In line with their strategy to create value by extending the lives of group mines, Sibanye embarked on a project to mine the many support pillars which were left in place by previous mining operators.
Brokk was founded in 1976 in a small industrial town in the north of Sweden known as Skellefteå, some 300 kilometres (or around 186 miles) from the Arctic Circle. Today, Brokk is a multinational company with over 40 years of innovation and is still continuing to grow.
With the help of our global network of subsidiaries, distributors, and agents, we are proud to provide our customers with safe and effective solutions in a number of industries including construction, cement, mining, processing, tunnelling and nuclear. Finding efficient solutions to the challenges faced by these industries is what drives us forward; it is the reason why we have been supplying companies all over the world with demolition robots since our founding.
Safe, efficient, versatile
Brokk robots may appear small compared to traditional mining machines, but they pack a powerful punch in relation to their size. The electric motor generates impressive power with no exhaust fumes and, thanks to our remote-controlled system, can be operated safely and ergonomically at a safe distance from dangerous work areas.
Robust construction capabilities in combination with a large range of attachments allow one single Brokk robot to perform a variety of tasks such as scaling, rock breaking, drilling, digging, and shaft sinking. The three-part arm system provides precision and outstanding reach while the hydraulic outriggers gives the robot excellent stability in all directions.
The advantages of a remote-controlled Brokk robot are especially clear when it is put to work underground. The Brokk robot is the most versatile investment for mines worldwide, providing a compact machine without compromising in power and flexibility. Above or below ground, Brokk is an obvious choice for the mining industry.
Scaling – Scaling is considered a dangerous job and keeping operators away from dangerous areas is essential. The smallest robot can enter areas where no other scaling machine can and complete tasks that have previously been done by hand. In more open areas, a larger Brokk may be used as well. Because of the remote control, the operator can always be placed at a safe distance – away from the danger zone, but close enough to see what they are doing. Our three-part arm system allows for the precision required for safe scaling.
Boulder breaking – Some areas in mines often have large boulders that need to be demolished in order to fit into underground loaders. These boulders can be located in dangerous areas, where the risk of falling rock is serious. Brokk machines are here to break up these boulders safely. Because our machines can be fitted with a variety of tools such as drills, breakers, buckets, and rock splitters, there is never a challenge too big for a Brokk.
Pedestal solutions – Breaking rocks at the grizzly is a tough job that requires a tough machine. Precision, power, and reach are all required to break rocks at the gyratory and/or jaw crusher. Brokk offers a wide variety of boom solutions for all rock sizes and grizzlies. The powerful hydraulics that power a Brokk robot provides unmatched hitting power at every angle. The flexible arm and precise control system make raking an easy task. Brokk’s pedestal booms are built with integrated hydraulics and electronics, as well as the ability to easily change locations, making it the perfect “plug and play” solution to grizzlies and crushers.
Drilling – A Brokk robot can transform into a small but powerful drill rig with ease. From our smallest 1 ton machine to our biggest 12-ton machine, all Brokks can be fitted with a rock drill. Because of our powerful hydraulics system, the drilling capacity of a Brokk robot is exceptional in all directions and proven to be the obvious choice for rock drilling in confined spaces, safety niches, cross passages, and for secondary roof support drilling.
After-sales and operator training
Brokk has a dedicated and highly knowledgeable team that can provide extensive after-sales support for any purchase. All machines are supplied with detailed, accessible manuals, and all distributors engage in continuous training to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest machine developments.
Should you require any spare parts, we provide quick delivery and offer troubleshooting to ensure any problems are quickly resolved. Brokk will also tailor-make any specialist spare parts that are required.
Our machines are designed to be easy to learn how to use, but for operators and maintenance workers looking to gain in-depth knowledge, we operate the Brokk Academy. This is a provider of training courses for Brokk equipment where participants are taught efficient methods, handling and maintenance techniques and tips and tricks to get the best performance from your machine.
To find out more about Brokk’s products and services, or to make an enquiry, please contact us using the details below.
R&D – Leading the Way with Real-Life Solutions
For over 40 years, Brokk has been the leading innovator in the demolition robot industry. Brokk was originally created to address real-life worksite challenges and even today, our problem solving-centred way of thinking forms the foundation for current research and development at Brokk.
Adapted for reality
When refining and developing our products the rough conditions in which a demolition robot is utilized are where we start. By understanding the challenges that exist in real work sites, we can deliver solutions that make a real difference.
New concepts, features, design alternatives, and modifications are reviewed based on criteria designed to facilitate improvements in productivity, safety, and ergonomics. In short, at Brokk we design and build robots that can be applied in real life.
By implementing the latest and most advanced technology in the development of our products, we secure our leading position in the market. Our work within R&D has rewarded us with a series of patents for unique innovations, including ergonomics, hydraulics, and electronics. Our technological development at Brokk has resulted in SmartPower™, SmartDesign™, and SmartRemote™. Brokk SmartPower™ is a unique electrical system that nearly doubles the demolition power of Brokk’s robots or, in some machine models, can reduce power for operation on a smaller fuse in workplaces where power is limited.
Our products are developed by a team of experienced engineers in Skellefteå, Sweden – the very same town in which Brokk started. It is here where we develop new technologies and products with great focus on every detail. From the reliability of the control box, to the service friendly features of our robots, to the high demolition power and the entire user experience. In the process by which we strive towards the ultimate demolition robot, we don’t only deliver products; we develop solutions.
Brokk introduces the all-new Brokk 900, the world’s largest and most powerful demolition robot.
Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, unveiled the Brokk Atomized Water Mist during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.
Brokk introduces the new Brokk 70, which follows the launch of four new models and extends the Brokk SmartPower™ lineup of machines.
Brokk introduces several new lines of attachments at Bauma in April 2019.
Brokk makes the biggest product launch in the company’s history at Intermat in Paris.
With the launch today of four new models of Brokk demolition robots, the company introduces SmartConcept, a package of technological features that offer significant improvements in power management, reliability, maintainability, and ergonomics to the latest generation of machines.
Brokk, the world´s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, introduces the new Brokk 500, which features 40% more demolition power, the Brokk SmartPower™ electrical system, a more powerful breaker, extended reach and industry-leading serviceability.
Brokk, the world's leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, is proud to present the third new robot this year. The Brokk 110 represents the latest generation of demolition robots.
Brokk, the world´s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, announces the new updated Brokk 120 Diesel Mark 2, the world´s smallest diesel-driven demolition robot. This compact machine can operate independently and un-tethered for over eight hours straight and effectively tackle jobs that no other machine can.
MINExpo is one of the most important events for the worldwide mining industry, and the largest tradeshow for mining equipment and technology manufacturers in the world. Held between 26-28 September in Las Vegas, Nevada, the show is a fantastic opportunity to source solutions for the mining industry's biggest challenges.
Since its commencement over 42 years ago, Electra Mining Africa, held between 12-16 September, has developed to become one of the biggest mining and industrial events globally.
Brokk, a world leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, introduces yet another new machine, the Brokk 280. The new robot features more power, the all-new Brokk SmartPowerTM electrical system, and a new rugged design with a combination of good looks and durability for tough environments.
During 2016 Brokk celebrates 40 years of innovation as one of the world's leading manufacturers of remote-controlled demolition machines. The first Brokk machine that was introduced in Sweden 1976 meant a revolution in the demolition industry. And with the development since, Brokk has played the leading role in making demolition robots a vital tool to many projects and industries across the world.
Brokk, a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, announces the all new Brokk 120 Diesel, the world´s smallest diesel-driven demolition robot. This compact machine can operate independently and un-tethered for over eight hours and effectively tackle jobs that no other machine can.
Brokk, a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, has announces the all new Brokk 120 Diesel; the world´s smallest diesel-driven demolition robot. This compact machine can operate independently and un-tethered for over eight hours, and effectively tackle jobs that no other machine can.
Brokk, a leading supplier of demolition robots, is launching a completely new product range, the Brokk Ex machines. These explosion protected machines are designed for use in hazardous environments, such as oil and gas industries, underground industries and other environments where there is risk of explosive gas being present.
The new Brokk 400D is primarily aimed at meeting the ever increasing demands of the process, tunnelling and mining industries. The 400D is one of two diesel-driven models in Brokk's demolition machine range and will replace the older Brokk 330D for applications where electrical supply is limited or non-existing. The Brokk 400D is a great step forward; it is bigger, faster and stronger.