Thermo King Adds Programmable Controller Feature to TriPac™APU System

(Minneapolis - September 23, 2009) - Thermo King announces the addition of another new feature, a controller with more programmability, to the industry-leading TriPac™ Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System (APU). 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 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 automatically control after a tractor on/off cycle. The TriPac system can now be programmed to monitor battery and coolant temperature only after the tractor on/off cycle, or, if the driver/fleet prefers, the system can also monitor cab temperature and automatically maintain the previously selected set point.

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 accidentally be left running during down times or over weekends.

"Thermo King continues to develop options to maximize performance and savings for TriPac users," says Dwayne Cowan, APU product manager for 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'ss market leadership in APUs."

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.

Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
Mike O'Brien

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