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Carrier Transicold Unveils New Ultra-Efficient Flagship Vector® HE at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018

Carrier Transicold Europe announced the global launch of its next generation temperature-controlled trailer system – the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency) at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 trade fair. The internal architecture of the system has been significantly redeveloped and, combined with its new ultra-modern design, improves fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, reduces unit weight by 10 per cent and achieves lower noise levels*. Operators will benefit from reduced running costs and a lower total cost of ownership, while also minimizing environmental impact. Carrier Transicold Europe is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

“The new Vector HE 19 unit delivers huge performance advantages for our customers in just about every area,” said Bertrand Gueguen, president, International Truck Trailer, Carrier Transicold. “The unit combines current innovative technology, like the all-electric E-Drive, with new technology designed to significantly improve performance and positively impact fleet efficiency and sustainability. We’re looking forward to improving our customers’ fleet efficiency and performance. ”

The new Vector HE 19 unit includes:

  • Redesigned upper airflow management, creating much more efficient cold production
  • Single, ultra-efficient evaporator fan
  • New, Stage V compliant diesel engine with electronic engine control
  • The proven performance of a hermetic compressor and economizer
  • The efficiency of a microchannel heat exchanger condenser.

This new high-efficiency unit has been built around Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive™ all-electric technology, which works by removing the mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven equipment and engine power into electricity via a generator, which drives the refrigeration system. One of the key benefits – a sustaining refrigerant containment for a projected average annual leak rate of only three per cent.

The Vector HE 19 system combines the E-Drive technology with an improved multi-speed engine design, bringing fuel savings of up to 30 per cent when compared to the existing Vector 1950 – the equivalent of saving 5.4 tons of CO2 annually. It is also 82 kilograms lighter and operates at at 3 dB (A) lower. There is also an available engineless option for emissions reductions.

Carrier Transicold’s new flagship trailer system has been designed with the operator in mind and improves on the current generation product in every area, even down to its new APX™ control system using Controller Area Network (CAN) technology, which allows multi-speed engine control and management of all actuators and sensors to optimize refrigerant flow and temperature control. For the first time in Europe, Carrier Transicold integrates a large screen graphical display allowing better users’ experience.

The Vector HE 19 unit is available in up to three different compartments configurations and provides high and constant levels of heating to all compartments, thanks to the E-Drive Technology that significantly improves temperature regulation for multi-temperature operation.

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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 Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.