IAA debut for Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit

Transport refrigeration firm Carrier Transicold debuted the Vector 1950 trailer refrigeration unit at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover this week.
Among the changes over its outgoing 1850 model, are the addition of microchannel condenser coils, claimed to help reduce fuel consumption per watt by, on average, 10%. Use of these coils also allows the new refrigeration unit to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor, resulting in a 17% reduction in the unit's refrigerant charge. The 1950 is also equipped with Carrier's patented E-Drive all-electric technology, which, claims the company, removes mechanical transmissions found in many other systems and transforms engine power into electricity through a generator. Capacity has also been boosted by 4% – now achieving 18.8kW – meaning faster pull-down and the ability to haul larger loads over longer distances. "Developing innovative cold chain solutions is ingrained in the culture of Carrier Transicold," says David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold. "The new Vector 1950 unit is a perfect example of our focus on continuing to innovate to meet the changing requirements in the transport refrigeration marketplace."

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