Thermo King celebrates anniversary with new products

Jason Cannon April 2, 2013

Trailer_Precedent_Photo_01Thermo King is celebrating its 75th anniversary by introducing the TriPac Evolution and Truck T-80 Series, which the company says improve energy and operational efficiency while meeting regulatory compliance.

Thermo King’s new T-80 Series truck temperature control platform is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB)-compliant addition to the industry-leading truck T-Series range that lowers fuel costs by up to 20 percent and maintenance costs while providing class-leading reliability.

The T-80 incorporates an EPA/CARB-compliant engine, QuickTemp Control and enhanced drive belt systems which reduce run time and simplify maintenance to save fuel and reduce operating costs. SmartPower electric standby reduces operating costs by up to 75 percent.

Thermo King says its T-80 Series platform builds on the preexisting T-series design, and features QuickTemp Control, which is standard on all models, except T-580R, and is exclusive to Thermo King truck refrigeration units.

The Thermo King Precedent is the company’s new trailer temperature control platform. Doug Lenz, Thermo King’s director of product development says the Precedent was built from the ground up to deliver double-digit fuel savings, best-in-class performance and lower life cycle costs while providing regulatory compliance and peace of mind for refrigerated trailer fleets. The Precedent features a completely new platform for the trailer market designed to be fully compliant with the new EPA Tier IV final regulations. These units provide the industry’s most sustainable solutions and a complete range of options for any customer:

The Precedent S-600 is a greater-than-25 horsepower single temperature unit which is considered Ultra-Low-Emission In-Use Performance Standard (ULETRU) by CARB.

The Precedent C-600 is a less-than-25 horsepower single-temperature unit with an allowed useful life in California of seven years

Lenz says the new TriPac Evolution Auxiliary Power Unit is the first and only auxiliary power unit (APU) manufacturer to receive CARB certification for the diesel particulate filter on its 2013 less-than-25 horsepower TriPac Evolution auxiliary power unit engine. Thermo King is also among the first transport APU manufacturers to receive EPA and CARB certification for its less-than-25 horsepower TriPac auxiliary power unit engine.

According to Lenz, the TriPac Evolution APU delivers unrivaled performance, lowers overall truck fuel consumption, reduces emissions and provides driver comfort. This solution, which can be ordered in May for shipment in July of 2013, meets Tier IV EPA final regulations requirements while leveraging new patented technology to drive unit performance, efficiency and user productivity.

“The TriPac Evolution is the industry’s only solution featuring software that can be customized to enhance the customer’s operating profile,” Lenz adds. “Thermo King developed this feature in response to customer feedback. This APU also features an extended maintenance interval of 1,500 hours, an updated flash-loadable control system and improved service access for easier maintenance. The TriPac Evolution offers virtually unlimited heating and cooling power. The Evolution features a new control system to accurately diagnose issues if needed.”

Thermo King also unveiled its CargoLink Wireless Fuel Sensor which is an enhancement to the existing CargoLink wireless system which can be used to manage door position, provides improved fuel level monitoring, minimizes installation time, and eliminates wire failure. The sensor, which is scheduled to be available in June 2013, features the industry’s only enclosure designed to IP69K standards to survive harsh use. The sensor also features a signal range of 500 feet, the industry’s longest.

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