July 24, 2017
Atlas Copco has extended its light 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 light tower is robust enough to operate with minimum maintenance and provides a reliable light source that supports safe and productive working conditions in construction and mining environments around the world.
The HiLight V4W features an 8kW water-cooled engine with three cylinders. The adaptability of the unit is proven by its ability to perform at high-temperatures, in excess of +40 °C. The engine size and capacity was specifically chosen to enable the light tower to operate in hot, tough conditions. This enables it to cope with altitudes greater than 2,000 metres and perform without experiencing power de-rating. With this in-mind, the light tower has been designed with metal-halide bulb technology.
The need for regular refuelling is minimised due to the light 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.
Atlas Copco’s new light tower is equipped with 4x 1000 W metal halide lamps, which can illuminate an area of up to 4,000 m2, with an average brightness of 20 lux. The HiLight V4W comprises a manually operated vertical mast, which rotates 360o and provides a maximum operating height of 7.5 metres. To assist with the manual mast, Atlas Copco also provides 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 stabilisers to ensure safety. It also integrates a number of important features, including a spillage free frame and the renowned HardHat® polyethylene canopy, which is extremely durable under harsh conditions and protects internal parts against corrosion. Additionally, users will benefit from improved and easier serviceability thanks to its scissors doors.
“Our new HiLight tower is designed to help workers experience a brighter, safer environment that will enhance their productivity even in extreme working conditions. What’s more, we have improved maintenance procedures and enhanced serviceability, to ensure users can focus on the task in-hand.”