MHI Thermal Systems’ Plug-in Hybrid Transport Refrigeration Units Receive Techno… – Press Release


– Highly Regarded for its Contribution to Improving the Quality of Delivery Vehicles –

– Using both a plug-in power supply and a refrigerator dedicated generator, contributes to reducing CO2 and saving energy by automatically switching to match the vehicle conditions
– Automatically selects between 3 power modes based on the cargo room temperature and other factors, reduces the driver’s workload, and cuts down on the amount of energy consumed

TOKYO, June 23, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, received the 49th “Technology Award” from the Japan Society of Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (hereafter, JSRAE) for their “Refrigeration unit TE20/30 series used for plug-in hybrid transport” that can be equipped onto delivery vehicles suitable for use in home delivery. MHI Thermal Systems received high praise for its approach and technology in working on several issues at once that transport refrigeration units must resolve, these issues being the need to achieve “transport quality that keeps food safe”, “eco-friendly and low-noise to ensure a comfortable lifestyle”, “economic efficiency to support customer corporate activities”, and “driver load reduction in response to work style reforms”.

JSRAE technology plaque award

The plug-in hybrid system on this product, which has been well received in Japan and abroad mainly for use in home delivery, is a hybrid system incorporating a commercial power supply (plug-in power supply) and a refrigerator dedicated generator. The system can automatically switch between plug-in charging, run charging and battery operation to match the vehicle conditions, for example when the vehicle is running or stopped. Furthermore, 3 power modes (power saving, high efficiency and high power) are selected automatically depending on the refrigerator’s battery level and cargo room temperature to maintain the correct temperature…