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MMikeFensterhasjoinedColumbusEquipmentCompanyasmachinecontrolmanager.Heisavailabletohelpcus-tomersutilizethefullfunctionalityofKomatsusintelligentMachineControliMCequipment.Myroleistoprovidethecustomerwiththenecessaryeducationtrainingandsupportfortheintelligentmachinesystemhesaid.ColumbusEquipmentiscommittedtosupportingthistechnology.WhiletheconstructionindustryhasusedaftermarketmachinecontrolfortwodecadesthosesystemsonlytoldtheoperatorwherethecuttingimplementwasinrelationtothedesignFensternoted.KomatsuisthefirstmanufacturertointegrateamachinecontrolsystemwiththecomputerintheequipmentaddingmuchmoreautomationintheiMCdozerandiMCexcavator.Thesystempreventsthecuttingimplementfromovercuttingandkeepsthecuttingedgeongrade.Buttheintelligentsystemdoesmuchmoreincludingsensingthematerialloadandaddingmorematerialifpossiblebeforeoffloadingtomaximizeefficiency.Themachineknowsexactlywhatitcanhandle.Itsensestherightamountofmaterialforeachloadsoyousaveonwearandtearandonfuelconsumption.ItsignificantlyincreasesproductivityFenstersaid.ToensurethatcustomerstakefulladvantageofthemachinesrobustcapabilitiesFensterandfellowtechnologysolutionsexpertNateKoerperteachoperatorsaswellasprojectmanagersandsitesupervisorsalltheenhancementsthemachinesoffer.AssoonastheoperatorunderstandsthedifferencesbetweentheintelligentMachineControlsys-temandanaftermarketsystemhebeginstounderstandthebenefitsandincreasesproductivityFenstersaid.TheiMCsystemcancreateproductivitygainsofupto25percent.FensterwillalsohelpcustomersintegratethenewequipmentintotheircurrentGPS-controlfleet.TheKomatsusystemusessomeTopconcomponentsandisdesignedtoworkwithinTopconorTrimbleGPSsystems.Fensterwillalsosetupthecustomerssup-portsystemusingTopconsSiteLinktelematicswhichallowsColumbusEquipmenttotroubleshoottheiMCsystemremotely.AllsegmentsoftheindustryhavebeeninterestedinKomatsusiMCdozerandexcavatorfromverylargecontractorstoowner-operatorswhohaveneverevenusedaGPSsystemontheirdozersFenstersaid.Fensterhasextensiveknowledgeof3-DmachinecontrolshavingpreviouslyworkedforaTopcondis-tributor.KomatsuhascertifiedhimasaTechnologySolutionsExpertforbothiMCmachines.CustomerswithiMCquestionscancontactFensterat614802-7099.intelligentMachineControlAndExpertSupportREVOLUTIONIZETHEEARTHMOVINGPROCESSKomatsuisthefirstmanufacturertointegrateamachinecontrolsystemwiththecomputerintheequipment.COMPANYNEWS13ColumbusEquipmentCompanyMachineControlManagerMikeFensterleftandTechnologySolutionsExpertNateKoerper