Thermo King introduces TriPac APU

Thermo King introduces TriPac APU

LOUISVILLE, KY. Thermo King, a unit of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, unveiled their new TriPac Auxiliary Heating/Cooling Temperature Management System here at the Mid-America Trucking Show yesterday.

The TriPac is designed allow truckers to eliminate unnecessary idling while still providing engine preheating, battery charging, climate control and power in truck cabs. The company announced that they had reached an agreement in principle to acquire the patents and intellectual property rights for the TriPac product from the inventor, David Swanson of Transport Refrigeration Inc. of De Pere, WI.

The microprocessor-controlled TriPac is designed for easy operation. A driver can easily set truck cab cooling and heating for maximum comfort and perform truck engine preheating for easy starts in cold climates, according to the company.

Other features include truck battery charging with automatic voltage sensing, 120V power for on-board appliances and noise-dampening construction for quiet operation. The company plans to have the new system available for customer purchase beginning May 16, 2005.

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