Komatsu Europe announces availability of its PC360LCi-11 and PC360NLCi-11 excavators with intelligent Machine Control 2.0 (iMC 2.0). The new excavators offer high-productivity earthmoving and precision grading in a single complete package. Building on the success of Komatsu’s pioneering fully factory-integrated machine control, these new models for the European market further expand the range, and enable more customers to experience its benefits.
“On the previous model we had examples of customers using iMC to replace standard excavators,” says Rob Macintyre, Product Manager at Komatsu Europe. “They immediately benefitted from using their machine for grading as well as for truck loading, allowing them to redeploy other equipment and to really optimise their fleet on the jobsite. We believe that the new iMC 2.0 versions will give them even more opportunities to do this.”
Operating weights of the PC360LCi/NLCi-11 range from 35,770-36,850kg, and the machines have a maximum recommended bucket capacity of 2.66 m3. The fuel efficient, EU Stage V Komatsu engine has a power output of 202 kW/271 hp at 1,950 rpm.
The latest KOMTRAX telematics, and the Komatsu CARE maintenance program for customers, offer top fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime.
Komatsu intelligent Machine Control 2.0
Launched in 2013, Komatsu’s fully factory integrated intelligent Machine Control system today counts over 1.5 Million customer operation hours on excavators in Europe alone. Fully supported by a network of highly experienced, Komatsu distributor Technology Solutions Experts, it has provided Komatsu customers with field proven, automated digging control and market leading levels of quality, reliability, accuracy and performance.
The European market introduction of the new PC360LCi-11 and PC360NLCi-11 brings along several new intelligent features that further boost machine and jobsite productivity and efficiency.
The new Komatsu Auto Tilt Control for tilting buckets makes operations on slope and ditch work easier, automatically limits under-digging and increases bucket fill. The bucket automatically tilts to the 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 provides unrivalled ergonomics and intuitive smartphone-like screen navigation features. Slimmer, lighter and more compact, it has increased memory capacity and lightning-fast processing speed.
Komatsu iMC 2.0 also provides customers with new levels of flexibility and value thanks to the introduction of a new IMU sensor for tilt buckets. Easily mounted and calibrated, it increases attachment and machine utilization, allowing different tilting buckets to be fully integrated to the excavator’s control system.
Additionally, you can connect remotely and transfer project design files through a Smart Construction Remote subscription.
The new PC360LCi-11 and PC360NLCi-11 carry over original Komatsu intelligent Machine Control features: Auto Stop Control, Auto Grade Assist and Minimum Distance Control have assisted operators move material safely over many hours of operation and will continue to help them work quickly and easily with no worry about over digging.