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Thermo King Unveiling New Customer-Driven Solutions at IAA

Brussels, Belgium, 20 September, 2012 - Thermo King is launching innovative new solutions at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show on 20-27 September in Hanover, Germany, which respond to customer needs by driving energy and operational efficiency while providing precise, low-noise temperature control.


New solutions that Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is introducing include the T-500R single-temperature nose mount refrigeration unit, an innovative cryogenics concept unit and new additions to its V-Series of Spectrum units. Attendees can visit the Thermo King Stand, #B15, in Hall 27.


"Thermo King is unveiling customer-driven solutions at IAA that provide lower lifecycle and fuel costs and greater flexibility in multiple-temperature transport," said Pascal Richard, regional segment leader for the Thermo King portfolio in the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region for Ingersoll Rand.


T-500 R Single Temperature Nose Mount Refrigeration Unit
Thermo King has extended its class-leading T-Series platform of self-powered truck temperature control systems by adding the T-500R single-temperature nose-mount refrigeration unit. A mini-sized unit that delivers maximum performance, the T-500R meets industry needs for a lighter-weight unit with greater fuel efficiency, increased capacity, a lower lifecycle cost and greater sustainability in truck boxes less than 5.5 metres long.


The unit consumes up to 12 percent less fuel, while significantly lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and provides a 27 percent increase in operating efficiency at fresh Agreement for Perishable Transport (ATP) conditions. Since fuel costs represent approximately half of the solution's total lifecycle costs, reduced fuel costs can add up quickly. The standard T-500R has been designed to achieve up to a 55 percent reduction in noise levels over previous models without any loss of cooling performance


The T-500R unit, which incorporates the class-leading performance and reliability of the existing T-Series range of solutions, is replacing the Thermo King MD-100 unit, which is being phased out at the end of September 2012. The platform now includes eight units, offering both single temperature and multi temperature options to meet operators' diverse needs.


The T-500R unit features unmatched capacities in its segment, delivering up to 5,100 W at 0 degrees C and 2,800 W at -20 degrees C at ATP conditions. These solutions are ideal for urban distribution and dairy transport customers operating smaller trucks


Innovative Cryogenics Concept Unit
Thermo King will be showcasing upcoming developments on its innovative CryoTech transport refrigeration system with a next generation concept unit.


The concept unit expands on the available range of proven solutions and patented cooling technology by further increasing efficiency, lowering maintenance costs and reducing environmental impact. The concept unit will also offer precise temperature control and telematics integration capabilities, providing maximum load protection and customer peace of mind.


The CryoTech unit will feature the new Thermo King SR-3 controller, the industry's most advanced controller. The SR-3 provides extremely fine single and multi-temperature control of up to three zones, improving temperature control up to 50 percent over existing CryoTech systems. The unit will also feature the proven, easy-to-use interface and displays already available on the SLXe and T-Series ranges.


The SR-3


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