Thermo King introduced a variety of products this spring, including a device for monitoring data remotely and new truck and trailer refrigeration units.
The company's I-Box uses the existing tractor-trailer PLC connection to transmit cargo data between the reefer and tractor. The I-Box, which is mounted inside the reefer unit, interprets data from the controller, transmits it through the PLC to the tractor or to an independent satellite or cellular modem.
New in trailer refrigeration is the The SB-III, developed for food distribution and grocery fleets that use single-temperature units. Specs include up to 18,000 Btu/hr. capacity at -20°F box temperature and 100 deg. F ambient temperature. Single switch TG-VI controller and 12,000-hr. service interval coolant are standard.
For fresh products carried in small trucks and vans, Thermo King offers a new C-290 reefer with the Ultra Slim 7-in. evaporator. A set-point fixed at 35°F, in-cab on/off switch, and digital LED thermometer make this unit especially easy to operate, according to the company. Other features include automatic defrost, constant air circulation and cooling capacity over 9,500 Btu/hr. at 100°F.
Go to www.thermoking.com or circle 306