Komatsu at bauma 2016

New PW98MR-10 Midi Excavator at BAUMA 2016 

This new Komatsu tight-tail machine bridges the gap between compact and construction-sized excavators and can work in a wide variety of construction, utility and landscaping applications with improved efficiency. The PW98MR-10 features lower fuel consumption, improved operator comfort and enhanced serviceability.

With a net 48.5 kW @ 1.950 rpm (66 HP) and operating weights between 9.820 kg and 10.450 kg, the PW98MR-10 is powered by a 4-valve per cylinder Komatsu SAA4D95LE-6 engine and is EU Stage IIIB certified, with no Diesel Particulate Filter or Selective Catalytic Reduction system for low maintenance costs. An advanced electronic control system manages air-flow rate, fuel injection, combustion and exhaust after-treatment to optimize performance, reduce emissions, lower fuel consumption and provide advanced diagnostic capability

The KOMTRAX™ technology on the PW98MR-10 sends machine operating information to a secure website with wireless technology. Data such as operating hours, fuel consumption, location, cautions and maintenance alerts are relayed to the web application for analysis. The KOMTRAX™ fleet monitoring system increases machine availability, reduces the risk of machine theft, allows for remote diagnosis by the distributor, and provides a wealth of other information to drive business efficiency and productivity.

Performance

The PW98MR-10 features improved productivity, with a higher lifting capacity and increased stability. It has a maximum digging depth of 4.305 mm and a maximum digging reach of 7.835 mm. A swing boom allows the PW98MR-10 to work in confined spaces. The operator can focus on the work in front of the machine and worry less about rear swing impact in confined areas.

Improved travel performance

Power loss is greatly reduced in the drive line and travel speeds on the PW98MR-10, among the highest on the market, are improved by up to 11 % on slopes and 14% on flat ground.

As on larger Komatsu wheeled excavators, a switch below the PPC joystick allows to select the travel direction for improved mobility on and in between jobsites. The operator can choose between three speed modes, proposed on the monitor: creep speed (max 4.5 km/h), low speed (max 10 km/h) and high speed (max 30 km/h). Productivity is increased, with less operator fatigue.

 WA380-8 Wheel Loader 

Komatsu Europe presents the WA380-8 wheel loader, a utility performer with an EU Stage IV engine and fuel consumption up to 8 % lower than for the WA380-7. Built on the recognized benefits of its predecessor, the new Komatsu WA380-8 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 WA380-8 has 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.

The Komatsu SAA6D107E-3 engine on the WA470-8 puts out a net horsepower of 142 kW (191 HP). 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.

Enhancements and features

Thanks to its drive train, manufactured at Komatsu Hanomag in Hanover, Germany, this wheel loader is an extremely powerful yet fuel-efficient machine. In 1st to 4th gear, the automatic transmission provides easy operation and loading cycles with increased productivity, allowing the operator to concentrate on the job. In gears 2 to 4, starting at a speed of approx. 9 km/h, a lock-up torque converter further boosts efficiency.

Komatsu developed an operator-friendly, spacious cab with an internal noise level of only 68 dB(A). The increased internal air pressure prevents dust and other particulates from entering the cab. For easy and safe exit, the machine is equipped with a rear-hinged door, angled steps and large handrails. The wide pillar-less glass surfaces provide excellent all-round visibility.

A 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 AutoIdle Shutdown system prevent unnecessary fuel consumption. The engine is switched off automatically when the engine is at an idle condition.

More benefits

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.

New HB365LC-3 Hybrid Excavator 

Compared to a standard PC360LC-11 excavator, the new Komatsu Hybrid excavator was designed to provide 20% fuel savings to customers. Today, KOMTRAX™ data from HB365LC-3 machines working in Japan since February 2016 show that Komatsu has reached this target.

Since 2008, when Komatsu commercialized the first hybrid construction equipment in the history of the industry, a total of 10,000,000 hours of operation have been registered by excavators benefiting from Komatsu‘s proven hybrid technology, which is today at work on over 3,500 units worldwide. The new HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator features an EU Stage IV engine and ultra-low noise levels, and it further reinforces Komatsu’s strong commitment towards a substantial reduction of the environmental impact of earthmoving machines.

Cutting-edge technology

The HB365LC-3 has the same SAA6D114E-6 engine (202 kW / 271 HP) as the PC360LC-11, with up to 53kW extra electric power supplied by the revolutionary Komatsu Hybrid system.

The kinetic energy generated during the swing-braking phase is converted to electricity, which is sent through an inverter and captured by the Komatsu Ultra Capacitor. When accelerating under workload conditions the captured energy is discharged quickly for upper structure rotation and to assist the engine as commanded by the hybrid controller. The reserve power stored by the hybrid technology represents additional horsepower that is available to maximize machine performance by supporting the engine, or is used for swing power.

The highly durable Komatsu-developed and manufactured hybrid components are covered by a “5 year or 10.000 hours” special warranty. All machine components and the EU Stage IV engine are optimally controlled to match the work at hand and are coordinated through Komatsu’s total vehicle control system to deliver exceptional fuel savings and a reduced carbon footprint with no compromise on machine performance

As all Komatsu excavators, the new hybrid machine has a high lift capacity and great stability, and swing performance is fast and powerful. Oil flow is optimized for quick movement in combined operations for increased productivity.

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.

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 optimises 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.

New Range of Dash 11 Demolition Specification Hydraulic Excavators

Fully developed and manufactured in-house by Komatsu, these rugged new machines bring optimal durability, while maximising safety and offering reduced operating costs. Komatsu’s environmentally friendly EU Stage IV compliant engines are used throughout, with the new machines offering up to 5% improved fuel efficiency, an upgraded cab design and enhanced safety and serviceability.

Built on proven EU Stage IIIB engine technology, Komatsu’s EU Stage IV engines are productive, dependable and efficient. With powers ranging from net 123kW (165hp) @ 2000 rpm for the PC210LC-11 Demolition Specification Excavator through to net 270 kW (362 HP) @ 1.900 rpm for the PC490LC-11 Demolition Specification Excavator the new machines maintain the powerful performance of the previous Komatsu models. Operating weights range from 23.170 kg for the PC210LC-11 Demolition Specification Excavator through to 48835kg for the PC490LC-11 Demolition Specification Excavator. The PC360NLC-11 Demolition Specification Excavator displayed at BAUMA weighs in at 36.200kg.

Simon Saunders, Product Manager at Komatsu Europe International states: “These new excavators offer all of the advantages of the standard Dash 11 machines, but additionally comply with all the special regulations which cover machines used for demolition. The machine on display at BAUMA additionally features a factory installed tool control system allowing easy adjustment of the hydraulic performance to match the installed demolition tool”.

Key features of the Dash 11

Demolition Excavators Komatsu factory fitted demolition features

The range of demolition specification excavators include a wide range of features, developed, tested and proven by the Komatsu factory. The Operator Protective Guards fully comply with ISO10262 Level 2 and additionally feature re-designed protective grids to offer exceptional visibility. A roof window wash/wipe system is fitted as standard, while both roof window and front window include high impact protection EN356 Grade P5A glass. The structure of the demolition excavators is significantly reinforced compared with the standard machines, featuring unique upper structure with factory installed protective side guards and heavy duty undercovers. A variety of boom and arm lengths are available, including straight booms for some models, as highlighted by the PC360NLC-11 machine at the BAUMA show.

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

Komatsu’s new EU Stage IV engines integrate 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 engines optimise performance, reduce emissions and provide 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.

New management at Komatsu Europe International N.V.

The Komatsu Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Mr Masatoshi Morishita as Managing Director & CEO, and Marketing Division President, of Komatsu Europe International N.V. effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Ms Keiko Fujiwara, who returns to Japan after four years in Europe, in order to pursue her career at Komatsu Ltd. HQ, taking charge of HR Development & Training for Distributors.

Mr Morishita, 55, joined Komatsu Ltd in 1984 to work in domestic and international sales and marketing. In 1993, he represented the Dubai Liaison Office of International Division as General Manager, and in 1997 he returned to the Japanese Domestic Sales Division to take charge of rental business development.

From 1998 to 2004, Mr Morishita was responsible for various marketing activities at Komatsu Europe International N.V. He then returned to Japan to collaborate with a major account as Marketing Manager of Mining Business Department.

In 2006, he transferred to Komatsu Latin America Corp as Vice President of Corporate Planning, and took over as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Komatsu Cummins Chile Ltda in 2008. After returning to the Construction Business Planning & Controlling Department of Komatsu Ltd in 2012, Mr Morishita was successively Deputy General Manager then General Manager in 2013, and Vice President of Aftermarket Business Division in 2015.

Mr Morishita is also on Komatsu Europe’s Executive Board, with Mr. Peter Howe (Chairman) and Taiichiro Kitatani (Vice-Chairman).

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