High efficiency cooling systems

Trailers | July 23, 2013

Carrier-X4-Trailer-Refrigeration-SeriesCarrier Transicold’s ultra-high-efficiency X4 Series includes the 7500 and 7300 single-temperature belt-driven models, which provide 68,000 and 66,000 BTUs of cooling, respectively, at a setpoint of 35 degrees Fahrenheit (100 F ambient) while requiring less power than the company’s prior platform.

Carrier’s proprietary ecoForward technologies equip the 2.2-liter engine with sensors and an electronic control module that communicates with the company’s APX control system for optimized performance. System improvements include high-efficiency components such as optimized V-Force fans and Novation micro-channel condenser coils.

An electronic expansion valve now is standard, replacing mechanical expansion valves found on previous models. For more information, visit www.carrier.com/ecoforward.

Ridewell’s trailer suspension

Ridewell’s RSS-233 series of 13,200-pound-capacity trailer suspensions are designed for reduced weight and have a compact mounting envelope to help simplify installation. The steerable, liftable suspensions have a dual-draw key kingpin design to help extend kingpin life and fully cast axle ends to facilitate increased ...

SmartTruck’s trailer aero system

SmartTruck’s TopKit system consists of an Aero Rain Guard component that runs along the trailer’s top-rear edge and features two side fairing components on the side-rear edges. The system is about one inch thick, weighs 72 pounds and is engineered to provide a SmartWay-verified 5.5 ...

Webb Wheel’s redesigned trailer hub

Webb Wheel OEM has redesigned its 25,000-pound axle-rated TN trailer hub to make it weigh 3½ pounds less and to help simplify brake drum installation. A scalloped flange help reduce the overall weight, and by incorporating 10 total drum pilots (five combination wheel/drum pilots, five ...

Morgan’s truck body electric reefer system

Refrigerated truck body maker Morgan partnered with Dole Refrigeration for its Cold Plate system, which is powered electrically for more fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly refrigeration. Morgan Corp., www.morgancorp.com

Fontaine’s fifth wheel camera system

Fontaine Fifth Wheel is developing a new patent-pending camera system that will make it easier for truck drivers to properly couple and uncouple trailers. The Dual Assist Camera System features two video cameras that work together to give the driver a clear picture of both ...

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