Thermo King adds programmable controller to TriPac APU

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Thermo King announced the addition of a programmable controller to its TriPac Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System. The company says the new feature allows customers the opportunity to customize their TriPac system even further to match the unique demands of their business and is standard on all new TriPac systems.

With this latest feature, Thermo King says it has added selectable functions to its controller for the TriPac system that allow the driver or fleet to select the parameters that the TriPac system will control automatically after a tractor on/off cycle. The TriPac system now can be programmed to monitor battery and coolant temperature only after the tractor on/off cycle, or — if the driver/fleet prefers — the system also can monitor cab temperature and automatically maintain the previously selected set point.

The company says the addition of this feature resulted in part from customer comments, which indicated that some fleet managers wanted to ensure that the APU systems wouldn’t be left running accidentally during downtimes or over weekends.

“Thermo King continues to develop options to maximize performance and savings for TriPac users,” says Dwayne Cowan, APU product manager for Minneapolis-based Thermo King. “This additional feature will provide customized functionality for TriPac drivers and fleets. This is one of the many features that help maintain TriPac’s market leadership in APUs.”