Thermo King Announces New High-Output SmartPowe™ Electric Standby Option

Minneapolis, Minn., March 25, 2010 - Thermo King introduced a high-output version of its popular SmartPower™ electric standby option, which is available on select Thermo King trailer units. The addition of the new SmartPower HO provides Thermo King customers the choice of a 24 HP high-output electric standby option or the existing 14 HP version.

The SmartPower HO option delivers quicker pre-cool and less run time for customers hauling larger frozen loads, along with a greater overall cooling capacity.

SmartPower HO also delivers the benefits of SmartPower electric standby, a technology Thermo King pioneered more than 50 years ago and has been improving upon ever since. SmartPower allows the units to operate on electric power when not being powered by the standard diesel engine.

During SmartPower operation, power to the unit is supplied by an electric motor connected to a high voltage power source. The environmental and cost-saving benefits of SmartPower include:

  • Increased efficiency - operation is up to 4 times more efficient than diesel operation
  • Reduced diesel emissions
  • Reduced noise
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Reduced waste generation
  • Reduced life cycle cost
  • Extended reefer lifespan

"We are offering our customers the capability to further configure their unit to exactly match the requirements of their business," says Tom Kampf, trailer product manager at Thermo King.

The new SmartPower HO option is available on Thermo King's SB-210+ and SPECTRUM SB trailer units. Customers can see their local Thermo King dealer for more information.

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.

Joan Schimml, Ingersoll Rand
Joan Schimml

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