Brokk, a global manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, introduce the new Brokk 500 through the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2017 platform.
The machine, which features 40% more demolition power than the Brokk 400 will be made available globally at the start of May 2017. It also comes with the Brokk SmartPower electrical system, a more powerful breaker, extended reach and better serviceability.
Martin Krupicka, Brokk Group CEO termed the Brokk 500 as a remarkable demonstration of the milestones crossed in getting the most demolition power possible out of a Brokk machine without the necessary addition to size.
This, he attributed to the new Brokk SmartPower system as well as proof of the resources invested in product development; since the Brokk 500 is the fourth new machine released in just over a year’s time.
The new Brokk 500 adds 40% more breaking power than its predecessor, the Brokk 400 and delivers 1 472 J with each blow of the 685 kg Atlas Copco SB 702 hydraulic breaker. Additionally, it also increases length to Brokk’s signature three-part arm system to 7.4 m vertically and 7 m horizontally, making it ideal for work where extra reach is important.
At 5 200 kg in weight, the Brokk 500 is only slightly heavier than the 400 version, 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.
Fitted with the new Brokk SmartPower, which is a key part in creating the Brokk 500 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, with its components are either designed or modified by Brokk to withstand the demolition forces over time.
Furthermore, 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.
Operators are also able to complete all daily and weekly maintenance without having to lift the covers of the machine. Serviceability is another key feature of the machine, making the replacement of any damaged hydraulic hoses simpler.