Under the theme of ‘Powered by Innovation’, Doosan Infracore Europe has announced a number of new developments.
The company said that these not only add to its current Smart Solutions portfolio for the Doosan range of construction, quarry and mining equipment, but also give a preview of what will be coming from the company in the future.
They include a new strategic partnership with Palantir Technologies, an American Big Data unicorn (i.e. a start-up company with a current valuation of US$1B+). Doosan said 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 and, as part of this, Doosan has launched a new mobile app for Apple and Android devices for its successful DoosanCONNECT fleet and asset management system, now covering over 70,000 of Doosan’s machines worldwide.
Further support is provided by a package programme of regular maintenance and extended warranty designed by Doosan and carried out by the service teams at Doosan dealers, the company explained.
To meet increasing demand for the increased efficiency offered by machine guidance systems on excavators, Doosan Smart solutions is now offering new Leica, Trimble and Xsite Ready Kits for the Doosan wheeled and crawler excavators from 14t to 30t. Doosan Smart Solutions already provides factory-installed options for the increased flexibility offered by SVAB/Steelwrist tiltrotator systems for the Doosan wheeled excavator range.
Giving a glimpse of the future, Doosan provided a demonstration at Bauma 2019 of long-distance remote-control of machines using the new 5G telecommunications platform, and previewed the company’s ConceptX, providing a complete suite of solutions for site automation including fuel cell drones and autonomous vehicles.
Charlie Park, CEO of Doosan Infracore Europe, said: “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.”
Another feature of Doosan’s stand at Bauma was a video demonstration of Doosan Mobility Innovation’s drones for monitoring and analysing machine performance and wider operation efficiency on construction, mine and quarry sites.
Later this year, Doosan is looking to demonstrate ConceptX, its wide-ranging digital technology development for construction and quarrying machines.
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 options for the company’s DX140W-5, DX160W-5, DX165W-5 and DX170W-5 wheeled excavators.