Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

With a decade of experience and understanding of the intelligent Machine Control system, Komatsu is now offering Smart Construction 3D Machine Guidance kit as a simple and flexible technological enhancement for a broad range of standard machines as well as mixed fleets.

Komatsu has introduced 3D machine guidance and payload functionalities for crawler and wheeled excavators. The Smart Construction 3D Machine Guidance is claimed to provide customers with a simple and accessible 3D GNSS system and dynamic payload metering.

Productivity, real-time jobsite information, and keeping pace with digital transformation are some of the biggest challenges today and the 3D Machine Guidance kit has been developed in response to these needs.

The kit provides an accessible way to add 2D and 3D machine guidance to any crawler or wheeled excavator from 13-tonnes up to 120-tonnes. One of the main benefits of the 3D Machine Guidance Kit, through ease of installation, is its ability to digitally transform any excavator, of any generation, at any time.

The 3D Machine Guidance kit can be customised with various optional additions such as a tilt bucket and couplers kit, two-piece boom kit, super long front kit, and SATEL radio kit. These options allow the kit to better accommodate each customer’s machine configurations and operating conditions.

Developed by Komatsu for Smart Construction to the same standards as its machines, the 3D Machine Guidance kit hardware components provide customers with guaranteed reliable quality and performance. The 3D Machine Guidance kit is fully supported by the Komatsu distribution network alongside the company’s Smart Construction team.

To improve jobsite safety, a 3D safety zone feature has been integrated into the system. This allows customers to create and import avoidance zones. The feature serves as a preventive strategy, sending alerts to operators when they are in proximity to hazards such as powerlines, underground utilities, walkways, or public roads.

The 3D Machine Guidance kit’s automatic file conversion is compatible with most common design file formats. This ensures a seamless integration with customers’ existing 3D systems from different manufacturers.

In addition to the standard machine guidance functionality, the 3D Machine Guidance kit comes with an integrated payload meter option for Komatsu machines. This feature allows for dynamic weighing of materials, eliminating the need for manual checks and interruptions. This boosts productivity by ensuring each truck is loaded to its optimal capacity without risking overload.

Besides being a standard 3D GNSS system, the 3D Machine Guidance kit is also integrated into the Smart Construction suite as a first step towards optimising earthmoving process (DX). It works as an IoT tool automatically collecting terrain and payload data, which can be visualised and analysed using Smart Construction solutions and advice.

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