New navigation software for Dash 6 excavator

Realising that the same technology could be beneficial to its fleet of excavators, Sumitomo has installed remote monitoring on all Sumitomo Dash 6 excavators introduced to Australia through Tutt Bryant Equipment in July this year.
Whether the machines are operated on project sites spanning acres or on smaller backyard type operations, security, performance and safety issues always remain a point of contention for owners.
What the new technology allows is for owners to track, monitor and analyse the machines? whereabouts and performance. Utilising a system known as G@NAV, Sumitomo excavators can now provide the following information for owners and operators:
? Security, whereby an operator can deactivate the machine remotely if necessary.
? Location, which pinpoints exactly where the machine is operating each day.
? Operations, which checks on daily usage/hours of operation, fuel usage and fuel levels.
? Performance data, which captures vital statistics on daily usage/hours of operation, fuel usage and fuel levels.
Furthermore, the system provides diagnostic reports compiling daily, weekly or yearly data, enabling fleet owners more efficient utilisation of their fleets.
The Sumitomo Dash 6 series comprises the 20-tonne SH210-6 and the 21-tonne SH210LC-6 (long carriage) excavators. They have a net engine rated power of 119kW and 162kW respectively and are powered by emissions-compliant Tier 4 engines.
The Space 5+ engine substantially reduces nitrogen oxide (by up to eight per cent, compared with Tier 3 levels) and the after-treatment diesel particulate diffuser traps and burns off particulate matter in the exhaust gas (reducing PM emissions by up to 90 per cent, also compared with Tier 3 levels).
The SH210-6 has, according to Sumitomo, achieved a 10 per cent reduction in fuel consumption in comparison with the previous Dash 5 series, by fusing the Space 5+ with the new SIH:S hydraulic system, which controls idle shutdown and optimisation of the control system.
The machines feature two hydraulic motors: two variable displacement axial piston motors with a regulating system for travel and a fixed displacement axial piston motor for the swing motor. Sumitomo?s spool stroke control (SSC) automatically adjusts the hydraulic pressure for extra fuel savings.
The Dash 6 excavators have a boom length of 5.7m and an arm length of 2.4m to 2.94m. The ISO heaped bucket capacity is 0.8m3 for the SH210-6 and 0.9m3 for the SH210LC-6. They carry bucket sizes of 0.5m3 to 1.1m3. 
The excavators have a swing speed of 8.3km per hour, with a minimum front swing radius of more than 3600mm and a rear end swing radius of 2750mm. They have a maximum digging radius of up to 9900mm, a maximum digging depth of up to 6650mm and a maximum digging height of up to 9610mm. The Dash 6 has a maximum dumping height of 6810mm.
The high rigidity swing frame has been built to support the Dash 6?s roll over protection structure cabin, in compliance with international standards.
A wide view enhances work safety and there are large steps, non-slip surfaces and handrails for climbing into the cab.
The cab also features a gate lock lever and console tilt-up function, to further ease entry and exit, and cab suspension mounts reduce vibration and impact transmitted to the cabin, which in turn improves the operator?s posture and reduces fatigue.
The Dash 6 also incorporates a 7? full colour LCD monitor with a universally designed switch panel for better visibility, plus instrument gauges, a rear view camera (with side camera as an option) and an ISO compliant rear view mirror for reducing blind spots during operation.
Ground level access to the engine area also improves preventative maintenance, as parts cleaning and maintenance do not require technicians to climb onto the upper structure of the excavator body. 
A large radiator and oil cooler keep the excavator from overheating and simplify cleaning of the dust-proof net. A fuel pre-filter and clogging sensor to the main fuel filter are provided as standard to reduce fuel clogging. 
The fuel and oil filters are also installed at ground level to facilitate easier replacement. The air conditioning filter is located in a lockable compartment to make it easier to replace. For the high performance return filter, the hydraulic interval change is 5000 hours. The return filter change interval is 2000 hours. ?
Source: Tutt Bryant Equipment

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