Carrier Transicold is introducing visitors to a new generation of engineless transport refrigeration technology at the IAA Show, following its acquisition of TRS Transportkoeling b.v. (TRS) in January 2016. 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).
Across Europe, Carrier Transicold now offers fleets refrigeration units running entirely on hydro-electric power generated by a truck’s ultra-clean Euro 6 engine, cutting emissions, maintenance costs and improving fuel efficiency. The TRS technology is also exceptionally quiet, and fully PIEK certified – meaning it can operate below 60 decibels, which makes it ideal for night-time deliveries in urban areas.
The new technology is presented at the Carrier Transicold stand in Hall 27 with a TRS ECO-DRIVE GenSet unit, and in the live demonstration area at Carrier Transicold’s external stand (K51).
“The IAA Show represents the perfect opportunity to introduce both existing and prospective customers to the many benefits afforded by the new TRS technology, which now carries the Carrier Transicold brand and is supported by our service network,” said Victor Calvo, managing director, Carrier Transicold Truck & Trailer, EMEAR.
“These units add a new dimension to our range of products and directly support our goal of helping fleet operators meet their efficiency and sustainability goals, and achieve a sustainable cold chain,” he added.
When mounted to a commercial vehicle, the TRS ECO-DRIVE GenSet is driven by a hydro pump connected to the truck’s power take-off (PTO) 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 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 units and rigid trucks, giving them the widest possible customer appeal.
The acquisition of TRS has also given Carrier Transicold access to the former TRS range of transport refrigeration units, which now complement the full range of systems available from Carrier Transicold. The TRS systems stand out for including the powerful TWIN-COOL multi-temperature refrigeration unit for rigid trucks, with a power output of 18,400 watts to give it the 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 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.