Carrier Transicold's latest Micro-Link 5 controller enables shipping line personnel to monitor an access container refrigeration unit operations from a smartphone or tablet.
Micro-Link 5 controller is the industry's first container refrigeration unit controller with wireless connection capability for improved visibility, diagnostics, convenience and productivity.
The controller allows personnel to interface with refrigerated containers through Carrier Transicold's new DataLINE Connect app for mobile devices without any physical contact with the refrigeration unit itself. This allows operators standing dockside or on a ship deck to securely monitor temperature readings, check alerts, review diagnostics and download data from nearby Carrier Transicold refrigerated containers. The DataLINE Connect app provides information-rich, intuitive displays so operators can quickly and easily see and respond to relevant container information.
Wireless connectivity is just one of several advances over Carrier Transicold's standard Micro-Link 3 controller. The new controller features a 32-bit ARM processor that is 150 times faster than its predecessor, has twice as many inputs/outputs, enabling the use of additional sensors and significantly expanding its range of capabilities. In addition, it has an expanded memory for data storage and programming.
“This represents a major leap in visibility, accessibility and functionality compared to traditional controls,” says Willy Yeo, director of marketing, Carrier Transicold. “Wireless technology enables greater and more convenient customer access to their container refrigeration systems for greater productivity. The Micro-Link 5 controller offers the potential to support more features and digital offerings.”
Still, the Micro-Link 5 controller is designed to improve serviceability over its predecessor with features such as more convenient positioning of connector ports and better self-diagnostics that provide a higher level of detail for technicians when troubleshooting alarm conditions.