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HITACHI making new connections


HITACHI making new connections

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) was among the leading manufacturers at Bauma 2019 with more than 30 machines on show.
The company showcased a wide range of products and services, from the new Zaxis-6 mini excavators to the latest EX-7 quarrying and mining machines.

The 6.495 spm display was modelled on HCME's theme for the event 'Connect with Hitachi' with a focus how customers access a world of connectivity when they purchase a Hitachi machine.

HCME presented a broad selection of the latest Zaxis-6 mini and compact excavators, from the ZX17U-6 to the ZX85USB-6 and the ZW75-6 and ZW95-6 compact wheel loaders, which have been updated to comply with Stage V emmissions requirements.

Unveiled to the general public for the first time, the ultra-large EX1200-7 and EX2600-7 mining excavators attracted a large number of visitors. They were joined by Hitachi's first ICT hydraulic excavator in Europe, the ZX210X-6.

A wide variety of medium and large wheel loaders, special application machines, medium crawler excavators and wheeled excavators completed the Hitachi stand.

Visitors also enjoyed testing their skills on the dump truck simulator and getting a virtual view of a selection of Hitachi machines.

"Our team has worked hard to create an engaging and stimulating environment on our stand this year at Bauma, so that we can really connect with visitors at the event" says HCME president Makoto Yamazawa. "With such a wide variety of our construction equipment on display, there was something on interest for everyone".

Catering to the ongoing digital revolution in the machinery sector, Hitachi also introduced a new app that enables customers to manage machines remotely using a smartphone or mobile device. Designed to complement Hitachi's Global e-Service monitoring system, the ConSite Pocket app has been developed with owners in mind and features a user-friendly interface and easy navigation, said the Japanese giant.

Customers can use the new app to download monthly ConSite reports for their Hitachi machines, including data on daily working hours and fuel consupmtion. They can compare previous months'reports and keep u to date with their machines'operational performance. The new app, available to download from the Apple and Google Play stores, can pinpoint the exact location of every Hitachi excavator and wheel loader i na customer's fleet, using Google Maps. Owners can also keep track of their machines'status on-site from anywhere at any time - real-time alerts are sent to them and their local dealers, who can act immediately if a situation requires urgent attention.

In another landmark move, Hitachi announced an agreement with Kiesel Technologie Entwickelung GmbH (KTEG) - the group company of European Hitachi Construction Machiner's distributor Kiesel GmbH - to establish a new company to develop electric construction machinery and special application products for further expansion in the European market.

Source: ME Construction News - Issue 9 - May 2019