CONEXPO-CON/AGG, co-located with the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE), provides an opportunity to see the latest construction equipment designs. For the 2023 show, several OEMs have announced a wide array of machines they plan to bring to the construction market.

This segment is an important one for the fluid power industry, where hydraulics in particular play a large part in the capabilities and functions of these machines. Pneumatics, electromechanical devices and other motion control related components have an important role as well.

CONEXPO provides an opportunity to see recent construction equipment launches and concepts which could make their way to the market in the near future. Like IFPE, electrification will be a key theme throughout CONEXPO with many OEMs planning to launch electric-powered machines alongside those offering improved efficiency and advanced technologies to enable automation, connectivity and more.

Komatsu Exhibits Electrification Solutions
At its West Hall booth, Komatsu is showing its machines and technology designed to help customers reduce their environmental footprint. Among these solutions will be several electrification related products, such as the 20-ton PC210LCE electric excavator which was introduced at bauma 2022 and is set to enter the North American market.

The excavator is equipped with Proterra’s lithium-ion battery technology and features 451 kWh of battery capacity for up to eight hours of operating time, depending on work conditions. Komatsu is also showing its PC30E electric mini excavator equipped with a 35 kWh battery and a 17.4 kW electric motor as well as the PC01E electric micro excavator powered by portable and swappable mobile batteries and developed jointly with Honda.

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