Cold plate combo

Feb. 1, 2008
VT Specialized Vehicles Corp. (VT SVC) has introduced the UltraTemp hybrid system for refrigerated distribution, which the company said combines the benefits of cold plate and mechanical refrigeration. According to VT, UltraTemp combines low operating cost, high reliability and long life expectations associated with cold plates, along with the unlimited route capability, automatic defrost and lower

VT Specialized Vehicles Corp. (VT SVC) has introduced the UltraTemp hybrid system for refrigerated distribution, which the company said combines the benefits of cold plate and mechanical refrigeration. According to VT, UltraTemp combines low operating cost, high reliability and long life expectations associated with cold plates, along with the unlimited route capability, automatic defrost and lower weight advantages of a mechanical system.

The UltraTemp uses Azure Dynamics Corp.'s Low Emission Electric Power (LEEP) hybrid system and can be added to any chassis with a PTO-ready powertrain, which is used rather than a separate diesel engine to generate clean power, the company said.

“VT SVC is very pleased to make UltraTemp available to the refrigerated distribution market,” said Mike Tucker, president of VT SVC. “A state-of-the-art environmentally friendly approach that harnesses the benefits of cold plate refrigeration and mechanical refrigeration, UltraTemp has set a new high for efficiency and return on investment, and a new low on fuel consumption and emission for a refrigerated distribution system.”

View more Fleet Owner news relating to alternative fuels, fuel conservation, fuel economy and diesel fuel prices.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...