Thermo King and FRIGOBLOCK to Showcase Transport Refrigeration at CV Show

20th March 2017

Logistics BusinessThermo King and FRIGOBLOCK to Showcase Transport Refrigeration at CV Show

Transportation solution businesses Thermo King and FRIGOBLOCK, of Ingersoll Rand, will welcome visitors at booth 3B130 of the CV Show in Birmingham, United Kingdom and showcase transport refrigeration solutions ready for today and tomorrow.

“We’ll be at the CV Show to demonstrate our leadership and discuss how we, through our extensive, existing and available solutions portfolio, can already today help our customers to meet the real-world operational, environmental and emissions demands the transport refrigeration market is facing,” said Donal Cox, regional director UK and Ireland at Thermo King and FRIGOBLOCK.

Thermo King and FRIGOBLOCK are in a unique position to show visitors an existing, full portfolio of diesel, hybrid and zero-emission, all-electric solutions to suit all transport refrigeration applications from truck, trailer to home delivery vans. This full portfolio of transport refrigeration solutions meets the expectations and answers today’s demands in areas of sustainability, intelligence and connectivity – ultimately improving customer’s environmental footprint while simultaneously decreasing their total cost of ownership.

The CV Show 2017 will be the UK premiere of the new Thermo King SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units and the new Hybrid Drive Trailer concept leveraging FRIGOBLOCK inverter technology.

• The new Thermo King SXLi range includes customisable operational parameters to meet customer needs, their application and ambient conditions. The customized profile conditions create optimized performance and fuel savings of 10 to 20 percent, compared with the predecessor.

The SLXi is the industry’s first fully telematics-enabled refrigerated trailer unit, delivering full visibility of the unit and load condition with Thermo King’s new TK BlueBox communication device and Bluetooth® as standard.

The TK BlueBox collects and stores unit data, which can be accessed through a free app on smart phone or Bluetooth-enabled device. This provides two-way communication that enables real-time unit management and access to critical data. Users can manage defrost, pre-trip, set point and additional operating mode settings remotely, without a contract or subscription.

• The new Hybrid Drive Trailer concept combines the proven expertise and technologies from both Thermo King and FRIGOBLOCK and will become part of the SLXi refrigerated trailer platform. The Hybrid Drive Trailer concept offers additional fuel and operational savings, as well as low emission and noise levels enabling transport companies access to inner city areas and restricted zones.

The Thermo King Hybrid Drive allows a refrigerated semi-trailer, attached to a tractor with a FRIGOBLOCK Enviro Drive inverter filter, to run electrically. This enables the trailer refrigeration unit to be powered as a hybrid drive, by either the electric alternator or through its own independent diesel engine.

Standard TK BlueBox telematics system stores the data and provides ability for two-way communication to ensure that the load is protected at all times and the geo-location feature will automatically switch the power between diesel and truck Enviro Drive as required or necessary.