RouteMax facilitates extended route delivery
Mar 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies' new RouteMax system will permit extended route delivery using a cold plate system powered by International's PowerPack 3, a self-contained power supply system built into the vehicle.
Initial cost of the truck body, power unit, and refrigeration system will be lower than a mechanical blower body and refrigeration. The only operating cost of the RouteMax system is the electrical shore power needed to recharge the cold plates while plugged in at night. Because the RouteMax system continually charges the plates throughout the day, it can reduce the number of hours needed for shore power hookup.
Because the RouteMax has few moving parts, it requires virtually no maintenance, and the system will last the life of the truck body. It is not unusual for a truck body to last 20-plus years, says the company.
The PowerPack 3 provides continual charge to the cold plates without being a drain on fuel economy. RouteMax functions by using the PowerPack 3 to convert the DC current from the alternator into AC current. Johnson's Electrical Power Manager (EPM) optimizes the electrical power for the continuous operation of the refrigeration compressor. The compressor can then charge the cold plates while the truck is at idle or while it's en route to its next stop.
To learn more, contact Johnson, Rice Lake WI.
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