With the APX control system, Carrier Transicold combines:
* distributed, modular electronics for enhanced reliability, serviceability and expandability;
* an easy-to-use driver interface with bright graphic display; and
* USB connectivity for fast, convenient data transfers.
One of the APX control system's signature features is its relatively large display module with an illuminated information dashboard and simplified user interface requiring fewer key strokes.
The new refrigeration units are also the first from Carrier Transicold to offer the IntelliSet control application as a standard feature.
"Part of Carrier's exclusive Reefer Apps software suite, the IntelliSet application is a driver-friendly way to configure a unit to run for optimized performance and fuel savings based on the load," says David Kiefer, director of marketing and product management. "With set-and-select simplicity, the IntelliSet application lets drivers choose commodity settings by name from a scrolling list, helping to eliminate the chance of errors."
The warranty for 2500 APX and 2100 APX units includes 60-month/10,000-hour coverage for the microprocessor module. The 60-month warranty also covers electronic control modules and the clutch assembly. Major component coverage improves on Carrier's standard X2 series warranty by one year, providing 48-month/8,000-hour protection for the engine, compressor, gearbox, refrigeration coils, suction modulation valve, control display, fan shaft, solenoid valves and more. Carrier's 48-month warranty also includes items such as the engine fuel system and refrigeration valves. The alternator warranty on APX units has also been doubled to 24 months.
With the roll-out of APX production models, Carrier now offers four X2 series units for refrigerated transport: The 2500 APX and 2100 APX, and the 2500 Advance and 2100 Advance units, distinguished by their control systems and capacities.
For more information about the Carrier's X2 series, including the new APX units, go to www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.