Our iMC excavator system – currently available on the PC210LCi-10 – enables digger operators to quickly achieve outstanding levels of final grade accuracy with minimal inputs, while eliminating any need for manual grade checking.
These capabilities ensure every digging job is on grade first time, minimising rework or over-excavation. Our iMC excavator includes three built-in automated modes to deliver these high levels of excavation accuracy and efficiency. They are:
Auto grade assist:
When the operator moves the arm, the boom adjusts the bucket height automatically, tracing the target surface and minimising digging too deep. This allows the operator to perform bulk excavation without worrying about the design surface. Fine digging is carried out by operating the arm lever only, with the working range increased by moving the boom downward.
Auto stop control:
During boom or bucket operation, the work equipment automatically stops when the bucket edge reaches the required grade, minimising over-excavation or damage to the design surface.
Minimum distance control:
The iMC bucket control automatically selects a point on the bucket closest to the target surface, so even if the machine is not facing a sloped surface at an exact right angle, it will still follow the target surface, minimising over-digging below the surface.
With iMC on a Komatsu digger, operators can focus on moving material efficiently, without having to worry about going too deep or damaging the target surface.
Komatsu intelligent excavators can achieve more than 60% improvement in work efficiency compared with conventional construction processes.