ATHENS, GA. — Carrier Transicold debuted its new engineless 40XR and 50XR truck refrigeration units that offer efficiency and sustainable benefits for the grocery, human food and pet food, produce and pharmaceutical cold chain industries.

The new 40XR and 50XR units feature improved air management and increased air flow, resulting in faster pulldown and more uniform temperature control compared to Carrier Transicold’s X series units. As direct-drive units, the systems’ belt-driven refrigerant compressors are powered by a truck engine, eliminating the need for a separate engine for refrigeration.

“The R in XR represents refinements we’ve made inside and outside to deliver greater performance and reliability,” said Scott Parker, product manager of truck products at Carrier Transicold. “For example, the unit condensers have been upgraded to our proven microchannel coil design for higher-efficiency heat transfer, as well as weight savings and added durability. Condenser fans have been enhanced with maintenance-free brushless motors for better reliability.”

As well as improved functionality, the XR units also offer sustainable benefits. The units utilize a next-generation refrigerant with lower global warming potential, allowing truck fleets to advance their sustainability goals.

“Sustainability is also improved when using the next-generation refrigerant R-452A, which has about half the global warming potential of R-404A, the refrigerant used with the prior models,” Parker said. “Plus, due to efficiency gains, the required refrigerant is reduced by more than 20%.”

Both units are specifically designed for medium to large box trucks. The 40XR unit has an on-road capacity of 14,500 BTU per hour for trucks 12 feet to 18 feet long. The 50XR unit has an on-road capacity of 7,000 BTU per hour for trucks with a cargo area up to 20 feet long.

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