ACT offers new a/c skirt condensers

Posted on January 11, 2013

ACT's new condensers provide a universal mounting pattern for flexibility. Pictured is the CS-2.
ACT's new condensers provide a universal mounting pattern for flexibility. Pictured is the CS-2.
YORK, Pa. — American Cooling Technology (ACT) has unveiled its new family of skirt-mount condensers, set for full production beginning March 1.

The new universal-mount CS-2, CS-32 and CS-3 provide a universal mounting pattern that gives the air-conditioning installer and service technician flexibility to select the best bolt pattern for the specific vehicle.

The universal condenser expands ACT’s existing North American product line that includes a full range of split-system and roof-mounted air-conditioning units for school and shuttle buses.

ACT officials said that based on market feedback from customers who participated in field trials, the company made the new condensers easier to install than other skirt-mount condensers. The new condensers are available in both 12 volts and 24 volts and can be supplied in capacities from 60,000 Btu/hr to 82,000 Btu/hr.

Because the skirt-mount condensers have a universal mounting pattern, the a/c installer can select from either the side-by-side or front-and-rear mounting bolt pattern. Also, the service technician can replace any model of skirt condenser using ACT's universal mount.

"This flexibility translates to less downtime, which is critical for bus fleets operating on tight budgets," company officials said in an announcement.

Jason Verdier has been named parts sales and distribution manager for ACT.
Jason Verdier has been named parts sales and distribution manager for ACT.
ACT’s universal-mount condensers can be matched with other ACT components to provide a complete HVAC system that meets various vehicle sizes, duty cycles and geographic locations.

In other news, ACT named Jason Verdier to a new position of parts sales and distribution manager, effective mid-January.

Verdier has more than 20 years of experience in the North American bus air-conditioning business and "brings a new vision to supporting ACT parts customers," company officials said.

More on air-conditioning systems:

A/C units boost serviceability

Related Topics: air conditioning

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
Representatives of The Peterbilt Store accept the TRP Bus Segment Dealer of the Year Award at the PACCAR Parts and Peterbilt 2016 Parts and Service Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Photo courtesy of Rosena Usmani.

More Bus, Truck Parts Dealers Honored

Among other PACCAR Parts and Peterbilt Motors Co. awards presented in Orlando, Florida, The Peterbilt Store receives the TRP Bus Segment Dealer of the Year Award.


Navistar, Meritor to Co-Brand Brake Shoe Kits

The companies enter an agreement to co-brand premium brake shoe kits, which are offered through the Fleetrite heavy-duty parts brand, covering about 50 part numbers.      


Remanufactured Diesel Engine

The remanufactured International MaxxForce DT 7.6L Running Complete diesel engine is available for the following 2007 to 2010 applications: IC Bus 300 Series buses; International 4300 Series; and International 4400 Series.


Fleet Management App

Fleetio has introduced Fleetio Go, an app that allows fleet operations teams to instantly update information and access fleet data from any location.

The National Association for Pupil Transportation has developed an online platform designed to help pupil transportation providers track, analyze, and compare KPI data with peers who are similar to them and collaborate on solutions.

New NAPT Technology to Help Optimize KPI Data

The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!