Carrier Transicold will display its latest high-technology solutions for an enhanced cold chain at the Solutrans Show in Lyon – featuring its new engineless refrigeration range for over-the-road transport. This new generation of transport refrigeration technology aims to improve sustainability for fleets and is ideal for urban distribution routes requiring a high cooling capacity from low engine speed and with limited impact on the environment. Carrier Transicold, operating in France as Carrier Transicold France, is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Carrier Transicold now offers refrigeration units that run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by a truck’s ultra-clean Euro 6 engine - cutting emissions, maintenance costs and improving fuel efficiency. This new engineless technology will be on display at the Carrier Transicold booth 4M196 as well as the following customer booths:
- Martin Brower/Fraikin at the Allison Transmission stand 6U098
- NJS Faramia at the Scania stand 3F174
- Lamberet at its stand 4L195
"The new engineless refrigeration units have attracted intense interest from customers this year,” said Jean-Pascal Vielfaure, managing director, Southern Europe, Carrier Transicold. “These units help improve sustainability for fleets while also providing complete cold chain compliance."
This new technology operates with Carrier Transicold’s ECO-DRIVE GenSet unit to harvest power from the truck’s engine. When mounted to a commercial vehicle, the ECO-DRIVE GenSet is driven by a hydro pump connected to the truck’s power take-off motor. The hydraulic system drives a generator that delivers electrical power to the host Carrier Transicold unit, without any requirement for the refrigeration unit to use its own diesel engine.
Integrated into 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 truck is idling in heavy traffic – eliminating the need for the driver to rev the truck’s engine to provide sufficient cooling power.
In addition to the ECO-DRIVE GenSets, Carrier Transicold now offers a full range of engineless refrigeration units for trucks in single or multi-temperature, providing a cooling capacity of up to 18 kilowatts. Additionally, the fuel consumption of trucks equipped with the new unit is measurably lower than those using refrigeration units that require their own engine. This engineless technology is compatible with natural gas as well as conventional diesel truck engines.
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 advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generators, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of the United Technologies Corp. Group, a leading global supplier for the aerospace and construction sectors. For more information, visit: www.carriertransicold.fr. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.