Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

SLXi Hybrid the result of Frigoblock and Thermo King collaboration

New hybrid cooling machine for trailer powered electrically during driving

"The new SLXi Hybrid cooling machine for Thermo King trailers combines the Thermo King and Frigoblock technology," according to Lonneke van Kerkfort of Thermo King Transportkoeling. The SLXi Hybrid is a cooling unit for trailers used to cool products such as plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables, which uses electrical power from the truck rather than its own diesel motor. "This new cooling unit is much more eco friendly and sustainable than the regular SLXi cooling unit which runs on diesel," according to Kerkfort.

Until 2015 Thermo King and Frigoblock, specialised in non-diesel driven cooling installations and were two separate brands. After the takeover in 2015 Frigoblock became part of Thermo King and both companies collaborated creating the new SLXi Hybrid cooling unit.

The SLXi Hybrid uses a package of Frigoblock technology. The package contains a generator and inverter that can be installed on the truck motor. This generator, together with the inverter, transforms the mechanical energy that is created during driving into electricity with a set frequency. "It works like a dynamo that creates power that is transformed into a constant tension. This allowed the cooling machine to cool without diesel after delivery and can be used autonomously without excess noise or energy."


The new cooling unit can be installed on both new and existing trailers. However the applicability is limited to certain truck brands (for now). "Depending on how 'green' a company wants to be, customers opt for the SLXi Hybrid." Besides environmental advantages the new cooling unit can also save on diesel. "Stretched over the average lifespan of a trailer combination of 8 to 10 years the total cost of ownership with the SLXi hybrid cooling unit is almost the same as a unit that runs on its own diesel motor."

For more information:
Thermo King Transportkoeling B.V.

Publication date: 2/28/2018



Other news in this sector:

3/21/2018 US: Griffin Greenhouse Supplies secures large order for Heliospectra
3/21/2018 New cooperation in Chinese substrate business
3/21/2018 EC approves Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto
3/21/2018 US (CO): WaterPulse Promotes Kegerreis to VP of National Sales
3/21/2018 John Walters joins Ridder HortiMaX North America as sales manager
3/21/2018 Belgium: Strawberries under LED lighting: early ripe and summery sweet
3/21/2018 "Storytelling, that's what we need to do more"
3/20/2018 US Billionaire Larry Ellison launches Sensei
3/20/2018 Van Iperen International opens Miami subsidiary
3/20/2018 Powerful varieties perform well under hybrid lighting
3/20/2018 "Ultimately everyone has the same goal: to increase the yield"
3/20/2018 US: Worker Protection Standard training requirements for growers
3/20/2018 NL: Van der Ende Group exclusive dealer Selwood
3/20/2018 How much is accurate Yield Forecasting worth to SunSelect?
3/19/2018 Israeli cannabis company to set up foreign farms
3/19/2018 NL: Equistone acquires BOAL Group
3/19/2018 NL: Strawberry growers The Greenery start new season
3/19/2018 Belgium: Eco Erica takes over 8.2 hectares of Fruit Farm Company
3/19/2018 Anderson accepts Canada’s Most Admired Honors
3/16/2018 Schmieding Produce acquires North Carolina watermelon distributor