Las Vegas, March 10, 2020— Validating the power of its technology, today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, Komatsu demonstrated how it connects its global network of distributors and customers for success. Komatsu debuted several new service, product, and technological advancements, including those with pending patents.
Global premier technology and machines
The D71PXi-24 is the industry’s newest and largest intelligent hydrostatic transmission (HST) dozer with advanced intelligent machine control (iMC 2.0). Its patent-pending proactive dozing control can operate automatically 100% of the time, and its patent-pending lift layer control automatically spreads fill from the existing terrain with the press of one button.
The D155CX-8 pipelayer provides an alternative, stable pipelayer. Designed in conjunction with pipeline companies, the D155CX-8 received high marks from pipeline contractors during field evaluations. Easy to transport, the Tier 4 pipelayer has a 170,000-pound rated lift capacity and an oval track undercarriage that was designed for stability. Its front/rear and left/right weight distribution and long 12’10” (3925 mm) track on ground, improve stability for pipeline work, especially when working on adverse grades.
MyKomatsu is a complimentary web-based solution that includes parts ordering and machine data, parts and service manuals, and more—accessible via a single portal. MyKomatsu integrates 20 legacy systems to create actionable intelligence to assist customers in effectively running their businesses. Through MyKomatsu, customers now have 24/7 access to manage their fleet data in a standardized and organized way. The comprehensive portal provides access to parts and service information, and makes it easy to order parts online. MyKomatsu lets users visualize and evaluate their assets with fleet-wide or equipment-specific information from any device.
Machines previewed and introduced
This PC130-11 conventional tail swing excavator on preview is built to be easily transported from job to job, so is a great choice for utility work or small construction jobs. Equipped with the Komatsu closed-center hydraulic system, the 28,660 lb (13,000 kg) PC130-11 has fast loading cycles and high productivity.
The WA475-10 wheel loader is newly designed with next-generation technology, developed from extensive customer feedback. Its engine has 22 more horsepower than the WA470-8 model, but with the Komatsu Hydraulic Mechanical Transmission (KHMT), it achieves up to a 30% increase in fuel efficiency. KHMT dynamic braking also reduces brake wear.
The WA800-8 wheel loader has completely redesigned front and rear frame and loader linkages, with the most durable chassis in model history.* Designed to load 60-100 ton haul trucks in quarry, aggregate, and mining applications, the WA800-8’s automatic dig, semi-automatic approach, and semi-automatic dump systems can be used together or separately to automate the work phases when v-cycle loading haul trucks.
Komatsu personnel will conduct educational training seminars throughout the show’s run.
- On Wednesday, March 11, from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, at Westgate, Pavilion 10, there is a session for quarry managers and site foremen: Equipment Operator Best Practices. The goal of the seminar is to help attendees develop a better understanding of how to maximize machine operation efficiencies.
- On Friday, March 13, from 9:30-10:30 AM, also at Westgate, Pavilion 10, Komatsu experts will host an educational training seminar to share lessons learned and current best practices for successful implementation of autonomous haulage technologies in varied environments: Autonomous Haulage: Lessons Learned from Surface Mining.
- Komatsu is also proud to support the Tech Experience Smart Cities and Tech Talk on Friday, March 13, at 10:15 AM.
Komatsu at CONEXPO-CON/AGG
With a focus on creating connections to empower the success of its global network of distributors and customers, Komatsu’s booth N-10825 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 features several product and technology advancements for the construction, waste, forestry, energy and aggregates industries. Across 40,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Komatsu booth demonstrates how technology, data, equipment and service solutions leverage digitalization to control costs, timelines and resources.
Komatsu is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of equipment, technologies and services for the construction, forklift, mining, industrial and forestry markets. For nearly a century, Komatsu equipment and services have been used by companies worldwide to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create technology and consumer products. The company’s global service and distributor networks support customer operations, tapping into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.
To learn more and see video of products at work, visit: www.komatsuamerica.com/conexpo2020
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*All comparisons are to the previous Komatsu model unless otherwise stated.