Carrier Transicold Delivers Truck Refrigeration Unit
December 20, 2008
The new SupraTM 950MT truck refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold delivers the highest capacity performance found in a multi-temperature refrigeration system for straight trucks, plus better serviceability, lower sound output and improved appearance compared to its predecessor. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Corp., a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“In designing the Supra 950MT unit, we took the best features of its predecessor, the Genesis® R90, and combined them with the improved features of our latest Supra single-temp units,” explained David Dunn, product manager, Carrier Transicold Truck Products. “We still deliver the highest capacity of any multi-temp diesel-powered truck system in the industry, while providing additional benefits, such as improved reliability over the model it succeeds.”
The Supra 950MT system has a cooling capacity of 20,500 Btu/h at a setpoint of 0oF at 100oF ambient conditions. As a split system, it uses separate SlimLINE® evaporators for each of two cooling compartments within the cargo area. Without a host evaporator at the front, truck owners have greater flexibility configuring compartments.
Electrical systems were redesigned to be simpler, more efficient and more robust for improved reliability and serviceability. Heating functionality no longer requires a separate capacitor module, making the system easier to install.
The new unit features a dual-purpose standby motor. Rather than having separate components, the motor also works as an induction generator, providing power to run heaters and fans. Standby capability allows the unit to be plugged into a power supply when stationary, eliminating the need to consume diesel fuel during loading and unloading.
The Supra 950MT unit also includes an improved belt tensioning system, an extended oil drain fitting and other features for ease of service. As with the other units in the Supra series, the unit’s housing has a more streamlined appearance while also offering better acoustics, viewing ports for checking fluid levels without opening doors on the unit, and grab bars on both sides that provide convenient grips for service technicians. For more information about the Supra 950MT multi-temperature system, turn to the experts in Carrier Transicold’s dealer network or visit www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.