Cabin Cool, a company offering mobile air conditioning solutions, has introduced the M100, an air conditioning system designed to allow a heavy equipment operator to stay cool while working in an open-cab environment.
Weighing only 50 lbs. (22.7 kgs), the self-contained, compact unit is 24 in. (61 cm) long, 11.5 in. (29.2 cm) wide and has a height of 8 in. (20.3 cm). Its low power requirements and operator-controlled settings supports worker comfort and safety in hot environments. The product can be used indoors or outdoors and is rugged enough for various jobs, withstanding dusty, dirty and demanding environments in a range of weather conditions.
“As long as the heavy equipment has an electrical system and a place to mount the product, you can use it,” said Todd Stave, CEO, Cabin Cool. “Cool air blowing on the worker, and under that worker’s control, provides instant relief in a hot environment. It is a very effective, affordable product and ideal for the wide variety of open cabs in the heavy equipment industry.”
The M100 A/C system can be used in the heavy equipment industry including material handling, aerial platforms, paving, earthmoving and excavation, agriculture and landscaping and general construction.
Originally conceived at the University of Maryland and funded by the Department of Energy, Cabin Cool’s guiding principle is the idea that it takes less energy to cool a person than it does the space they occupy.
The M100’s small electric heat pump with fan will cool the air around the equipment by 25°F (14°C). In other words, on a 100°F (38°C) day, the unit will make 75°F (24°C) air. The system provides up to 600W of cooling power, even though it consumes less than 275W of electric power. The cooled air is blown at high pressure and the operator is able to control the power, temperature, fan speed and direction of air.
The product works on both new and retrofitted equipment and supports both gas and electric equipment.