Doosan has supplied us with an overview of new technology that we can soon expect to see on its construction, quarry and mining equipment in the coming months and years.
Under the theme of ‘Powered by Innovation’, Doosan Infracore Europe has announced a number of new developments to the its Smart Solutions portfolio. They include a strategic partnership with Palantir Technologies, an American tech start-up. This is the first of its type in Korea and forms part of the company’s efforts to provide new products and services by converging ICT technologies such as big data and the Internet of Things (IOT).
The service programmes within Doosan Smart Solutions also aim to maximise operating efficiency by creating a smart work environment. As part of this, Doosan has developed a mobile app for Apple and Android devices for its DoosanCONNECT fleet and asset management system, which now covers more than 70,000 Doosan machines worldwide.
To meet demand for machine guidance systems on excavators, Doosan Smart solutions is now offering Leica, Trimble and Xsite Ready Kits for wheeled and crawler excavators from 14 to 30 tonnes. The new pre-installed Leica, Trimble and Xsite Ready Kits can now be ordered direct from the factory through Doosan Smart Solutions for use with Leica, Trimble and Xsite 2D and 3D machine guidance systems. Doosan also offers factory-installed SVAB/Steelwrist tiltrotator options for the company’s DX140W-5, DX160W-5, DX165W-5 and DX170W-5 wheeled excavators.
Looking to the future, visitors to Bauma 2019 may have seen Doosan’s demonstration of long-distance remote control of machines with 5G (see below), or learnt about its ConceptX suite of solutions for site automation including fuel cell drones and autonomous vehicles. Doosan is looking to demonstrate ConceptX at an event in South Korea in November.
Charlie Park, CEO of Doosan Infracore Europe, says: “The construction, quarrying and mining industries are becoming increasingly digitalised. We want to stay ahead by investing heavily in new technology for our product development, which includes investing in our drone solutions and automated machine control. We are also partnered with many big solution providers such as Trimble, Leica, Moba (Novatron) and now Palantir.
“We want to be known as the most technology-friendly brand in our markets.”