GEORGSMARIENHÜTTE, Germany -
Carrier Transicold will showcase its flagship next-generation temperature-controlled trailer system – the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency) – in Munich at Transport Logistic 2019. Its new, ultra-modern design delivers a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 30%, creates a 10% savings in weight, reduces noise by 3 dB(A) and offers up to 15% savings on maintenance costs. Carrier Transicold, which operates in Germany as Carrier Transicold Deutschland GmbH, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
“The new Vector HE 19 is a huge step forward for trailer refrigeration. It delivers huge performance advantages for our customers in just about every area,” said Andreas Wallmeyer, director, Central Europe, Carrier Transicold. “The unit combines current innovative technology, like the all-electric E-Drive TM system, with new technology designed to significantly improve our customers’ fleet efficiency, performance and sustainability.”
Carrier Transicold has improved its Vector range, optimizing the internal architecture and redesigning it to increase sustainability and efficiency. The Vector HE 19 system combines the E-Drive technology with an improved multi-speed engine design, bringing fuel savings of up to 30% when compared to the existing Vector 1950 – the equivalent of saving 5.4 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually. Thanks to a lighter frame, compressor and fans, the overall weight of the unit has been reduced by 82 kilograms, increasing payload potential. It is also 3 dB(A) quieter than a standard Vector 1950 unit, making it around 50% quieter in operation.
The Vector HE 19 unit features the latest components, including a new, Stage V compliant diesel engine with electronic engine control. It also calls on the proven performance of a hermetic compressor and economizer, as well as the efficiency of a microchannel heat exchanger condenser, which delivers a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, while reducing the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%.
A redesigned upper airflow management creates a much more efficient airflow, helping to ensure the integrity of the cold chain. This is primarily achieved through a larger condenser air inlet opening and a change in the evaporator air flow orientation, helping to maximize the Coanda effect – the phenomena of a jet flow remaining ”attached” to a curved surface. The system also features a single, ultra-efficient evaporator fan, which helps to improve heat exchange throughout the evaporator.
One of the key components in the Vector HE 19 is Carrier Transicold’s forward-thinking, all-electric E-Drive technology that works by removing the mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven equipment and converting the unit’s or truck’s engine power into electricity via a generator, which drives the refrigeration system. Another benefit is a sustaining refrigerant containment for a projected average annual leak rate of only 3%.
For fleets looking for a significant reduction in emissions, the new Vector HE 19 unit will also be available as an engineless option. The engineless trailer will be energized either by the truck’s engine through the Carrier Transicold ECO-DRIVE power module or through the trailer’s axles, which, when connected to a generator, can be used to supply a battery that subsequently powers the system. In standby mode, the unit still provides up to 14,800-watt cooling capacity, which equates to 85% of the system’s total capacity. By removing the cost and weight of the diesel engine entirely, the all-electric Vector HE 19 unit presents a cost-effective way to meet tightening inner-city emissions regulations.
The new trailer system has been designed with the operator in mind and improves on the current generation product in every area, even down to its new APX control system using Controller Area Network (CAN) technology, which allows multi-speed engine control and management of all actuators and sensors to optimize refrigerant flow and temperature control. Carrier Transicold integrates, for the first time in Europe, a large screen graphical display improving user experience.
The Vector HE 19 unit is available in up to three different compartment configurations and provides high and constant levels of heating to all compartments thanks to the E-Drive Technology that significantly improves temperature regulation for multi-temperature operation.
About Carrier TransicoldCarrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.carriertransicold.de. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.