JCB India is leveraging Digital Technology by integrating Big Data and Internet of Things in its Products and Services. The new range showcased at Bauma CONEXPO INDIA comes packed with ‘Intelli’ technologies – the Intelli-Control, Intelli-Compaction and the Intelli-Load, all having been designed keeping the customer in focus.
“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 showcased will further improve the Productivity, Reliability and the Efficiency of our machines. We aspire that our customers should continue to get benefitted through an enhanced profitability by using JCB products.” said Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India Limited.
The Intelli-Control introduced in the JCB140LC Xtra, the JCB205 Xtra and the JCB215 Xtra Excavators comes with 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 and along with upcoming 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 the real time monitoring of individual weight of the loaded bucket, total Accumulated Weight, and Number of loaded buckets.
The Intelli-Control, Intelli-Compaction and Intelli-Load are all integrated with Livelink, our advanced 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.
“Further, 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 higher equipment uptime through world class product support.” said Mr. Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO, JCB India Limited.
Showcased at the JCB stand were three new Excavators – the JCB140 Xtra, the JCB205 Xtra and the JCB215 Xtra.
The new JCB205Xtra Excavator has been designed to deliver high output & fuel efficiency while working in the toughest and most rugged of the terrains. It comes with Eco Hydraulics and Intelli-Control, which enhances fuel efficiency. In the “eco” mode the machine can reduce the fuel consumption by up to 32%.
The new JCB215 Xtra Excavator is targeted towards large scale Construction & Quarrying projects. The machine comes with a Hydraulic regeneration system on the boom, arm & bucket operation, which recycles the hydraulic oil across the cylinders for faster cycle times and reduces overall fuel consumption. This excavator is equipped with a comfortable air-conditioned operator cabin providing the operator with a cool working environment.
Also displayed was the new JCB140 Xtra, a fuel efficient machine, which offers power management with Eco Hydraulics for higher fuel savings. It also has a new power plus mode for 6% higher output.
JCB introduced the new JCB 432ZX Plus Wheeled Loader, which has been designed to work more for longer hours at a lower maintenance cost. This 3T payload machine provides 11% more productivity and saves upto Rs 4.6 lacs fuel every year.
Being a Full Range Infrastructure Equipment Partner, JCB also displayed its wide range of products starting from the flagship product, the JCB Backhoe Loader in which two variants were on display – the 3DX Super and 3DX Xtra. In the Excavator category, apart from the new launches, JCB showcased the JCB30Plus, the JCB220Xtra, the larger JCB380 Xtra Excavator and the 5T payload 455ZX Wheeled Loader. Also on display were the 3T Class Mini Tandem Roller, the VMT330 along with the 11m Telehandler, the 530-110 were also showcased. JCB also displayed the two nodes of the Genset range – the JCB125kVA and the JCB63kVA thus, offering the customer a complete range of products to choose from.
The machines were accompanied by a wide range of attachments such as Rock Breakers, Pallet Fork, Dozer Blade, Toothless Ripper, Unloading Rake, Manual Quick Hitch, Auger Power Head, Vib Roller, Multi-shovel with Grab among others which were also seen on display. JCB Consumer Products along with its state-of-the-art range of Handtools, and Powertools were showcased at the Bauma Conexpo India.
At its Indoor stand, JCB also showcased its state-of-the-art 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. Today, over 2,00,000 of these ‘Made in India’ engines are operating successfully in the Indian market.
A stability of language flexibility and focus on operators
It goes without saying that Heavy Construction Equipment is very expensive and highly technical equipment. Since they are highly technical, it is obvious that they need trained and highly qualified operators who have expertise in safely handling the equipment as any wrong move can cause heavy damage to the operator, equipment and even the people on the job site. JCB has taken provision to aid operators with technological help too.
JCB clearly was considerate of technology evolution grasping the construction as well. On being asked about tech apps for multi-language, Mr. Jasmeet Singh Head – Corporate Communication and External Relations, JCB India Limited, said ‘We realize that people are from multiple proximities namely, Telugu, Kannada, and around other 11 popular languages in India, that’s why as an option, 11 languages have been inserted on JCB Machines. He further elucidated the importance of the Operator. ‘Operators are the most important, sometimes we forget about them, and that is why we need to do something to make it easy. We are eager to improve and we have already trained 25,000 operators till date’, said Mr. Jasmeet Singh, Head – Corporate Communication and External Relations, JCB India Limited.
For further market potential,
Mr. Jasmeet believes that the road sector will continue to grow and now irrigation is coming under the radar, and railway too has a lot of potential. Mining, real estate too, holds immense potential.