Atlas Copco Debuts New HiLight V4W Light Tower
By Atlas Copco
March 15, 2018 - 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.
By Atlas Copco
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, up to 122 °F. 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 6,500 feet. High-altitude power de-rating will not affect the performance of the V4W.
The need for regular refuelling is minimized due to the light tower’s large fuel tank that can hold up to 42 gallons, offering a run time of up to 90 hours and consuming only 0.45 gallons of fuel per hour.
Atlas Copco’s new light tower is equipped with 4 x 1000 W metal halide lamps, which can illuminate an area of up to 43,000 ft2, with an average brightness of 20 lux. The HiLight V4W includes a manually operated vertical mast, which rotates 360° and provides a maximum operating height of 25 feet. To assist with the manual mast, Atlas Copco also provides an electric winch option. The mast can withstand wind speeds of up to 51 mph.
The HiLight V4W is housed on a unibody trailer with a four-point levelling system and includes a heavy-duty base frame and stabilizers 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 V4W tower is designed to help workers enhance their productivity by providing a brighter, safer environment even in extreme working conditions,” said Angel Nieto, Product Manager Power & Light at Atlas Copco Power Technique North America. “We have improved maintenance procedures and enhanced serviceability, to ensure users can focus on the task in-hand.”
The HiLight V4W can be fitted with an optional photocell and weekly timer. The photocell measures the luminosity and can be activated by sunlight while the latter allows scheduling of different lighting events.
For more information, visit www.atlascopco.us.