Atlas Copco to show battery powered light tower

28 January 2020

Atlas Copco Power Technique will show at the International Rental exhibition (IRE) its first ever battery powered LED light tower, the compact HiLight Z3+, alongside a selection of products including WEDA pumps and portable compressors.

The HiLight Z3+ is powered by lithium-ion batteries and has a run time of up to 32 hours. In comparison to lead-acid and gel battery types, it offers up to 20% more Depth of Discharge (DoD), three times more energy density and a lifetime of 6,000 cycles. The tower’s charging time, from auxiliary, grid or a portable generator, is six hours.

HiLight Z3+ (2)

Atlas Copco’s HiLight Z3+, its first battery powered lighting tower.

The tower uses a high luminosity lamp comprising four 160 W LEDs, with a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. Combined with specially designed directional glass optics, the floodlights provide light distribution over a 3000 m2 area. The LED lightis are supported by an 8m high hydraulic vertical mast, certified as stable in winds of up to 80 km/h.

At the time of the launch, Félix Gómez, Product Marketing Manager for Light Towers at Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow division, said: This launch represents a major leap forward in terms of what is achievable with a battery-powered light tower.

”Before selecting the battery type, we undertook extensive R&D to ensure we would provide our customers with the best-in-class performance they expect – not just in terms of running hours, but also reliability, ease-of-use and total cost of ownership. The end result is the HiLight Z3+, which offers a yearly reduction of 1 tonne of CO2 emissions and diesel savings of more than 1,000 litres.”

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Atlas Copco’s E-Air 250 electric compressor.

Compressors on display will include models from Atlas Copco’s E-Air range with electric variable speed drives (VSD), which were launched at Bauma last year.

VSD E-Air compressors are smaller and lighter than equivalent diesel air compressors. The E-Air H 250 (pictured), for example, weighs less than 750 kg, which means it requires no special driving licence to tow it in Europe.

Also on show will be a selection of its WEDA electric submersible pumps.

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