Refrigeratedtransporter 1122 Carrier Vector 8500 Reefer Unit

New Vector 8500 reefer unit “works smarter, not harder”

Sept. 18, 2013
Reduced weight, improved fuel economy, and greater refrigeration capacity are a trio of advantages found in Carrier Transicold’s new Vector 8500 single-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit.
Reduced weight, improved fuel economy, and greater refrigeration capacity are a trio of advantages found in Carrier Transicold’s new Vector 8500 single-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit. With the Vector 8500 unit, Carrier Transicold introduces a fully hermetic electric scroll compressor used in a North American trailer refrigeration unit. Proven efficient in Carrier Transicold refrigerated marine container systems, the scroll compressor has 70% fewer moving parts and is 200 pounds lighter than a traditional reciprocating compressor. As with other 2013 Carrier Transicold models, the Vector 8500 unit incorporates Carrier Transicold’s ecoFORWARD technologies, which boost performance while providing compliance with 2013 Tier 4 emissions requirements from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
“The expression ‘work smarter, not harder,’ truly applies to our systems with ecoFORWARD technologies,” said Bertrand Gueguen, president, Global Truck/Trailer, Carrier Transicold. “Innovative improvements in efficiency allow individual components, such as the engine, to use less energy while producing greater results—all in a system configuration that remains familiar to owners of prior Vector equipment.” David Kiefer, director of marketing and product management, said, “While Carrier Transicold’s legacy Vector units are highly efficient, the new ultra-efficient Vector 8500 achieves 5% to 30% more Btus of cooling per gallon of fuel at AHRI rating conditions.” The Vector platform’s signature E-Drive all-electric refrigeration technology means refrigeration and heating operations are 100% electric, powered over the road by an on-board generator driven by the unit’s diesel engine. Electric standby capability is built-in, allowing haulers to tap into electric power supplies to run the system when parked. A core component of Carrier’s ecoFORWARD technologies is a 2.2-liter engine that has been made smarter through the use of sensors and an electronic control module that communicates with Carrier’s APX control system to optimize performance. The APX control system is now standard with Carrier’s 2013 models. Compared with the unit it succeeds, the Vector 8500: •Weighs 210 pounds less, a 10% weight savings, which also makes the Vector 8500 unit between 3% to 15% lighter than competitive units designed for 2013 EPA Tier 4 compliance •Provides up to 4% higher cooling capacity: 60,000 Btu at 35 degrees F and 24,000 Btu at –20 degrees F •Consumes up to 26% less fuel over a full range of operating conditions •Reduces engine run time by up to 14% For more information, go to www.carrier.com/ecoforward.

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