Komatsu Expands Range of Hydraulic Breakers

Komatsu breakers are essential tools, from scaling a tunnel, to running a pedestal-boom on a quarry or tearing out reinforced concrete abutments. Designed and tested for compatibility with Komatsu excavators from the PC210 up to the PC490, Komatsu’s new JMHB-V breaker series helps customers achieve excellent impact energy and performance in a variety of demolition applications. 

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Terrain Processing Technology for Heavy Autonomous Excavator Navigation

Researchers from Baidu Research Robotics and Auto-Driving Lab (RAL) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have developed a real-time mapping approach for autonomous navigation of excavators on complex terrains named Terrain Traversability Mapping (TTM). Using TTM, an autonomous excavator can navigate through unstructured outdoor environments consisting of deep pits, steep hills, rock piles, and other complex terrain features.…

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Caterpillar Expands Remote-Control Operation to Excavator Line

New Cat Command for Excavating provides remote-control operation for select Cat excavators. Removing the operator from the machine in potentially hazardous operating environments, Command for Excavating enhances safe machine operation, while reducing operator fatigue to increase productivity. Six Cat excavators spanning the 20 to 40 metric ton class sizes – Cat 320, 323, 326, 330, 336 and 340 models – can…

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Here Come Autonomous Excavators

July 13, 2021 – Researchers from the University of Maryland’s Baidu Research Robotics and Auto-Driving Lab (RAL) have introduced an autonomous excavator system (AES), one of the first uncrewed projects to be deployed in real-world scenarios and continuously operating for more than 24 hours. According to Baidu, the AES can perform material loading tasks for a long duration without any human…

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Hyundai Adds Fuller as Senior Product Manager

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA) recently welcomed Mike Fuller back to the Product Marketing Team. He will be responsible for product training with its dealers with a focus on excavators.  He will work with Senior Product Specialist for Wheel Loaders Chad Parker to provide sales training and materials for the company’s dealers across the country. “We are delighted to…

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