Brokk, a global manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, used CONEXPO CON/AGG 2017 to introduce the new Brokk 500, which features 40% more demolition power than the Brokk 400. Available globally at the start of May 2017, the Brokk 500 also comes with the Brokk SmartPower electrical system, a more powerful breaker, extended reach and better serviceability.
“The Brokk 500 is a remarkable demonstration of how far we have come in getting the most demolition power possible out of a Brokk machine without adding to its size, largely thanks to our new Brokk SmartPower system,” says Martin Krupicka, Brokk Group CEO. “It is also yet another proof point of the resources we invest in product development; the Brokk 500 is the fourth new machine we released in just over a year’s time.”
The new Brokk 500 adds 40% more breaking power than its predecessor, the Brokk 400. The machine delivers 1 472 joules with each blow of the 685 kg Atlas Copco SB 702 hydraulic breaker. On top of that, it adds more length to Brokk’s signature three-part arm system, now reaching 7,4 m vertically and 7 m horizontally, making it ideal for work where extra reach is important.
The Brokk 500 also retains most of the compact proportions of the Brokk 400. Weighing 5 200 kg, it is only slightly heavier, and the width of the machine is the same. It also is “backward compatible,” so all the tools and attachments used for the Brokk 400 can also be used on the new Brokk 500.
The Brokk 500 comes with Brokk’s new intelligent electrical system, Brokk SmartPower, which is a key part in creating the machine’s performance improvement. It maximises the power output of the machine at any given time based on both environmental and operating factors.
The Brokk SmartPower system is specifically designed for the tough operating environments of a demolition robot. Its components are either designed by or modified by Brokk to withstand the demolition forces over time. In addition, it helps the operator start the machine on a poor power supply while at the same time it protects the Brokk machine from any harmful faulty power.
Serviceability is another key feature of the machine. New on this machine is that operators can complete all daily and weekly maintenance without having to lift the covers of the machine. Replacing any damaged hydraulic hoses is now simpler.