Red Dot unveils all-electric HVAC unit


Red Dot has developed an all-electric heating, ventilation and air-conditioning unit (HVAC) suitable for the off-highway market.

The heavy-duty E-6100 system is built ready to be installed on the roof of the vehicle’s cab and because the system is self-contained, the operator is only required to provide the necessary electric power for it to function.

“Many industries are making significant shifts toward energy-saving operations to reduce carbon emissions and increase efficiency. Red Dot recognized the need for more all-electric options in the heavy-duty mobile HVAC market, so our engineering team got to work,” explained Tim Oliphant, Red Dot’s director of engineering.

“While our electric mobile HVAC system provides the unparalleled climate-controlled comfort and safety that operators expect from Red Dot, it can also help equipment owners simplify their HVAC systems.”

Capable of producing 300ft³/min of airflow, the unit also achieves 15,000 British thermal units per hour to keep the cab temperature comfortable and safe for operators.

The 24V electric units are available through Red Dot’s global dealer and regional warehousing network. Additionally, a 12V system is currently in development to meet a broader range of vehicles and will be available for purchase later this year. Distributors are invited to contact their Red Dot sales representatives for more information or to place an order.

“For more than 50 years, Red Dot has been known in this business for the reliability and durability of our products,” said Pat Carroll, Red Dot’s vice president of sales and marketing.

“With our newest development, we’ve taken the next step in helping heavy-duty fleets across industries realize even greater ROI.”

To meet quality and performance standards, all of Red Dot’s products undergo rigorous testing in a state-of-the-art environmental test chamber, which analyzes every component from blower lifecycle to sound level. Red Dot’s Advanced Engineering and Test Group ensures that there is no room for error.

March 9, 2018

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