Basically, Hybrid technology gives a machine more than one means of propulsion. In the car market, this means combining a normal petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor. Komatsu machines work in a very similar way…
HOW DOES THIS TECHNOLOGY WORK?
It works by converting energy generated when the upper structure reduces its speed while turning, storing this energy in the capacitor, and then uses it to assist the power of the engine via the power generation motor when the engine accelerates.
WHY CHOOSE HYBRID TECHNOLOGY?
On average, you’ll use reduce fuel consumption by 30% (compared to a standard PC210LC-10 Excavator) and reduce your CO² emissions, making it a greener machine. If the machine is used in an application where lots of slewing is undertaken, then savings could be in excess of these figures.