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Thermo King refrigerated transport adds low noise low emission trailer refrigeration solution

Thermo King’s SLX range extended to include new Multi temperature models

Following the overwhelming success of the market-leading SLX range, leading refrigerated transport specialist, Thermo King, has launched a full multi-temperature range based on the proven SLX concept.

The SLX Spectrum has been designed to deliver the same benefits as the SLX platform, but with even greater results. These include improved fuel economy with up to 30% less fuel used than the SL Spectrum and increased green credentials with 30% less CO2 emitted.

With whisper quiet operation the SLX Spectrum is up to 65% quieter than its predecessor thanks to the integration of low noise components running at lower speeds. The unit has been designed to increase driver comfort and also to permit use in noise-sensitive environments.
With market-leading performance in quiet operation and low emissions, the SLX Spectrum is ideally suited to operating on distribution runs in urban environments and low emission zones.

Designed to meet a wide range of trailer configurations, the SLX Spectrum can now drive up to nine remote evaporator blowers giving customers even more flexibility to meet ever more demanding applications.

The SLX Spectrum also offers operators all the benefits of the industry’s most advanced controller, the multilingual Smart Reefer 2 (SR-2,) within a multi-temp unit. This ensures that the system is easy to use and easy to read with up to three trailer compartments visible simultaneously on the same screen. There is also an optional rear remote control available which allows the operator to set and check temperatures from inside the rear of trailer when loading.

SR-2 for multi-temperature operations: box temperature and set-point for up to three compartments can be viewed and re-set from the one screen.

The unit is also fitted with advanced control logic (SmartSet™) which protects sensitive cargo by providing tighter temperature control and minimising dehydration. With the additional benefit of the CargoWatch™ data logger now standard, the SR-2 is the most compliant and convenient system in the industry.

Following on from the extremely successful launch in November 2007 of the SLX range, the SLX Spectrum now adds to the line of market-leading products available to meet the needs of all refrigerated transport operators.

Laurent Debias, Marketing Manager for the SLX range, commented: "City distribution operations run under demanding conditions. With an ever-increasing focus on quiet operation and low emissions, the SLX Spectrum provides the solution our customers have been looking for. Its ease of use and flexibility will appeal to drivers and owners alike. And with fuel savings of up to 30% versus its predecessor, considerable savings can be made ".

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