The excavators incorporate Komatsu’s fully factory‐integrated intelligent Machine Control 2.0 (iMC 2.0), which Komatsu says will deliver higher productivity, efficiency and cost savings.
“With machine control being an ever‐growing trend in the construction industry, the introduction of these new iMC 2.0 machines re‐affirms Komatsu’s lead in this space,” said Rob Macintyre, product manager at Komatsu Europe.
Operating weights of the PC210LCi‐11 range from 22.1 to 23.5 tonnes, and it has a maximum recommended bucket capacity of 1.65m3. The EU Stage V Komatsu engine has a power output of 123kW @ 2000rpm.
The PC290LCi/NLCi‐11 operating weights range from 28.95 to 30.95 tonnes, with a bucket capacity of 2.02m3, and their EU Stage V Komatsu engines have a power output of 159kW @ 2050rpm.
The machines also feature the latest KOMTRAX telematics, and the Komatsu Care maintenance programme for customers.
Komatsu says the European market introduction of the new PC210LCi‐11, PC290LCi‐11 and PC290NLCi‐11, brings along with it several new intelligent features that further boost machine and jobsite productivity and efficiency.
These include the new Komatsu Auto Tilt Control for tilting buckets which is designed to make operations on slope and ditch work easier, and automatically limits under‐digging and increases bucket fill. The bucket automatically tilts to design surface with no need for the operator to manually intervene.
With new Bucket Angle Hold the operator no longer needs to use the lever to maintain the bucket angle through grading pass. Once the desired angle is selected, this feature automatically maintains it as the arm moves in.
A new iMC 2.0 monitor is claimed to provide unrivalled ergonomics and intuitive smartphone-like screen navigation features. Slimmer, lighter and more compact, it has increased memory capacity and fast processing speed.
Komatsu intelligent Machine Control 2.0 now features a new IMU sensor for tilt buckets. Easily mounted and calibrated, it increases attachment and machine utilisation, allowing different tilting buckets to be fully integrated to the excavator’s control system.
The new PC210LCi‐11, PC290LCi‐11 and PC290NLCi‐11 also carry over the original Komatsu intelligent Machine Control features of Auto Stop Control, Auto Grade Assist & Minimum Distance Control which Komatsu says have assisted operators to move material safely, quickly and easily over many hours of operation and without having to worry about digging too deep.