Carrier launches new Vector 1350 trailer fridge

Berlin, Germany:  Carrier Transicold has launched a new Vector unit, the 1350. The new 12,700 watt unit complements the 14,800 watt Vector 1550 and the 18,800 watt, multi-temperature Vector 1950.

Vector 1350

Carrier Transicold’s new Vector 1350 – a 12,700 watt fridge for long-haul applications

“With our comprehensive Vector range, Carrier Transicold offers its customers the right Vector unit for each of their missions, providing specific units for long haul transport or distribution, and under any condition,” says David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold, speaking at the launch in Berlin on Thursday.

The Vector 1350 weighs 643 kilograms with most of the 132kg weight saving on its predessor in the Maxima range, coming from the new 1.1L engine.  The smaller engine and its new controls also give a 30% reduction in fuel consumption measured against the Maxima.

The new design takes some elements of Carrier’s E-Drive all-electric technology used in the Vector 1550 and 1950 units to gain reliability and reduce maintenance.  Three electric fans improve system reliability by reducing the number of belts, typically seven, needed for belt-driven units. The Vector 1350 uses a microchannel condenser coil unit and carries 27% less refrigerant than its predecessor.

Carrier points to the 26% reduction in contract maintenance costs of the new Vector unit against the Maxima as proof of the improved reliability of the 1350 unit.  The unit will give operators 99.4% uptime and will save operators €7,000 over ten years in reduced fuel use, says Bertrand Gueguen, president, Carrier Transicold, Truck/Trailer.

The Vector 1550 also has new, user-friendly controls that use icons instead of drop-down menus for easier operation. Key features have dedicated buttons and universal symbols that are easy for drivers to understand regardless of language and help to avoid potentially costly mistakes when choosing the proper temperature settings inside the trailer.

“The Vector 1350 unit is designed using proven technology and key components that are widely available. The unit’s design enables easy access to components for faster maintenance and reduced downtime,” Gueguen says.

“The light weight and simplicity of the Vector 1350 unit makes it the perfect fit for the long-haul transportation of temperature-controlled goods,” he says.

The new unit will be available from January with the Maxima unit gradually phased out. The Vector 1350 is aimed at the continental long haul market and also suits UK trailer rental specifications providing a low-cost, single temperature unit.

“As part of the range, the Vector 1350 unit has been designed to provide maximum coldchain protection and optimum total cost of ownership while lowering its carbon footprint,” Gueguen says.

The Vector 1550 unit delivers excellent pull-down and temperature control to transport a variety of perishable and temperature-sensitive goods for a wide range of logistical applications, while the high capacity Vector 1950 mono- and multi-temperature units provide faster pull-down and the ability to haul larger loads for intensive city deliveries with frequent stops and door openings. The Vector 1550 and 1950 fridges use Carrier’s E-Drive all-electric technology.

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