Komatsu offers 3D Machine Guidance across excavator range
29 September 2023
Komatsu has announced that it will offer Smart Construction’s 3D Machine Guidance Kit as a technological enhancement for a broad range of standard Komatsu machines as well as mixed fleets, a decade after launching its intelligent Machine Control (iMC).
The 3D Machine Guidance Kit technology will be an available add-on for crawler and wheeled excavators of any brand from 13 to 120 tonnes. The kit is also said to offer a wide range of configurations for machines across all generations.
“The 3D Machine Guidance Kit is the result of extensive efforts by Komatsu to deliver a truly user-friendly system, giving the operator a level of digital assistance whatever the requirement,” said Richard Clement, Deputy General Manager Smart Construction.
By purchasing an excavator with the 3D Machine Guidance Kit, customers will be able to operate their machines with 2D and 3D machine guidance. The 3D Machine Guidance Kit can be customised with various optional additions such as a tilt bucket and couplers kit, two-piece boom kit, super long front kit, and SATEL radio kit.
Developed by Komatsu for Smart Construction, the 3D Machine Guidance Kit is said to be fully supported by the Komatsu distribution network.
“Customers tell us that productivity, real-time jobsite information, and keeping pace with digital transformation are some of their biggest challenges today. Komatsu has developed the 3D Machine Guidance Kit in response to these needs,” said Jim Venerus, product marketing general manager.
Venerus added that the 3D Machine Guidance Kit delivers “productivity gains via 2D and 3D machine guidance, real-time connectivity, and the ability to make data-driven decisions.”