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Volvo CE Updates Dig Assist Machine Control

November 18, 2020
A view from an excavator cab
The Volvo Dig Assist machine control application for excavators.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has updated its Dig Assist machine control application for excavators with new features designed to make it even faster and easier to create plans and put more information at operators’ fingertips.

"It’s simple by design," said Matthew McLean, product manager, excavators, Volvo CE. "If you use a smartphone, the Dig Assist app on the Co-Pilot display is a very similar experience—it quickly becomes second nature for operators.”

Several new features give operators even more options and precision, while maintaining the intuitive, easy-to-use aspects of the system, Volvo says:

A customizable interface for In-Field Design makes it easier to draw shapes for building foundations and custom trenches.

An angle grid screen makes it faster and easier to draw shapes in Plan and Profile modes. With the angle grid, operators can touch the screen and drag the corners of the shape they're drawing to easily keep their side parameters square or in line.

Operators can configure the top bar to show more information, including angles of the bucket relative to the surface, the pitch and roll of the machine, distance to line, and a compass if desired.

The ability to use Trimble Earthworks with Dig Assist, or upgrade to have Topcon 3DMC, whichever is preferred.

The ability to use Dig Assist with additional attachments, including a SteelWrist Rotator, Tilt Bucket, and Tilt Coupler.

Team Viewer enables a dealer and Volvo technicians to access the Co-Pilot display remotely to help customers diagnose and solve issues in real time.

Additional joystick presets allow multiple operators to set their own preferences when using a single machine.

Dig Assist, which Volvo introduced in North America in 2017, is available on 20 of the company’s medium and large crawler and wheeled excavators. Last year, Dig Assist Start, the basic package of the machine control system, was made standard on new EC220E to EC480E crawler excavator models.

Machines that currently run Dig Assist can be updated to the new version via a software update from their local Volvo CE dealer.

With Dig Assist, operators can also use the semi-autonomous Volvo Active Control system, currently available on EC220E, EC250E, and EC300E excavators. It uses the machine’s computer to guide the digging process and prevent operators from digging below the programmed depth.

Source: Volvo CE

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