New crane control with surefire benefits
July 19, 2017
Komatsu Forest is proud to present a new option, SmartFlow. This is brand new crane control technology that delivers greater precision and control during crane operation, improved fuel economy and increased productivity. This option is available in the Swedish market for the Komatsu 855 and Komatsu 875 forwarders.
One of the functions offered by SmartFlow is Active Crane Damping. This function dampens the pressure spikes and dips that can arise in the hydraulics when the operator accelerates or brakes crane movements, making for a more pleasant work environment in the cab. Precision at long reaches is also improved, providing advantages when, for instance, the operator is gathering timber. The crane damping function quite simply makes it possible to speed the forwarding process while retaining the same degree of control, thereby increasing productivity.
Our SmartFlow technology also reduces pressure losses in the valve, with a direct and positive impact on fuel economy. Komatsu Forest has seen fuel savings as high as four percent during a normal forwarding cycle with both loading/unloading and off-road transport.