For refrigerated haulers who require independent verification of temperatures inside trucks and trailers or immediate documentation for receivers, Carrier Transicold, Athens, Ga., offers the DataLink 2 recorder.
The DataLink 2 system uses up to three independent temperature sensors, providing an added layer of verification beyond the refrigeration system’s built-in recording ability. An integral thermal printer enables drivers to quickly and easily produce numerical and graphical trip reports. Additionally, data can be downloaded into a personal computer for electronic logging.
When connected to a Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit’s control system, the DataLink 2 recorder also provides additional advantages as a comprehensive analytical tool. For example, temperature data captured from its own sensors can be correlated against activities recorded by the control system, helping to identify potential sources of temperature excursions, such as set-point changes, defrost cycles, unit alarms, door openings and turning off the refrigeration unit.
Designed for plug-and-play simplicity, the DataLink 2 recorder auto-detects which Carrier Transicold controller it is connected to. Set-up is done through a “soft menu” system keyed to four buttons located just below the device’s backlit display screen.
The recorder comes in body-mount models that attach to either a truck or trailer cargo area, and an in-dash DIN-mount version for more convenient driver access on straight truck applications.