Cool line-up from Thermo King and Frigoblock
FSDF member Thermo King and Frigoblock will be presenting ranges of electric, hybrid and lower emission diesel solutions for the UK transport sector at the Commercial Vehicle Show, next week at the NEC (30 April to 2 May).
Products will show how both brands are using electricity, data and clean technology to deliver solutions for future-proof refrigerated transport.
For example, visitors can see truck and trailer, diesel-engine refrigerated units which are fully compliant with European legislation such as Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Stage V. The units feature upgraded, lower emission GreenTech engines.
Other highlights include new E-200 all-electric units for vehicles under 3.5 tonnes, with ‘plug and play’ installation. A new controller allows the refrigeration unit to adapt the capacity based on actual need and available power.
Also on show are hybrid solutions combining Thermo King’s diesel refrigeration units with Frigoblock’s alternator and inverter drive technology, providing constant electric power and operation in electric mode.
Making its global debut is the UT-Series Hybrid, a prototype developed for undermount applications on trucks, drawbar trailers and highloaders.
The truck hybrid solution follows the success of the Thermo King SLXi Hybrid trailer systems. The design features connectivity and geo-location technology, which automatically switches the power between diesel and electric mode as required or necessary, allowing the unit to operate in urban low-emission zones.
The stand will also feature the new Prisma S-4.2 remote evaporator for the SLXi multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units. This is designed to maximise the volume available for the payload and facilitate access during loading and unloading. The new compact monobloc evaporator can replace two evaporators without compromising refrigeration performance, with its lower profile and improved zone flexibility.