Thermo King has introduced its most environmentally sensitive diesel trailer temperature control system for multi-temperature operations. Unveiled at the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference in Las Vegas NV, the system is designed to meet changing industry regulations and help food distribution clients achieve sustainability and reduce fuel costs.
The S-600M features a completely new diesel direct electric (DDE) architecture that drives optimum efficiencies and helps lower the overall cost of ownership for food distributors.
Thermo King collaborated with PSA Peugeot Citroën, one of the world’s largest diesel engine manufacturers, to develop a diesel engine for the S-600M that meets the most stringent requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier IV Final regulations. The engine features emission technologies that exclude use of a diesel particulate filter in meeting requirements of the EPA regulations.
The S-600M is designed to meet both EPA and California Air Resources Board requirements in the greater-than-25-horsepower category, which include a reduction of 90% in particulate matter and a 30% reduction in nitrogen oxide from the interim standards that have been in effect since 2008.
“We designed the Precedent S-600M to offer standard, rather than optional, sustainability improvements especially for the multi-temperature needs of the food distribution and grocery industries in response to customer requests for a solution that reflects their commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Tom Kampf, trailer product manager for Thermo King.
The Precedent platform with DDE architecture offers multi-temperature clients flexibility in unit configuration. They can now order all Precedent multi-temperature models with Thermo King Smart Power, which allows the units to be operated with electrical power in stationary applications.
Smart Power will be available in both standard and high-output versions. Thermo King also offers a Smart Power Prep Kit for those who are considering shore power operation at their distribution centers, but have not yet invested in the infrastructure to support shore power operation.
The Smart Power Prep Kit enables a Precedent unit to be upgraded to shore power operation in the field post-purchase.
DDE engine architecture features the Thermo King X-430 compressor, which is directly coupled to the diesel engine. A small generator supplies power to the condenser and evaporator assemblies.
Thermo King will offer the Precedent S-600M beginning third quarter 2013. The existing multi-temperature Spectrum series of systems will also be available for those who wish to slowly transition into the new platform.
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