Carrier Transicold has built an exclusive e-Solutions Lab in its stand at the IAA Show in Hanover and is inviting customers to step inside for a glimpse at what a world with ‘connected refrigeration’ might look like. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Inside the lab, visitors can experience many of the technologies being considered for future generations of Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems, from advanced real-time communication to assets that proactively transmit notifications to the customer. Connected refrigeration is expected to support complete traceability within the cold chain, from farm to fork, as well as sustain efforts to monitor and reduce environmental impact.
Also on display in Hall 27, on the Rohr stand, is the first prototype Carrier Transicold natural refrigerant trailer unit to be delivered to a customer in mainland Europe, which will enter service with Netto Marken-Discount following the IAA Show under a three-year technology field trial. The trailer unit, delivered by Carrier Transicold Germany, has already been recognised as winner of the environment category in the prestigious Trailer Innovation Awards 2017, which will be formally presented at the IAA.
The unit marks a new generation of Carrier Transicold transport refrigeration systems for trailers that operate exclusively with carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigerant in a closed-loop system. CO2 is a safe and non-ozone depleting gas with a global warming potential of one, making it the baseline against which all other refrigerants are measured.
In addition, visitors can see a new generation of engineless transport refrigeration technology, following Carrier’s acquisition of TRS Transportkoeling b.v. (TRS). A TRS ECO-DRIVE GenSet unit will be featured prominently in the Carrier stand, and will also be featured on a vehicle in the live demonstration area outside (K51). The display units showcase how hydro-electric power generated by a truck’s Euro 6 engine can be harnessed to cut emissions, maintenance costs and help to improve fuel efficiency.
Carrier Transicold is also showcasing its latest evaporator range for Supra® and Vector™ temperature controlled units, which offer a range of operational benefits. They can be quickly installed and dismounted to aid repair and maintenance.
Completing the line-up in the stand will be examples from the Supra®, Vector™ and Pulsor™ ranges.
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.