The Trime Group has launched a new lighting tower that, it says, will provide safe lighting in very difficult to access areas of mines.
Aimed specifically at the mining industry, The Trime X-Mine Monster is a lighting tower fitted to a wide crawler undercarriage.
This unique arrangement, the company says, ensures the unit remains secure and stable in all terrain, enabling it to deliver bright, safe lighting levels irrespective of the ground conditions.
Should the X-Mine Monster encounter a short climb or descent, the dynamic levelling system of the X-Mine Monster will automatically tilt the mast, Trime Group says. This ensures the unit remains vertical at all times and that the lamps are steady, providing correctly targeted lighting.
The X-Mine Monster is fitted with 30 multi-directional and adjustable 150 W, energy-saving LED lamps. This equates to 5.7 kW of light fitted onto a 10 m hydraulic and foldable mast, with 240° rotation, delivering up to 24,500 sq.m of illumination, the company claims.
“The X-Mine Monster is easy to operate and simple to manoeuvre,” Trime Group says. “It has a maximum driving speed of 2.2 km/h, and is remotely controlled via a Wi-Fi-enabled joystick operated console.”
Ground level headlamps are fitted so all base operations are carried out safely. It has a high capacity 150 litre fuel tank, enabling the X-Mine Monster to run continuously for up 94 hours, according to the company. An additional 9 kVA of auxiliary power is also available at a safe 48 V DC.
Trime, an Italian manufacturer of environmentally sensitive machinery that typically serves the construction, rail, highway and events markets, designed and manufactured the X-Mine Monster in response to a request from an Australian open-pit mining contractor who was working 24 h/d. Traditional wheeled lighting towers were unsteady and not providing sufficient lighting, and were also proving difficult to transport around the site, the company said.
The contractor explained their requirements to Trime engineers who immediately set about developing the X-Mine Monster, Trime said.
Trime believes the X-Mine Monster is the only lighting tower with a 10 m articulated fully hydraulic telescopic mast able to provide safe lighting in very difficult areas to access with just a traditional vertical tower.
For example, if an excavator is operating in close proximity to a work area, the X-Mine Monster is the only lighting tower equipped to light up above and below the excavator’s digging arm, the company says.
Matteo Tagliani, Trime’s Sales Director, said: “We always have a very open mind when we receive special requests for bespoke machinery. We will always listen carefully to individual requests and work hard to achieve a satisfactory outcome for both parties. We welcome these types of enquiries.”
The Trime Group is headquartered in Cassinetta di Lugagnano, near Milan, Italy.