Brussels, Belgium, 28 November, 2013 - Current and pending legislation in Europe places new expectations on producers, processors and transporters of temperature-sensitive cargo, including the need for traceability throughout the supply chain. To help meet these requirements, Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, introduces TouchPrint, the next generation of temperature recorders.
This innovative device offers advanced features focusing on accurate readings, flexible export options and an intuitive display. As a metrological instrument, TouchPrint complies with industry standards and provides the necessary transparency through the transport refrigeration industry required by current legislation.
Thermo King TouchPrint enables customers to have complete visibility of key events affecting cargo security, such as door openings or set-point changes. The new data logger offers enough processing power and memory to support a touch screen interface and a high speed thermal printer making the initial setup and the operation of data logging very straightforward.
“TouchPrint data logger is a compact, flexible and easy-to-use solution providing accurate readings and regulatory compliance,” said Michael Haguinet, telematics product manager for Europe at Thermo King. “Featuring a clear user menu for ease of monitoring, retrieving and archiving of the valuable temperature measurements, the TouchPrint range offers a reliable and advanced solution for temperature controlled distribution.”
Key features include:
• Mini USB port - Users can export the temperature readings to a USB drive in a .pdf or .txt format. The delivery or journey ticket can then be stored either in a soft format or in a standard printed ticket. This USB port also allows connection to the widely used Thermo King Wintrac software for updates and data downloads.
• High speed and compact thermal printer - The printer can perform in a very wide ambient temperature range and produce clear tabular and graph printout. A comprehensive time-based printing menu enables users to quickly print and reprint on demand.
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• Capacitive Touch Screen -The user menu based on icons and shortcut keys provides effortless navigation. The operators can choose from 18 languages on the display and printouts.
• Thermo King reefer set-point reading - TouchPrint is compatible with every Thermo King Smart Reefer-2 / Smart Reefer-3 controller on truck and trailer application. The set-point is displayed on the touch screen alongside the six configurable inputs (analog or digital) and is also printed on each ticket type for reference versus the temperature readings.
The modular approach of the one-for-all format makes the TouchPrint installation flexible as the fitting kits have been developed specifically to accommodate a trailer wall mount or a DIN slot insertion. The available serial port enables connectivity to other Telematics systems for remote monitoring of the TouchPrint sensors. Thermo King door switch and handheld probe are also compatible and out-of-range temperature alerts can be set up on any of the configurable input.
Thermo King TouchPrint has been homologated according to the DIN EN 12830 (Accuracy Class 1) standard and the European Cooperation in Legal Metrology Welmec 7.2. In addition, the currently available device has been granted the ‘E’ mark according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 10 and every device comes with a calibration test report.
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Thermo King Celebrates 75 Years
Since 1938, Thermo King has been at the forefront of the transport refrigeration industry providing temperature control systems that enable users throughout the world to lower energy, fuel, and operating costs while providing temperature stability. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Thermo King offers a wide range of temperature control systems for vehicles of all sizes, from small vans to large trailers, as well as airborne and ocean-going containers. In addition Thermo King provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for passenger buses and railcars.
About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands–including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® –work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.
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, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand