Thermo King launches new products at Mid-America Trucking Show

Louisville, KY, US: Thermo King, which celebrates 75 years in 2013, launched TriPac Evolution and Truck T-80 Series at the Mid America Trucking Show (21-23 March).

The TriPac APU meets Tier IV Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final regulations requirements. The APU’s software can be customized to meet individual operating profiles and features an extended maintenance interval of 1,500 hours, an updated flash-loadable control system and improved service access for easier maintenance. It can be ordered beginning in May for July delivery.

The T-80 Series is EPA and CARB compliant and can lower fuel costs by up to 20%, Thermo King says. The QuickTemp Control and enhanced drive belt systems reduce run time and simplify maintenance to save fuel and reduce operating costs. SmartPower electric standby reduces operating costs by up to 75%, the company says.

Thermo King also has on display its Precedent system. The trailer temperature control platform features a completely new platform for the trailer market designed to be fully compliant with the new EPA Tier IV final regulations.

The Precedent line features the S-600, which is a greater-than-25 hp. single temperature unit which is considered Ultra-Low-Emission In-Use Performance Standard (ULETRU) by CARB, and the C-600, a less-than-25 hp. single-temperature unit with an allowed useful life in California of seven years prior to modification of the unit to meet ULETRU in use standards

Also on display this week is the CargoLink wireless fuel sensor, which is an enhancement to the existing CargoLink wireless system. It manages door position and provides improved fuel level monitoring, minimizes installation time, and eliminates wire failure, the company said. The sensor, which is scheduled to be available in June 2013, features an enclosure designed to IP69K standards to survive harsh use. The sensor also features a signal range of 500ft.

When used with Thermo King TracKing telematics, the CargoLink Wireless Fuel Sensor provides fast reporting on fuel loss events, even when the refrigeration unit is off, Thermo King says.

A new Thermo King PrimAir trailer air management solution on display improves TRU performance by providing even temperature distribution within the trailer. Return air bulkheads (RABH) provide the highest efficiency of any one-piece RABH in the industry.

The TracKing preventive maintenance compliance tool is a wireless asset management system that monitors refrigeration unit maintenance schedules. This solution allows fleets under the Thermo King Thermo Gard Assurance maintenance program to manage fleet utilization and effectively expedite service to ensure maximum asset up-time.

“We are committed to providing innovations that address the industry challenges our customers face,” said Ray Pittard, president of Thermo King North America. “Thermo King is showcasing new solutions at MATS ─ including the TriPac Evolution and Truck T-80 Series which help our customers achieve their business goals, while improving energy and operational efficiency and meeting regulatory compliance.”

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