Komatsu is expanding the availability of its intelligent Machine Control (iMC) 2.0 to two additional dozers as well as its PC210LCi-11 excavator.
Developed with input from leading construction companies, iMC gives contractors sophisticated, productivity-enhancing automation along with cutting-edge jobsite design.
As technology has transformed global business, Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control can help quickly transform construction jobsites into highly efficient, highly productive operations.
For dozers, iMC 2.0 delivers a suite of features that use advanced machine technology to improve dozer productivity.
Last year, Komatsu introduced iMC 2.0 capabilities on the new D71PXi-24 hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer.
Now, iMC 2.0 has expanded to Komatsu’s 131 hp D51i-24 dozer, which features an operating weight of 14,290 kg and a 3.7 cubic metre blade capacity. The tech is also now available on the 168 hp D61i-24, which includes a 19,580-kg operating capacity and 3.8 cubic metre blade capacity.
Komatsu’s iMC incorporates a host of advanced, proprietary machine technology, to let contractors take advantage of productivity-enhancing automation and jobsite design.
Via iMC, operators of varying skill levels are able to work with the utmost efficiency, guided by sophisticated automation.
With Proactive Dozing Control, even less experienced operators can automatically cut or strip from existing terrain. The dozer measures the terrain it tracks over and uses that data to plan the next pass. Productivity can improve by up to 60 per cent versus the previous generation.
Spread fill automatically
Komatsu’s Lift Layer Control automatically lets operators spread fill from existing terrain with the press of a button. The dozer is able to measure the terrain it tracks over and uses the data it gathers to plan the next pass for up to double the production with consistent layers for compaction quality.
As well, iMC 2.0 includes tilt steering control, which automatically tilts the blade to maintain straight travel during rough dozing. This helps to reduce operator steering input by up to 80 per cent.
Quick surface creation
Operators can create a temporary design surface with the press of a button with quick surface creation. Combined with other iMC 2.0 functions, crews can begin stripping or spreading using automated input, while waiting for the finish grade model.
On the excavator side of Komatsu’s iMC 2.0 lineup is the 165 hp PC210LCi-11 excavator.
Designed for contractors that need a versatile solution that still offers range, the PC210LCi-11 is Komatsu’s smallest excavator with machine control. Weighing 23,313 to 24,440 kg, the PC210LCi-11 excels at digging precise footings, retention ponds and utility work.
Its updated, factory-integrated system minimizes over-excavation and enables operators to dig straight to grade quickly and accurately.
As well, operators can finish grade quickly and accurately with bucket angle hold control that automatically holds the bucket angle to the design surface during arm operation, enabling operators to perform finish grading using only arm input.
With integrated machine control, the auto tilt bucket control on the PC210LCi-11 assists the operator in aligning the bucket parallel with the slope, so that finish grading can be accomplished without having to align the machine with the target surface.