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CELSINEO - the product: rethinking trailer refrigeration

Three independent refrigeration modules increase flexibility and efficiency

One refrigeration unit for many single-temp applications

High availability in use and easy service

Future-proof technology

With its unique concept, Celsineo represents a new generation of refrigeration systems for trailers. Inspired by the request of logistics companies to maximise the reliability and cost-effectiveness of refrigerated transport, Celsineo offers a patented technology concept. The refrigeration solution features future-oriented technology, modern design and high quality of all components. The modularity, scalable performance and redundancy allow Celsineo to provide a range of technical features which are unique in this form in trailer refrigeration systems. Celsineo is therefore creating an entirely new class of cooling systems, the performance potential of which sets new standards and generates clear added value.

Modularity ensures stable cooling capacity

Conventional cooling units have a central refrigeration circuit. This involves, for example, large volumes of refrigerant and a wide range of temperature control components. If the refrigeration unit fails, this has serious consequences for the sensitive cargo and results in economic loss.

The Celsineo refrigeration system addresses this problem. It spreads the cooling capacity across three identically structured ‘plug & play’ refrigeration modules, each of which contains a separate, hermetically sealed refrigerant circuit with just a few components. The target temperature set in the trailer can be reliably maintained by just two modules. The route can therefore be completed, even in the event of an (unlikely) failure of a module, without negative consequences for the cargo.

A new dimension in efficiency

Each refrigeration module has a refrigeration circuit. This functions self-sufficiently and generates the refrigeration. With three modules, a control strategy with a wide range of options is possible. A whole new level of efficiency is attained across the entire operating range.

Increased quality of control

The Celsineo refrigeration modules can be controlled individually. This modular temperature control ensures constant cooling performance. This guarantees precise control at full load as well as during operation with a partial load, which is often the case in practice.

Reduction of temperature peaks during defrosting

Intelligent control of the refrigeration modules allows Celsineo to refrigerate and defrost simultaneously - for example, two cooling modules can refrigerate while one is in defrost mode. This effectively minimises unwanted temperature peaks during defrosting cycles. This results in a permanently more stable temperature profile. The goods in the cargo space are therefore always at the ideal temperature.

Pull-down time

The pull-down times were measured in clearly defined comparative tests with competitor systems. With Celsineo, a trailer can be cooled down to the target temperature (from +20 °C to -20 °C) as quickly as comparable competitor units.

Added value from economic efficiency and future proofing

The cooling modules are individual, controllable refrigeration circuits. They are also the smallest of the exchangeable units in the refrigeration system. This means no certified refrigeration technician is required for inspection or repair of the refrigeration system. All that is needed is a simple quick module exchange and the refrigerated trailer is fully operational again. Low maintenance and repair costs, variable application possibilities, more productive use of the trailer as well as low total operating costs over the long term mean a short amortization period for the investment in the innovative cooling system.

New coolant requirements in the future, such as legal standards, are easy to meet with the relevant modules - because Celsineo modules are upgradable. Instead of investing in an entirely new system, it should be possible in future to use modules with the appropriate refrigerant. Celsineo cooling modules are currently designed for operation with the ozone-friendly refrigerant R452A. It complies with the F-Gas regulation valid from 2020 onwards, can be used in the long term and is safe.

User-friendly control

Celsineo is the first refrigeration unit for trailers that has an integrated touch display in colour. Simple navigation with just a few menu levels makes it intuitive to use. In addition, the system can also be controlled with push-buttons.

Optimised motor

The size of the installed motor means that it meets the legal requirements even without exhaust aftertreatment.

Liebherr - a pioneer in trend-setting innovations

The Liebherr Group is active in numerous sectors around the globe. For 70 years, the Liebherr brand has stood for a wide range of sophisticated products and services. The company, for example, has extensive technical and development expertise in the areas of refrigeration, air conditioning, electronic systems, electrics and actuation. Household refrigeration systems, deep-freeze systems for retailers and refrigeration units for transport logistics enable Liebherr to provide a secure and reliable overall cold chain.

Krone - the first choice for refrigerated semi-trailers

Krone is one of the leading manufacturers of truck trailers and semi-trailers in Europe. Krone's refrigerated semi-trailers provide the right solution to every kind of transportation task in temperature-controlled road transport. The company has a reputation for sturdy and robust design right down to the smallest detail and is also highly cost-effective. A comprehensive, Europe-wide network of service partners and close customer proximity ensure the international success of the company.


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