Schmitz shows decking system, reefer unit

Schmitz shows decking system, reefer unit

Schmitz Cargobull, Germany’s largest trailer manufacturer, introduced two new twists for its S.KO COOL refrigerated trailers—a prototype refrigeration unit that the company developed itself, and a new double-decking system.

For the first time, Schmitz Cargobull is introducing a prototype of a self-developed refrigeration unit, at the IAA 2012. The refrigeration unit is also fitted with the new TCI (TrailerConnect Interface), which replaces the temperature recorder in use to date. The system unit reports all the relevant information about the trailer to the haulier or also directly to the loading personnel or recipient. The idea behind the new design is to completely integrate all of the system-relevant components in the vehicle for temperature-controlled transport of refrigerated cargo. With this system-optimised refrigeration unit, Schmitz Cargobull says it has become the first trailer manufacturer to guarantee complete responsibility for the transport component of the cooling chain.

Another option for the Schmitz reefer trailer is its new wall-integrated, flush-fit double decker loading system. With it, the trailer can transport 66 Euro pallets. The extruded beams have been optimised in both shape and function to make the entire system lighter, with an identical load bearing capacity of 1,000 kg per double decker beam. The beams can be moved easily and diagonally into the correct position. A height marker for the beam position guides the placement of each beam. An additional mobile, horizontal load securing rail may be used for fastening the beams and the Euro pallets flexibly on the second level. When not in use, the beams may be pushed right under the roof.

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