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Australian air-conditioning suppliers are already gearing up for the coming summer with the latest technology landing on our shores
One supplier that is pushing innovation locally is Hispacold. Its Melbourne-based national sales manager, Oscar McMurty, says the company has brought signicant mechanical advancements to the sector in Australia, particularly over the last few years.
A particular innovation is the eCo3 Air Purier, an optional component that helps keep the air inside the bus clean, which has obvious benets 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 purier in their setup agree that it makes a big difference. It also removes dust, bacteria, moulds and allergens for the interior, which is benecial to passengers and the driver. The purication 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 condent 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.