Komatsu Europe introduces new excavators with intelligent Machine Control

Komatsu claims that the new excavators with the new iMC 2.0 system features, will deliver even higher productivity, efficiency and cost savings.

Komatsu Europe has launched the new PC210LCi-11, PC290LCi-11 and PC290NLCi-11 excavators with intelligent Machine Control 2.0. (iMC 2.0). Building on the success of Komatsu’s pioneering fully factory-integrated machine control these new models for the European market further expand the range, and enable more customers to experience the benefits of Komatsu’s intelligent Machine Control. The brand new iMC 2.0 features introduced on these machines will deliver even higher productivity, efficiency and cost savings.
“With machine control being an ever-growing trend in the construction industry, the introduction of these new iMC 2.0 machines re-affirms Komatsu’s lead in this space” says Rob Macintyre, Product Manager at Komatsu Europe. “The original and best machine control system just got better!”
The new excavators have all the standard safety, comfort and maintenance features and benefits for which Komatsu excavators have become world renowned best sellers.
Operating weights of the PC210LCi-11 range from 22,120 to 23,580 kg, and it has a maximum recommended bucket capacity of 1.65 m3. The fuel efficient, EU Stage V Komatsu engine has a power output of 123kW/165HP @ 2000 rpm.
The PC290LCi/NLCi-11 operating weights range from 28,950 to 30,950kg, with a bucket capacity of 2.02 cubic metres, their EU Stage V Komatsu engines have a power output of 159kW/196HP @ 2050 rpm.
The latest KOMTRAX telematics, and the Komatsu Care maintenance program for customers, offer top fleet management and support, protect the machine against misuse and guarantee maximum efficiency and uptime.

Komatsu “intelligent Machine Control 2.0”
Launched in 2013, Komatsu’s fully factory integrated intelligent Machine Control system today counts over 1 million customer operation hours on excavators in Europe alone. Fully supported by a network of experienced, Komatsu distributor experts, including Irish distributor McHale Plant Sales ( it has provided Komatsu customers with field proven, automated digging control and market leading levels of quality, reliability, accuracy and performance.
Today, the European market introduction of the new PC210LCi-11, PC290LCi-11 and PC290NLCi-11, brings along with it several new intelligent features that further boost machine and jobsite productivity and efficiency. The new Komatsu Auto Tilt Control for tilting buckets makes operations on slope and ditch work easier, and automatically limits under-digging and increases bucket fill. The bucket automatically tilts to design surface with no need for the operator to manually intervene.
With new Bucket Angle Hold the operator no longer needs to use the lever to maintain the bucket angle through grading pass. Once the desired angle is selected, this feature automatically maintains it as the arm moves in.
A new iMC 2.0 monitor provides unrivalled ergonomics and intuitive smart phone like screen navigation features. Slimmer, lighter and more compact, it has increased memory capacity and lightning fast processing speed.
Komatsu intelligent Machine Control 2.0 also provides customers with new levels of flexibility and value thanks to the introduction of a new IMU sensor for tilt buckets. Easily mounted and calibrated, it increases attachment and machine utilisation, allowing different tilting buckets to be fully integrated to the excavator’s control system.
The new PC210LCi-11, PC290LCi-11 and PC290NLCi-11 also carry over the original Komatsu intelligent Machine Control features of Auto Stop Control, Auto Grade Assist & Minimum Distance Control which over many hours of operation, have assisted operators move material safely, quickly and easily without having to worry about digging too deep.
Rob Macintyre adds “Feedback from operators is that Komatsu intelligent Machine Control features really complement their skill levels, allowing them to focus on being productive with every pass of the bucket. With intelligent Machine Control 2.0 we’re delivering even greater productivity, efficiency and cost savings to our customers.”

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