Kobelco demonstrates automated excavator with Engcon tiltrotator at Bauma

Kobelco demonstrates automated excavator with Engcon tiltrotator at Bauma

Engcon recently announced that, together with Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME) and Leica Geosystems, it exhibited the world’s first tiltrotator-compatible excavator guidance system on a Kobelco SK210LC-10 excavator. The system combines the latest 3D Machine Control (3DMC) technology from Leica Geosystems with the leading tiltrotator technology from Engcon.

Engcon, Kobelco and Leica Geosystems have developed a system to automatically control the boom’s up and down movement, position, tilt and rotational angle of the bucket with a single lever. The highly flexible system allows the operator to choose among auto boom control, auto bucket control, auto tilt control and auto rotation control or a combination of everything that is required to give the driver maximum control. Launch of Kobelco’s automatic excavation and tiltrotator system is planned for the first quarter of 2020.

“We’ve developed an exciting solution together,” said Krister Blomgren, Engcon Group’s CEO.

“One step ahead” is the catchphrase of Engcon and that mission was fully transparent and visible at this year’s Bauma trade fair, where the company exhibited displays of true innovation.

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