Brokk introduces next-gen remote controlled demolition machine
May 11, 2015 - Brokk has introduced its new next generation Brokk 100. The updated model features improved controls for smoother functionality in slewing and arm movements; an innovative, simplified method to integrate attachments, such as hydraulic rock drills; and an updated electrical system for improved reliability.
“Our focus at Brokk is on continuous improvement, based on a belief that we can always do better,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk AB. “The new Brokk 100 demonstrates that philosophy, and brings tangible benefits to our customers.”
In addition to demolition applications, Brokk machines are used for cement and metal processing, heavy civil construction, mining, tunneling, and nuclear power plant decommissioning, as well as numerous specialty applications.
“The Brokk 100 represents the latest advancements in the company’s extensive line of remote controlled demolition machines,” said Peter Bigwood, vice-president of sales and marketing for Brokk in North America. “Its updated, reliable electrical system is proof that we are constantly innovating and striving to produce the best and safest demolition equipment on the market.”
Since its first demolition robot, which was built almost 40 years ago in Sweden, Brokk has introduced 11 generations of different models — from the tiny, 1,100-pound Brokk 60 to the recently introduced, 12-ton Brokk 800. The Brokk 100 is the second smallest machine in the lineup, weighing 2,183 pounds.
The Brokk 100 can use a wide range of attachments, such as breakers, crushers, grapples, rock drills and shears. And with its 31-inch width, the compact Brokk 100 and its attachment fit easily through standard doors or inside passenger elevators.
The Brokk 100 operates comfortably in tight, confined spaces, and its low floor load allows it to operate in otherwise inaccessible areas, such as in stairwells. Top-down demolition, interior strip-outs, selective concrete removal, hospital or food-service environments — all are perfect applications for the electrically powered machine.
Zero emission, compact size and industry-leading power-to-weight ratio combine to make this model one of the most popular in the company’s range, and as with all Brokk demolition machines, the wireless, digital remote control is key to its success across a multitude of industries. With the wireless controls, Brokk operators can position themselves for optimum visibility and safety, avoiding potential falling debris or exposure to harmful environments.
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