Emerson Climate Technologies Inc, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), has entered into the European refrigerated trailer market segment through a collaboration with Carrier Transicold, a unit of Carrier Corporation.
Emerson’s Copeland Scroll compressor is part of the new Vector 1550 trailer refrigeration unit by Carrier, featuring reduced energy consumption along with superior cold-chain performance. According to Carrier, the energy efficiency of the Vector 1550 unit is achieved by a combination of the Copeland compressor with an economizer, enabling the use of a 1.5-liter diesel engine. The economizer function supplies up to a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, which is automatically reduced during the temperature regulation phase.
Bertrand Gueguen, managing director, Carrier Transicold Europe, said, “The versatility of the Vector 1550 in transporting a variety of perishable and temperature-sensitive goods makes it the perfect fit for a wide range of logistical applications.”
Emerson has optimized its Copeland Scroll compressor to meet the demanding environmental requirements of a refrigerated trailer application, including external temperature variations, humidity, and shock vibration.
“Our Copeland Scroll compressors are meeting and exceeding the rigorous demands of the European market—both in performance and energy efficiency,” said Keith Browning, vice-president and general manager of North American sales at Emerson.
The company celebrated a milestone in December 2010, when the 150,000th Copeland Scroll digital compressor was shipped to the marine container industry. The company shipped its first Copeland Scroll digital compressor for refrigerated seagoing containers in 2002, and now builds the compressors in two facilities worldwide.
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