ATHENS, Ga. – Monitoring reefer performance is critically important for complying with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) criteria. According to officials at Carrier Transicold, their new ReeferManagerTM software not only handles record keeping for HACCP compliance, but also serves as a powerful service tool for the hauler.
Used with the both the Standard and AdvanceTM microprocessor controllers made for Carrier’s X-Series single-temperature trailer units and Supra diesel truck units, ReeferManager software combines Carrier’s earlier DataManager and ServiceManager programs into a single application.
Compatible with Windows-based computers, the ReeferManager software is designed to provide access to vital data for tracking and evaluating system performance. Carrier says information from a reefer’s Advance Controller can be copied to a DataShare PC card and then uploaded to a computer used by the fleet manager or owner/operator. The ReeferManager software’s report function is designed to produce customized graphs and tabular data reports showing system performance over time, to help assure the reefer is operating in accordance with specifications. Data files can also be exported and read by customers by using a spreadsheet program.
For the service manager, officials say the ReeferManager application monitors a customized set of sensors and logs data for diagnostic purposes. The application is also used for programming the eight Advance hour meters for tracking start cycles, clutch engages, high-speed hours, engine hours and switch-on hours.
Carrier says the ReeferManager software can create 30 different environmental profiles that can be loaded into each Advance controller in the fleet. Called the IntelliSet control, it is a system designed to allow drivers to specify refrigeration parameters by matching trailer contents to a name on the Advance controller display such as “LETTUCE” or “SEAFOOD.”
For more information visit Carrier Transicold on the Web at www.trucktrailer.carrier.com
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