Atlas Copco expand lighting tower range
New HiLight V4W designed to offer superior performance at high altitudes and in extreme weather
ATLAS Copco have extended their lighting tower range with the launch of the HiLight V4W, a new model that has been designed to offer superior performance at high altitudes and in extreme weather conditions.
The energy-efficient and durable lighting tower is said to be robust enough to operate with minimum maintenance and provides a reliable light source to support safe and productive working conditions in construction, quarrying and mining environments around the world.
Featuring an 8kW, 3-cylinder, water-cooled engine, Atlas Copco say the adaptability of the HiLight V4W is proven by its ability to perform at high temperatures in excess of +40°C.
The engine size and capacity were specifically chosen to allow the lighting tower to operate in hot, arduous conditions, enabling it to cope with altitudes greater than 2,000m and to perform without experiencing power de-rating. With this in-mind, the tower has been designed with metal-halide bulb technology.
The need for regular refuelling has been minimized due to the lighting tower’s large fuel tank that can hold up to 160 litres, offering a run time of up 90 hours and consuming only 1.7 litres of fuel per hour.
The new tower is equipped with four 1,000W metal-halide lamps, which can illuminate an area of up to 4,000 square metres, with an average brightness of 20 lux.
The HiLight V4W features a manually operated vertical mast, which rotates 360° and provides a maximum operating height of 7.5m. To assist with raising the mast, Atlas Copco also offer an electric winch option.
The HiLight V4W is housed on a unibody trailer with a four-point levelling system and includes a heavy-duty base frame and stabilizers. It also integrates a number of other key features, including a spillage-free frame and an extremely durable HardHat polyethylene canopy that protects internal parts against corrosion.
‘Our new HiLight tower is designed to help workers experience a brighter, safer environment that will enhance their productivity even in extreme working conditions,’ said Felix Gomez, product marketing manager for Light Solutions at Atlas Copco Portable Energy. ‘What’s more, we have improved maintenance procedures and enhanced serviceability, to ensure users can focus on the task in hand.’
The HiLight V4W can also be fitted with an optional photocell and weekly timer. The photocell measures the luminosity and can be activated by sunlight, while the latter device allows scheduling of different lighting events.