital manifold has everything technicians need for analysing the system right on its screen.”

Technicians do not need to use an REFMESH mobile app to be able to use the REFMATE, which acts as the centre of communication with a number of ancillary devices (e.g., scale, vacuum gauge, temperature clamps). While the app is available if they choose to use it, all devices can also be used standalone. A flexible power supply, which includes either AA batteries or a USB, means that technicians should never have to worry about having power during use.

Work your way with your new best mate, REFMATE! For more information on REFMATE head to our website or speak to your local Actrol or Reece HVAC branch.

This article was edited by our staff writers and originally written by Joanna R. Turpin for