The theme for the tenth edition of the EXCON was “Smart i-tech- Next Gen India@75”, which aims to demonstrate the role of smart technologies and innovation in design in the manufacture of Next-gen construction equipment and machinery to support the rapid pace of infrastructure development. One of the companies that have always given importance to Smart Technology in its machines is JCB India.
During EXCON 2019 Constrofacilitator had one-on-one interaction with Mr. Jasmeet Singh, Associate Vice President, Corporate Communications and Corporate Relations at JCB India Ltd. He shared his take on digitization, new product showcase, and much more.
Here are the excerpts of the conversation:
Discuss the efficiency of the new ecoXpert 3DX backhoe loader?
Displaying JCB India’s strong focus on digitization, the new 3DX construction equipment comes loaded with JCB’s ‘IntelliPerformance’ and ‘IntelliDig’ technology, which gives customers information about the real-time performance of the construction equipment. The agenda behind the product launch is that the customer should get their value.
The new ecoXpert 3DX backhoe loader enables fuel savings of up to 12 percent and up to 22 percent saving of operational costs. A customer can save up to one lakh rupees on fuel. Additionally, the construction equipment comes with 30 new features like a smooth gear shift, new ergonomic seat, LED lights, etc. Moreover, IntelelliDig technology enables operators to get a real-time indication of the depth and reach.
Apart from the new ecoXpert 3DX backhoe loader, what other products are being showcased in EXCON?
At EXCON ’19, JCB India displayed its range of smart machines which are providing comprehensive solution to India’s Earthmoving and Construction needs. Displaying its excavator range, the company showcased its intelligent NXT range of machines in the 14T to 24.5T category and the Quarry Master range in the 14T to 38T category.
JCB also showcased the range of smart mini excavators in the 3T to 6T category with models – 30 plus, 50z, 51R and 55z. JCB Skid Steer Loaders were also showcased at the event. Model I35 and I55 have best-in-class performance and fuel efficiency. These machines are best suited for enhanced productivity, comfort and safety.
JCB India has thus, reinforced its commitment to being a full range infrastructure equipment partner.
What is JCB’s take on digitisation?
With IoT and Big Data becoming prominent in the manufacturing sector, there has been an evident demand shift in the market. Today, the customers want clarity about the work and condition of each machine at their fingertips; hence, the digital integration has now become immensely significant.
JCB India, always keeping customer demand on priority, introduced new technologies that changed the way the industry worked. Its LiveLink technology, aimed at Next Generation Asset Monitoring and Fleet management, is the first of its kind in the market. Through real-time data available on the smart devices, customers can access information on critical parameters of their fleet, such as maintenance and service, thereby improving equipment uptime. LiveLink also gives reminders on critical machine health and stores all machine data back-up.
JCB India’s other technology, ‘Intelli’ gives the customers complete analytics of the machines. The customers can also check the status of their machines via JCB’s smart app that even allows them to track down service and parts availability nearby.