The Supra S6 is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold.
 - Photo courtesy Carrier Transicold

The Supra S6 is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold.

Photo courtesy Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold has rolled out a new truck refrigeration unit called the Supra S6, designed for small- to medium-sized trucks.

The Supra S6 is the first in a new series of diesel-powered truck units being rolled out by Carrier Transicold. The unit offers cooling capacity of 16,000 BTU at a set point of 35 degrees Fahrenheit  in both diesel operation (road mode) and, if so equipped, on electric standby power (stationary mode).

The unit’s high-performance smart diesel engine is compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 emissions standard and provides three speeds rather than two, to boost fuel savings.

“Our Supra platform is known for outstanding dependability and high standards of performance,” said Scott Parker, product manager, truck products, Carrier Transicold. “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 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 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% less than the leading comparable competitive unit, according to Carrier Transicold.

With a more logical configuration, the Supra S6 uses 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.