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Komatsu’s proprietary intelligent Machine Control 2.0 promotes significant productivity gains for excavators

1 min read / January 27, 2022

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New technology available on PC290LCi-11, PC360LCi-11, and PC390LCi-11

January 27, 2022 – 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, the company’s intelligent Machine Control 2.0 (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 construction job sites into highly efficient, highly productive operations,” said Andrew Earing, senior product manager, tracked products, Komatsu.

Built on Komatsu’s intelligent machine control platform, and developed with input from leading construction companies, iMC 2.0 offers additional new features on the company’s mid-to large-size construction excavators: the PC290LCi-11, PC360LCi-11 and the PC390LCi-11. An excellent match for footing excavation, trenching and slope work, these excavators with updated, factory-integrated systems, help to minimize over-excavation and empower operators to dig straight to grade quickly and accurately.

Auto tilt bucket control 

With integrated machine control, auto tilt bucket control assists operators by aligning the bucket parallel with the slope, so that finish grading can be accomplished without needing to align the machine with the target surface. 

Perform finish grading using only arm input

The new 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.  

Find more information on Komatsu’s excavators with intelligent Machine Control 2.0 here.

About Komatsu
Komatsu develops and supplies technologies, equipment and services for the construction, mining, forklift, industrial and forestry markets. For a century, the company has been creating value for its customers through manufacturing and technology innovation, partnering with others to empower a sustainable future where people, business and the planet thrive together. Front-line industries worldwide use Komatsu solutions to develop modern infrastructure, extract fundamental minerals, maintain forests and create consumer products. The company's global service and distributor networks support customer operations to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance.

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