At CSafe, we recognize that compromised cold chain air cargo can mean more than the loss of valuable products. It can also mean the loss of important business relationships. The RKN active pallet shipper equips you with the power to protect your sensitive shipments and prevent your company from experiencing these losses. Designed to directly address the challenges in providing superior temperature management, the CSafe RKN is designed to eliminate poor packaging, the limitations of using dry ice and delays experienced during transit.
Transport With Confidence
The RKN active pallet shipper is the first and only EASA- and FAA-approved, compressor-driven refrigeration unit of its kind. Ideal for transporting pharmaceuticals, biomedical products, electronic devices and other perishable items, the RKN allows uninterrupted routing of shipments and maintains the internal temperature of the payload compartment – even in extreme or fluctuating ambient environments. For over three years, the RKN has successfully transported thousands of shipments without a single reported product loss. Only CSafe can provide you with complete confidence to safely ship your cold chain air cargo with the ability to maintain payload temperature in ambients as extreme as -30°C all the way to +49°C.
Precise Temperature Control
The RKN active pallet shipper utilizes ThermoCor® high-performance insulation along with high-efficiency refrigeration and heating systems for precise control of temperature-sensitive shipments. It’s the only air transport shipper that combines superior insulation with thermal capabilities to provide an environment that will withstand extended hold times on the tarmac, extreme temperature exposure and delays in routing and transit. The extended battery operation (over 120 hours as +20°C ambient) and precise temperature management (ranges of +4° to +25°C), along with a proprietary air movement and temperature control system, offer you the assurance needed to withstand unpredictable situations during the cold chain air transport of sensitive cargo.
Superior to Dry Ice
The compressor-driven technology of the CSafe RKN eliminates the use of dry ice and the challenges often associated with its technology. Since dry ice is a hazardous material, using it in your shipments is both costly and dangerous. However, the RKN mobile refrigerator shipper does not use dry ice, so your shipment can be loaded onto the aircraft without incurring special handling or hazardous goods surcharges. The RKN thermal pallet shipper’s superior performance also eliminates the requirement for a refrigerated truck and warehouse staging.
CSafe’s active pallet shipper provides complete cold chain management through the onboard data tracking device within the RKN. Its sophisticated data logging system provides you with real-time shipment activity. The device records door openings and verifies that the cargo was maintained at the required temperature during transit. This system continuously monitors and provides a detailed report of the unit’s temperature during all phases of transport. By minimizing the operating procedures, your shipment will be loaded and handled more quickly, resulting in reduced cost of operation while ensuring cold chain integrity and accountability. The ease of downloading the shipment's data log files is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply insert your USB, press download to retrieve the log file, then upload and open file on your computer for review. Log provides almost immediate availability to a requlatory compliant file. And with the ability to view the data on the screen, it gives you immediate knowledge of a successful shipment and subsequent release of product.
- Heating and cooling capabilities for precise control of temperature-sensitive shipments (±2°C)
- Programmable temperature control from +4°C (39.2°F) to +25°C (+77°F)
- Extended hold times – more than 100 hours on battery in refrigeration mode at +22°C ambient
- Stable performance in ambient temperature extremes from -30°C all the way to +49°C
- Multiple power sources for global operation
- Large payload capacity accepts standard pallets in any orientation
- Engineered air circulation system eliminates stratification and allows full utilization of payload area
- Eliminates dry ice and its associated handling and hazardous material surcharges
- Worldwide service and support network
- Flexible leasing options through CSafe LLC
|Product Type||Thermal Pallet Shipper|
|Hold time (hours)||Indefinite, AC; up to 100 hrs or more, battery|
|Temperature range (C)||Controlled room 15°C to 30°C; refrigerated 2°C to 8°C|
|Payload dimensions (inches, L x W x H)||48 x 50.1 x 50.3|
|Payload volume (cubic feet)||70 fl3|
The superior temperature assurance and hold time performance of the CSafe RKN is the result of sophisticated systems engineering that integrates:
- ThermoCor® high-performance insulation
- High-efficiency refrigeration and heating systems
- Engineered air circulation system ensures uniform temperature in the cargo area
- Sophisticated internal data logging capabilities to verify payload integrity
- High-performance batteries
- Rugged container design