At bauma 2016, Komatsu Europe International N.V. will display more than 30 machines over two areas totalling 7.000 square meters. Several brand new models and the latest industry-leading Komatsu technologies for products and services will highlight Komatsu’s continuing focus on innovation and its commitment to improve job site efficiency and lower overall costs for customers. The triannual Bauma fair, held traditionally at the Messe München hall in Munich, Germany, is expected to again attract many thousands of visitors from around the world.
On a 4,500 m² indoor stand, located in Hall B5 Komatsu will present its latest models, from utility to quarry and mining machines, along with a new range of attachments. Machines will include recently launched “Dash11” excavators, new wheel loaders with their “Auto digging system”, and fuel saving features for all machines. Most of the excavators will highlight the range of Lehnhoff buckets and quick couplers.
The latest innovations to Komatsu technology will be featured with the launch of the new Komatsu 36 tonnes Hybrid excavator, a renewal of Komatsu’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of earthmoving machines. Also in the spotlight, Komatsu’s proven concept of intelligent Machine Control, first discovered by the industry at Bauma 2013, and which has now penetrated markets worldwide, with over 2.200 units delivered. Members of Komatsu’s specially trained support staff will be on hand to help interested visitors understand how a trouble free operation with lower overall costs is easily obtained with this technology.
Big visuals, videos and multiple info points will promote Komatsu money-saving options. Komtrax experts will explain how it helps customers easily and cost effectively manage a whole fleet of Komatsu machines. Komatsu Finance will show financing possibilities for customers, and the Remarketing area will present Dealer Qualified Used Equipment. Komatsu Genuine Parts and Komatsu product support will be highlighted. A cafeteria and several meeting rooms will offer perfect places for quick chats and more formal get-togethers.
On the large outdoor area, divided in three different sections, Komatsu will demonstrate the benefits and exclusive advantages of its intelligent system on a D61PXi-24 dozer and PC210LCi-10 excavator with a newly integrated tilt bucket. The brand new PC7000 mining shovel will be presented in a dynamic showcase. A large tent with a Driver’s Bar on the ground floor will welcome all visitors to the area and, on the first floor, Komatsu Mining Germany will greet worldwide mining customers to their Mining Lounge.
The next generation of mining shovels
Komatsu will officially introduce the PC7000 at bauma 2016. With the new PC7000 mining shovel, Komatsu extends its loading machines portfolio in the >200 ton class. The Komatsu PC7000 meets the mining industry’s requirements for high productivity and offers lowest cost per ton in its class.
The new PC7000 mining shovel does justice to Komatsu’s innovative design philosophy and technology-driven engineering. It represents the latest in mining technology, and close collaboration with Komatsu partners from around the world was essential to its development. With mining becoming ever more challenging, a customer-oriented approach was selected: Komatsu customers were asked to define their requirements for the next generation of shovels. Safety, productivity, maintainability and performance were key drivers requested by our long-term partners, and all were taken into consideration by the Komatsu engineers.
With Komatsu customers’ requirements clearly defined, the development of the Komatsu PC7000 began. Komatsu designed this 677 ton machine with the aim to create the safest and highest performing shovel in its class. Powered by two 1250 kW diesel engines the Komatsu PC7000 can lift a 36 m³ front shovel bucket. Adapting to different mining approaches and circumstances, Komatsu also provides, in option, backhoe attachments with a 36 m³ bucket and an electric drive train.
Customers around the world value the robust structure, design and high quality of Komatsu products. Komatsu continuously invests in personnel, design and production systems. And, for Komatsu, quality is key to a successful operation, as it allows the reduction of total cost of ownership and, therefore, the lowest cost per ton. In fact, Komatsu sets quality requirements beyond usual standards. Komatsu products that exceed their calculated lifetime are not uncommon.
By design, the shovel perfectly matches 240 to 290 short ton trucks such as the Komatsu 830E and Komatsu 860E. Operators will experience improved ease when digging and bucket filling as Komatsu reviewed both the bucket design and hydraulic layout. With the new open circuit, hydraulic system the shovel swings faster and penetrates the material easier. Reduced maintenance time, thanks to increased width of walkways and repositioning of major service points for easier access, was taken into account when scheming the shovel. Komtrax Plus, the latest Komatsu machine monitoring system, is installed on the machine and lets customers check the operating status of their machine. On request, data can be transferred via satellite directly to maintenance specialists, to inform them of actual hydraulic pressures and engine performance.
A safe operation is also a productive operation. Continuing to improve machine and human safety, Komatsu developed a new safety concept for this new machine. The Komatsu PC7000 is equipped with an illuminated 45° primary access and egress stairway. In case of emergency, a solid anti-slip, flip-down ladder provides secure egress form the cab and machinery house. In addition, Komatsu has upgraded the light arrangements to LED technology for brighter and safer service and operation.
You are welcome to get an impression of the most innovative Komatsu mining shovel yet. Visit Komatsu in hall B5 and on the outside area FM512.
Automated dozing from rough cut to finish grade
New D85EXi/PXi-18 dozer, Komatsu’s latest in a growing range of machines equipped with intelligent Machine Control technology. Featuring all the advantages of the D85-18 dozer, and enhanced with the customer benefits offered only by Komatsu’s integrated intelligent system, the D85EXi/PXi-18 improves efficiency and reduces costs for customers.
“When high production must to be combined with finish grading accuracy, the D85EXi/PXi-18 is the answer to all the customer’s needs. With Komatsu's intelligent Machine Control system integrated directly at the factory, automatic dozing can be used from start to finish, for a drastic improvement to overall job site efficiency”.
The innovative machine control on D85EXi/PXi-18 allows automated operation from heavy dozing to fine grading. The system senses and controls the blade load, optimises the start of the cut and minimises track slip. Equipped dozers can greatly enhance work efficiency in any application, especially when a specific finished level must be guaranteed.
The system is fully integrated; there is no need for operators to climb on the blade to install/remove GNSS antennas, no coiled cables to snag and no electrical connections to worry about at the start and end of each shift.
Powered by a 197 kW (264 HP), SAA6D125E-7, EU Stage IV emissions-certified engine with a “Heavy-duty” aftertreatment system, the D85EXi/PXi-18 emits up to 85% less particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx) than a D85EX/PX-15. This 11-litre diesel engine features a Komatsu Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. The KVGT creates excellent engine response and helps to maintain a high level of passive regeneration, with no fuel wasted on cleaning the exhaust filter.
Komatsu continuously aims to improve cab comfort and ergonomics, and the new D85EXi/PXi-18 crawler dozer provides a comfortable and quiet work environment that helps operators maximize productivity. The newly enhanced ROPS (Roll-Over Protection) cab is large, with excellent side visibility. Standard features include a high capacity air suspension heated seat, viscous cab mounts to reduce shocks and vibrations even in adverse conditions, an upgraded high-resolution large colour 7” LCD monitor on which all machine information is displayed, and a rear view monitoring system that can be synchronised with reverse operation.
The D85EX/PX-18 uses an electronic control powertrain system that significantly improves operations and productivity. Powerful turns under various work conditions are achieved thanks to the Hydrostatic Steering System (HSS). Counter-rotation is available while in neutral for a minimum turning radius and excellent manoeuvrability.
The D85EX-18 is equipped with the SIGMADOZER® blade, which gives the machine a high blade capacity of 7,2 m³. The SIGMADOZER® dramatically improves dozing performance and increases productivity by up to 15% over a conventional Semi-U blade. The blade features a frontal design concept adopted for digging and rolling material at the center of the blade. Soil-holding capacity is increased and digging resistance reduced for a smoother flow of material. Larger amounts of soil can be dozed with less power.
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.
A versatile jobsite workhorse
Komatsu presents the WA470-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 8 % lower than for the WA470-7. Built on the recognized benefits of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA470-8 offers an outstanding combination of stability, breakout power and tractive effort to customers and is perfect for any moving, transport or loading job. Available machine attachments extend the machine’s versatility to waste handling or quarry applications.
The WA470-8 will be showcased at bauma 2016, with a new auto-digging mode, a new E-light work mode and with Komatsu’s redesigned digging bucket, which further improves penetration and is easier to fill. These combined enhancements greatly increase operating comfort, boost the new wheel loader’s productivity and can reduce fuel consumption by up to 8%.
The machine’s Diesel Particulate Filter (KDPF) and other after-treatment components work together with the engine for improved efficiency and longer life. A Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system further reduces NOx emissions using AdBlue®. The engine’s advanced electronic control system manages the air-flow rate and the fuel injection, combustion parameters and aftertreatment functions: performance is optimised, emissions reduced, and advanced diagnostic capabilities provided.
KOMTRAX™ telematics and Komatsu Care®, a complimentary maintenance program, offer top fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime.
The 7 inch, full colour, high resolution monitor provides key machine metrics including KDPF status and AdBlue® e-level data, fuel consumption, and performance. Messages from the ECO Guidance system are displayed in real-time during operation and on the exit screen when the ignition is turned off. The ECO guidance menu enables the operator to check logs for operation, ECO guidance and fuel consumption. These records can be used to reduce the overall fuel consumption and can be collected and sorted by the operator.
A new air suspension seat dampens the vibrations and provides a more comfortable ride for the operator. Seat-mounted electronic pilot control levers, with F-N-R switch, improve convenience of operations and reduce operator fatigue.
Other options help to optimize fuel consumption: The Komatsu Smart Loader Logic system automatically limits the engine torque during less demanding work, therefore saving fuel. It functions automatically and doesn’t interfere with operation, saving fuel without decreasing production. The Komatsu designed power train has a large capacity torque converter for optimum efficiency.The Auto-Idle Shutdown system prevent unnecessary fuel consumption. The engine is switched off automatically when the engine is at an idle condition.
Cleaning and maintenance are easier than ever. The cooling fan swings out and has wider fin spacing and a standard auto-reversing function. Gull-wing engine doors provide a quick, convenient access for daily checks and service. Full rear fenders are standard, a sight gauge on the AdBlue® fill cap minimises overfilling, and additional hinged panels on either side of the machine simplify access to regeneration components.