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by Nick Drew  |  Wed 15 May 2024

Show Stopper from DEVELON at Intermat

One of the best demonstrations at Intermat had to be on the Develon stand where the company showcased its Concept-X 2.0 version of automated construction equipment.

Show Stopper from DEVELON at Intermat

Concept-X was first unveiled in 2019 as the world’s first automated construction solution. At a demonstration of Concept-X in Korea, attendees witnessed autonomous construction equipment performing every day jobsite tasks. 

The latest Concept-X 2.0 version being demonstrated at Intermat includes the following updates:

New dozer added to autonomous equipment line-up

Autonomous driving and blade control based on global navigation satellite system (GNSS)

Automated 3D grading with tiltrotator accessory

Enhanced machine-learning-based auto digging and loading

Integrated work planning algorithm applied

Advanced E-Stop safety technology

The Concept-X 2.0 autonomous construction equipment involved in the demonstration at Intermat included the DD100-CX dozer and DX225-CX crawler excavator. Both machines feature a new cabinless design and a linear core design language.

Concept-X integrates technologies related to ICT and AI, to revolutionize the construction machinery industry and create sustainable customer value. Concept-X includes automated construction site solutions, surveying tasks using drones, unmanned automation of equipment, and remote control based on 5G communication to increase productivity and reduce costs and risks based on accurate, fast work at the construction site.

The core of The Develon Concept-X is X-Center, which is a control system that enables the user to view equipment at the construction site and worksite at a glance. It surveys the terrain of the worksite through scanning using drones, and the data collected from various sites are analysed to instruct unmanned equipment and manage the equipment in an integrated manner.

It was a sight to see these machines at work alongside the manually operated DL420 CVT loading shovel and the DA30 articulated dumptruck, checkout our video below.

 

 

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