Vector 8611MT Unit Simultaneously Freezes and Chills

Whether you prefer your frozen goods on the right side of a trailer and perishables on the left or just the opposite, there is no wrong way when it comes to Carrier Transicold’s latest trailer refrigeration innovation: the Vector™ 8611MT multi-temp unit.

With the dual evaporator discharge built into the main unit, trailers can be split lengthwise down the center creating a two-compartment configuration without requiring a separate remote evaporator. Now in full-production, the Vector 8611MT is filling a special niche in the cold chain.


“From the moment we announced the Vector 8611MT unit, there was tremendous interest from grocery distribution and food service operations that deliver mixed loads and can most benefit from its design,” said Bill Maddox, senior product manager, Carrier Transicold. “The all-electric architecture of Carrier Transicold’s Vector platform enables the Vector 8611MT unit to independently manage both zones more simply and efficiently than mechanically interconnected competitive dual-discharge systems.”

The Vector 8611MT unit incorporates dual evaporators and fans into a single unit for two-compartment cooling, with side-by-side compartments for perishable and frozen goods. By eliminating the need for a remote evaporator, installation is simplified.

The Vector 8611MT unit, like others in the platform family, uses efficient E-Drive™ technology, in which the diesel engine runs a 21 kVA generator that powers the all-electric refrigeration system. Vector units have the advantage of built-in electric standby capability, so when parked for loading, unloading or staging, they can be operated via a separate power source, providing full refrigeration capacity while eliminating refrigeration unit engine noise, emissions and fuel consumption.

For customers wishing to add a third refrigerated compartment, the system is pre-configured to enable easy installation of a remote evaporator from Carrier Transicold’s line of full-width, half-width, single- and dual-discharge smart evaporators.

The Vector 8611MT unit complements Carrier Transicold’s traditional multi-temperature refrigeration unit, the Vector 8600MT unit, giving customers a wide range of multi-temperature configuration options, all of which can be coupled with Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions™ telematics system for remote monitoring. To determine the right Vector multi-temperature solution for your application, turn to the experts in Carrier Transicold’s North America dealer network.

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