Emerson collaborates with Carrier for compressor

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Emerson Climate Technologies announced its entrance into the European refrigerated trailer market segment through a collaboration with Carrier Transicold, a unit of Carrier Corp. Emerson’s Copeland Scroll compressor is part of the new Vector 1550 trailer refrigeration unit by Carrier designed for reduced energy consumption along with exceptional cold-chain performance.

According to Carrier, the energy efficiency of the Vector 1550 unit is achieved by a combination of the Copeland compressor with an economizer, enabling the use of a 1.5-liter diesel engine. The economizer function supplies up to a 40 percent increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, which is automatically reduced during the temperature regulation phase.

“Customers will benefit from the Vector 1550 unit’s consistency of temperature, with optimized energy consumption for long-haul transport applications and unrivalled temperature accuracy for distribution applications,” says Bertrand Gueguen, managing director for Carrier Transicold Europe. “The versatility of the Vector 1550 in transporting a variety of perishable and temperature-sensitive goods makes it the perfect fit for a wide range of logistical applications.”

Building from its experience in the marine container market segment, Emerson says it has optimized its Copeland Scroll compressor to meet the demanding environmental requirements of a refrigerated trailer application, including external temperature variations, humidity and shock vibration.

“Our Copeland Scroll compressors are meeting and exceeding the rigorous demands of the European market – both in performance and energy efficiency,” says Keith Browning, vice president and general manager of North American sales at Emerson Climate Technologies. “Through our collaboration with Carrier and their leadership in this market segment, we are able to bring the reliability, precision temperature control and efficiency of Copeland Scroll compressors to the refrigerated trailer industry.”