Webasto has launched the all-new Polar Cab ES engine-off cabin cooling system to complement its Polar Cab TS product. The new system debuted this week at the 2016 CONDEX Show.
Webasto says the Polar Cab ES is a battery-driven electric cooling system that offers a cooling capacity up to 7,000 BTU/h while maintaining low power consumption. It includes a compact 24V variable-speed electric compressor (with no additional batteries required) for operation, and can maintain cool cabin temperatures during wait/load time in hot, humid and full sun conditions.
“Developing two off-highway operator comfort solutions, one being battery driven and the other featuring a one-of-a-kind thermal storage technology, is what our engineering, research and development teams have worked hard to execute,” says Dr. Rolf Haag, Webasto president and CEO. “We identified this as a need in the industry and see it as an opportunity for operators to increase productivity while decreasing fuel costs and engine hours.”
The Polar Cab ES can be installed with one of two different aftermarket kit configurations. Operators can decide between a universal overhead compressor/condenser unit with evaporator (Oakland) or a universal vertical floor mounted compressor/condenser unit with evaporator (Osaka). Kits include refrigerant lines and fittings, mounting hardware, control unit and wiring harness, the company says.
The Polar Cab TS engine-off cabin cooling system, which was introduced in October of 2015, has a cooling capacity of up to 4,450 BTU/h. It also is offered with an aftermarket kit that includes the thermo storage core, electrical compressor (24V), condenser with fan, air handler, wire harness and miscellaneous hardware needed for installation.