Komatsu’s PC4000-11 e-drive excavator

Over the past 40 years, Komatsu has delivered more than 250 electric driven hydraulic excavators worldwide. It is no surprise, then, that the Japanese manufacturer is featuring its new PC4000-11 electric drive hydraulic mining excavator – one of 27 machines that are on show, 15 of which operating in the company’s 2,800m² outside demonstration area.
Earthmoving & Earth Compaction / Bauma 2022 / October 17, 2022
Komatsu’s PC4000-11 electric drive hydraulic mining excavator offers easy access
Komatsu’s PC4000-11 electric drive hydraulic mining excavator offers easy access

The PC4000-11e features easy access and maintenance. A new 45° access system means entry is safer for the operator. The machine is equipped with three emergency exits on two sides and one emergency exit hatch from the machinery house to the roof. Located on the cab side as well as the opposite side on the machinery house, a stable ladder is mounted in two pieces as a flip down, this also has an anti-slip surface to ensure safe egress.
 
Meanwhile, KOMTRAX Plus monitors all data for quick and efficient handling directly in the operator’s cabin. As well as this, a new simplified electrical system is now standard. Komatsu controllers reduce nodes and provides redundancy in the electric system for more efficiency in the mine.

Special features include KomVision and payload management. KomVision offers a 360° bird’s eye view for safer machine operation. A monitor in the operator’s cabin shows the full view of the machine and its surroundings. The operator is additionally able to select one of the cameras for a detailed view of a required area by way of a 10-inch touch panel.

Argus PLM identifies the bucket payload. With the operator able to see the bucket fill, the number of required passes per truck can be reduced which means a more efficient and quicker truck loading. In the future the system will be standard, it is currently available as an option as Argus ready, as an integrated system.

For more information on companies in this article