Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit, designed to protect temperature-sensitive products transported by trailer or rail through subfreezing ambient conditions, now features the company’s APX control system used on its transportation refrigeration units for added functionality, according to an announcement.
The APX controller has an easy-to-read full-information dashboard-style display and is preloaded with the company’s programmable IntelliSet software to create heating parameters for different commodities.
With the APX controller, the company’s DataLink data recorder is integral to the Solara unit, and a USB port helps facilitate easier data downloading and uploading of information to the controller. Built-in diagnostics helps simplify service and troubleshooting for technicians, the company says.
The Solara unit uses a Z482 2-cylinder diesel engine to generate 50,000 BTU/hour of heating at 0 degrees Fahrenheit ambient to protect against the freezing of sensitive commodities, such as produce, beverages, flowers, plants, paints, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.