New trailer fridge from Thermo King

Colin Barnett
June 19, 2020

Thermo King has revealed its next generation trailer refrigeration unit, named Advancer, suitable for trailers up to 15.6m in length. The new unit comes with claims of significant savings in operating costs, including a 30% fuel saving, and a payback time of 24 months was quoted at the launch. A key feature of the new range is fully variable airflow, independent of the unit’s motor speed, which Thermo King said gives the fastest pull down of any trailer fridge, 40% faster than the best of the rest.

The Advancer’s 48V mild hybrid architecture, with integrated solar power, features simplified construction, which results in a 60% reduction in unscheduled downtime, confirmed by two years and over a million kilometres of field trials around the world. The construction also uses 60% less manufacturing energy. Thermo King said the sustainability credentials are equivalent to planting 50 trees per unit each year.

The new range, comprising A-360, A-400, and A-500 models, comes with telematics hardware and a new intelligent controller as standard, supported by two years of free connectivity.

Thermo King also revealed that its next big project is an axle-powered version. This comes shortly after the announcement that Thermo King and BPW have been collaborating on a sustainable power solution for refrigerated transport since last autumn.

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic and worked on Commercial Motor for 27 years

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