Celsineo is a new generation of refrigeration systems. The concept arose in partnership between the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group and Liebherr to combine forward-looking technology, modern design and high quality of all components.
emperature-sensitive goods can be transported reliably only if the refrigeration systems are reliable. Logistics companies desire the most dependable technology possible – but it also has to be economical. In Celsineo, the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group in cooperation with Liebherr is presenting a new generation of refrigeration systems for trailers that meets those needs. The two companies have pooled their competence and many years of experience in refrigeration, together with the manufacture, marketing and service of refrigerated semi-trailers, to form a unique concept that brings together modern technology, contemporary design, and high quality for all components. ‘Celsineo represents the most up-todate technology that offers solutions today for the demands of tomorrow. For this new product we have been able to apply our extensive know-how in air-conditioning systems for aircraft and rail vehicles and in commercial refrigeration for grocery retailers and households to the specific requirements of road freight transport,’ says Manfred Handl, head of marketing and sales for commercial vehicles at Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG.
“Celsineo represents the most up-to-date technology that offers solutions today for the demands of tomorrow.”
Manfred Handl, Liebherr
THREE STAND-ALONE MODULES
Celsineo stands out thanks to a whole series of technical features that are unique in this form in trailer refrigeration systems. For example, the system is modular in design: the system distributes the cooling capacity between three identically structured plug-and-play cooling modules, each of which has its own autonomous cooling circuit and is individually controllable, and so enable a highly flexible control strategy. This raises the efficiency throughout the entire operating range to a whole new level. The modular temperature controller also ensures that there is a constant cooling capacity available. This ensures high efficiency both at full load and in the partial-load conditions frequently encountered in practice. At Celsineo, cooling and defrosting can be simultaneous: two of the cooling modules refrigerate while the third is in defrosting mode. This proves effective in minimising the dreaded temperature peaks during the defrosting cycle and in obtaining a permanently more stable temperature progression that keeps the goods in the storage space at the ideal temperature at all times.
“Because of their strengths, technology leadership and market presence, Krone and Liebherr complement each other.”
Dr Frank Albers, Krone
With Celsineo, service and maintenance of the trailer and of the refrigeration unit can be carried out in a single visit to the repair centre – without the need for a refrigeration engineer. This reduces waiting and down times considerably and maximises operating time. The modules can be upgraded; should new requirements for refrigerants apply in future, say because of statutory guidelines, it will not be necessary to invest in an entirely new system. For the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, the cooperation with Liebherr represents a further step towards systematic alignment with customer needs and the demands of the international markets. ‘Because of their strengths, technology leadership and market presence, Krone and Liebherr complement each other,’ says Dr Frank Albers, Sales and Marketing Director for Krone. For customers, the cooperation represents above all a dependable product that offers many advantages in daily use. Celsineo is an entirely new class of refrigeration systems whose performance potential sets new standards and raises the level of efficiency throughout the operating range.