Carrier Corp. introduces North America's first trailer refrigeration unit to use hybrid diesel electric technology, the Vector 1800MT. Designed for multi-temperature trailer applications, the system uses Carrier's patented Deltek technology, which the company says reduces maintenance costs by 30 percent.
The Vector 1800MT is the first multi-temperature system to take advantage of Carrier's Advance microprocessor control, which delivers precise refrigeration control, driver set-up ease and exclusive fuel optimization options. According to the company, the refrigeration product's architecture uses breakthrough electric technology that significantly improves reliability through expanded use of electronics and maintenance- free electrical components. The Vector's streamlined design eliminates two-thirds of the serviceable mechanical components found in conventional systems, such as idler pulleys, vibrasorbers, most belts, fan shafts, the compressor shaft seal and clutch, while using half the refrigerant charge used by conventional systems.
In addition, the Vector 1800MT includes built-in electric standby capability for fuel savings, emissions and noise reduction, and regulatory compliance at the loading dock. It offers 100-percent electric heat, instead of hot gas, for constant heating capacity independent of ambient temperature.
Company: Carrier Transicold
Company URL: www.trucktrailer.carrier.com