The new Vector 1550 domestic intermodal refrigeration system from Carrier Transicold, Athens, Ga., features a thin profile, enabling greater capacity utilization within a standard 53-foot North American intermodal container.
This space-efficient transport refrigeration system allows a domestic intermodal refrigerated container to accommodate an extra row of pallets, resulting in cube loads similar to 53-foot over-the-road trailers. The thin-profile also reduces total weight by as much as 570 pounds compared to competitive standard-size refrigeration systems, and by 200 pounds compared to competitive slim-profile designs.
The Vector 1550 unit takes advantage of E-Drive technology, which uses a high-output generator direct-coupled to a diesel engine to power an all-electric refrigeration system. Using intelligent controls, the system can automatically turn on and off individual components, such as the compressor and fans, running only what it needs, precisely when needed.
The Vector 1550 unit also offers integrated electric standby, enabling the unit to be plugged into a power source when parked.