RMS Demo Day Features Next Generation Machine Control

Attendees were among the first to experience this new technology.

📅   Fri May 08, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Jenkins Davis, director of major accounts, Komatsu America Corp; RMS President Mike Sill and Product Representative Shreyas Patel, get together at the demo day.
(L-R): Jenkins Davis, director of major accounts, Komatsu America Corp; RMS President Mike Sill and Product Representative Shreyas Patel, get together at the demo day.
(L-R): Jenkins Davis, director of major accounts, Komatsu America Corp; RMS President Mike Sill and Product Representative Shreyas Patel, get together at the demo day. Mike Salyers (R), Komatsu America Corp, IMC Division,  Rolling Meadows, Ill., explains the operating system of the IMC to Jim Bougalis of Bougalis & Sons, Hibbing, Minn. Rory Paggen, general superintendent of U.S. SiteWork, Elk River, Minn., mainly works in earthwork, foundations, underground utilities and demolition. RMS had its crew on hand to answer any questions. (L-R) are Bill Bottema, RMS territory manager; Andy Schwandt, sales manager;  and Chris Potter, integrated machine control specialist and product support, with one of the Komatsu D61 PXi dozers with the ne Brandon Goelz, project superintendent, of Rachel Contracting in St. Michael, Minn., likes what he sees with the new system. Gage Chaffee, project supervisor of Terry Bros. Inc., grading division, hosted and operated the pit for the RMS demo day. Jeff Bistodeau (L), territory sales manager, and Jeff Johnson, Max Johnson Trucking, of St. Peter, Minn., work the new integrated system on this Komatsu 51Pxi dozer. Mike M. Sill II, president and CEO of Road Machinery & Supplies in Savage, Minn.

RMS featured the latest in Next Generation Machine Control by Komatsu at its Demo Day in Chanhassen, Minn., on April 16.

Attendees were among the first to experience this new technology.

Features of the Next Generation Machine Control include:

• Innovation — World’s first intelligent machine control excavator featuring actual automation, not just indication/guidance

• Integrated — Standard factory installed 3D GNSS intelligent machine control system

• Intelligent — Auto stop control; auto grade assist semi-automatically limits over excavation and provides for accurate finish grading

• No cables — No coiled cables between machine and blade

• No climbing — GNSS atenna and mast removed from blade

• No connections — No daily connections required between machine and blade