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VT Hackney INTRODUCES REVOLUTIONARY FOAMING SYSTEM AS PART OF COLDSHIELD™ TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR KIDRON TRAILERS
December 3, 2009: KIDRON, Ohio - VT Hackney, a company of VT Systems Inc., is introducing ColdShield™, a total temperature management solution available exclusively in its Kidron refrigerated distribution trailers. A critical component of ColdShield™ is a state-of-the-art foaming system which improves cavity filling in floors, walls and ceilings, enabling Kidron trailers to protect refrigerated products by holding cold temperatures longer and more precisely, and recovering faster after frequent door openings.
Kidron's plant in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, has undergone a $3-million upgrade program involving expansion, manufacturing refinements and system enhancements. It is considered the most advanced manufacturing facility dedicated to foodservice in the world. To increase Kidron's unit manufacturing capacity, two 6,000-gallon chemical tanks have been installed, along with a precise temperature control system, transfer pumps and pipe loop to production machines. The system is also integrated into the plant's computer network to enable careful monitoring. Featuring pre-engineered shot times, it will alert operators if the temperature, mix or ratio of its constituent chemicals moves outside the acceptable range.
Developed in conjunction with Hennecke, Inc., the foaming process involves high-pressure impingement mixing. The resulting benefits include precise control of mix, ratio, optimum temperature, shot size and cavity fill in every Kidron body and trailer. Data collection is greatly enhanced, providing accurate data to ensure consistent quality of the products.
"Today's refrigerated transportation market needs a total temperature management solution, including impermeable wall liners, innovative design, enhanced construction. Plus, the market needs an optimized foam formula and delivery system. After years of research and development, we are proud to introduce ColdShield™ total temperature management system. We have focused on the complete design and construction process from 'A to Z' to deliver the most thermally efficient refrigerated trailers."
— Mike Tucker
President, VT Hackney
"As part of ColdShield™, we are proud to introduce our new foaming system which delivers an enhanced foam formula, exceptional foaming consistency, precise process control and a reduction in the possibility of human error to deliver consistent quality and greater capacity."
— Tracey Maynor
Senior Vice President, Sales & Operations, VT Hackney
For over 60 years, Kidron has become known for durable and thermally efficient truck bodies and trailers designed for multi-stop refrigerated product distribution. Also manufactured under the Kidron brand is a collection of highly durable dry freight truck bodies.
For information about Kidron trailers and truck bodies, call 800-321-5421 or visit our web site at www.kidron.com.
VT Hackney, a company of VT Systems, is the leading manufacturer in North America for specialized truck bodies and trailers that services multi-stop food and beverage service distributors and municipal emergency rescue departments. Its two divisions, Hackney and Kidron, specialize in beverage truck bodies and trailers, emergency rescue bodies and trailers, contractor services truck bodies and multi-temperature refrigerated truck bodies and trailers. Please visit http://www.vthackney.com.
Vision Technologies Systems (VT Systems) is a provider of integrated engineering solutions, specializing in the fields of aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems has locations throughout North America. VT Systems offers a broad range of proven innovative services to both the commercial and government sectors. VT Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. Please visit www.vt-systems.com.