Built to provide stationary cold storage, Carrier Transicold’s new, engineless Vector 8100 all-electric trailer refrigeration unit consumes less electricity while delivering up to 4% higher capacity than the model it succeeds.
“Designed especially for supermarkets, produce warehouses, food distribution centers, and other businesses that use refrigerated trailers for on-site cold storage, the innovative Vector 8100 unit provides quiet electric operation without the noise, emissions, and fuel consumption associated with diesel-powered units,” said Mark Fragnito, product manager, Carrier Transicold. “As the newest member of Carrier Transicold’s enhanced Vector family, it joins the highly efficient Vector 8500 single-temperature and the Vector 8600MT multi-temperature models, both of which are designed for over-the-road transport and compliance with EPA Tier 4.”
The Vector platform includes E-Drive all-electric refrigeration technology, which means refrigeration and heating operations are 100% electric. Compared with conventional mechanical trailer systems, those using E-Drive technology have fewer moving parts, resulting in quieter operation and reduced maintenance needs. The latest Vector models use an efficient and fully sealed electric scroll compressor that has 70% fewer moving parts and is 200 pounds lighter than the reciprocating compressor it replaces. This contributes to a 13% weight reduction for the Vector 8100 unit.
“While all Vector models may be plugged into an electric power source when parked, the Vector 8100 also eliminates the cost and weight of the onboard power plant needed for highway hauls—the diesel engine and high-capacity generator found in its siblings,” said Fragnito.
The Vector 8100 provides up to 4% greater cooling capacity while using up to 20% less electricity than the Vector 5100, the unit it succeeds. As an example of its ultra-high-efficiency design, the Vector 8100 achieves 15% to 25% more Btu of cooling per kilowatt consumed at typical rating conditions than previous designs. It also adds the APX control system, featuring a large illuminated dashboard display that provides on-screen temperature graphing, and a USB dock to facilitate data downloads and software uploads.
The standard Vector 8100 configuration requires a 460-volt power supply. Units may also be equipped with Carrier Transicold’s optional Flex Power dual voltage option, which enables compatibility with 208- to 230-volt sources.
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