DoKaSch Temperature Solutions GmbH is expanding its fleet of Opticoolers with 50 new RAP-containers.
The Opticooler provides reliable transport conditions for shipments across continents and climate zones, or during unexpected events, for goods that must be kept within a strict temperature range. These shipments mainly include pharmaceuticals such as insulin, vaccines and other bio-pharmaceuticals, but also high-tech equipment.
Equipped with battery-powered cooling compressors and heaters as well as a self-regulating temperature control, the internal temperatures consistently stay well within range at any point in the storage area. Temperatures between 2° - 8°C or 15° - 25°C can be maintained regardless of the ambient temperatures, that may vary between -30°C during a Canadian winter or +50°C during a middle-eastern summer.
The flying “smart warehouse” only needs one electrical outlet to fully charge the energy storage after a flight and to ensure that enough power is available to deal with unexpected events. A full charge, from 50% to 100%, can be achieved within approximately two hours.
Opticooler was originally developed for Lufthansa in 2004. Since 2014 the containers are available at many other airlines as well.