JCB India continues to integrate Digital Technology in Equipment; launches 'intelli'gent series

    Vipin Sondhi
    JCB India Limited, a leading manufacturer of earthmoving and construction equipment, is leveraging Digital Technology by integrating Big Data and Internet of Things in its products and services. Its new range showcased is packed with 'Intelli' technologies – Intelli-Control, Intelli-Compaction and Intelli-Load. Said Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India Limited, "Digital Technology is impacting our lives in more ways than we could have imagined. At JCB, we have pioneered the integration of Digital Technology in Construction Equipment. The new 'Intelli'gent technology will further improve productivity, reliability and efficiency of our machines such that our customers benefit through enhanced profitability."

    The company launched three new excavators: JCB140 Xtra, JCB205 Xtra and JCB215 Xtra with Intelli-control and a new Wheeled Loader, the JCB 432ZX Plus.The Intelli-Control introduced in the JCB140LC Xtra, the JCB205 Xtra and the JCB215 Xtra Excavators has new features such as a 7-inch Colour Camera ready LCD screen, Dial Type Throttle, Three power modes – Eco, Power and Power+ and One Touch Auto Idle. It also gives information on the amount of fuel in the tank along with service reminders.

    The JCB 116 Soil Compactor is a first in the industry to have Intelli-Compaction integrated with Livelink. Intelli-Compaction provides Relative Compaction value, which helps in achieving consistent and uniform compaction throughout the patch. The digital display shows High/Low frequency and Amplitude values for compaction control. The Intelli-Load in the JCB455ZX Wheeled Loader helps in real time monitoring of individual weight of the loaded bucket, total Accumulated Weight, and the Number of loaded buckets.

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    The Intelli-Control, Intelli-Compaction and Intelli-Load are all integrated with Livelink Telematics Technology, which enables predictive maintenance, location and monitoring to achieve high uptime of the equipment. This is an Industry first feature, enabling transmission of the monitored values to a server for analytics and report generation. "Through our mobile applications such as Smart Serve and the JCB Genuine Parts Mobile application, we are revolutionising the way our dealers, customers, and JCB communicate in real time, thus aiming for a higher equipment uptime through world-class product support." said Sondhi.

    The new JCB205Xtra Excavator has been designed to deliver high output and fuel efficiency while working in the toughest and most rugged of terrains. It's Eco Hydraulics and Intelli-Control enhances fuel efficiency; in the "eco" mode the machine can reduce fuel consumption by up to 32%. The new JCB215 Xtra Excavator, which is targeted towards large scale construction and quarrying projects, has a hydraulic regeneration system on the boom, arm and bucket operation, which recycles the hydraulic oil across the cylinders for faster cycle times and reduces overall fuel consumption, and it has an air-conditioned operator cabin.

    JCB140 Xtra offers power management with Eco Hydraulics for higher fuel savings and has a new power plus mode for 6% higher output. The new JCB 432ZX Plus Wheeled Loader has been designed to work more for longer hours at a lower maintenance cost. This 3T payload machine provides 11% more productivity and saves up to ₹4.6 lakh worth of fuel every year.

    JCB also displayed its wide range of products including its flagship Backhoe Loader in two variants: the 3DX Super and 3DX Xtra. In the Excavator category, it showcased JCB30Plus, JCB220Xtra, the larger JCB380 Xtra, and the 5T payload 455ZX Wheeled Loader. Also on display were the 3T Class Mini Tandem Roller, VMT330, along with the 11m Telehandler 530-110, two nodes of its Genset range: JCB125kVA and JCB63kVA.

    The machines were accompanied by a wide range of attachments such as the Rock Breaker, Pallet Fork, Dozer Blade, Toothless Ripper, Unloading Rake, Manual Quick Hitch, Auger Power Head, Vib Roller, Multi-shovel with Grab, along with JCB Consumer Products and a range of Hand and Power tools.

    At its Indoor stand, JCB showcased its range of ecoMAX engines: the BS (CEV) IV Engine with Clean Burn Technology, the BS (CEV) IV Engine with OEM Package, and the BS3 Industrial Engine. The JCB ecoMAX engine is the first engine in India that has been developed exclusively for off highway applications and is available in a wide range of naturally aspirated and turbo-charged variants. Over 2,00,000 of these 'Made in India' engines are operating successfully in the Indian market.

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