Thermo King Celebrates 75 Years of Customer-Driven Innovation with Launch of
TriPac™ Evolution and Truck T-80 Series at MATS
Company’s new solutions help customers meet regulatory changes and increase
2013 Mid-America Trucking Show Thermo King booth, #18177
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- March 21, 2013
Thermo King celebrates a 75 year legacy of innovation at the Mid-America
Trucking Show (MATS), held in Louisville, Ky., March 21-23, where the company
will showcase the latest game-changing solutions that help fleet operators and
owner operators comply with industry regulations while optimizing fuel
Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a
variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will feature
several new innovative customer-driven systems and services at the show in the
Thermo King booth, #18177, including the:
*TriPac Evolution auxiliary power unit (APU), which meets Tier IV
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) final regulations requirements while
leveraging new patented technology to drive unit performance, efficiency
and user productivity
*Truck T-80 Series truck temperature control unit, an EPA- and California
Air Resources Board (CARB)-compliant addition to the industry leading
T-Series truck range of solutions that reduces fuel and maintenance costs
while providing industry leading reliability
*PrimAir air management solutions which optimize transport refrigeration
unit (TRU) performance by providing even temperature distribution within
*The new CargoLink™ Wireless Fuel Sensor, which provides improved fuel
“We are committed to providing innovations that address the industry
challenges our customers face,” said Ray Pittard, president of Thermo King
North America. “Thermo King is showcasing new solutions at MATS ─ including
the TriPac Evolution and Truck T-80 Series, which help our customers achieve
their business goals, while improving energy and operational efficiency and
meeting regulatory compliance.”
Thermo King Features New Game-Changing Solutions at MATS
T-80 Series truck temperature control platform ─The new T-80 Series truck
temperature control platform is an EPA- and CARB-compliant addition to the
industry-leading truck T-Series range that lowers fuel costs by up to 20
percent and maintenance costs while providing class-leading reliability.
The T-80 incorporates an EPA/CARB-compliant engine, QuickTemp Control and
enhanced drive belt systems which reduce run time and simplify maintenance to
save fuel and reduce operating costs. SmartPower electric standby reduces
operating costs by up to 75 percent.
The T-80 Series platform builds on the T-series design, which is the
industry’s most reliable truck refrigeration solution, based on operating
costs. The QuickTemp Control, which is standard on all models, except T-580R,
is exclusive to Thermo King truck refrigeration units.
Thermo King Precedent™
The Precedent is the new trailer temperature control platform, built from the
ground up to deliver double-digit fuel savings, best-in-class performance and
lower life cycle costs while providing regulatory compliance and peace of mind
for refrigerated trailer fleets. The Precedent features a completely new
platform for the trailer market designed to be fully compliant with the new
EPA Tier IV final regulations. These units provide the industry’s most
sustainable solutions and a complete range of options for any customer:
*The Precedent S-600 is a greater-than-25 horsepower single temperature
unit which is considered Ultra-Low-Emission In-Use Performance Standard
(ULETRU) by CARB.
*The Precedent C-600 is a less-than-25 horsepower single-temperature unit
with an allowed useful life in California of seven years prior to
modification of the unit to meet ULETRU in use standards
TriPac™ Evolution Auxiliary Power Unit ─Thermo King is the first and only APU
manufacturer to receive CARB certification for the diesel particulate filter
on its 2013 less-than-25 horsepower TriPac™ Evolution auxiliary power unit
engine. Thermo King is also among the first transport APU manufacturers to
receive EPA and CARB certification for its less-than-25 horsepower TriPac™
auxiliary power unit engine.
The TriPac Evolution APU delivers unrivaled performance, lowers overall truck
fuel consumption, reduces emissions and provides driver comfort. This
solution, which can be ordered in May for shipment in July of 2013, meets Tier
IV EPA final regulations requirements while leveraging new patented technology
to drive unit performance, efficiency and user productivity.
The updated TriPac™ Evolution is the industry’s only solution featuring
software that can be customized to enhance the customer’s operating profile.
Thermo King developed this feature in response to customer feedback. This APU
also features an extended maintenance interval of 1,500 hours, an updated
flash-loadable control system and improved service access for easier
maintenance. The TriPac Evolution offers virtually unlimited heating and
cooling power. The Evolution features a new control system to accurately
diagnose issues, if needed.
CargoLink™ Wireless Fuel Sensor ─ The new CargoLink™ Wireless Fuel Sensor, an
enhancement to the existing CargoLink wireless system which can be used to
manage door position, provides improved fuel level monitoring, minimizes
installation time, and eliminates wire failure. The sensor, which is scheduled
to be available in June 2013, features the industry’s only enclosure designed
to IP69K standards to survive harsh use. The sensor also features a signal
range of 500 feet, the industry’s longest.
The fuel sensor provides greater accuracy than conventional float based
systems for better fuel monitoring. This solution addresses fuel loss events
through smart monitoring, which enables the system to distinguish between
normal usage and fuel loss.
When used with Thermo King TracKing telematics, the CargoLink Wireless Fuel
Sensor provides fast reporting on fuel loss events, even when the
refrigeration unit is off. Because the system is wireless, it can be quickly
installed. The sensor can be replaced or upgraded without removing the fuel
tank. Future sensors are planned for the CargoLink platform.
New Thermo King PrimAir™ Trailer Air Management Solutions – New Thermo King
air management solutions optimize TRU performance by providing even
temperature distribution within the trailer. PrimAir chutes feature
industry-leading material strength to minimize damage during loading. Return
air bulkheads (RABH) provide the highest efficiency of any one-piece RABH in
New TracKing™ Preventative Maintenance Compliance Tool – Fleets can use a new
preventative maintenance compliance tool on the Thermo King TracKing™ wireless
asset management system to monitor refrigeration unit maintenance schedules.
This solution allows fleets under the Thermo King Thermo Gard™ Assurance
maintenance program to better manage fleet utilization and effectively
expedite service to ensure maximum asset up-time.
Thermo King History
Thermo King founder, Joseph Numero, and chief engineer, Frederick Jones,
patented the first successful mechanical refrigeration in 1939. They developed
a refrigeration system for a customer’s truck that allowed refrigerated and
frozen food to be confidently shipped over long distances for the first time.
This pioneering mechanical refrigeration unit replaced blocks of ice
previously used to cool semi-trailers, transforming the industry. Today,
Thermo King is a global leader in transportation temperature control systems
for mobile applications, including truck, trailer, bus, rail and marine. For
more information on Thermo King historical achievements, visit
Mid-America Trucking Show details
When: March 21-23, 2013
Where: Booth 18177, Kentucky Expo Center
Conference website: http://www.truckingshow.com/
About the Mid-America Trucking Show
The Mid-America Trucking Show has been the largest heavy-duty trucking event
in the world for 42 years. It is the annual forum for the heavy-duty trucking
industry, providing face-to-face interaction between industry representatives
and trucking professionals. Attendees can efficiently research the latest
products and services to provide their businesses with a competitive edge.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and
sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King®
and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes
and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and
commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency.
Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety
of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard
containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business
committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more
information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.
Joan Schimml, 651-260-4983
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