Brokk, the world´s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, used the ConExpo 2017 exhibition to introduce the new Brokk 500. According to the manufacturer, the new unit benefits from more demolition power, the Brokk SmartPowerTM electrical system, a more powerful breaker, extended reach and industry-leading serviceability.
The new Brokk 500 boasts 40 percent more breaking power than its predecessor. The machine delivers 1,500 joules punch with each blow of the 700 kg heavy Atlas Copco SB702 hydraulic breaker. On top of that it adds further length to Brokk’s signature three-part arm system, now reaching 7.4 metres vertically and 7.0 metres horizontally, making it ideal for work where the extra reach is of importance.
Yet the Brokk 500 retains most of the compact proportions of its predecessor, the Brokk 400. With its 5,200 kg operating weight, it is only marginally heavier and the width of the machine is the same. And it is “backwards 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 SmartPowerTM. This new smart electrical system is a key part in creating the performance improvement of the machine. It maximises the power output of the machine at any given time, based on both environmental and operating factors.
The Brokk SmartPowerTM system is uniquely 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 the operator to get the machine started on poor power supply, while at the same time it protects the Brokk machine from any harmful faulty power.
The Brokk 500 incorporates the industry-leading reliability and serviceability that Brokk has become known for over the years. New on this machine is that operators now can complete all daily and weekly maintenance without even having to lift the covers of the machine. And replacing any damaged hydraulic hoses is now simpler than ever.
“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, CEO of the Brokk Group. “It is also proof of the resources we invest in product development – the Brokk 500 is the fourth new machine we have released in just over a year.”
The Brokk 500 will be available from May 2017.