OREANDA-NEWS. Like Schmitz Cargobull's completely in-house developed ROTOS running gear, of which more than 830,000 units have been produced and fitted so far, the Schmitz Cargobull transport refrigeration unit is offered as part of a complete solution. This makes the transport of temperature-controlled freight safe, reliable and cost-efficient. 

One-stop solution. The unique, efficient complete package.

As a system provider, Schmitz Cargobull is taking a new approach to marketing by incorporating the transport refrigeration unit into the S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE complete package. The customer is still able to freely configure S.KO refrigerated semi-trailers belonging to the COOL series using items from Schmitz Cargobull's current product range. This complete package also includes the proprietary, factory-fitted refrigeration unit with a Full Service contract from Schmitz Cargobull Parts & Services as standard. The S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE complete package is rounded out by the Telematics package featuring temperature recording and proactive monitoring. This system provides the customer with a one-stop solution, with one single point of contact. This reduces up-front costs, creates transparency and allows clear identification and quick repair in the event of malfunction.

In comparison to many other freely configurable solutions for the trailer, unit and telematics, the S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE package is distinguished by perfectly coordinated components and a complete information chain. In addition, the package offers low operating costs and high performance in every operating state, combined with optimal operating reliability and long maintenance intervals.       

More than 3,000 units already in operation

The Schmitz Cargobull refrigeration unit is one of the best performing refrigeration units on the market. The newly developed evaporator design reduces the defrosting cycles by up to 50 per cent and the extremely high heating capacity ensures short defrosting times. The robust industrial motor with intelligent partial-load control (electronic speed control and a compressor with cylinder deactivation) reduces fuel consumption. The generously dimensioned wearing parts allow Schmitz Cargobull to implement long maintenance intervals of up to 3,000 operating hours. Furthermore, the easy access to the technical components, along with the modular design, minimise the time and expense of any repairs and servicing.

The refrigeration unit concept utilises high-quality components from renowned manufacturers which fulfil Schmitz Cargobull's high standards. These components are controlled by specially developed software for intelligent refrigeration unit management. This results in temperature control with extremely narrow tolerances, optimised for all requirements. In conjunction with the optimised refrigeration box, the sensitive, electronic control system guarantees uniform air distribution and constant temperature throughout the entire interior area and thus saves fuel when in continuous operation. This control system offers the highest safety when transporting high-quality goods. The separate electronic control of the compressor, heating and ventilation enables autonomous air circulation independent of the cooling, heating or defrosting mode.

"TrailerConnect" integrated trailer telematics 

The S.KO COOL EXECUTIVE is equipped with the TrailerConnect control unit and the digital, certified TrailerConnect interface (TCI) temperature recorder as standard. TrailerConnectdocuments the data for proactive data logging. This monitoring, with integrated warnings for the driver/vehicle owner, serves to minimise breakdowns and unplanned downtime before a minor fault becomes a major problem.

The integrated TCI (certified in accordance with DIN EN 12830) provides the user with simple, clear and direct access to the temperature data. This function also enables users to provide proof of an uninterrupted refrigeration chain and allows permanent online access to the temperature data from the trailer and the refrigeration unit.

Long-term service concept

The successful use of a transport refrigeration unit depends on its reliability. Schmitz Cargobull possesses a Europe-wide service network with specially trained service partners. The standard telematics functions help to rapidly find and eliminate the causes of faults on the unit and also permit effective preventive maintenance. The supply of spare parts for the transport refrigeration unit will be integrated into Schmitz Cargobull's EPOS spare parts programme. This simplifies part identification and also makes the delivery time extremely short. All service partners will stock the more common spare parts.

The S.KO COOL and SKO COOL COMPLETE refrigerated semitrailer

The S.KO COOL refrigerated semitrailer, which serves as the platform for the new refrigeration unit, has been Europe's best-selling refrigerated trailer for many years. With the current generation, Schmitz Cargobull has further optimised the total cost of ownership and value retention. This is due to further improvements to the insulation of the well-known FERROPLASTpanels. In addition, the body is better protected against damage.

The optional, aerodynamic full cladding reduces fuel consumption by up to four per cent. Familiar options like double decker loading systems or load securing equipment can, of course, be combined. The S.KO COOL and S.KO COOL COMPLETE with the EXECUTIVE package fulfils all common criteria for current transport certificates: certification in accordance with HACCP, ATP classification, plus pharmaceuticals transport requirements.

About Schmitz Cargobull AG:

With an annual production of some 50,000* vehicles and around 5,500* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €1.78* billion in the 2015/2016 business year.  As a pioneer in the industry, the company with the "Blue Elephant" developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level:  from research and development, to production and specialist services such as trailer telematics, financing, used vehicles, spare parts and Full Service.