Thermo King introduced innovative new solutions at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) that drive energy and operational efficiency for owners and operators by lowering costs and increasing the efficiency, sustainability, uptime and quality of products delivered.
Thermo King, a manufacturer of temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, also showcased existing solutions that address industry challenges.
New products showcased by Thermo King at MATS 2012 include:
TracKing Featuring WiFi Technology
Thermo King is introducing the industry’s first dual-mode cellular/WiFi monitoring solution in June. This updated TracKing unit allows users to save cellular communication costs and increase efficiency while increasing uptime by using WiFi when available. TracKing is a web-based asset management system which provides the ability to remotely monitor and track un-tethered refrigerated units in a fleet.
TracKing with WiFi offers customers the option to use WiFi to monitor their units in their yard, pre-cool them, download temperature data and upload temperature profiles. When the truck leaves the yard, TracKing automatically switches back to cellular mode for over-the-road monitoring.
CargoLink Wireless Sensors
Thermo King is featuring a new line of reliable, easy-to-install CargoLink wireless door sensors which save money, reduce maintenance and offer increased load protection when compared to conventional wired door sensors. The sensors communicate to the refrigeration unit to shut off when the door is open thereby reducing fuel and maintenance costs and providing load quality protection.
Users can combine these wireless sensors with TracKing telematics to maximize control and visibility of load quality parameters. Because there are no wires to route through the trailer or truck body, the wireless sensors can be installed in minutes. The wireless sensor system is designed to grow with businesses and adapt to future technologies. The CargoLink system is designed to expand up to 32 sensors.