Volvo makes Dig Help, Load Help knowledge techniques customary on excavators, loaders

Dig Help Begin on the Volvo Co-Pilot show.

Hoping to present extra operators a productiveness enhance by real-time understanding of simply how a lot dust they’re digging or loading, Volvo Development Tools is making two of its Help knowledge techniques customary on a swath of latest excavators and loaders.

Dig Help Begin, the essential package deal of Volvo’s excavation measurement system, is now customary on new EC220E to EC480E excavators. Load Help, the corporate’s payload measurement system for loaders, is now customary on new L150H to L260H loader fashions.

Each techniques are delivered by Volvo’s tablet-like Co-Pilot show.

Dig Help Begin options 2D grade management, displaying operators when goal depth/slope ranges have been achieved. The system additionally options on-board weighing and In-Discipline Design, which makes use of GNSS and RTK navigation expertise to ship centimeter accuracy for digging trenches and extra difficult shapes in three dimensions. Volvo says In-Discipline Design eliminates the want for surveyors to mark out the excavation web site.

Load Help options On-Board Weighing, a factory-fit system that may obtain +/- 1% accuracy on each bucket, Volvo says. The system presents real-time insights into the bucket’s load, eliminating guesswork and lowering reweighing and reloading. Prospects can monitor loading progress, monitor supplies and vans, and alter work orders in seconds.

New to Load Help is an operator teaching function to make operators extra conscious of how their actions affect machine productiveness and effectivity. Volvo says it could actually now present operators with real-time steering on points together with idling, braking, throttling and interesting the transmission lock-up. The function identifies areas for enchancment and suggests adjustments of their driving approach.

Volvo has posted a sequence of instructional movies on Load Help, which you’ll be able to watch on YouTube.

Operator teaching show on Volvo Load Help.