YORk, Pa. — American Cooling Technology (ACT) has recently released its new high performing low profile CR-2 roof mount condenser unit, designed to minimize the weight placed on the roof of a bus as well as reduce overall height.
The CR- 2 further expands ACT’s existing North American product line that includes a full range of split system air conditioning units for small to mid-size school and shuttle buses.
“Based on market feedback from customers who participated in field trials, we’ve made the CR-2 unit even smaller and lighter than its predecessor, while improving the performance and efficiency,” said James Schreiber, President, American Cooling Technology. “The CR-2 unit is currently being applied in various shuttle, para-transit and school bus applications across North America.”
At 7 inches tall, the low height of the CR-2 unit increases roof clearance and provides a cleaner, sleeker look to the air conditioning installation. The low profile and tapered leading edge of the unit eliminates the need to install a branch guard typically required on a standard rooftop condenser. At just 43 pounds, the lightweight design makes the CR-2 unit a good fit for both conventional- and hybrid-drive buses.
By relocating the air conditioning condenser from the typical position under the bus floor to the roof of the bus, the capacity and operating efficiency of the air conditioning system improves because the system uses cleaner air from the top of the bus through the unit’s heat exchanger.
All ACT Split Systems use non-ozone-depleting HFC-134a refrigerant and the CR-2 delivers a high cooling capacity (70,000 Btu/hr). It also is easier to install than its predecessors. The design specifications of the CR-2 unit include a one-piece “drop in” construction to dramatically simplify and reduce the time it takes to complete the installation. In addition, the unit’s modular construction allows for improved access to internal components, making it easier to service. This translates to less downtime, which is critical for bus fleets operating on tight budgets.
ACT’s CR-2 rooftop condenser can be matched with other ACT components to provide a complete HVAC system that meets various vehicle sizes, duty cycles and geographic locations.
For more information on the CR-2 rooftop condenser please contact your local ACT Distributor or call us at 877-228-4247 or visit us on line at www.actusa.us.com.