Designed for small- to medium-sized trucks, the Supra S6 unit is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold.
 - Photo courtesy of Carrier Transicold.

Designed for small- to medium-sized trucks, the Supra S6 unit is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold.

Photo courtesy of Carrier Transicold.

The Supra S6 new-generation truck refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold combines improved performance, efficiency, and reliability with a contemporary new design, making it ideal for fleets that deliver food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, flowers, and other refrigerated goods. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security, and building automation technologies.

Designed for small- to medium-sized trucks, the Supra S6 unit is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold. It was debuted at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition.

“Our Supra platform is known for outstanding dependability and high standards of performance,” said Scott Parker, product manager, truck products, Carrier Transicold. “With the new series, we’ve improved upon the platform, giving it all-new ‘Supra’ powers. As an example of the many significant improvements, the Supra S6 unit is the first truck refrigeration unit to use Carrier Transicold’s sophisticated APX control technology, which has been proven on thousands of Carrier Transicold trailer refrigeration systems."

With 20-times faster processing speeds than the original, the next-generation APX control technology incorporated into the Supra platform provides intelligent performance optimization, automatic trip data recording and enhanced system diagnostics. Drivers can conveniently tap into the APX system’s functionality through the dash-mounted Cab Command control interface, with a backlit LCD display that provides at-a-glance operating information.

The Supra S6 unit seamlessly integrates with Carrier Transicold’s eSolutions telematics offering, enabling remote monitoring and control of the refrigeration system as well as GPS location data, geofencing, and, depending on the subscription package, automatic uploads of refrigeration settings and software updates, as well as wireless data downloads.

The Supra unit’s wrap-around honeycomb grille provides clean lines and is removable for easy access to internal components. Overall, the unit is more compact and weighs about 10 percent less than the leading comparable competitive unit.

The result is a more logical configuration, using less refrigerant and fewer parts that perform more efficiently. Maintenance-free electric condenser and evaporator fan motors are among dozens of enhancements that enabled the service interval to be extended to 2,000 hours, a 33% improvement over the previous model, according to the company.

The unit offers cooling capacity of 16,000 BTU at a set point of 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) in both diesel operation (road mode) and, if so equipped, on electric standby power (stationary mode).

The unit’s smart diesel engine is compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions standard and provides three speeds vs. two, boosting fuel savings.