Temperature traceability of cargo is an important issue for refrigerated transport providers and Carrier Transicold’s DataCOLD® 600 temperature recorder and COLDTrans®, an innovative web-based telematics solution, can help transport providers meet today’s regulations and bring better visibility to the cold chain. Carrier Transicold, operating in France as Carrier Transicold France, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“Innovation is part of Carrier Transicold’s DNA,” said Jean-Pascal Vielfaure, general manager, Carrier Transicold Southern Europe. “Food safety is a high customer priority. With the innovative system of connectivity provided by the DataCOLD 600 recorders and COLDTrans telematics, Carrier Transicold helps to improve cold chain control and visibility to ensure temperature-sensitive cargo’s integrity and freshness.”
Using direct communication with the transport refrigeration unit microprocessor, the COLDTrans solution provides access to real-time and historical temperature reports, set point visualization, real-time GPS position information, and alarm code information (door openings, temperature variations) via text and email. It also remotely monitors refrigeration unit running hours in electric or diesel mode.
This real-time data allows fleet managers to reduce downtime, optimize maintenance and manage trailer routes. All of these features combine to enable fleet managers to optimize their refrigerated transport fleets while improving service to customers.
The DataCOLD range is fully-compliant with European legislation for transport of frozen food, in particular, European standard EN12830. The system ensures traceability of the units throughout the cold chain. The data can be stored for several years and used for trending reports. The reports and alarms can be customized for the customer and integrated into existing web systems. Carrier Transicold’s redesigned everCOLD® full-service maintenance package provides customers with several options, including international coverage, regulatory checks, or service and repair of ancillary devices such as temperature recorders and telematics systems. Fleet managers can pay monthly, quarterly or annually, with the advantage of knowing exact costs for the duration of the contract, regardless of how much maintenance is required or when the need for maintenance is identified.
New everCOLD agreements include all recommended maintenance carried out by manufacturer-trained technicians using genuine performance parts. The everCOLD package also provides full access to oneCALL 24/7 year-round breakdown assistance and Carrier Transicold’s extensive service network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which features more than 600 service centers.
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 40 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 http://www.carriertransicold.fr. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.