Climate Control Solution Reduces Fuel Consumption in Animal Control Units
Animal control units that pick up and rescue stray animals.
Ford F-150's Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The problem we needed to solve
How to reduce trips to base while maintaining the animal's health & safety
Due to the nature of the application, when an animal was picked up it had to be brought back to the base immediately so that it didn't overheat or get too cold. The Customer came to us looking for a solution to reduce their trips to the base while maintaining the health and safety of the animals.
Using our custom-built, signature DC AC Electric Compressor Assembly, we're able to provide powerful engine-off cooling to the rear facility, keeping the animals comfortably cool in the hot summer months.
Intelligently latched batteries
Through the use of a strong, durable 12V solenoid, we're able to autonomously latch the auxiliary and OEM batteries to intelligently monitor and manage battery use.
By utilizing GRIP's coolant pump kit to tie into the vehicle's coolant, we're able to use the heat produced by the vehicle's engine to transfer to the rear facility to keep the animals warm during the cold weather months, even after the engine has been shut down.
Utilizing the our very own, custom-built Multi-Purpose Blower Assembly we're able to efficiently circulate and filter air while pressurizing the rear facility.
How we solved it
A smart, autonomous Rear-facility climate controlled environment for animals
As a response to The Client's unique needs, we developed a simple solution that allowed for the GRIP Idle Management System to autonomously monitor the rear-facility's temperature and trigger an auxiliary heating or cooling source when the temperature levels neared a predetermined threshold. This also created a more viable and sustainable fuel consumption solution for The Client to reduce their emissions, substantially reduce their fuel consumption, and extend the life of their vehicle and equipment components by reducing the idle load on the vehicle.
To achieve such a robust and versatile solution for The Client, we engineered and implemented a solution using the following technologies.
DC AC Compressor Assembly
Coolant Pump Kit
27-Series AGM Batteries
GoPower! 75A Max Battery Charger
GRIP IDle Management System
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