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Retrofit kits enable 3D guidance and payload monitoring in most Komatsu excavators

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Smart Construction Retrofit can bring 3D to most Komatsu excavators.

Contractors can now retrofit conventional Komatsu excavators with a Smart Construction Retrofit kit to enable 3D guidance and payload monitoring.

Designed to improve grading performance and provide more time- and cost-management tools, Smart Construction Retrofit can bring 3D to most Komatsu excavators. Easily installed by a local Komatsu distributor, Smart Construction Retrofit is a low-cost guidance kit that gives operators in the field and managers in the office access to 3D design and payload data to help drive accuracy, control load volumes, and improve operations.

Ron Schwieters, a senior product manager, customer solutions at Komatsu says that the retrofit kits can help enable more technology on the job site and improve productivity in an entry-level solution.

Benefits of Smart Construction Retrofit kit 

  • Gives operators the latest design data
  • Measures payload volume and load counts
  • Lets you monitor production from the office

Once a conventional excavator is fitted with Smart Construction Retrofit, operators no longer have to set up a laser or bench every time the machine moves. The global navigation satellite system (GNSS) can determine where a machine is on the job site and what the target grade is. The need for additional labour is reduced because the technology collects and delivers information directly to the operator, so fewer people have to be working on the ground, or in an open trench. 

Retrofit machines increase productivity

Machine production can be monitored from the office by integrating smart construction applications, and as-built and payload data can be collected for progress tracking. With Smart Construction Retrofit you can reduce handling and reworking material which helps drive both productivity and profitability. The payload metre helps prevent overloaded trucks by promoting proper loading weights for on- and off-road vehicles, to reduce the potential for equipment damage and other risks.

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