Kögel unveiled an advanced version of the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality at IAA Commercial Vehicles recently. The comprehensively optimised premium refrigerated box trailer has not only been adapted to market requirements for transporting fresh and frozen food as well as pharmaceutical products, but is also suitable for general use thanks to a variety of options. Thanks to a broad range of special equipment options, the trailer offers a high degree of customisation to specific customer requirements. And when it comes to day-to-day use, the new features designed to make life easier for drivers are particularly appealing.
STANDARD HIGHLIGHTS OF THE KÖGEL COOL – PURFERRO QUALITY
The low-noise aluminium floor construction reduces noise generation when loading and unloading. This reduction in noise emission makes deliveries outside regulated opening hours easier. The new premium refrigerated box has a welded aluminium floor pan for improved hygiene and easier cleaning of the floor. This prevents moisture from penetrating the load-bearing structures, significantly increasing service life and cost-effectiveness. It goes without saying that the trailer also fulfils the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) requirements for safeguarding consumer health with regard to temperature-controlled food transports in international goods traffic. In addition, the new Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality complies with ATP/FRC requirements. The maintenance and repair-friendly stainless steel portal is equipped with an optimised four-fold door lip seal and aluminium hinges on the doors, both of which are easily replaceable.
BOX BODY WITH IMPROVED INSULATION
The box body of the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality contains a high-quality, more advanced, highly insulating, 100-percent CFC-free special foam polymer. The robust, easy-to-maintain steel ceiling layer is also coated with hard PVC film on the inside. The 45 or 60 mm thick walls, 85 mm thick ceiling, and 125 mm thick floor are made in house and ensure a significantly improved thermal transfer coefficient (K value). This efficient protection against temperature effects reduces energy consumption and cuts costs.
HIGH DEGREE OF CUSTOMISATION AND COUNTRY-SPECIFIC EQUIPMENT
The Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality is available in two versions. One is a general-purpose cooler with 45 mm side walls. The other, with 60 mm walls, is designed for frozen transport. It goes without saying that a wide range of individual equipment for both variants are also available, such as a load securing system with barrier bars for transporting plants on roller racking. To secure the locking bars there are five rows of perforated rails in the ceiling and five rows of holes on the floor. With additional options and a pharma certificate, the trailer is also suitable for transporting pharmaceutical products in accordance with the EU GDP Directive. Country-specific equipment includes an axle lift for the first and third axles, a self-steering axle, a fifth-wheel load of up to 15 t, a Spanish spare wheel storage compartment, and for the French market, a central ladder and a reinforced roller protective bumper.
CATHODIC DIP-PAINT COATING: LASTING PROTECTION FROM CORROSION
On the Kögel Cool – PurFerro quality, the entire vehicle frame is also given long-lasting protection against corrosion by nano-ceramic and cathodic dip-paint coating, supplemented with a coat of UV varnish.