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Compressors for car air conditioning system


Valeo’s new compressors

The compressor is the driving element of the cold A/C loop and is also the most complex concerning technology features. Valeo, thanks to its expertise, offers a full range of new compressors with different technologies to meet a wide range of customer requirements.

A compressor is designed according to two main technologies: the piston type or the rotary type.
The piston type is the most common. This type contains swash plate technology and wobble plate technology. For the rotary type, vane and scroll technologies are used.

Valeo compressor technologies are identified under three names: DKV, DKS and DCS.
Each Valeo compressor is tested according to the OE process: leakage, durability, noise, vibration, etc.
Thanks to its OE expertise and innovations in the technological features, Valeo meets car makers' requirements. Valeo compressors has an optimized design: a high quality finish and a precise selection of all components, especially for the valves, bearings, pistons, swash plates and clutches, guaranteeing high reliability and enhanced performance. Valeo strives to reduce noise and vibrations level for greater driver comfort.


Valeo Info: The compressor must be replaced after a crash, a breakdown or a leak. When replacing the compressor, a check and flush of the A/C loop and a change of the receiver drier and the expansion valve is necessary.