Carrier Transicold UK will introduce visitors to a new generation of engineless transport refrigeration technology at the CV Show, available following the recent acquisition of TRS Transportkoeling b.v. (TRS). Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
With the January acquisition of TRS, Carrier Transicold UK offers fleet refrigeration units running entirely on hydro-electric power generated by a truck’s ultra-clean Euro VI engine, cutting emissions, maintenance costs and improving fuel efficiency. The TRS technology is also exceptionally quiet, and fully PIEK certified.
The new technology will be represented at the CV Show with a TRS ECO-DRIVE GenSet unit powering a Supra™ transport refrigeration unit. Both systems are mounted to a rigid truck, displayed directly adjacent to the Carrier Transicold UK stand. There will also be a demonstrator vehicle from TRS on display outside the exhibition halls.
“The CV Show represents an excellent opportunity to share the TRS technology with existing and prospective customers,” said Scott Dargan, managing director, Carrier Transicold, Northern Europe and Service EMEAR.
“TRS innovation and technology will allow us to continue helping fleets meet their efficiency and sustainability goals. These units add a new dimension to our range and directly support our goal of achieving a sustainable cold chain,” he added.
The TRS ECO-DRIVE GenSet featured at the show is driven by a hydro pump, which is connected to the truck’s power take-off motor. The hydraulic system drives a generator that delivers electrical power to Carrier Transicold’s Supra unit, without any requirement for the refrigeration unit to use its own diesel engine.
Integrated in the hydraulic system is a control unit that ensures the generator consistently runs the same number of revolutions. This maintains constant power, even when the vehicle is idling in heavy traffic – eliminating any need for the driver to rev the truck’s engine to provide sufficient cooling power.
ECO-DRIVE GenSets require little maintenance and are very quiet in operation. They can also be fitted to nearly all makes and models of tractor unit and rigid truck, giving them the widest possible customer appeal.
TRS also manufactures its own range of transport refrigeration units powered by the host vehicle’s diesel engine, which will complement the full range of systems available from Carrier Transicold. The TWIN-COOL multi-temperature refrigeration unit for rigid trucks has a power output of 18,400 watts, giving it equivalent power capacity of a high-output trailer unit.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.