Kinedyne’s Kold-Front Refrigerated Curtain System is an alternative to polyvinyl chloride strip curtains, and provides insulation to maintain required low interior temperatures while loading and unloading cargo.
“The Kold-Front system makes drivers’ lives significantly easier while they’re making all those trips in and out of the truck,” said Roger Perlstein, Kinedyne's vice president of sales and marketing, in a press release. “Because it’s a solid curtain, it keeps the cold air inside the truck to protect cargo and, thanks to Kinedyne’s exclusive ultra-glide design, drivers have no trouble opening and closing it.”
One of the major weaknesses of traditional refrigerated side curtains is the use of two-wheeled plastic rollers. The wheels often bind, causing the curtain to get stuck — drivers tug on the curtains to get them moving, and then the plastic breaks, explains Kinedyne officials.
Instead of plastic rollers, Kold-Front curtains are equipped with advanced, patented five-roller technology. These rollers are a precisely balanced combination of five steel wheels with ball bearings that offer ultra-glide performance and minimal friction.
Kold-Front’s solid curtain is 40% heavier than a standard side curtain, helping to maintain the required low interior temperatures in a refrigerated trailer.
The strength of the rollers and the curtain contribute to Kold-Front’s exceptional durability and reduced maintenance needs.
The Kold-Front Refrigerated Curtain System kit includes:
- 84-inch Kin-Slider aluminum roller track
- Three five-wheel rollers
- Standard-sized 26-ounce PVC commercial-grade curtain (60 inches wide by 102 inches long, and ballast-weighted)
- Four hook and loop fasteners
While the kit comes with a standard-curtain, the color and dimensions are customizable based on fleets’ needs. The curtain has a 15-inch trimmable bottom sweep to allow for length adjustments. Kinedyne provides instructions for fleets to install the kit themselves or arrange for their dealer/distributor to do it.