Canadian Mining Journal


EXCAVATOR: Komatsu’s new model is world’s first with intelligent machine control

AUSTRALIA – Komatsu has launched the world’s first intelligent machine control (iMC) excavator that promises increased productivity. The first PC210LCi-10 hydraulic excavator is now working in the land of Oz.

It features Komatsu’s revolutionary machine control and guidance system, fully integrated with the other qualities and benefits of the standard Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator. The exclusive control function lets the operator focus on moving material efficiently, without having to worry about digging too deep or damaging the target surface. From rough digging to finish grading, the PC210LCi-10 excavator drastically improves efficiency and precision at work sites.

iMC is a factory integrated sensor package that communicates with multiple GPS satellites and references movement to a known point on the jobsite. Rather than asking the operator to guide the machine according to an in-cab indicator system, iMC provides actual machine control automation. Digging is faster and more precise than it ever could be before.

The PC210LCi-10 also features auto-grade assist, auto-stop control, minimum distance control, and stroke sensing hydraulic cylinders. The excavator has 118 kW net horsepower at 2,000 rpm, a bucket capacity of 1.2 m3, and an operating weight between 22,203 and 23,604 kg. A brochure can be downloaded at

Komatsu equipment is available in Canada from SMS Equipment (

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