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With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company has operations in 50 countries around the world.
HONORS BIG ASS SOLUTIONS WITH 2016 ENERGY STAR® AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENERGY-EFFICIENT PRODUCT DESIGN The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Big Ass Solutions with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design for its outstanding efforts to improve the availability of energy-efficient products in the marketplace. Big Ass Solutions’ accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016. Big Ass Solutions, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2012, will be honored for excellence in energy-efficient product design for the company’s Haiku residential ceiling fans, which hold the top 19 ENERGY STAR efficiency rankings. Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change. ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. www.bigassfans.com
CARRIER TRANSICOLD MARKS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF VECTOR™ TRAILER PLATFORM Carrier Transicold celebrated the 10th anniversary of the debut of its hybrid diesel-electric Vector™ trailer refrigeration platform in North America at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show this week. By coupling a high-performance generator to a diesel engine for the sole purpose of powering an all-electric refrigeration system, the Vector platform streamlined the traditional architecture of transport refrigeration units (TRU). Its hybrid diesel-electric technology eliminated many mechanical components used in conventional systems, resulting in reliable refrigeration performance with reduced maintenance needs. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “After all these years, the Vector platform continues to remain unique among TRU designs used in North America,” said David Brondum, director product management and sustainability, Carrier Transicold. “The Vector platform design eliminated many serviceable components, such as belts, shaft seals, vibrasorbers and alternators. With fewer serviceable parts, there is less maintenance, which remains one of the key attractions of the technology,” added Brondum. The Vector platform’s E-Drive™ all-electric refrigeration system enabled electric standby to become a standard feature. Use of electric power when a TRU is parked for loading, unloading or staging enables the diesel engine to be shut off, eliminating fuel use, noise and emissions. Any fleet with access to a 460 volt power supply can simply plug in and run the Vector unit at the same full refrigeration capacity that diesel operation provides.
Although the Vector platform was introduced to North America in 2006, the technology had already proven itself in Europe, where Carrier introduced it in 1999. Today’s 8000-series Vector units are the third generation North America units and boast significantly higher cooling capacities and operating efficiency, consuming less fuel per Btu. Designed for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 standard for particulate emissions, the Vector 8500 singletemperature unit and Vector 8600MT multi-temperature unit also produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than prior models. The Vector 8100 is engineless – a plugin-only unit intended as an alternative for trailers used for stationary cold storage that would otherwise use a diesel-powered unit. “Thanks to its flexibility, efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements, the Vector platform has grown in popularity every year since its North American debut a decade ago,” Brondum said. “We anticipate it will continue to deliver outstanding value and offer regulatory compliance to North American fleets for many years.” In the spirit of continued innovation, Carrier Transicold also showcased an expanded line of Thin Film Flexible Solar Panels at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Used for TRU battery charging, the solar panels are now offered in three different power output levels to accommodate a wider range of user needs and budgets. Additionally at the show, Carrier Transicold featured its X4™ Series of belt-driven trailer refrigeration units, Supra® diesel-powered truck refrigeration units, Comfort Pro™ auxiliary power units and more.” www.carrier.com
Elects BorgWarner President and CEO James Verrier to Board of Directors Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced the election of James R. Verrier to its Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2016, for a term expiring at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Verrier is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of BorgWarner Inc. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 74 locations in 19 countries, the company delivers innovative powertrain solutions to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. Mr. Verrier joined BorgWarner in 1989 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in operations and human resources. He became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012 and President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2013. Prior to joining BorgWarner, Mr. Verrier held quality engineer positions at Lucas Aerospace, Rockwell Automation and Britax Wingard in the United Kingdom. www.parker.com
S6 | REFRINOTICIAS Magazine | APRIL 2016
Published on Apr 1, 2016