New HBOX+ lighting tower from Himoinsa
By Belinda Smart24 September 2021
Himoinsa has launched the HBOX+, the first in a range of new lighting towers for the European rental market, designed for low fuel consumption, with a large capacity tank offering a running time of 400 h and 600-hour service intervals.
The European-manufactured model, which was unveiled at Matexpo, Belgium, between 8 and 12 September, has a two-cylinder Yanmar Stage V engine.
The 2TNV70 engine consumes fuel at less than 0.55 l/h, which Himoinsa said “makes it one of the most competitive products on the market in terms of consumption.”
The light tower’s hydraulic mast reaches a height of 8.3 metres and can rotate through 360°, guaranteeing optimum light coverage.
It has a light capacity of 210,000 lumens, and incorporates 4 x 350W LED spotlights (50X50 SMD Chip Technology). Meanwhile a Led Dimming Control offes a progressive start-up with dimming, to avoiding glare during operation in road construction.
Designed and manufactured by Himoinsa, the CET8 controller is designed to provide a user-friendly interface and includes an automatic working mode (start/stop), engine Run/Stop, mast Up/Down and lamps On/Off, as well as a reverse mode when the stop is activated.
The control system uses a joystick to raise and lower the mast, while a stability system prevents the machine from running until it is level. A range of control options is available, suited to users with varying levels of expertise “to guarantee accessible and correct operation in every case.”
The HBOX+ also uses CAN BUS, enabling connection to the C2Cloud fleet management module for remote control of the units.
Other features include wide, easy-access doors on all sides and roof, while the frame is easily removable for cleaning and maintenance.
The interior also contains emergency LED lights in case the equipment is switched off.
The light tower can withstand wind speeds of 110Km/h or more, and has a lifting hook at the top for transport as well as mounting points on all four sides of the frame for forklifts.
Up to 22 units can be transported in a 13 m mega-trailer truck and 20 units in a 40’ container.