First publishedin Aggregates Business International
An innovation from Sany comes in the form of its VR remote-control system for excavators, while the company has also introduced a larger excavator class.
The VR system allows a crawler excavator to be operated from up to 2km from the working area, and for applications in dangerous areas such as at a quarry face or for demolition, ensuring the operator can be in a place of safety, away from the machine.
The system features a large screen mounted in a standard cab, which can be located anywhere, and is fitted with conventional controls. With CCTV cameras fitted around the excavator, the screen enables the operator to see the work that the machine is carrying out.
At present the system is offered on an otherwise conventional 22tonne class Sany crawler excavator.
Sany has also developed a new and much larger excavator. This 75tonne unit is aimed at mass earthmoving and quarrying applications and is offered with an engine that meets the China Stage III emissions requirements. Broadly comparable with the Tier 3 requirements, the machine can meet the needs of customers in emerging territories also.