Italy-based Trime Group has launched a brand new lighting tower aimed specifically for the mining industries.
The Trime X-Mine Monster is a lighting tower fitted onto wide crawler undercarriage. This unique arrangement ensures that the unit remains secure and stable in all terrain, enabling it to deliver bright, safe lighting levels irrespective of the ground conditions, according to the firm.
“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. This ensures that the unit remains perfectly vertical at all times and that the lamps are steady, which confirms correctly targeted lighting,” the company stated.
The X-Mine Monster is fitted with 30 multi-directional and adjustable 150W, energy-saving LED lamps. This equates to 5,700W of light fitted onto a 10m hydraulic and foldable mast, with 240-degree rotation, delivering up to 24,500 m2 of illumination.
“The X-Mine Monster is easy to operate and simple to manoeuvre,” continued Trime. “It has a maximum driving speed of 2.2 kph, and is remotely controlled via a WiFi enabled joystick operated console. Ground level headlamps are fitted so that 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. A handy 9 kVA of auxiliary power is also available at a safe 48V DC.”
Trime designed and manufactured the X-Mine Monster in response to a request from an Australian open cast mining contractor which was working 24 hours a day.
“Traditional wheeled lighting towers were unsteady and not providing sufficient lighting,” said Trime. “They were also proving difficult to transport around the site. The contractor explained their requirements to Trime engineers who immediately set about developing the X-Mine Monster.”
Trime believes that the X-Mine Monster is the only lighting tower with a 10m articulated fully hydraulic telescopic mast that is able to provide safe lighting in very difficult areas to access with just a traditional vertical lighting tower.
“For example,” it explained, “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.”
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.”
Headquartered in Cassinetta di Lugagnano, near Milan, Italy, the Trime Group manufactures a wide range of ‘sustainable’ lighting towers for the use on outside events, construction, rail and highway projects. Trime equipment is distributed worldwide through a line of dedicated dealers and distributors.