Komatsu Europe Introduces PC210NLC-11 Excavator with Upgraded Cab Design

Komatsu Europe's new PC210NLC-11 hydraulic excavator features reduced in-cab noise and increased comfort through the inclusion of proportional control joysticks.

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Komatsu Europe International N.V. introduces the PC210NLC-11 hydraulic excavator to the European market. It further leverages Komatsu’s leadership in technology and innovation with an environmentally friendly EU Stage IV Komatsu engine, an average of 15% improved fuel efficiency, a narrow upper structure with an upgraded cab design, and enhanced safety and serviceability. Productivity is maximized and operating costs are reduced.

Built on a solid foundation initiated in 1996 with the introduction of the first Komatsu Stage I engine, Komatsu’s EU Stage IV engines are productive, dependable and efficient. The PC210NLC-11 offers up to 28% higher lifting performance and further improves on the stability and power of the previous NLC model, with a net 123 kW (165 hp) at 2,000 rpm, and operating weights between 22,400 kg and 23,030 kg.

Paul Dickinson, Product Manager at Komatsu Europe International states, “This new narrow version of the PC210LC-11 excavator does so much more than simply meet EU Stage IV emission regulations: it offers significant advances in fuel consumption, provides 3G communications, improves operator comfort and includes new safety features along with better performance in lifting, grading and truck loading. A new viscous clutch varies the speed of the cooling fan to match the cooling required, which not only saves fuel but also reduces noise and helps create the quietest machine in its class.”

The latest KOMTRAX telematics, and the Komatsu Care complimentary maintenance program, offer top fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime.

Komatsu EU Stage IV emission certified engine – Productive, dependable, efficient

Komatsu’s new EU Stage IV engine integrates SCR to further reduce NOx emissions using the AdBlue additive. With an advanced electronic control system that manages the airflow rate, fuel injection, combustion parameters and aftertreatment functions, the Komatsu EU Stage IV engine optimizes performance, reduces emissions and provides advanced diagnostic capability. Customers benefit from lower fuel consumption with no loss of performance. Komatsu continues to use a Komatsu Variable Geometry Turbocharger (KVGT) and an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve for precise temperature and air management control and for longer component life.

To ensure product reliability and durability in demanding conditions, Komatsu developed the entire system, including the control software, which is critical to the effective operation of the aftertreatment system. This control system is also integrated into the machine’s on-board diagnostics systems and in KOMTRAX, Komatsu’s standard telematics system.

Highly efficient hydraulic system

Enhancements were made to the hydraulic system for reduced hydraulic loss and better efficiency. All major components on the new PC210NLC-11 including the engine, hydraulic pumps, motors and valves are exclusively designed and produced by Komatsu. This integrated design uses a closed center load sensing hydraulic system that takes hydraulic efficiency to the next level using variable speed matching. This technology allows the engine speed to adjust based on the hydraulic pump output for both light and heavy-duty applications.

Operator environment

The new fan clutch system controls optimal fan speed, reduces fuel consumption and also contributes to lower in-cab noise down to 67dB(A), the quietest in-class level. A comfortable work environment further helps operators maximize productivity. The proportional control joysticks, which are standard, allow precise operation of attachments with comfort and ease. With the addition of the new Neutral Detection System, the risk of inadvertent operation is reduced.

The ROPS certified cab, specifically designed for hydraulic excavators, gains strength from a reinforced box structure framework. The cab is mounted on viscous isolation dampers for low vibration levels. A standard heated high back air suspension seat comes with newly designed fully adjustable armrests for improved comfort. In addition to the standard radio, external devices can play music through the cab speakers thanks to an auxiliary input. The cab also has the benefit of two 12V power ports for the operator’s convenience.

A high-resolution 7 in. LCD widescreen color monitor features enhanced capabilities and displays information in 26 languages for global support. The operator can easily select up to six working modes to match machine performance to the application. The new monitor panel provides information on AdBlue fluid level, Eco guidance, operational records, fuel consumption history and utilization information. For improved safety, standard rearview and second side view cameras gives the operator a wide landscape view of the area directly behind the machine and is now incorporated, along with the gauges, as the operating default screen.

Convenient maintenance and serviceability

The PC210NLC-11 provides easier service access to help reduce costly downtime. The new model has guardrails on both sides of the upper structure for easier accessibility. The radiator and hydraulic oil coolers are mounted side by side, making it easier to maintain and service when required and the viscous fan clutch system varies the speed of the fan so that it produces the required amount of cooling.

The excavator is equipped with the exclusive Komatsu EMMS (Equipment Management Monitoring System), which has enhanced diagnostic features that give the operator and technicians greater monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities. EMMS also continuously monitors all critical systems, preventative maintenance, and provides troubleshooting assistance to minimize diagnosis and repair time.