The Airworks Genesis 100 is a product engineered and manufactured by Canadian manufacturer, Tiger Tool International Incorporated. Operating on its own fully rechargeable batteries, this 12 volt no-idle air conditioning system works to keep operators cool and comfortable while the engine is powered off, according to the company.
“By focusing the design on driver comfort, dependability and longevity, we were able to create an A/C system that will not only serve as a recruitment tool for rig and fleet owners, but will also make a significant impact toward fuel and maintenance cost savings,” says owner and president Ken Jansen. “We also know that well-rested operators are more alert, drive more safely, and stay on schedule.”
“As virtually all rigs will be exposed to harsh conditions, 12 volt actuated AC units – if not properly designed and installed – are vulnerable to rust, leakage and even electrical ﬁres, the company said. “The team at Tiger was determined to address these issues – 316 stainless steel was utilized for frame structures to eliminate rust and corrosion and electrical components are IP67 and IP68 certified. In addition to other high quality materials and components, the Airworks system is completely weatherproof.”
The system incorporates technical contributions from various disciplines of the engineering and manufacturing staff at Tiger.
Mike Andrews, head of research and development, designed proprietary safety/operating features for the system. SafeStop was designed to automatically disconnect all power from the system in the event of an electrical malfunction, reducing the risk of ﬁre and personal injury. His AccuSpeed controller automatically adjusts the system to maintain the target temperature while ensuring efficiency.
“With an outside temperature of 85°F and an inside temperature setting of 70°F, the Airworks system, which generates up to 10,000 BTU’s of cooling power, can be expected to operate in excess of 19 hours between charges, so operators can count on prolonged comfort,” the company said. “The 12 volt batteries are recharged by the alternator while driving.”
“We wanted to make Airworks the most high performing, safe and trouble free system on the market,” Jansen said. “To achieve this, we not only spent a substantial amount of resources on research and development, but also took the time to engage with fleet owners and end users to truly understand the issues facing the industry today.”