Carrier Transicold has introduced two new models in its X2 series of trailer refrigeration units, the 2500 APX and 2100 APX, both featuring the innovative APX control system as well as the industry's most comprehensive warranty. Carrier Transicold helps improve global transport and shipping temperature control with a complete line of equipment for refrigerated trucks, trailers and containers, and is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
"The 2500 APX and 2100 APX single-temperature trailer units raise the bar for transport refrigeration by taking advantage of Carrier's innovative new APX control system," said David Kiefer, director of marketing and product management, Carrier Transicold.
With the APX control system, Carrier Transicold is the first in the transport refrigeration industry to combine: distributed, modular electronics for enhanced reliability, serviceability and expandability; an easy-to-use driver interface with bright graphic display; and USB connectivity for fast, convenient data transfers. One of the APX control system's signature features is its relatively large display module with an illuminated information dashboard and simplified user interface that, with fewer keystrokes, displays five times the information of competitive equipment. The new refrigeration units are also the first from Carrier Transicold to offer the IntelliSet™ control application as a standard feature.
"Part of Carrier's exclusive Reefer Apps software suite, the IntelliSet application is a driver-friendly way to configure a unit to run for optimized performance and fuel savings based on the load," Kiefer explained. "With set-and-select simplicity, the IntelliSet application lets drivers choose commodity settings by name from a scrolling list, helping to eliminate the chance of errors."
The warranty for 2500 APX and 2100 APX units includes 60-month/10,000-hour coverage for the microprocessor module– one year longer than its competitors. The 60-month warranty also covers electronic control modules and the clutch assembly. Major component coverage improves on Carrier's standard X2 series warranty by one year, providing 48-month/8,000-hour protection for the engine, compressor, gearbox, refrigeration coils, suction modulation valve, control display, fan shaft, solenoid valves and much more. Carrier's 48-month warranty also includes many items that competitors cover for only one year, such as the engine fuel system and refrigeration valves. The alternator warranty on APX units has also been doubled, relative to other Carrier and competitive models, to 24 months.
"We are pleased to offer the industry's most comprehensive warranty coverage for our APX-equipped units," said Kiefer. "With each evolution of our product line, we strive for innovation that leads to significant improvements in reliability. Thanks to the new control technology, customers can enjoy added performance assurance, improvements in serviceability and lower cost of ownership."
With the roll-out of APX production models, Carrier now offers four X2 series units for refrigerated transport: The 2500 APX and 2100 APX, and the 2500 Advance and 2100 Advance units, distinguished by their control systems and capacities.
Comprehensive diagnostic application that continually monitors trailer refrigeration unit operation to help avert potential system problems
Consumes less fuel, operates quieter, delivers improved cooling performance
Improves temperature verification for refrigerated haulers