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JUL 2014

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Thermo King's Athenia AMII can be mounted on CNG buses, parallel and series hybrid- electric buses, and battery and trolley buses. THERMO KING With a grow ing need for a lighter, m o re e f f i c i e nt H VAC s y s t e m t hat i s easy to ser vice, Thermo King devel- oped the Athenia AMII platform for buses. With brazed aluminum, micro- channel condensers, this cooling and heating combo platform is a replace- ment for both ex isting roof-mounts a n d re a r- m o u n t s a t a l o w e r w e i g h t and features improvements in coil de- sign, air flow and high ambient tem- peratures. Though thes e units have been available for conventional buses since late 2013, applications for elec- tric platforms have only recently been launched. Combined, these systems are can be mounted on compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, parallel and series hybrid-electric buses, and bat- tery and trolley buses. Additionally, the AMII is available with the alternator-driven all-electric HVAC as the all-electric HVAC solution for diesel and CNG buses. Ste v e Jo hns on , pro duct manag er for transit and coach HVAC at Thermo King, says these new lightweight and h i g h e r p e r f o r m i n g c o n d e n s e r s w i l l now be offered as the standard as the company continues to explore further improvements. TRANS/AIR MANUFACTURING Trans/Air Manufacturing has also not been idle with customer demand. Amongst various new products, such as the TM43 Compressor/Mount & Drive Kit, which is a heavier duty compressor for large scale buses, the company has rolled out two new rooftop systems: the RT65 and RT96 Rooftop Systems. 32 < m ETRO m AGAZINE JULY 2014 AIR CONDITIONING

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