AARHUS, DENMARK, October 12, 2011 – Emerson Climate Technologies–Transportation Solutions, ApS, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), opens its own container terminal (see photo) to ensure quality all the way through the value chain.
True integration tests means the best possible communication
All our market leading solutions such as LogMan, REFCON, RMM, RMM+ and Global Monitoring Server are based on communication and control of reefer containers. We use a variety of communication methods such as serial cable, power line communication, Bluetooth and GPRS.
In order to make a true integration test of all the various means of communication all the way from the reefer container to the operator Emerson Climate Technologies have decided to invest in a complete test container terminal based on live reefer containers.
A real life Emerson Climate Technologies terminal to ensure the best solution
The terminal consists so far of four 20 feet reefer containers of different brands. We have a ThermoKing, StarCool, Carrier and Daikin reefer containers in our "fleet" and additional types are are welcome as well. By having this fleet instantly available, it provides us a unique opportunity to test all parameters in a live environment. At any time our R&D, Q&A or Service departments can carry out any type of operational change on these containers, such as changing set points or generating alarms e.g. by disconnecting sensors on the container. From the operator side, we can test out remote commands from the Global Monitoring Server, such as start of PTI, initiate manual defrost or updating controller firmware.
Cooperation with large container terminal
But is does not stop here, as Emerson Climate Technologies is located conveniently only 4 km apart from a large container terminal with 1000 reefer plugs, which has the REFCON system installed. We have a very good cooperation with this terminal, so all new beta releases of the REFCON system are installed here, prior to full production release. All in all we are glad to announce the opening of our own container terminal to maintain the high quality standard of our product and system deliveries.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
About Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions ApS
Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions ApS, a business of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, has supplied remote container monitoring solutions for more than 20 years. In 2012, Emerson acquired the marine container and boiler business of Johnson Controls, Inc. enabling Emerson to expand its refrigeration technology and solutions offerings in the global transportation sector. Johnson’s marine container monitoring and control system (REFCON), combined with Emerson’s compressors and diagnostic technologies installed on shipping containers, allows Emerson to provide a full range of powerful solutions to help global shipping companies and transportation managers ensure their cargo is transported and stored in optimal conditions. In addition to cargo ships, Emerson’s transportation solutions also extend to truck refrigeration and rail air conditioning. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.com/Transportation_Solutions.