Brokk introduces new 500 robotPublished 16/5 at 13:08
Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remotely-controlled demolition robots, used Conexpo to launch the Brokk 500, which features 40% more breaking power than its predecessor the Brokk 400.
The machine delivers 1,500 joules with each blow of the 700kg Atlas Copco SB702 hydraulic breaker. It also adds further length to Brokk’s signature three-part arm system, now reaching 7.4m vertically and 7m horizontally.
Weighing 5.2t it is only marginally heavier than its predecessor and the width of the machine is the same. All the tools and attachments used for the Brokk 400 can also be used on its replacement Brokk 500.
The Brokk 500 comes with Brokk’s new intelligent electrical system SmartPower. This new electrical system is a key part in creating the performance improvement of the machine. It maximizes the power output at any given time, based on environmental and operating factors.
The SmartPower system has been designed for the extremely tough operating environment 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 operators to get the machine started on poor power supply, while at the same time protecting the machine from harmful faulty power.
Brook 500 operators can complete all daily and weekly maintenance without having to lift the covers and replacing any damaged hydraulic hoses is now more simple.
Add other items, such as the strengthened new Brokk machine design, the reinforced casted details, the new headlight protections, and you have a machine truly hardened for the tough Brokk environment.
“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. It is also yet another proof point of the resources we invest in product development – the Brokk 500 is the fourth new machine we release in just over a year’s time”, says Martin Krupicka, CEO of the Brokk Group. The Brokk 500 is available from May 2017.