Hyundai launch A-series HX220AL excavator
New Stage V machine featuring an array of new technology set to be a game changer, say HCEE
EQUIPPED with a new Stage V engine platform, new hydraulic flow regulation, improved operator controls with 2D/3D machine guidance, new safety features, and improved uptime support, the new 22-tonne A-series HX220AL crawler excavator is described as a ‘game changer’ by Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe (HCEE).
With a maximum digging depth of 6.73m and a maximum digging reach of 9.98m, the HX220AL has a bucket breakout force (ISO) of 165kN, an arm digging force (ISO) of 116.1kN and is powered by a Cummins B6.7 engine with a 130kW (174hp) net power output.
The A-series Stage V exhaust after-treatment is based on an all-in-one solution, which combines a unique exhaust muffler - integrating the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC), the DEF injector (SCR) and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
The new HX220AL also incorporates an array of new Hyundai technologies, including:
- EPFC or Electric Positive Flow Control. This results in the improvement of fuel efficiency and controllability by a flow reduction technique for excavator operations.
- Auto Safety Lock to prevent unintended starting/operation of the excavator for improved safety.
- Eco guidance, which indicates ‘inefficient operation’ status on the display cluster to prevent excess fuel consumption by inadequate working habits.
- MG/MC or Machine Guidance/Machine Control. This indicates the work status and automatically controls the attachment to assist the driver. MG displays the position of the bucket tip, whilst MC automatically controls grading with the bucket tip or face and has an automatic stop control (up, down, forward and cabin protection).
In addition, all A-series excavators incorporate several new service features that have been developed and tested with the aim of improving machine uptime:
- ECD or Engine Connected Diagnostics. This will support the after-sales technicians and dealers with a diagnostics report (via e-mail, mobile or app, or HiMATE, HCE’s own telematic system) on the engine’s performance, resulting in improved engine fault code monitoring and ensuring that technicians arrive on site with the necessary tools to fix the error in one visit.
- MCD or Machine Connected Diagnostics. This allows the user to gather and analyse various data on the machine’s performance that have been indicated in HiMATE, resulting in improved uptime.
- FOTA or Firmware Over The Air. This allows remote software updates for the MCU (Machine Control Unit) and RMCU (Remote Machine Control Unit) whenever there is a software update available in HiMATE. When starting the machine, the operator gets a notification stating the need to install the MCU and RMCU update(s). When the operator has finished the installation, the dealer administrator receives a confirmation.
- HCE-DT. This is the Hyundai Construction Equipment offline equipment Diagnostics Tool, which provides troubleshooting information using HiMATE user authentication.
- Monthly report. HiMATE allows improved fleet management by generating and sending monthly e-mail reports, including a summary of operation and fuel-consumption analysis.
Peter Sebold, product specialist at HCEE, commented: ‘The HX220AL kicks off the introduction of our new A-series – a range of machines with intelligent features that will cater for the demands of our modern society for machines that are smart and clean, but still robust and productive powerhouses.’