Aus­tralian air-con­di­tion­ing sup­pli­ers are gear­ing up for sum­mer with new tech­nol­ogy land­ing on our shores. See our 2017 Buy­ers’ Guide to check out the lat­est gear

Aus­tralian air-con­di­tion­ing sup­pli­ers are al­ready gear­ing up for the com­ing sum­mer with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy land­ing on our shores

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One sup­plier that is push­ing in­no­va­tion lo­cally is Hispacold. Its Mel­bourne-based na­tional sales man­ager, Os­car McMurty, says the com­pany has brought signicant me­chan­i­cal ad­vance­ments to the sec­tor in Aus­tralia, par­tic­u­larly over the last few years.

A par­tic­u­lar in­no­va­tion is the eCo3 Air Purier, an op­tional com­po­nent that helps keep the air in­side the bus clean, which has ob­vi­ous benets for pas­sen­gers and al­lows new buses to re­tain their new bus smell for longer.

It doesn’t take long for some buses to ob­tain that musty smell, and McMurty says op­er­a­tors who have in­cluded the purier in their setup agree that it makes a big dif­fer­ence. It also re­moves dust, bac­te­ria, moulds and al­ler­gens for the in­te­rior, which is benecial to pas­sen­gers and the driver. The purication sys­tem can be in­stalled in new equip­ment and in those al­ready work­ing. It also uses min­i­mal power and weighs 230 grams.

Mean­while, McMurty says Hispacold now has a fully elec­tric unit to suit elec­tric buses that is es­sen­tially ready to go.

He says ad­vances made to air­con­di­tion­ing tech­nol­ogy has been rapid over the last few years and that the com­pany is now see­ing strong de­mand from all states and ter­ri­to­ries. It has even de­vel­oped a sys­tem whereby the driver can se­lect a tem­per­a­ture that is four de­grees dif­fer­ent to that in the pas­sen­ger area.

Its air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tems are now fully com­put­erised so that data on how the sys­tem is cur­rently func­tion­ing can be ac­cessed in­stan­ta­neously via USB at any time.

While the air-con­di­tion­ing mar­ket re­mains highly com­pet­i­tive in Aus­tralia, McMurty is condent that Hispacold and other sup­pli­ers with a large pres­ence in Aus­tralia are do­ing all they can to make the lat­est tech­nol­ogy avail­able to op­er­a­tors in this coun­try.

He points out that the rate that new and emerg­ing air-con­di­tion­ing tech­nol­ogy is be­ing adopted and rolled out here is – and will con­tinue to be – largely de­pen­dent on in­dus­try will­ing­ness to pay for the lat­est in cool­ing and heat­ing prod­ucts.

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