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Carrier introduces hybrid multi-temperature system

TAMPA, Fla. -- Carrier has introduced a new hybrid system for multi-temp trailer applications.

TAMPA, Fla. — Carrier has introduced a new hybrid system for multi-temp trailer applications.

The Vector 1800MT was introduced to the trucking industry at the Technology and Maintenance Council event in Tampa this week.The new reefer is designed for multi-temperature trailer applications, and Carrier officials insist it will reduce maintenance costs by about 30 per cent.

The system uses Carrier’s Deltek technology to deliver improved reliability and performance, company officials said. The Vector 1800MT is also the first multi-temp system that uses Carrier’s Advance microprocessor control, delivering precise refrigeration control, driver set-up ease and fuel optimization options, the company said.

“Combining the muscle of diesel and dependability of electricity, the powerful Deltek technology on which the Vector 1800MT is based delivers unprecedented system reliability, performance and value,” said Ignacio Aguerrevere, director of marketing and product development with Carrier Transicold .

Reliability is improved through the use of electronics and maintenance-free electrical components, and 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, Aguerrevere pointed out. He added the Vector also uses just half the refrigerant charge of existing reefers.

“Multi-temp systems benefit the most from the increased reliability, higher performanced and reduction in complexity provided by Deltek technology, which is why we made this unit our top priority for the Deltek platform rollout,” said Aguerrevere.

Other benefits offered by the Vector 1800MT include: built-in electric standby capability for increased fuel savings; 100 per cent electric heat rather than hot gas for constant heating capacity independent of ambient temperature; and improved sound quality always an issue in urban areas, the company reports.

“Maximum performance and exceptional features combine to deliver value well past the initial purpose,” Aguerrevere added. “Life cycle costs go down because of the reduction in maintenance and operating expenses and uptime increases.”

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