Transdek UK, the total solutions specialists for the double deck sector, is exhibiting its latest chilled DUET Wedge trailer on stand E14 at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show at the Peterborough Arena, 16-17 September 2015.
The award winning company is showcasing a high specification multi-temperature version of its fixed double deck Wedge, which is fitted with a Thermoking SLXe Spectrum refrigeration unit and three S3 remote evaporator units. The innovative trailer has been configured to offer three different temperature zones that can operate independently to allow maximum load flexibility.
The multi-temperature DUET Wedge is capable of transporting up to 50 UK pallets or 90 roll cages (750mm x 830mm), offering 100% more load volume than a standard 13.6-metre single deck trailer. This allows vehicle operators to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by as much as 50%, delivering significant cost savings as well as a lower environmental footprint.
As well as chilled, the full-length temperature controlled top deck can also be operated frozen (-20°C) or ambient (>+7°C). Additional flexibility is offered by the bottom deck, which can be divided into two sections with a 80mm thick insulated plug bulkhead. This allows front and rear sections to run at different temperatures – such as frozen front, chilled/ambient rear. With the bulkhead removed the bottom deck can be operated at any single temperature.
The trailer has a fully bonded body construction to minimise thermal bridges, recessed internal lighting and four-section insulated sliding curtains fitted forward of the rear doors to maintain internal temperature.
“Whether chilled, frozen or ambient products require transportation the DUET range offers a high degree of flexibility for retailers and suppliers running mixed grocery deliveries with significantly improved load carrying capabilities,” says Tony Sturgess, Head of Trailer Design at Transdek UK.
“With our in-house engineering capabilities we can develop bespoke double deck trailer configurations with specifications to meet customers’ requirements for high efficiency and cost effective distribution.”
Transdek will also have on display the Mark II DUET Urban double deck trailer, which is particularly suitable for high volume deliveries to city centres. This concept was developed to meet growing retailer demands for efficiency improvements to urban centre transport, particularly on last-mile deliveries to convenience stores.
Both DUET double deck trailers feature Transdek’s unique lightweight twin slide doors, which have been specifically designed to support optimal double deck operations and maximise internal load height. The doors slide independently within the rear frame, providing the combined benefits of both shutter and barn door types.