Komatsu Europe International Launches PC210LCi-10 Hydraulic Excavator

The world’s first intelligent Machine Control excavator

Komatsu Europe International n.v. introduces the new PC210LCi-10 excavator to the EU market. A Komatsu and world premiere, the PC210LCi-10 features Komatsu’s exclusive machine control and guidance system, fully integrated with all other qualities and benefits of a standard Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator. Thanks to the exclusive control function, the operator will no longer worry about digging too deep or damaging a target surface. From rough digging to finish grading, the PC210LCi-10 excavator can dramatically improve efficiency, precision and safety on the work site.

“This latest Komatsu technology is a revolution in how hydraulic excavators will be used in the coming years” says Mal McCoy, Product Manager for Hydraulic Excavators and intelligent Machine Control Products. “The ability of the PC210LCi-10 to achieve and maintain grade with minimum effort from the operator is awesome”.

Operating weights range from 22.620 kg - 23.480 kg, depending on the configuration, with a net 123 kW (165 HP) @ 2.000 rpm. Other specifications are identical to those for the Komatsu PC210LC-10.

The latest KOMTRAX™ technology on the PC210LCi-10 sends machine operating information to a secure website utilizing wireless technology. Data such as operating hours, fuel consumption, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis. The KOMTRAX™ fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiency and productivity.

The PC210LCi-10 is supported by Komatsu CARE, a complimentary maintenance program for Komatsu customers that comes as standard with every new Komatsu EU Stage IIIB construction machine. For the first three years or 2.000 hours it covers factory-scheduled maintenance, performed by Komatsu-trained technicians with Komatsu Genuine parts. Komatsu CARE offers up to a maximum of 2 complimentary Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) exchanges and a KDPF warranty for the first 5 years or 9.000 hours.

Innovative: Automatic Real Time Digging Control

With the world’s first intelligent Machine Control excavator, the bucket is automatically limited from digging beyond the target surface. The control function maintains grade automatically, with real-time bucket edge positioning in relation to the machine and the job surface. Status is instantly displayed on the full colour, multi-function 12.1” control box monitor, eliminating the wait time associated with conventional sensors.

Integrated: Standard Factory Installed Integrated Machine Control System

Factory installed, Komatsu’s fully integrated intelligent Machine Control system includes stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders for the boom, arm and bucket, newly developed by Komatsu for precise real time bucket edge positioning. The IMU (Inertial Measuring Unit) gives precise machine orientation and determines machine angle from gyro and accelerometer data. High performance antennae send satellite signals to a GNSS receiver that processes them and provides real time position of the machine.

Intelligent: Enhancements for Optimized Performance

The Komatsu PC210LCi-10 intelligent Machine Control excavator lets the operator focus on moving material efficiently, with no worry about digging too deep. The touch screen control box monitor, makes grading easy and accurate with a facing angle compass, a light bar and audio guidance. Information such as real-time “as-built” status, a magnified fine grading view or a 3D bird view can be displayed simultaneously.

By setting 3D design data on the control box monitor, staking can be reduced or eliminated, as can surveying and final inspection. Safety is greatly improved, with less people needed on the job site and near the machine.

Benefits

The unique benefits of Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control system on the new Komatsu PC210LCi-10 excavator are summarized by an outstanding improvement in productivity. This is achieved by consistent accuracy when rough digging, and by completing final grade automatically in just one pass. Cycle times and operator performance are thus improved with a reduced risk of error, and lower costs for fuel, labour and machine utilisation.

 
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