The Importance of Customized Van Refrigeration

Many businesses have built their foundation on the performance of their specialized vehicles, particularly those that utilize truck and van refrigeration. As technology continues to grow, newer, more innovative methods are being developed to improve their efficiency. This includes using the most effective ways to customize reefers. There are several factors you want to consider while exploring customized truck or van refrigeration options:

Cargo Differences

Before customizing your cargo vehicle, you must consider what kind of refrigeration is needed. For example, frozen goods, dairy products, food, and floral services all require different temperature controls to maintain the product. It is important to recognize those needs in order to implement the right customization for truck or van refrigeration.

Equipment Needs 

There are several viable options that can help improve fuel economy and storage capacity. When it comes to customizing the interior of the vehicle, consider options like adjustable shelving, pre-kitting, wireless tracking, and dual cargo temperature controls.

Pre-kitting allows the drivers to consolidate their routes and lower truck inventory. This helps transition to smaller vehicles with better fuel efficiency and fewer maintenance costs.

Businesses today are taking advantage of technology growth and aligning their products or services to grow with it. Pre-kitting is a popular method of increasing revenue, saving on operation costs, and improving payload efficiency. 

Wireless tracking is another growing trend that allows operators to monitor their customized van refrigeration units. With this tool, they are able to keep track of the vehicle’s speed and idle time. Additionally, it helps keep track of fuel economy and the fuel cost needed to operate your fleet.

Compact Delivery Van with shelves using ATC 8 Series for Bakery delivery


Temperature Adjustments

Customized van refrigeration does not have to be a difficult and confusing process that exceeds your wallet. Having a top-notch temperature display and system controller that saves on energy costs is only one of the customization benefits offered at Advanced Temperature Controls.

Mobile refrigeration has been able to keep up with advancing technologies, which includes ways of saving on energy costs while improving operational efficiency. With these types of customizations, you can easily track temperature variances with a digital temperature control system, with displays in the cargo area and in the cab. 

 

Proper Insulation

Proper insulation is an integral part of the customization process because it helps maximize desired temperature retention. Consideration in design to enable “the box” or cargo area to breath and vent moisture is necessary to prevent mold.

High-performance van refrigeration units most often utilize the top of the line high-density foam insulation to gain that reputation. Having proper insulation in your reefer prevents exterior temperatures from getting in while preventing interior temperatures from escaping.

Insulation maintains the desired temperatures for quality cargo refrigeration needs and protects products from getting contaminated or damaged by preventing air, heat, or moisture from getting in.
ATC 16 Series evaporator. Part of the refrigeration system inside MB Sprinter

Lined reefer cargo van


Roof Mounted versus Nose Mounted Systems

If you are using small, medium or large vans or trucks, customizing your reefer with a roof mounted unit would be the ideal choice. Having a delivery fleet of frozen products, soft drinks, or dairy products that use vans, for instance, would require certain specifications. The amount of insulation and recommended temperatures of the products during transport would need to be taken into account. Furthermore, the average outdoor temperature and the amount of heat the products actually give off will need to be considered. Once these factors are figured out, the amount of refrigeration for the unit can be decided.

For larger boxed trucks or trailers a nose-mounted refrigeration unit would be recommended and requires unique reinforcements in the front wall to support the weight or the unit.

Direct drive refrigeration units are great for food service delivery, dairy treats, and floral services. With customized van refrigeration from Advanced Temperature Controls, you will not have to worry about having fewer options than a diesel powered system. Operators will have just as many benefits, like easy access temperature controls, great fuel economy, and smooth operation.

Choosing Van Refrigeration Solutions

 Advanced Temperature Control (ATC) understands the importance of customized van refrigeration. We specialize in tailoring #reefers to fit cargo and operators specifications and needs. Keeping up with advancing technologies is tantamount to meeting the demands of a growing industry. Mobile refrigeration is a competitive market and Advanced Temperature Controls offers customized solutions to fit the needs of any fleet. Meeting all regulatory and safety requirements for delivering fresh or frozen products won’t be a hassle when you have the right customized van refrigeration solutions.
Find the Dealer nearest you or call ATC at 833-878-5282 for more information.