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INTERMAT 2024: What to expect in Paris?

LECTURA participated as a media partner at the INTERMAT Press Days 2024 event with fellow journalists from all around Europe.
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LECTURA participated as a media partner at the INTERMAT Press Days 2024 event with fellow journalists from all around Europe.


LECTURA, the media partner of INTERMAT 2024 trade fair, was invited to participate in the INTERMAT Press Days event held on 18-19 January. The two-day event brought together representatives of the international press/media and the INTERMAT exhibitors. The purpose was to provide an exclusive insight into their product portfolios and reveal innovations that will be showcased to the public on-site in April.


The one-on-one meetings were a great opportunity to get a first impression of all services and related products from selected manufacturers. Patrik Eder, editor at LECTURA, attended the INTERMAT Press Days and visited several exhibitors in order to bring you an exclusive overview:

1. Komatsu

The Japanese manufacturer is going to showcase around 30 machines, including new PW168-11 and PW198-11 wheel excavators. Komatsu will also expand its electric product portfolio by 3 excavator models: the 210LCE-11, the PC138E-11 and the PC33E-6. All previously mentioned excavators are equipped with lithium-ion batteries. Moreover, Komatsu will exhibit several large models within the outdoor area such as the PC390HDR-11 High Reach Demolition excavator, the HD605-10 rigid dump truck and the PC950-11 hydraulic excavator, launched at bauma 2022. Last but not least, Komatsu will continue its business strategy featuring smart construction, digitalization and decarbonized society. The visitors can learn more about the 3D Machine Guidance system or enhanced telematics solutions within the Digitalization Corner.

2. Trackunit

Introduced earlier at ConExpo 2023, Trackunit is going to showcase its Emission Reporting tool. The Danish company aims to provide fleet-wide emissions overview to construction companies in order to support customers’ sustainability agendas. The Emission Reporting tool is compatible with all models and manufacturers of construction machines. Furthermore, Trackunit is going to launch 2 new products at INTERMAT 2024: the TU700 Trackunit Raw telematics device and the K300 keypad model. Both solutions should contribute to the acquisition of new machinery data that will lead to increased uptime, productivity and safety.

3. HeronTrack

The Belgian company provides compact equipment and tools (such as drills) asset tracking solutions via geolocation, a unique proprietary smart sensor and a user-friendly mobile app. The company was founded in 2020 and quickly expanded into the Dutch and French markets (10 countries in total). HeronTrack enables remote tool management and predictive maintenance at job sites to reduce client costs, track who is using the equipment, and improve safety. HeronTrack also measures tool vibrations and provides CO2 emission reporting based on actual usage per construction site for a given period. Most customers are construction companies and contractors, but HeronTrack also targets rental companies.

4. Celsicom

The Swedish company produces in-house remote measuring devices. Celsicom AB today has distributors in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Germany, looking for others. At INTERMAT 2024, Celsicom is going to present the Celsicom Easy Connect. The Easy Connect is designed to be easily installed and maintained. The concept consists of battery-powered and wireless sensors and offers remote measuring of moisture, temperature, CO2 or pressure, especially in concrete structures. There is no need for a base station as a communication bridge, because the connection is managed via a built-in SIM card in each device. Therefore, the connection is granted as long as a mobile signal is available (actually even better). The core technology is the Narrowband IoT, which focuses specifically on indoor coverage, low cost, long battery life, and high connection density.

5. Hitachi

The Japanese manufacturer Hitachi will present a total of 10 machines - excavators, mini excavators and wheel loaders - at its almost 1000 m² stand. The compact excavator portfolio will be represented by the ZX26U-6 and ZX33U-6 models. The medium segment will be covered by models of the Zaxis-7 series: the ZX95W-7 and ZX135W-7 wheeled excavators, and ZX95USB-7 and ZX225USLC-7 crawler  excavators. Hitachi is also going to exhibit larger machines: The ZX390TC-7 special  application excavator and ZW310-7 wheel loader will be at the booth. Last but not least, the visitor will have an opportunity to explore two new electric models, the ZX55-6EB and ZE135-7EB battery-powered crawler excavators as well as software solutions such as the ConSite remote monitoring system or control systems from Leica Geosystems and Trimble mounted directly on the showcased machines.

Source: LECTURA GmbH

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