On the sidelines of government declarations, the demand for compaction work has increased to a substantial point. JCB India is a key player in this sector. JCB India machines are designed keeping the operator comfort in focus. Their range of Compactors features best-in-class advancements which not only enhance the work experience but significantly increase the productivity.
Masterbuilder had a conversation with Mr. Jasmeet Singh, Head – Corporate Communications and External Relations, JCB India Ltd, wherein he shared a perspective of the compaction equipment demands and on the technological advancements in JCB machines.
Here are the excerpts of the conversation.
What is the most in-demand model of JCB in regard to compaction work?
JCB India offers a range of road compaction equipment with three world-class products – the VMT330 (a 3T Class Mini Tandem Roller), the VMT 860 eco (a 9T Class Tandem Roller) and the JCB116 (a 11T Class Soil Compactor), a latest introduction in the Compaction range.
The JCB116 Soil Compactor is the new world-class machine that comes fitted with a state-of-the-art JCB Diesel Max engine, providing fuel savings in the range of 5-10%. Equipped with a variable fan as standard, the engine delivers a massive 430Nm of torque at low engine speeds for optimum responsiveness. It provides unmatched fuel consumption in its class of machines.
In order to make compaction operation more efficient, Compaction Monitoring System (CMS) has been introduced in JCB116 – an industry first feature from JCB India. Integrated with JCB’s Livelink technology, CMS allows operators to monitor compaction in real-time, thus enhancing machine and operator efficiency. The first ever CMS in India with telematics connectivity, it enables consistent and uniform compaction through precise measurement and with accuracy. Suitable for both asphalt and soil surfaces, it allows operation in two modes auto and manual, displaying both frequency and amplitude of vibrations.
JCB also offers the VMT330 Mini Tandem Roller and the VMT860eco Tandem Roller in its compactor range. The VMT330 Mini Tandem Roller is best suited for applications such as highway road shoulders, retaining the walls of flyovers, for the compaction of road shoulders, footpaths, trenches, service roads, industrial and residential columns and rural roads.
The VMT860eco Tandem Roller is equipped with the latest hydraulics from Germany. The VMT860eco offers greater visibility for ease of operation and is equipped with an automatic water sprinkler system which minimises the effort.
Both these machines have an auto dust removal system and provide unmatched operator comfort which ultimately increases efficiency and maximizes productivity.
All the JCB compactors offer lifetime lubricated center joints and also offer grease-free bearings. This saves the costs of lubrication and also reduces the possibility of failures due to any negligence in greasing the joints. In our range of world class Compactors, vibrations and heat levels are kept lowest to provide a comfortable work environment. Moreover, operator friendly and ergonomically located controls with joystick help in easy machine operation.
Discuss on the compaction coach and Livelink facilities of these machines?
The JCB Livelink technology in our machines benefits the customers in efficient fleet management which leads to better expense management and timely completion of work. The real time availability of information makes a huge difference in the efficiency and costs of the entire operation.
Our latest offering the Compaction segment comes fitted with this revolutionary technology. This state-of-the-art technology enables users to get SMS alerts on their mobile phones or smart devices regarding service alerts, operations and security of their machines.
The information is available in real time regarding the health of the machine including engines and gives vital information to the customer in terms of number of hours the machine has been operational, service intervals, fuel levels, malfunctions if any, etc.
The JCB 116 Soil Compactor is a first in the industry to have Compaction Monitoring System (CMS) integrated with Livelink. The CMS ensures uniform compaction by optimising the overall compaction process. The on-board Digital display for real time monitoring ensures accuracy in compaction, helps to reduce number of passes and saves fuel and time. This unique system not only improves the quality of compaction, but also provides real time alerts on over-compaction.
Compaction Monitoring System: Benefits:
- Optimises number of passes and eliminates guesswork
- Compaction pattern analysis
- Weather information inputs
- Reduces cycle time and overall cost
- Prevents penalties and extra work arising out of sub-optimal quality
- Over-compaction alerts to operator
- Real time compaction productivity information through on-board display
- 24×7 connectivity through Livelink
- Printed daily and weekly performance reports
- Data analytics operator and machine efficiency evaluation
- Site management – maximises utilisation at fleet level by addressing unused capacity
Which sector is foreseeing the more demand for compaction equipment?
One of the main sectors driving the growth in the Indian Construction Equipment sector is Roads and Highways and our range of Compactors find great use in this segment. We are hopeful of seeing a steady growth in this product category in the coming years as there is a continued thrust from the Government on creating world class roads, urban and rural both along with National Highways.