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Carrier’s Pulsor prescribed for pharmaceutical deliveries

Carrier’s Pulsor prescribed for pharmaceutical deliveries

Alderley Edge, Cheshire, UK: PDQ Specialist Courier Services selected Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor 400 multi-temperature fridges to provide the cooling power for a pair of new 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz vans, used to transport temperature-critical pharmaceutical and clinical trial deliveries in the UK and Europe.


PDQ Specialist Courier Services selected Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor 400 multi-temperature fridges to provide the cooling power for a pair of new 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz vans

PDQ selected the Pulsor 400 MT systems for their ability to reach full refrigeration capacity at engine speeds as low as 1,000rpm. This means they can maintain temperature integrity throughout the delivery cycle – even when making deliveries in congested city centres, Carrier says.

Both vehicles will be used intensively and are expected to average 100,000 miles per year during a projected three-year life in service. They join a 25-strong fleet of commercial vehicles operated by PDQ, all of which have Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems.

“The product reliability and aftersales support we receive from Carrier Transicold is second to none,” said Brian Brennan, managing director, PDQ Specialist Courier Services. “Ensuring temperature integrity is maintained throughout the delivery cycle is critical to our customers. The fact we invest in the best transport refrigeration equipment is key to why our customers trust us to carry their temperature-sensitive cargo.”

Prior to ordering the new systems, PDQ Specialist Courier Services sought expert advice from both Carrier Transicold and local service partner Carrier Transicold Northwest, to specify the optimum technology for this niche application.

Both Pulsor units can interface with PDQ Specialist Courier Services’ fleet telematics package, giving customers access to real-time location tracking and temperature monitoring at any point in the journey. The new systems are also covered by Carrier Transicold’s EverCold full-service maintenance package, which includes all recommended maintenance conducted by F-Gas certified, manufacturer-trained technicians using genuine Carrier Transicold performance parts, plus 24/7 access to Carrier’s OneCall emergency assistance service across Europe.

“Ensuring all fridge maintenance is carried out via the Carrier Transicold service network in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines gives us peace of mind that our units are always in top condition. It is also another way we can demonstrate to our customers that their deliveries are in safe hands,” Brennan says.

With a powerful cooling capacity of 3,825 watts and an airflow of up to 1,030 m3 per hour, Carrier Transicold Pulsor 400 MT systems are ideally suited for transporting sensitive goods.

The units also offer the ability to simultaneously cool and heat different compartments within the load space at the same time, maintaining chosen set points between -25 and +30 degrees Celsius in outside temperatures of -25 to +50 degrees. This makes the Pulsor 400 MT ideal for operation across Europe year-round, with precise temperature control to within 0.8 degrees of the set point.