Brokk AB, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, officially introduced the Brokk 100 demolition machine at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas last Thursday. Featuring a more compact design than the previous model, the Brokk 100 has 35-percent greater breaking power than the best-selling Brokk 90 machine it replaces.
The Brokk 100 enhances the company’s line of remote-controlled demolition machines, designed for use in a variety of industries including cement and metal processing, construction and demolition, mining and tunneling, and nuclear, as well as other specialty applications.
“What sets Brokk apart is its incredible power to weight ratio,” says Peter Bigwood, vice president of sales and marketing for Brokk. The Brokk 100 is designed to be a demolition machine as opposed to a traditional excavator, which is designed to be a digging machine.”
Building on its 36 years of experience in the engineering and manufacturing of demolition robots, Brokk designed the new Brokk 100 to take on the most challenging projects. A brand new, state-of-the-art digital remote-control box is designed to ensure safe operation on any jobsite, allowing the operator to stay clear of any hazards and monitor some of the key functions of the machine on an LCD display. In addition, the new machine is the first in the industry to deliver the flexibility of true 360-degree working performance, the company said.
The compact design of the Brokk 100 permits operation in the tightest, most confined spaces. The low-profile configuration, less than 4-feet high, allows access into smaller openings, while the lower center of gravity provides greater stability. Improved driving capabilities further enable the machine to offer smooth transportation and operation on challenging jobsites.
A new load-sensing hydraulic system with improved hydraulic capacity helps generate 35-percent greater breaking power when paired with the included SB152 breaker. Maximum horizontal reach is 12.1 feet, while vertical reach is 14.1 feet.
The Brokk 100 is powered by a 20-horsepower electric motor, allowing safe, emissions-free operation. Two power levels are offered: 16- and 32-amp. When electric power supply is limited, the machine offers the option to “gear down” and work using only 16 amps.
Additional improvements and features include upgraded cooling capacity, impact-resistant steel covers, improved rubber pads on the outriggers and LED lights with virtually unbreakable covers.
In addition to the new 100, Brokk offers eight models, ranging in size from the Brokk 50, at just 1,100-pounds, up to the Brokk 800, at 11-tons.
Brokk’s North American headquarters are in Monroe, Wash. For more information, visit www.brokk.com.