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320C Versus SK210

Dynamic Acera
320C Versus SK210
Dynamic Acera
Presentation Contents
• Competitive Business Update
• Specification Comparison
• Productivity Test
• System / Component Quality
• Durability
• Operator Comfort
• Viewing Area
• Safety
• Versatility
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Worldwide NACD SCM CAPL

• Kobelco’s PINS in SCM are plummeting


• Volume in vital 20-ton size class has fallen by 50%
over 5 years
• Sales in NACD are stable
• Currently introducing new “Dynamic Acera” HEX line
• Parent company, Kobe Steel, has serious financial
difficulties and is rumored to be seeking a buyer for
Kobelco
Specifications
320C SK210
Horsepower Net HP 138 143
Flow l/min 2x205 2x210
Weight kg 19400 19800
Bucket Force kN 131 136*
Stick Force kN 100 105*
Swing Torque kN.m 60.9 -
Drawbar Pull kN 196 201

* With Power Boost


C ylinder S peed
Sec (B oom and S tick)
7.00
6.00
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S tick in S tick out S tick in S tick out B oom up B oom dow n B oom up B oom dow n
w ith bucket w ith bucket w ith bucket w ith bucket
relief relief relief relief

320C SK200-6

Stick Stick with bucket Boom Boom with


(%) relief stick relief
in out in out up down up down
320C 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
EX200-5 106 94 108 109 114 109 117 117
Demonstrate the Difference

SK210 320C
Swing Torque

• Kobelco does not publish swing


torque data
• Kobelco promotes swing speed
(320C = 11.5rpm; SK210 = 11rpm)
Operator Comments

• Controllability in swing operation in poor


• Good visibility
Job Study - OPG

320C SK210
Stick Length 2.9m 2.9m
Bucket Width 1066mm 1066mm
Bucket Capacity 0.8m3 0.8m3
Trenching
320C SK210

Production (m3/h) 199.00 168.00


•15% more productive
Cycle Time (sec) 15.10 17.73 • 17% faster cycles
Load Time (sec) 6.54 7.62 • 2% more fuel efficient
Swing Loaded Time (sec) 1.81 2.27
Dump Time (sec) 1.55 1.73
Swing Empty Time (sec) 5.20 6.11 20
Fuel Consumption (l/h) 23.60 20.40
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Fuel Efficiency (m3/l) 8.43 8.24
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Production 100 85
Cycle Time 100 117 5
Fuel Efficiency 100 98
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320C SK210
Load Sw. Loaded Dump Sw. Empty
Truck Loading
320C L SK210
Production (m3/h) 342.00 284.00
Fill Factor (%) 100 101 •17% more productive
Cycle Time (sec) 13.98 16.94 • 21% faster cycles
Load Time (sec) 5.45 6.25 • 7% more fuel efficient
Swing Loaded Time (sec) 3.49 4.21
Dump Time (sec) 1.70 2.05
Swing Empty Time (sec) 3.34 4.43
Fuel Consumption (l/h) 23.40 21.00 20
Fuel Efficiency (m3/l) 14.62 13.52
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Production 100 117 10

Cycle Time 100 121 5

Fuel Efficiency 100 93 0


320C SK210

Load Sw. Loaded Dump Sw. Empty


What do these 2 products
have in common ?
What do these 2 products
have in common ?

“fuzzy logic”
“One of our most impressive innovations”
fuzzy logic
a multi-valued (as opposed to binary) LOGIC. Classical
logic holds that everything can be expressed in binary
terms: 0 or 1, black or white, yes or no; in terms of
BOOLEAN ALGEBRA, everything is in one set or
another but not in both. Fuzzy logic allows for values
between 0 and 1, shades of gray, and maybe; it allows
partial membership in a set. When the approximate
reasoning of fuzzy logic is used with an EXPERT
SYSTEM, logical inferences can be drawn from
imprecise relationships. It is used, for example, to
optimize automatically the wash cycle of a washing
machine by sensing the load size, fabric mix, and
quantity of detergent. Fuzzy logic is used to control
passenger elevators, household appliances, cameras,
automobile subsystems, and SMART WEAPONS.
Neuralnet Command Center

• Manual mode
• Assist mode
• Digging
• Leveling
• Scattering
• Compacting
• Breaker mode
Comparing System Quality
A system is only as good as the quality of its components.
System Quality

• No firewall
• No number or color markings on pilot hoses
and wiring
System Quality

• In-tank hydraulic oil filter - tank must be


opened to service, exposing system to
contamination
Durability

• Thinner carbody plates


• Narrower boom foot - less area to distribute
forces
• Exposed greasing points - easily damaged
Durability

• Significantly thinner bottom plates


• Exposed swivel gear - easily damaged
System Quality

• Monitor is not adjustable


• No hydraulic temperature gauge
• English language capability only
• Manual work modes
• No hydraulic return filter clog indicator
• No engine oil or hydraulic oil level
indicator
System Quality

• Integrated seat and console - levers and


seat move together
• Consoles are not adjustable
• Only one radio mount
System Quality

• Viewing area to the right limited due to


large monitor console and boom cylinder
• Cab handle located in middle of door -
difficult to access from seat
• No recessed sheet metal
System Quality

• Automatic climate control


• Only two air vents (320C has 4 in rear + 2
in front)
System Quality

• Smaller lunch box


• Only one power source available
System Quality

• Engine not easily accessible, many trip


points on upper structure
• Fan shroud only has 180 degree coverage
- potential safety hazard
Viewing Area

• Tall engine hood obstructs operator rear


view
• Emergency exit requires using hammer to
break glass - hammer may be lost
• Lower windshield stored in front of rear
window - blocks exit in case of emergency
Viewing Area

• Transparent skylight with gas assist


mechanism
Safety

• Engine will start with lever in down


position and both implement and travel
hydraulics engaged - potential danger to
operator and crew
• Hydraulics are not active with lever in
vertical position
Safety

• Anti-skid sandpaper wears quickly


• Ineffective with grease, mud, snow or ice
• Many trip points throughout upper deck
Tool Control System
• The tool control system provides customer the flexibility
to use most of the tools available
• Once calibrated, the system allows flows and pressures
can be set from the monitor, dispensing the use of flow
meters and pressure gauges
• Up to 5 different attachments can be pre-programmed
making it easy to switch attachments
• The tool control system includes joysticks with programmable
buttons and a proportional switch
• If the flexibility of the tool control system is not required,
dedicated
hammer and thumb circuits are also available

Don’t let customers get


confused by fancy names!

Intelligent Total Control System


(ITCS)

• Flow can be set by the monitor


• Must get out of cab to select valve - requires tools
and time to complete process
320C vs. Kobelco SK210(LC)-VI
Serviceability Comparison

Tucson Proving Grounds


April 2000
Battery Compartment

320C SK210(LC)-VI
• Maintenance free batteries • Requires electrolyte level check every 50 service
• Good ground level access hours
– 12 openings = 15 minutes for maintenance
• Simple hard plastic covers are fastened
by one bolt in the center • Requires maintenance every 250 service hours
• Excellent access to the batteries • Access through storage box from track
with the covers removed • Potential damage to top
• Raised air filter provides better clearance
Fuel System

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Priming pump raised to provide easy access •Difficult to access because priming pump is located
and operation near the bottom of the engine
•This improvement gives the 320C a substantial •Operation requires removal of access covers
advantage over all of the competition •Fuel filter requires initial replacement at 50 hours
•Fuel system injection pressure and nozzles must be
•Priming pump strainer 500 hour maintenance checked every 500 service hours by the dealer
eliminated •Fuel priming pump strainer must be checked
•Fuel filter initial 100 hour interval eliminated initially at 50 service hours and every 500 service
hours
Swing Out Oil Cooler

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Single handle operation without tools •Requires tools
•Provides great access to oil cooler and •Oil cooler does not swing
radiator •Requires cover removal from the bottom of
•Maintenance is done from ground level the machine
when required •Requires cleaning every 50 service hours
•Coolant must be changed every 6000 with pressurized water
service hours •Coolant must be changed every 2000 service
hours
Hydraulic System and Filtration

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Case drain and pilot oil filters are easily •No case drain filter
removed from ground level •No oil sampling valve or pressure tap
•Oil sampling valve and pressure tap •Element type filter requiring separate O-ring
provided •Requires maintenance every 500 service
•Requires maintenance every 1000 hours
service hours
Water Pump

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Requires no lubrication •Difficult to access because of
location and hose routing
•Requires maintenance at
initial 50 service hours and
after every 500 service hours
Lubrication Points

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Bank of fittings on boom •Bank of fittings on boom
•Requires daily maintenance for first 100 •Requires complete machine lubrication
service hours every 8 service hours
•Requires maintenance every 1000
service hours for boom and stick
•Requires maintenance every 100 service
hours for bucket pins
Swing Gear Lubrication

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Easier access between hoses •Restricted access between boom base and upper
•Requires maintenance every 2000 service frame
hours •Requires maintenance at initial 50 service hours
•Requires maintenance every 120 service hours
•Replacement of grease required every 2000
service hours
•Procedure requires splitting the upper and lower
machine sections
Engine Air Filters

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Clamps provide easy cover removal •Wing-nuts on primary and secondary
•Primary and secondary filters pull out filters cause lengthy removal process
(without fasteners) •Requires inspection every 8 service
hours (daily)
•Replacement of air filters every 1000
service hours
Engine Oil Filter

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Filter and dipstick easy to access due to •Difficult to access
raised position •Low in engine compartment near the
•Easy access on top of engine turbocharger
•Filter drain and sampling valve provided on •Requires oil and filter change every 500
filter base service hours
•Requires oil and filter change every 500 •Requires special tool
service hours •Requires the removal of lower covers
Final Drive Procedures

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Oil level check interval extended to 1000 •Oil level check interval is every 120
service hours service hours with an initial 50 hour
check
•Oil change interval is every 2000 service
hours with an initial 250 hour change •Oil change interval is every 2000
service hours with an initial 500 hour
•Final drive utilizes 2 plugs for all
change
procedures
Cooling System Service

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Visual check of coolant level from ground level •Visual check of coolant level from ground
•Factory fill Extended Life Coolant lasts 6000 level
service hours •Requires coolant change and system flush
every 2000 service hours
•Procedure requires the removal of the radiator
Sampling Valves and Test Ports

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Sampling valves and test ports •No sampling valves or test ports
provided provided for engine oil, hydraulic oil,
or coolant
A/C Receiver-dryer

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•New location lowered dryer for viewing •Difficult to view sight glass on dryer due
purposes to location
•Location was also moved very near the • Requires mounting the machine or use
door opening for easier access a ladder (step) in order to view sight
glass
•All maintenance can be performed from
the ground
Undercarriage Components

320C SK210(LC)-VI
•Regular maintenance only •Requires daily maintenance on the
•Check for debris sprockets
•Adjust the tension •Requires maintenance every 2000
service hours
•Oil must be changed in all rollers and
idlers
•Components must be removed, drained,
and filled
320C Improved Features
Maintenance Interval Comparison
Maintenance Item 320C SK210
Air Conditioner /Cab Heater Filter -
When Required 250 service hours
Inspect/Replace
Air Conditioner/Recirculation Filter -
N/A 500 service hours
Check
Initial 50 service hours
Battery Electrolyte Level - Check N/A
50 service hours
Battery Maintenance N/A 250 service hours
Boom, Stick, and Bucket Dust Seals -
N/A Frequent
Inspect
Bucket Linkage - Inspect/Adjust When Required Frequent
Control Lever - Lubricate N/A 120 service hours
Cooling System Coolant - Change 6000 service hours 2000 service hours
Initial 50 service hours
Counterweight Bolts - Inspect N/A
250 service hours
Engine Air Filter Primary Element - 8 service hours
When Required
Clean/ Replace 1000 service hours
Engine Air Filter Secondary Element - 8 service hours
When Required
Clean/ Replace 1000 service hours
Initial 50 service hours
Engine Air Intake System N/A
500 service hours
Maintenance Interval Comparison
Maintenance Item 320C SK210
Initial 50 service hours
Final Drive Oil Level - Check 1000 service hours
120 service hours
Fuel System Priming Pump Strainer - Initial 50 service hours
N/A
Clean 500 service hours
Hydraulic System Oil Pilot Filter - Initial 250 service hours Initial 50 service hours
Replace 1000 service hours 500 service hours
Hydraulic System Oil Return Filter - Initial 250 service hours Initial 50 service hours
Replace 1000 service hours 500 service hours
Hydraulic Tank Breather Element -
N/A 2000 service hours
Replace
Radiator Core - Clean When Required 50 service hours
Initial 50 service hours
Swing Bearing Bolts - Check N/A
500 service hours
Initial 50 service hours
Swing Drive Oil - Check 250 service hours
120 service hours
Initial 50 service hours
Swing Gear - Lubricate 2000 service hours
120 service hours
Travel Roller and Idler Grease - Change N/A 2000 service hours
Initial 50 service hours
Water Pump - Lubricate N/A
500 service hours
Regular Maintenance Requiring Dealer to Perform

Maintenance Item Interval


Engine Compression Pressure - Check 1000 service hours
Engine Fuel Injection Timing - Check 1000 service hours
Engine Starter and Alternator - Check 1000 service hours
Frame Structure and Welds - Inspect 500 service hours
Swing Gear Grease - Change 2000 service hours

Note: No written procedure provided in manual