1. Hybrid hydraulic excavator achieving both environmental performance and low fuel consumption
Komatsu has broadened its lineup of hybrid hydraulic excavators with the HB335/365 30-ton class models since the world's first market introduction of the HB200 model In addition to complying with the new emission gas controls and ensuring low fuel consumption, these 30-ton class models achieve the industry's first super-low noise of their class.
Komatsu-original hybrid system enables the electric swing motor to generate electricity during swing braking and the capacitor to store electricity. Then the electricity is used as assistant power to swing the upper structure or help the engine accelerate through the swing and generator motors, respectively. As a result, these hybrid models achieve an outstanding reduction of fuel consumption. Furthermore, Komatsu manufactures all hybrid components in-house, ensuring excellent reliability and durability.
2. intelligent Machine Control dozer equipped with automatic blade control functions
After having led the world by introducing iMC bulldozers featuring automatic blade control, Komatsu has widened their range from large to small sizes. By automating all processes, from rough dozing, which was not possible by conventional add-on Machine Control dozers, to finish grading, Komatsu iMC dozers achieve an outstanding improvement of work efficiency.The new developed automatic blade control controls blade load and avoids track slip which occur frequently during rough dozing, thereby achieving high-efficiency, automatic construction. As a result of greatly reduced track slip, our Machine Control dozer prolongs the life of track shoes, while minimizing damage on the design surface, thereby cutting down the maintenance costs. As our Machine Control dozer automatically and seamlessly shifts to the finish grading mode, it is capable of dozing according to the design drawings of all stages, regardless of operatorsf experience or skills.
3. intelligent Machine Control Hydraulic Excavators
For the iMC hydraulic excavators, Komatsu has achieved the world first iMC technology which controls their boom, arm and bucket without damaging the target surface by checking the position data of their bucket teeth received by their GNSS (GPS and GLONASS) antenna and the GNSS base station on their jobsite against the design data. When the bucket teeth reach the target surface, their boom, arm and bucket automatically stop movements or the teeth move along the target surface, thanks to their assistance function. Therefore, the operator can continue excavating without worrying about overcutting. As both iMC models can eliminate a considerable amount of work, such as staking and surveying, which are required for conventional construction, they can help customers not only improve their production efficiency but also enhance safety at jobsites by reducing the number of surveyors who work near the machines on conventional jobsites.
4. FE series electric forklifts offering full-scale outdoor use
Komatsu's design expertise in water-resistant and dust-proof qualities of construction equipment has made possible full-scale outdoor use of electric forklifts, dynamically expanding their domain of operation. While maintaining high-level environmental performance, operating comfort and low running cost, the advantages of electric forklifts, substantiated by Komatsu technologies, FE series forklifts offer long hours of operation, thanks to Komatsu-original rapid charging system.
By adopting an easily maintained battery, Komatsu has totally eliminated the tiresome needs for adding water and opening the battery hood. As a result, customers can replace internal combustion forklifts for the first time by easily and comfortably using FE series models. These models feature enhanced water-resistant and dust-proof qualities, capable for use in diverse jobsite environs, such as outdoor areas and places with lots of dust. Furthermore, because of having KOMTRAX as a standard feature to monitor their operating conditions and send reports on a daily basis, these models enable the "visualization" of jobsite operations, including fuel consumption, supporting customers' remote management of their fleets and improvement of jobsite operations.