OEMS, Safety

Smarter, tougher and brighter

With the ability to deliver 1000 hours of lighting output per tank of fuel, Allight’s MS1000 lighting tower can work for up to 12 weeks between refuelling and servicing when operating for 12-hour days.

Given many mine sites operate 24 hours a day, efficient and reliable lighting towers are key to the safety and productivity of an operation.

And because lighting towers are often required to maintain peak capacity for weeks, if not months, on end, Allight has applied extensive research and development to ensure the Australian resources sector has access to illumination options it can trust.

The continued evolution of Allight’s mobile lighting range has resulted in the launch of the MineSpec1000 (MS1000) – a smarter and tougher lighting tower that delivers illumination for longer.

The MS1000 can deliver 1000 hours of lighting output per tank of fuel – four times longer than Allight’s MineSpec Gen3 lighting tower – and go 1000 hours between every service, which means it can work for up to 12 weeks between refuelling and servicing.

Allight’s MS1000 is a smarter and tougher lighting tower that delivers illumination for longer.
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Built in Australia, safety is at the forefront of the MS1000 design, with a detachable cabin for easy maintenance and repairs, along with an ergonomic design for easy reach. The tower also has no hard-wired componentry, making for easy part and loom servicing or replacement.

The extended service interval and exceptional fuel capacity limits pit traffic, reducing risk exposure for light vehicles. Production delays are also minimised with the MS1000 only needing to be interacted with four times per year, compared to 17 times per year with the standard Allight MineSpec Gen3 lighting tower – enabling mining operations to keep to their pre-determined schedule and achieve production targets.

At its core, the purpose of the MS1000 is to keep mine pits illuminated for longer – enabling operations to continue around the clock and deliver more tonnes in the process.

The MS1000’s in-built telemetry system enables a real-time view of the fuel level and details the precise GPS location of the lighting tower at any time.

And for customers transitioning from metal halide to LED, the MS1000 reduces fuel consumption from 2.8 litres per hour to one litre per hour, resulting in 65 per cent less fuel consumption and 65 per cent fewer carbon emissions.

The MS1000 is fitted with six 450-watt lamps that each produce 360,000 effective lumens. Photometric light plots based on approved parameters from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) state that the MS1000’s light output will match field testing.

MS1000 inclusions include a battery and starter isolator, a CAT Jumpstart, wheel chocks, emergency stop, rotating beacon for towing fault, lightbar light lanyards and jockey wheel.

The MS1000 is designed for mining applications and includes many smart safety features developed in conjunction with the site requirements of miners across Australia.

Mining companies and contractors that purchase the MS1000 can lean on Allight’s in-house team of engineers and technical experts to ensure the solution is tailored to their operation. When an MS1000 lighting tower is up and running, customers have access to Allight’s service team, which can support site and attend to any maintenance needs.

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Allight can engineer to order and ensure the MS1000 lighting tower meets customers’ specific needs.

The MS1000 is powered by a Perkins engine. As the Australian distributor for Perkins engines and parts, Allight can provide experienced service technicians and best-price parts to support the lifecycle of the MS1000.

The role of the Australian mining industry remains fundamentally important, with locally produced commodities key to the world’s continued development and decarbonisation.

But the resources sector can’t operate in the dark, underlining the importance of Allight lighting solutions such as the MS1000.

This feature appeared in the June 2024 issue of Australian Mining.

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