Thermoking Truck Plug Boards
Thermo King, a New Zealand Owned and Operated Company, Provider of New Units for Transport Temperature Control Applications and provider of Full Service Facilities for All makes and models of Transport Refrigeration Units.
The local electrical company came to us in the first stages of the Thermo King Palmerston North new build. The challenge for us was to design and build a customer specific outdoor plug board that can survive in an industrial environment with continuous use of mechanics and drivers. It also needed to be easy to maintain and to reset RCDS without exposure to live parts.
The solution to overcome the challenges of the specifications was a combination of Ensto Cubo P and IDE Star enclosures both fitted with PDL outdoor power outlets.
The Cubo P system is a combinable enclosure system that can be expanded in the future if need be. This adaptability allowed us to use this system for the larger board which required 3 phase RCD protected outlets. There is no need to worry about this falling apart in the future as it is NZ UV stable and has an impact resistance IK08 and ingress protection of IP65. The tinted door allows access to the MCBs and RCDs without giving access to the live parts. Once the door is shut, this becomes dust, water and vermin proof.
For the smaller board we used the Star enclosure system as it was a better size and more cost-effective solution. The sealed, tinted and transparent door allows access to the MCBs and RCBOs whilst protecting any live parts and wires in the space beneath. With an impact resistance of IK08 the enclosure will last the distance and withstand years of constant use and exposure to the elements.
emf has templates for PDL 56 Series mounting points and can provide enclosures with CNC cut-outs for single and double units.
- Both the Ensto and the IDE enclosures have high IP and IK rating.
- The Ensto enclosure is fully cutomizable now and in the future.
- The layout of the IDE enclosure makes it a fast and easy installation.