Thermo King and Frigoblock,
transport solutions brands of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating
comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments introduced a series of
truck and trailer innovations harnessing the power of electricity, data and
clean technology at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show being held in Hannover,
Introducing the Vision of the Future: Thermotopia
Thermo King and Frigoblock
presented Thermotopia, its vision of a city of the future -- a city where the
transport refrigeration industry ensures the safety of transported foods and
goods for rising populations while eliminating smog, congestion and excessive
noise. Thermotopia is where technologies help transport companies stay ahead of
the regulations and grow their businesses with increasingly cost effective and
environmentally sustainable solutions.
The entire host of solutions
on display are proven technologies ranging from hybrid units, CryoTech, electric alternator driven Frigoblock units
also working with CNG or LNG engines to fully electric independent units for
small and large vans for last mile delivery. “Market first” technologies
introduced by Thermo King and Frigoblock that lead with electricity,
connectivity and sustainability to revolutionize the way transport companies
New E-200, full-electric
refrigeration unit for both electric and engine-powered vans and trucks below
3,5 tons, which provides constant capacity and performance independently of the
The E-200 is using components
never seen before in the refrigerated transport industry. Chief among these is
a new controller that can adapt the capacity based on the actual need,
available power and manage different available power sources at the same time.
Modernised SLXi trailer
refrigeration units now featuring the upgraded, lower emission and quieter
GreenTech engine certified according to the upcoming Non-Road Mobile Machinery
(NRMM) Stage V regulation.
New self-powered T-560R
refrigeration unit enhance the widest range in the truck refrigeration
industry. With added capacity and better pull down it allows customers to do
more deliveries with more cargo and more door openings. Compared with the
predecessor, the T-560R units come with 20 percent increase in both fresh and
frozen capacity and 5 percent reduction in fuel consumption to address the
flexibility and sustainability of fleet operations.
New Prisma S-4.2 low height
dual discharge evaporator for T-Series and SLXi multi-temperature truck and
trailer refrigeration units to maximize the volume available for the payload
and facilitates access during loading/unloading operations. The new Prisma
compact monobloc evaporator can replace two evaporators without compromise on
refrigeration performance thanks to a lower profile and improved zone
New Thermo King TracKing connectivity services
With connectivity and telematics capabilities
built into the units, Thermo King goes beyond providing just a refrigerated
unit. The new TK Fleet Assist, TK Service Assist and TK Notify additions to the
TracKing services portfolio enable customers and the Thermo King dealer service
network to leverage the era of digitalization to increase their uptime, operational
efficiency and move from reactive towards proactive maintenance.
New 24V Thermo King ThermoLite
solar panels complementing the ThermoLite family of 40W and 110W solar panels.
The new solar solutions were designed to support the main tractor batteries in
meeting the increased power needs due to driver comfort demands.
is a critical element of Thermotopia, and Thermo King and Frigoblock continue
to deliver on the Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment. All new and enhanced solutions
introduced and showcased at the IAA were designed to improve the quality of
life in the cities with low noise and low emission operations and reduce the
refrigerated transport’s environmental footprint.
In 2014, Ingersoll Rand
publicly committed to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the greenhouse
gas emissions (GHG) related to its operations and products.
The company’s Climate
• 50 percent reduction in GHG
refrigerant footprint of its products by 2020 and lower-GWP alternatives across
its portfolio by 2030;
• $500 million investment in
product-related research and development to fund long-term GHG reduction
• 35 percent reduction in the
greenhouse gas footprint of its own operations by 2020
Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Commitment
has enabled the avoidance of 11 million metric tons of CO2e globally from its
products compared to a 2013 baseline, equal to the emissions from the energy
used in 1.6 million homes for one year. The company also has reduced the GHG
intensity of its operations by 23 percent when compared to a 2013 baseline.
Source: Thermo King
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