News items

  • DCAirco-InnoTrans-2022

    For all our rollingstock HVAC and Thermal management solutions:

    Innotrans Berlin Hall 3.1 Booth 160

    thermal management chiller 360V 540V 400V 800V

    Our new enhanced high efficient thermal management systems product line.

    Designed to increase battery range and life due to the less thermal stress on the battery and equipment of fully electric battery / hydrogen-powered E-mobility:

    Construction equipment: Excavators, Dump truck, Load haul trucks, Shovels, Cranes
    Cargo transport: Delivery trucks, Road trucks
    Public transport: Autonomous shuttles, rollingstock, busses

    Available in:  360Vdc (240-420) and 540Vdc (400-790)  Heat-pump (cooling / heating) or chiller only.

    For more information please check our eMobility webpage:

  • Virtual battery show 18-20th of May

    We are excited to announce our new developments regarding thermal management for batteries and equipment on the Virtual battery show 18-20th of May.

    Please use the link below for registration: #DigitalDays2021

    Battery show 2021


    Join DC Airco Thermal management and HVAC solutions at The Battery Show and

    Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

    30 November - 2 December 2021

  • Christmas Closure 2021

    DCAirco is closed for the Christmas holidays.
    We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year.


    We will be back on the 3rd of January.

    Batteryshow 28-30 June

    Join DC Airco Thermal Management and HVAC Solutions in Booth #10-J86 at The Battery Show Europe & Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

    28-30 June, 2022

    Use promo code FTR20 to get a free expo pass and 20% off a conference pass!

  • RSN Rolling Stock Networking 7th of July

    DCAirco and On Train looking forward to meeting you at RSN Rolling Stock Networking in Derby.

    For more details about the show:

    For new inquiries (UK, Ireland) please contact our representative On Train:

  • Rolling Stock Networking Derby UK (11th of July 2019)

    See DC Airco at The Battery Show, Stuttgart Germany (7-9 of May) and Rolling Stock Networking Derby UK (11th of July) More information about Rolling Stock Networking Derby:


    Rolling Stock Networking events give companies of all sizes active in the passenger and freight rolling stock sector an unmissable opportunity to meet customers and suppliers by taking part in a truly vibrant international event in the heart of the industry in Derby, UK.

    The battery show Stuttgart 7-9 May 2019

    DCAirco would be attending the following exhibitions for Europe.

    Please feel free to visit us at:
    The battery show 7-9 May 2019  Stuttgart, Germany Stand 470

    The Battery Show Europe provides an unparalleled opportunity to source the latest design, production, and manufacturing solutions from across the battery supply chain, including battery systems, materials, components, testing, and recycling

    DCAirco will present the latest  Electric vehicle cooling - Air-conditioning

    Air-Conditioning - Cooling for batteries and people:

    • Driverless vehicles
    • Autonomous shuttles
    • Self-driving buses
    • Electric trucks

    Designed and manufactured as:

    • Rooftop air conditioners (HVAC)
    • Split air conditioners (HVAC)
    • Chillers (cooling/heating)

    To run a battery power source such as:

    • 24V
    • 48V
    • 230V
    • 400V
    • 750V
    • 850V
  • High efficiency 400V AC or 400V DC powered Chillers  for cooling  batteries of electric vehicles

    High efficiency 400V AC or 400V DC powered Chillers for cooling batteries of electric vehicles

    High efficiency 400V AC or 400V DC powered Chillers  for cooling  batteries of electric vehicles such as locomotives, trains, buses, people movers, trucks, POD, defence, Hybrid vehicles (HEV) (PHEV), Electric vehicles (EV) and Fuel cell vehicles (FCV)


    Our rugged high performance and low consumption chillers are available in 400 VAC and 400 VDC  Designed to cool  batteries of battery powered vehicles under heavy duty conditions. Maintaining the battery temperature is mandatory to maximize its life spend and characteristics.


    Cab air conditioner 74v locomotive

    Launch of our new product: DC24000 cab HVAC at Innotrans Berlin

    DCAirco is proud to announce the new DC24000 HVAC cab air conditioner and will be launched at the Innotrans rolling stock show in Berlin.

    This roof top air conditioner is designed for heavy duty applications operators and passenger cabins  and electrical cabinets on all kind
    of rail vehicles such as Tram, Metro, and Locomotives such as EMD,
    GE, NRE, CAF, Bombardier, or Siemens.

    Please feel free to visit ours stand at: Innotrans Rail Show in Berlin ,20-23 September 2016, Hall  3.1 , Stand 108

  • How to keep your train drivers cool at + 55 C?

    DC Airco is proud to announce their new heavy duty rooftop air conditioner designed for use in high ambient up to +55 C. Carefully designed and climate chamber tested,  it is now available on order.


    This very efficient air conditioner is available in 3 power versions and a number of options.

    Power:  74 VDC or 400 VAC or Hydraulic compressor



    • Manufactured to new EU fire legislation according to EN45545
    • Fresh air intake 60-300 m3/h according to EN   14813
    • Overpressure system according to ISO  10263
    • Electrical heaters


    This roof top mounted air conditioner available in 74V dc - 400V ac or Hydraulic is designed to cool heavy duty applications operators and passenger.........


    24v air conditioner dump truck

    Anti idling cooling solutions for Dump trucks

    The DC13005 rooftop air conditioner is designed for heavy duty applications operators cabs and electrical cabinets on all kind of vehicles such as earthmoving machinery, hydraulic excavators, hydraulic rope excavators, crawler, tractors, loaders, wheel loaders, dumper trucks, cranes, forklift, trucks and other heavy mobile equipment. The robust housing is made of powder coated zinc plated steel colour RAL 7035. The inbuilt premium PLC controller shows all settings and fault codes.

    The very efficient air conditioner combines a very low consumption with a high cooling output and is fully dc powered. The cooling duty of this fully DC powered unit is 2-3 higher than a normal 230 VAC and 6 times higher...

  • Onyxrail to Install DC Airco - Cab Air Con on Class 317/7 for LORO


    The expanded LOROL fleet of Class 317/7 Units will be fitted with DC Airco Cab Air Con by Onyxrail on a programme that will deliver an improvement in driver amenities for these Units.


    Onyxrail were delighted to be awarded the contract by LOROL to integrate and install the equipment which is manufactured by DC Airco of the Netherlands.


    DC Airco equipment is fitted as an aftermarket enhancement to many fleets both in the UK and Internationally it provides a real uplift in driver comfort and amenity.  In addition to Class 317/7 DC Airco equipment has recently been fitted by Onyxrail to Class 323.

    Minimise expensive down time for Heavy Mobile Equipment

    Making the maintenance engineers, operators and stockholders happy by using DC Airco Air Conditioners offered in 12V 24V other on request

    Anti-idling – fuel saving
    In hot environments, operators must keep their vehicles idling when not operated for safety and
    health reasons. This idling affects fuel consumption and the engine wear unnecessarily and is not
    needed when using our highly efficient DC Airco air conditioners. Because they are battery powered without the need to keep the engine running. Thus maintain more safety for workers and decrease fuel consumption by more than 30%. Return investment within 6-12 months.

    Decrease stock of different HVAC spare parts
    Companies can reduce maintaining large stock of expensive air conditioning parts for
    every operating machine and vehicle, by using one type of unit. Our unit will fit on almost all
    movers, drills, cranes, waste trucks and forklifts. Start decreasing your stock of different
    spare parts and transport expenses. 

  • Our partner has received the Queen’s Award!

    We are proud to be the HVAC Supplier of the outstanding product from our partner Crewshield which have been rewarded for their outstanding achievement in contributing to UK business innovation with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.


    Her Majesty The Queen confirmed the award in her 90th birthday honours list. The award is the highest business accolade a UK company can receive and is recognised globally.


    Crewshield were praised for the continued development of their Citadel safe haven systems which are deployed worldwide, providing discreet protection to personnel in high risk environments.


    The specially designed DC Air conditioners to control the humidity produced by the staff and able to run straight from the 24 volt DC battery bank.


    Fact: 10 persons make 0,9 litres of water a hour through breathing with 900 watt of heat. The supplied  DC7200’s are able to maintain this with acceptable levels. For more information about this product please follow this link


    For the complete article in the financial times:

    The exhibitions for the EU 2016

    DCAirco would be attending the following exhibitions for Europe.

    AC and DC powered heating, venting & cooling- air conditioning (HVAC) for rolling stock: metro's, locomotives, subway rail vehicles, high-speed train's, passenger train's, Tram's, light rail passenger vehicles, automated people movers, coaches, and wagons.


    High efficient electric HVAC (Heating, Venting & Cooling) for rolling stock, people movers, locomotives and electric vehicles supplied off the shelf or custom made air conditioning offered in 12V 24V 48V 74V 110V 230V 400V in AC and DC voltage

    Please feel free to visit our stand at:


  • DCAirco Newsletter August 2015

    This newsletter contains the following news items:

    - Save fuel & keep Cooling in +50 C

    - Servicing DCAirco rolling stock air conditioners.

    - New more powerful split air conditioner DC9300 launched

    Anti Idling solutions for mining applications

    DCAirco Anti-idling solutions, start saving 30 - 40% fuel and keep providing a comfortable, safe and healthy work environment for the operator by using our battery powered air conditioners.

    For more information please see our mining section of our website



  • RVE 2015 8th of October


    It’s the fourth successful year with DCAirco as exhibitor.

    Great event aimed at the engineering of rail vehicles for refurbishment and enhancements. Catching up with existing and new customers about our new product features.

    DC Airco YouTube stream

    We are proud to present our new YouTube page for video content like instruction video's for our heavy duty direct current air conditioners.

    Please feel free to follow this stream by subscribing.
    Making sure you always updated.

    New video's will be added shortly. 

    Link to our YouTube Stream


  • DCAirco direct current air conditioners are the perfect combination for off grid hybrid cabinets, shelters and enclosures

    DCAirco direct current air conditioners are the perfect combination for off grid hybrid cabinets, shelters and enclosures because of the high efficient components that are selected.


    Please follow this link for examples of off grid hybrid installations

    Annual Imech rolling stock Luncheon in London on March 4 (DC Air conditioning)

    DC Airco MD Klaas Schimmel was invited by Onyxrail UK to attend the Annual Imech Luncheon for rolling stock in London on March 4 .

    The Imech luncheon was organized by the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers –Railway Division. In total 1300  railway people attended the luncheon. One of the speakers was Sir Peter Hendy chairman of Network Rail. According to Klaas it is a well organised event and a very good networking opportunity.

    Special thanks to Kevin Lane and Terry Jefferies of Onyxrail who hosted 2 of tables with interesting guests.

    DCAirco's specialty is:

    High efficient electric HVAC (Heating, Venting & Cooling) for rolling stock, people movers, locomotives and electric vehicles supplied off the shelf or custom made air conditioning offered in 12V 24V 48V 74V 110V 230V 400V in AC and DC voltage

    Dc Airco DC powered direct current and AC powered heating, venting & cooling- air conditioning (HVAC) for rolling stock units are designed to meet the following specifications:

    • Fire & smoke specification: BS 6853 ; DIN 5510 ;  NF F 16-101; EN 45545
    • Vibration and shock: EN 61373:2010
    • EMC: EN 50121-3-2:2006; EN 55011:2007/A2; EN 61000-4-2/6
    • Standard for passenger cooling: EN 14750
    • Standard for driver cab cooling: EN 14813
  • New Fire protection Legislation > Are You Ready ?


    We are > for the new EU rail directive EN 45545-2

    DC Airco has redesigned their rail air conditioners to meet the new EN 45545-2-2013 HL1+HL2  (HL3 with advanced engineering) for new EU projects.


    Product page of the DC powered DC 9200 split air conditioner

    DC 9200 2015 model

    Introducing the new DC 9200 2015 model!!

    The DC 9200 is big favourite of our customers.
    It’s a split air conditioner with quick connectors between its prefilled  flexible refrigerant hoses

    The DC 9200 2015 is upgraded  with a completely redesigned indoor unit.
    The indoor unit is much easier to mount and can be installed in two positions.

    Additionally a heating element can be added inside the indoor unit.
    Cooling and heating in one unit, no extra space needed!!

  • Upcoming Events 2015

    Please see our high efficient DC powered/Direct current Air conditioners at the following events worldwide:

    Sifer  24th - 26th of March 2015

    Railtex  Dates: 12th - 14th May 2015

    RVE  Derby    8th of October                      

    DC Airco to boost output with opening of a new manufacturing facility - January 2015

    DC Airco expects to boost production with opening of their  new assembly plant.  The plant will be certified according to ISO 9001:2015.

    This plant is meant to support DC Airco’ s  growing customer base  in Rail, Mining, Telecom ,Defence and other markets. The construction  started in April 2014 with driving concrete piles in the ground and is completed  November  2014. Production started middle of December.

    The state of the art –low carbon footprint- facility is equipped with energy saving LED lights. The floor heating receives waste heat from a nearby biomass power plant.



  • The DC 9001 Rooftop air conditioner on a military vehicle.

    The DC 9001 Rooftopis a DC powered air conditioner on a military vehicle made by our client STV Sweden. In this short movie you will see the features of our product. Please see the movie on Youtube below.

    The model installed is the DC 9001B 24Vdc is a direct current air conditioner, it runs without any inverters directly on the batteries. For more info about this unit please see this link.



    Onyxrail Install Cab Air Con on Class 323 as Heatwave hits UK

    The Midland fleet of Class 323 Units have been fitted with DC powered Cab Air Conditioners manufactured by DCAirco and provided by Onyxrail Limited, with all major materials for mounting the equipment provided by its sister company Brentto Industry.

    These direct current air conditioners are specially made for rail / rolling stock vehicle's
    No need of big inverters because the unit runs completly on 110 volt DC.



  • DC Airco Driver Cab Air Conditioning Equipment for Stagecoach Supertram

    DC Airco Driver Cab Air Conditioning Equipment for Stagecoach Supertram
    DC Airco have completed a project to supply Cab Air Conditioning equipment to Stagecoach Supertram for their fleet of 25 x 3 Car Supertrams. The trams which were built in 1992 by Siemens-Duewag of Düsseldorf, Germany, are being invested in by Stagecoach group to replace the original 380Vac 100Hz equipment with a modern 24Vdc monobloc unit.

    Upcoming Events 2014


    Innotrans Railshow Berlin 2014

    We would like to welcome you at Innotrans Railshow Berlin  23 -26  September 2014  hal 3,1  stand 108



    RVE  show in  Derby 2014

    We would like to welcome you at RVE  show in Derby Uk on the 15th of october .




  • DC Airco to build new assembly plant

    DC Airco  to build new assembly plant for its energy efficient heavy duty AC+ DC powered air conditioners in Alkmaar the Netherlands   - July 2014

    DC Airco announces the investment in a new manufacturing facility for its heavy duty industrial products for telecom, rail, people movers, vehicles  and defence projects.

    This plant is meant to support DC Airco’s growing customer base  in Rail, Mining, Telecom and Defence. The construction has started in June 2014 with driving concrete piles in the ground and will be completed  end of 2014.

    We are relocating our factory

    We are relocating our factory on the 28th of November and 1st of December.
    Email and phone could be difficult during this time.

    Our new address is Opaalstraat 18 1812 RH ALKMAAR.


    we apologize for the inconvenience!
    Kind regards,

    The DCAirco Team.

  • It is time for a follow-up!

    We are exited to announce the DC 12500B air conditioner for Telecom and Defence installations!!

    Introduction of the Free cooling unit type FC 020

    This wall mount packaged  Free Cooling is designed to “cool” heavy duty applications like electrical cabinets for, defense and telecom. The very efficient fan combines a low consumption with a very high air output and is fully dc powered.

  • Railtex London 2013

    New DCAirco railway products are displayed at the Railtex in London.

    Intelec Symposium: Telecomunication Energy

    On the 18th of April we will attend at Interlec Symposium regarding Telecomunication Energy. 
    We hope to see you there!

  • Newletter of January 2013

    Our Newsletter of January 2013 with new amazing development is just send to all our subscribers.

    If your interested please subscribe for our newsletter! 


    InnoTrans 2012

    DC Airco will be showing new product on InnoTrans 2012

  • The introduction of DC Airco Facebook page

    Do you like to see a sneak preview of our new product?

    Upcoming Fairs/Trade shows DC Airco of 2012

    Please come and see us at one of the following tradeshows:

  • Improved testing facility of DC Airco

    ​As mentioned in previous newsletter we have implemented a new test facility to test every unit coming from the production line with a new test computer. 

    Highlighted projects of DC Airco in 2012

    Highlighted projects of DC Airco in 2012

  • DC Airco has exhibited on several major shows recently.

    DC Airco has exhibited on several major shows recently.

    Rolling stock- Rail way Saloon Air conditioner


    The main features of our air conditioners for saloon applications are:

    • Energy consumption only one-third of a normal air conditioning unit- therefore no expensive alterations to the train’s electrical system – no invertors/convertors needed
    • No power surge during start up- soft start
    • Available in 24/74/110/600/750 VDC or 230/400 VAC
    • Custom made
    • Easy installation – packaged roof units  pre charged with non-flammable refrigerant R 134A.
    • Factory tested before shipping
    • Long service intervals
    • 2 year warranty – all parts are long life





  • LNWR Select DC Airco Cab Air Cooling for Arriva Class 158

    The Arriva fleet of Class 158 Units are to receive DC Airco Cab Air Cooling provided by Transys Projects Limited. Transys Projects were delighted to be awarded the contract to integrate and then provide first unit installation assistance for this equipment which is manufactured by DC Airco.

    EMDiesels Class 66 order June 2013

    DC Airco has announced it has received a substantial contract from EMDiesels in Aberdeen.




    Environmentally friendly Air Conditioning

    • Low carbon footprint
    • Low energy use compared to CO2
    • Low operational cost
    • Factory pressure tested with Hydrogen (leak free)
    • Uses refrigerant gas with the minimal environmental impact

    Why our customers select DC Airco Air Conditioning Units for their professional applications:


    • >50% lower fuel/energy consumption
    • No startup peak-soft starting
    • No need of an expensive inverter to powered it.
    • DC unit keeps on cooling in case of power failure/engine off
    • Quality manufacturing since 1997 with extensive testing procedures
    • Easy mount, fully factory assembled charged and tested 
    • Low maintenance and low whole life cost
    • Stock and custom made units
    • Worldwide deliveries

    AC vs DC Air conditioner

    Quick return investment

    Follow this link for more information


    Low power consumption

    Extremely low power consumption with high cooling output!!

    High ambient design

    Specially build for high ambient!

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