Robot news from BrokkPublished 3/1 at 13:44
In our special feature on demolition robots, only Brokk has some news to share this year. Brokk has introduced three new products and showcased other innovations. The new products include the Brokk ‘Grapple Saw’ (BGS 15), the Brokk ‘Surface Grinder’ (BSG 530) and ‘My Brokk’, an online portal that combines multiple services, including Brokk ‘Connect’, a document library and a web shop combined into a single resource.
The new My Brokk portal combines fleet management capabilities, a document library plus parts and accessory ordering into a single resource. Through the portal, users can access Brokk Connect to monitor and manage their machines. It also includes a library of equipment manuals, technical data, CE markings and diagrams along with a web shop that allows online access for users to view and order a full range of Brokk original spare parts and attachments, such as rubber caterpillar tracks and hydraulic breakers. The new portal streamlines customers’ processes for managing and maintaining their Brokk robots and results in increased uptime.
Surface Grinder 530
The Brokk Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530) offers a remote controlled method to safely and efficiently strip plaster, contaminated material, tile adhesive and paint off walls, ceilings and floors. Suitable for the Brokk 170, Brokk 200 and Brokk 300, the BSG 530 removes material through constant contact and high pressure on the surface, resulting in a more even, consistent removal over large areas that isn’t possible with handheld grinding tools. The Brokk surface grinder is particularly useful when it comes to handling hazardous materials, such as asbestos, where operator safety is key. The attachment can also be used for surface preparation and polishing through the addition of different tools.
Grapple Saw 15
The Brokk Grapple Saw 15 (BGS 15) is two attachments in one – a grapple and cold cutting saw. It can cut metal pipes with a diameter of up to approximately 200mm and grab and sort material without changing the attachment. Compatible with the Brokk 110, Brokk 170 and Brokk 200, the BGS 15 cuts both fixed material and loose scrap without creating sparks that could pose a fire risk. A Brokk robot, paired with this attachment, brings compact power to large cutting tasks in tight spaces.
Dust suppression system
Brokk has also demonstrated its ‘unique’ dust suppression system, the atomised water mist. The system has been developed to provide superior dust suppression for combatting harmful silica dust. The water mist is said to require less water than other methods with just 0.2 l/m. This means not only less water consumption, but also a cleaner worksite and less waste.