Doosan ‘transparent bucket’ wins two Matexpo awards
Company scoops both the Innovation award and the Safety award at this year’s Matexpo exhibition
THE industry’s first wheel loader ‘transparent bucket’ system from Doosan Infracore Europe has won two of the major awards at the international Matexpo exhibition, which took place at the Kortrijk Xpo convention centre in Kortrijk, Belgium, from 8–12 September 2021.
The system won in both the ‘Innovation’ and the ‘Safety’ categories, scooping two of the three awards organized by Matexpo and decided by an independent jury comprised of specialists from the sector, led by jury chairman Danny Van Parys.
The Doosan transparent bucket is a fully integrated system that allows a wheel loader operator to see the machine's bucket blind spots through the in-cab monitor. The patented system records images at the front of the wheel loader with two cameras mounted on the top and bottom of the machine and displays the combined images in real time on the monitor in the cab using a curved-projection method.
Owing to blind spots caused by the buckets on wheel loaders, the area in front of the machines has been considered an area of major concern in terms of safety. With the new Doosan transparent bucket function, however, the driver can easily check the blind spots in front of the bucket via the cab monitor, to increase safety and prevent accidents.
According to Doosan, another advantage of the system is that it can significantly improve work efficiency by providing a forward-view perspective for the driver during loading/unloading or when carrying materials such as aggregates, sand, and soil.
Doosan Infracore are the first in the world to develop and apply a front-projection function with the transparent bucket for construction machines and have applied for patents in Korea, North America, Europe, and China.