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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    and great comfort this machine represents something new says Tobias Ettemo product manager for harvesters at Komatsu Forest One of the major new features of the Valmet 941 1 is the MaxiXplorer control system which has a brand new Windows based work mode that presents all relevant operator information in a new optimized layout MaxiXplorer also has new information tabs that show for example machine status alarms and real time production data Other important new features of the Valmet 941 1 s new MaxiXplorer control system are the assignment management and crosscutting functions Crosscutting speed is considerably increased and pricelists that were previously impossible to use are now fully viable Assignment management is easier to use more flexible and offers a better overview Production reports now use database technology production data access is faster and file management is simplified Hardware changes include a new control system computer a new PC a separate display and a new chassis computer This and all other hardware is now connected with a minimum of cables Overall the system offers considerably better performance than before with faster communication between units The Valmet 941 1 has a powerful turbo diesel engine the backbone of the harvester

    Original URL path: http://www.komatsuforest.com.au/default.aspx?id=1848&newsid=14382 (2016-02-17)
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  • News archive - Australia - Komatsu Forest
    2008 2007 2006 2005 15 04 2008 MaxiXplorer New control system for smarter Valmet harvesters 15 04 2008 Two New Valmet forwarders 15 04 2008 Komatsu Forest invests heavily in 2008 Page 1 2 Here you easily find all our

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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    from felling to sawing Until recently there was a gap in the production report chain as forwarders have only been able to register and report the volume of each assortment That gap has now been closed With the new Valmet MaxiL application forwarded volumes and assortments can be associated with a particular landing a selected sawmill or a geographic position The user describes and registers the forwarded timber according to

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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    won in Germany and Austria A customer buying almost a dozen machines is not an everyday occurrence in the German market though in these cases Komatsu Forest GmbH s high quality service helped tip the balance in Komatsu s favor when the deals were made Naturally the high productivity of Valmet machines also makes them an attractive option in the market but it s our complete commitment package that sold the deal believes Jürgen Munz CEO of Komatsu Forest GmbH We offer good service and effective operator training to ensure the machines are used to their full from the very first day of production The three customers are the Austrian forestry company ÖBf AG which is partly state owed the Bavarian state forestry company BaySF and a large sawmill in eastern Germany ÖBF AG for example bought seven forwarders and four harvesters These are productive machines well suited to demanding mountain terrain The harvesters self leveling cabs and flexibility ensure high productivity even on steep slopes The machines in eastern Germany will operate under somewhat different conditions working in stands of large diameter trees on level terrain The obvious choice here was a fleet of the market s largest and

    Original URL path: http://www.komatsuforest.com.au/default.aspx?id=1848&newsid=14386 (2016-02-17)
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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    a new type of feed roller and improved delimbing knife designs These new features and improvements are the natural outcome of the continual and systematic quality assurance and development work we conduct says Gunnar Nilsson product manager for harvesting heads at Komatsu Forest Continual improvements are an important part of quality assurance at Komatsu Forest The pursuit of further refinements and improvements to the company s products is central to ensuring customer satisfaction In the case of the Valmet 350 1 harvesting head this has meant several series of upgrades The most recent upgrades were introduced at the beginning of the year and now it is time again Extensive improvements that make Valmet s true all rounder even stronger even more reliable and even more effective The upgraded Valmet 350 1 has a new rotator a new suspension link design new tilt cylinders a redesigned valve block mount and new hose routing The delimbing knives have a new design and the head has a new extra delimbing knife mounted in the frame What s more the saw motor hood has an improved seal and the saw box is redesigned to increase space for the trunk New feature overview New rotator

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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    market Ylänen 44 has broad international experience of the forest machine industry and joins Komatsu Forest from John Deere where he was head of the company s forest machine sales to European dealers The opportunity to work with Valmet and its high quality high potential forest machines is an exciting challenge says Ylänen Ylänen is planning for his new job at a time when the Finnish forest industry is undergoing great change Harvesting volumes in this already large market are expected to increase by 10 to 20 percent over the next few years Komatsu Forest Oy s clear objective for this growth period is to strengthen its position in the Finnish market This will be achieved by concentrating fully on the domestic market Komatsu Forest Oy will focus solely on Finland says Bernd Rauser Managing Director of Komatsu Forest s European Distribution Center Finland is the world s second largest market for rubber tired forest machines for cut to length and we want to sharpen our focus on this important market This also means that the fast growing Russian market will gain its own operative unit with Jari Alahuhtala as head Parallel to this operations in the Baltic States are being reorganized under the European Distribution Center in Germany with Heikki Vilppo responsible for this market Komatsu Forest Oy in Finland is off to a running start with the inauguration of a new forest machine center covering 32 000 square feet 3 000 square meters and strategically located in Pirkkala just outside Tampere The Finnish market is one of Komatsu Forest s key markets says Toshio Miyake CEO of Komatsu Forest The investments in new premises a new organization and a new CEO are clear indicators of the importance of the Finnish market The forest machine center will comprise a

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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    of the primary contractors for Riau Andalan Pulp Paper and this year will harvest over 3 million cubic meters of sustainable plantation Acacia species The record of 24 664 cubic meters of hauled timber for one month was reached after 506 5 hours of hauling This represents an average production of 48 7 cubic meters per hour Komatsu Forest recently honoured the operators during a ceremony for the production record and their contributions to PTSI s overall performance but also for having demonstrated the potential of the Valmet 890 2 When the record was broken acacia mangium was being hauled in lengths of four meters over a distance averaging 400 meters The record was set close to the equator under extremely hot and humid conditions Clay soil along with heavy rains made hauling especially difficult The record area however was not as steep as the four Valmet operators were accustomed to from other logging areas The record forwarder has been in use for about 5 300 hours and was delivered by the dealer P T United Tractors as recently as June 2006 PTSI has a total of eleven Valmet forwarders five are Valmet 860s of which some have been in

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  • Press details - Global - Komatsu Forest
    the many important new features is a refined method for calculating trunk volumes When the head measures trunk diameters it begins where the upper knives are located about 4 3 1 3 m from the felling cut As a result the system must estimate the shape of the tree down to the cut In MaxiHarvester 3 10 the shape is determined using a data file that can be fed into the system s spp file The mill can decide the shape template to be imported into the crosscutting system explains Per Annemalm Product Manager at Komatsu Forest Another new feature of MaxiHarvester 3 10 is the addition of a large number of variables in the administrative system files such as the prd pri apt stm and ktr files With the upgrades now implemented we ve taken a major step in terms of the information the harvester can deliver says Annemalm This is one of the most extensive upgrades we ve made making it possible to deliver a great deal more information directly from the harvester to forestry company business systems Another new feature is that the size limits for crosscutting files have been increased to permit up to 15 different assortments per species New MaxiHead 3 10 for harvesting heads sold separately offers many new functions A major new feature is the option to select the PC1012 hardware package which includes a Windows PC with a 12 display a 1 GHz processor and a 40 GB hard disk If this is selected then Valmet s Windows applications such as MaxiA MaxiP MaxiD and MaxiGIS can also be used MaxiHead 3 10 also supports feet and inches display for length and diameter measurements in operating mode For improved delimbing or barking of the root end of the rootstock there s a

    Original URL path: http://www.komatsuforest.com.au/default.aspx?id=1848&newsid=14389 (2016-02-17)
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