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Thermo King Launching New Solutions at Mid-America Trucking Show That Drive Energy and Operational Efficiency

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Louisville, Ky., March 21, 2012 - Thermo King is introducing innovative new solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) that drive energy and operational efficiency for owners and operators by lowering costs and increasing the efficiency, sustainability, uptime and quality of products delivered.


"We closely monitor industry challenges and customer needs to provide solutions for our customers that optimize energy and operational efficiency and the quality of the products they deliver, said Doug Lenz, director of product management and marketing for Thermo King, a manufacturer of temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.will be showcasing innovative new solutions that address industry challenges as well as some of our most popular existing solutions."

TracKing Featuring WiFi Technology

Thermo King is introducing the industry's first dual-mode cellular/WiFi monitoring solution in June. This updated TracKing unit allows users to save cellular communication costs and increase efficiency while increasing uptime by using WiFi when available. TracKing is a web-based asset management system which provides the ability to remotely monitor and track un-tethered refrigerated units in a fleet.


TracKing with WiFi offers customers the option to use WiFi to monitor their units in their yard, pre-cool them, download temperature data and upload temperature profiles. When the truck leaves the yard, TracKing automatically switches back to cellular mode for over-the-road monitoring.

CargoLinkâ∞¢ Wireless Sensors

Thermo King is featuring a new line of reliable, easy-to-install CargoLink wireless door sensors which save money, reduce maintenance and offer increased load protection when compared to conventional wired door sensors. The sensors communicate to the refrigeration unit to shut off when the door is open thereby reducing fuel and maintenance costs and providing load quality protection.


Users can combine these wireless sensors with TracKing telematics to maximize control and visibility of load quality parameters. Because there are no wires to route through the trailer or truck body, the wireless sensors can be installed in minutes. The wireless sensor system is designed to grow with businesses and adapt to future technologies. The CargoLink system is designed to expand up to 32 sensors.


Thermo King will showcase existing solutions at MATS including:

SB-230 with Smooth Air Blower - The innovative SB-230 with Smooth Air Blower evaporator from Thermo King requires 24 percent less power than previous generation blower assemblies. This solution allows customers to increase energy and operational efficiency of their single- and multi-temperature refrigeration units while lowering fuel and operating costs and minimizing driver involvement with the refrigeration units.


The Smooth Air Blower comes standard on Spectrum multi-temperature refrigeration units and SB-30 series single-temperature refrigeration units, including the SB-130, SB-230 and SB-330. It can also be retrofitted on SB and SB+ units to receive the same benefits and fuel savings.


The TriPace System The TriPace is a battery-based electric auxiliary power unit for Class 8 sleeper cabs that provides quiet, clean heating and cooling without idling the tractor engine. The TriPace system is California Air Resources Board (CARB) exempt and provides an environmentally aware solution that delivers significant fuel savings and zero emissions (in non-heat modes). Because the tractor engine is not running, users can greatly increase maintenance intervals, saving time and money.


Fuel Filtration System - An exclusive enhanced fuel filtration system included on the SB-30 series is expected to save the average 500-vehicle fleet $100,000 in annual fuel-related maintenance expenses. The system, which was featured on single temperature units at MATS 2011 and recently added to the multi-temperature solutions, allows operators to eliminate unnecessary downtime by extending the life of the primary filter, the inlet screen and the reefer engine. It can also be retrofitted on any existing unit to provide the same filtration benefits.


Mid-America Trucking Show details:

When:                            March 22-24, 2012
Where:                           Booth 18177, Kentucky Expo Center
Conference website:


The Mid-America Trucking Show has been the largest heavy-duty trucking event in the world for 41 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) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands - including Club Car®, Hussmann®, 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 sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand
Joan Schimml