Kawasaki at Bauma 2019
Kawasaki will be exhibiting its latest generation of components that integrate hydraulics and electronics at Bauma 8th-14th April 2019.
In 1965 Kawasaki was able to draw on its vast hydraulic component expertise to design and manufacture hydraulic components for the first excavator to be built in Japan. These products have been continually developed over the years and can now be found in hundreds of thousands of such machines around the world.
In addition to its current class-leading excavator hydraulic solutions, Kawasaki has now introduced a hydraulic system for ICT excavators. Initially available for machines in the 20- to 30-ton class, the system comprises a K7V series pump with electric displacement control, KC-MC series electronic control unit, KMX series main control valve with electrohydraulic actuation and ERU series joysticks and foot pedal controllers with CAN interface.
The system enables the use of 2D excavator machine control, which provides semi-automatic machine control for tasks such as ground levelling, excavation plane setting and slope grading by single lever operation. With the addition of third-party GNSS sensors and controllers, the Kawasaki system can be used for 3D machine control design grades.
In addition to the machine control benefits, the Kawasaki system provides electronic control of the pump, ensuring the most fuel-efficient operation of the machine.
By developing this system for ICT machines, and as machines develop further with autonomous control and alternative power sources, Kawasaki will continue its tradition of being at the forefront of excavator technology.
Kawasaki will also be exhibiting it’s HST System which comprises a K8V series pump with electronic displacement control, KC-FC series electronic control unit and M7V motor. The development of the M7V variable displacement, swash plate type, axial piston motor offers significant technical benefits.
This, along with other products in the HST range, has highlighted their ability to be a total system supplier for all types of construction, agricultural and material handling machinery.
For more information please visit Kawasaki at Bauma, Munich in Hall A4, stand 202.