Thin-profile Vector HE 19 delivers cooling power

by Today's Trucking

Carrier Transicold’s new Vector HE 19 unit delivers more BTUs of cooling per hour per rpm than any other model in the thin-profile class, the company says.

It’s Carrier Transicold’s first North American transport refrigeration system that exclusively uses R-452A refrigerant, which has a global warming potential that’s about half that of the refrigerant traditionally used in transport applications.

The new Vector HE 19 delivers more cooling BTUs per hour per rpm than any other model in the thin-profile class, Carrier Transicold says. (Photo: Carrier Transicold)

About 40% thinner than traditional units, it’s said to be particularly well-suited for 53-foot domestic intermodal containers. It leaves the space for 15 pallet rows rather than 14.

Like other Vector units, the HE19 features the company’s E-Drive system that incorporates a high-output generator that’s directly coupled to a diesel engine to power an all-electric refrigeration system. Intelligent controls activate components and fans as they’re needed, while a simplified refrigeration architecture eliminates many parts like vibrasorbers, clutches, shaft seals, alternators, drive belts and pulleys.

With an integrated electric standby, it can be plugged into a power source when parked. E-Drive also delivers the unit’s full-rated refrigeration capacity when in standby mode.

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