Komatsu WE Series Wheel Loader with Generation 3 Hybrid Technology: CEG
WE1850-3 wheel loader can help maximize productivity.
For mining operators focused on sustainable exploitation, KomatsuThe new WE1850-3 wheel loader, which is part of the new generation 3 series, is a versatile loading tool that can be used for main line production and backing up excavators, as well as cleaning and the construction of ramps.
Komatsu is renaming all of its products as Hybrid Wheel Loaders, as part of its ongoing process of integrating its old brands into One Komatsu. This rebranding changes legacy brands, such as the P&H L1150, P&H L1350, P&H L1850 and P&H L2350 loaders at Komatsu.
“Our large hybrid loaders transported the legendary The Tourneau and P&H for many years, but we are proud to move the product line to the Komatsu brand, ”said Brian Fox, vice president, mining products.
“Since Komatsu’s acquisition of World joy in 2017, we made significant investments in our factories and new product development with the aim of bringing the standard of Komatsu quality and product support to this unique and highly efficient product line. “
The WE series of wheel loaders feature a fully regenerative SR Hybrid Drive system. During braking or slowing down, electric motors become generators and feed energy back into the electrical system. This results in up to 45% lower fuel consumption than mechanically driven wheel loaders or hydraulic excavators of comparable size, as well as a significant reduction in carbon emissions per tonne.
For faster cycle times without a proportional increase in fuel consumption, the 3 Series wheel loaders include the Kinetic Energy Storage System (KESS), which works in conjunction with the SR Hybrid System to store power. important captured during braking and directing it to supplement peak power demand.
“The goal here was to maximize productivity, to reduce that cost per ton,” said Jesse Dubberly, Product Manager. “The Generation 3 series is designed to improve both sides of this equation. Reduced cycle times and increased payload, which can lead to higher productivity and more tonnes moved.
The LINCS II network control system on the WE180-3 provides real-time information and vital statistics, such as bucket height and angle, individual bucket payload and total tons moved. This can help improve productivity by allowing operators to quickly adapt to conditions.
To ensure operator comfort during shifts, the spacious, environment-controlled cab has been designed to provide excellent visibility and a training seat that is now standard. Digital joysticks provide easy and responsive control, while the highly adjustable heated / cooled seat helps minimize operator discomfort.
For more information, visit www.komatsu.com/en/products/wheel-loaders/.