With the KAB, Eberspächer Kalori offers a new ceiling air-conditioning system which is also available as a heating version. As it integrates all functions – such as air distribution and control panel – it is the perfect solution for cabins without a dashboard.
It is available in more than 10 variants and is the perfect solution for many off-highway vehicle applications.
Its range of versions and power ensures thermal comfort whatever the size of the cab. For example, the KAB HVAC 10/7.7 kW variant ensures a comfortable climate in the largest cabins with a cooling power of 7.7 kW and a heat output of 10 kW. For use with lower power requirements, the KAB HV 7.6 kW variant with a heat output of 7.6 kW and a slightly smaller size with a height of 129mm allows for an excellent level of comfort to be achieved.
The KAB has also been adapted to the needs of battery electric vehicles. In this case, the cabin is heated by a PTC element.
The new heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system complies with the new obligations of the European Regulation 167/2013 that came into force in January 2018 and prohibits sharp edges, for example. To meet these obligations, the air vents have a new design; the shutters do not protrude into the passenger compartment and do not risk injuring the operator. These air vents provide a good airflow thanks to their diameter of 83.5mm. The entire visible part of the KAB also satisfies the new regulations, so the buttons are properly integrated and nothing goes beyond the contours.
The KAB has been specially developed for the equipment of tractor cabs and is offered as a retrofit solution too. It is also suitable for cabins without dashboards and integrates the air distribution and the control panel. It also reserves space for four contact switches measuring 46 × 24mm, which can control the wipers, a rotating beacon or any other electrical accessory. Apart from the KAB HV 7.6kW and KAB HVAC 4.3/3.5kW variants, the air distribution plenum allows two additional duct connectors to be connected to supply air inlets at the rear of the cab and thus provide optimal air distribution.