New intelligent Machine Control 2.0 Excavators
Proprietary iMC 2.0 promotes significant productivity gains for Komatsu’s mid- to large-sized construction excavators
Productivity is the key to success on the job site, and the faster a crew can reach maximum productivity, the better. As part of Komatsu’s suite of Smart Construction products, services and digital solutions, its intelligent Machine Control (iMC) 2.0 gives contractors the opportunity to take advantage of sophisticated, productivity-enhancing automation.
“Aimed to quickly lessen the skill gap between new and experienced operators — and improve the bottom line for contractors — our excavators with iMC 2.0 technology can help contractors transform their job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations,” said Andrew Earing, senior product manager, tracked products, Komatsu.
Developed with input from leading construction companies, Komatsu’s iMC 2.0 offers additional new features such as auto tilt bucket control and bucket angle hold control on several mid- to large-sized construction excavators: the PC290LCi-11, the PC360LCi-11 and the PC390LCi-11.
“They are an excellent match for footing excavation, trenching and slope work, with factory-integrated systems to help minimize over-excavation and empower operators to dig straight to grade quickly and accurately,” said Earing.
70,702 – 72,091 lbs.
0.76 – 2.13 cu yd
78,645 – 80,547 lbs.
0.89 – 2.56 cu yd
87,867 – 90,441 lbs.
0.89 – 2.91 cu yd
Exclusive iMC 2.0 productivity features
Auto tilt bucket control assists operators by aligning the bucket parallel with a slope, so finish grading can be accomplished without needing to align the machine with the target surface.
Bucket angle hold control helps operators reach finish grade quickly and accurately. It automatically holds the bucket angle to the design surface during arm operation, enabling operators to perform finish grading using only arm input.
Both new features build upon the semi-automatic functions that were maintained from the first generation of iMC excavators, including the ability to switch from manual to semi-automatic modes.
“Existing and new technology in the iMC 2.0 excavators has proven to increase production and efficiency while reducing costs,” said Earing. “We encourage anyone looking for those attributes to test one for themselves.”