Atlas Copco Introduces New Dedicated Lighting Tower

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New European lighting tower extends the productivity for night-work, supporting safer operations.

After the introduction of the dedicated lighting tower for non-European markets in 2008, Atlas Copco is now launching a new dedicated lighting tower for the European market. The QLT is a further extension of Atlas Copco’s product offering for the rental, mining, construction and event sectors.

The new lighting tower has an 8 kW alternator, two 16A 230V power sockets, and four 1000 W metal halide lamps. The lamps are positioned on an 8 section hydraulic vertical mast that is fully automated and deployed to a full height of 9 meters in 15 seconds. The new Atlas Copco QLT is powered by a Perkins water cooled diesel engine and has 85 hours of fuel autonomy provided by a 140 liter fuel tank.

Safety and Environment. The unit comes with numerous environmental and safety features such as a mast that includes a hydraulic safety system, reinforced collar overlaps and oversized stainless steel cables.

The alternator is used at 60% of power to maximize efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Single lamp switches for each light allow for maximum combination of light and power choice. All fluids are contained in the spillage free frame to 125% for optimal environmental protection. The noise level is well below the regulation at only 60dBA at 7 meters.

Ease of transportation. The QLT is easily transported as the standard unit is complete with trailer, back fork lift slots and a balanced central lifting hook. Because of its compact size, 10 units can normally fit on to a truck reducing the logistic cost for the rental or construction company. Road lights and reflectors are standard.

Portable Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets portable compressors, and generators for prime or standby power worldwide. Products and services are offered to the construction, rental and general industries under several brands. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at http://www.atlascopco.com .

For further information please contact:
Elsie Vestraets, PR Coordinator Portable Air Division
Phone: +32 (0)3 401 98 11 / e-mail: elsie.vestraets(at)be(dot)atlascopco(dot)com

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