At a height of just 34.4 in. (87 cm), 2.75 in. (7 cm) lower than its predecessor, the Brokk 60 is the smallest remote-controlled demolition machine.
Brokk AB, a manufacturer of remote controlled demolition machines, added two new machines to its lineup — the Brokk 60 and 400D (diesel). Brokk launched the new machines April 15 at the Bauma 2013 exhibition in Munich, Germany. The launch represents the 11th generation of Brokk machines and marks the company’s 35th year as a leader in demolition machine innovation and manufacturing.
Brokk redesigned the Brokk 50 to make it faster and more powerful while keeping it compact and easy to maneuver. At a height of just 34.4 in. (87 cm), 2.75 in. (7 cm) lower than its predecessor, the Brokk 60 is the smallest remote-controlled demolition machine. The unit’s small size — it weighs only 1,100 lbs. (499 kg) — makes it ideal for applications where space is limited in industries as diverse as construction, demolition, metal processing, tunneling and nuclear, according to the manufacturer.
The Brokk 60 also increases productivity with more breaking force, faster movements and a new control system. Brokk incorporated major improvements to the control system that enhance the unit’s reliability, create smoother operation and allow for continuous, accurate temperature and pressure monitoring. Improvements to the hydraulic system, which increased the unit’s flow rate from 4.8 to 5.8 gallons per minute, allow the Brokk 60 to perform faster while delivering 25 percent more power.
“The Brokk 60 is a completely upgraded, state-of-the-art machine,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk AB. “We have incorporated several features that were previously found only on our bigger machines, and they have proven very valuable for everyday, reliable performance and operation.”
In addition to its powerful system features, Brokk improved the unit’s durability with the addition of a sturdy steel cover and a covered slewing table, both of which protect internal components from debris, according to the manufacturer.
Brokk also incorporated long-lasting, efficient LED lights to provide better illumination to the work area.
The Brokk 60 maintains a horizontal reach of 8.2 ft. (2.5 m) and a vertical reach of more than 10 ft. (3 m). It features the same mounting plate as the Brokk 50 it replaces, so all the same attachments — breakers, crushers, buckets and grapples — are compatible. Like the Brokk 50, the Brokk 60 can be transported in an ordinary passenger elevator and can even maneuver up and down stairs.
Brokk developed the diesel-powered Brokk 400D to incorporate all the benefits of the Brokk 330D it replaces in a heavier-duty machine. The Brokk 400D delivers enhanced durability and faster performance for applications where electricity is difficult to access, such as metal processing and tunneling industries.
The Brokk 400D delivers a 60 percent increase in transport speed over the Brokk 330D. The unit also boosts productivity with its new and improved control system. The system allows the operator to control the machine with quick, precise movements for accurate demolition and other complex tasks, according to the manufacturer.
In addition to the unit’s system attributes, Brokk expanded on its versatility with several changes to the physical design. The new Brokk 400D has a slightly bigger envelope than the Brokk 330D, weighs approximately 2,200 lbs. (998 kg) more, and can reach nearly 23 ft. (7 m) horizontally. With a total weight of 12,125 lbs. (5,500 kg), it can handle heavier attachments like the hard-hitting SB 552 breaker. It also works well with attachments like crushers, grapples, drills and scabblers that are used with its sibling machine, the electric-powered Brokk 400. The unit also features enhanced stability and durability with its larger undercarriage and sturdier steel hood. In addition, the Brokk 400D features a powerful new engine.
“The Brokk 400D will enable our clients to perform new jobs that need its strength and reach in bigger furnaces and tunnels,” Krupicka said. “We proudly introduce this new machine, which maintains Brokk’s fast and consistent pace of technical and design development.”
For more information, call 800/621-7856 or visit www.brokk.com.