Brokk Introduces New Attachments
Brokk introduces several new lines of attachments at Bauma in April 2019.
Brokk robots are increasingly used for more tasks at the worksite, and Brokk is now meeting that demand with the development of new attachments. This includes a whole new range of Brokk Drum Cutters and an upgraded range of Brokk Demolition Grapples that will be introduced at Bauma. In addition, the full range of the recently announced Brokk Hydraulic Breakers and new Darda Concrete Crushers will be on display.
Brokk demolition robots are historically mostly associated with their core attachments such as hydraulic breakers and concrete crushers. However, as Brokks machines have become more technically advanced and market demand for mechanization has increased, demolition robots are increasingly used for a more varied range of applications requiring additional tools.
“One of the key strengths of Brokk demolition robots is the capability to carry and efficiently use a wide range of different attachments. In fact, the robots we build today are increasing multi-purpose machines rather than purely demolition machines,” says Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk.
In order to meet this demand, Brokk has over the last few years developed new attachments and upgraded its machines to work well with a wider range of tools. Brokk is now pleased to announce several new full attachment lines.
Brokk Hydraulic Breakers
In 2018, Brokk announced its own product line of hydraulic breakers. A full range of eight high-performance breakers optimized for Brokk demolition robots, from the 50kg compact BHB 55 to the powerful 700kg BHB 705 breaker. At Bauma this year, this product range will be extended further.
Brokk Drum Cutters
By the time of Bauma, Brokk will have introduced its own full range of drum cutters, BDC (Brokk Drum Cutter). The range starts with the brand new BDC 40 for the smallest Brokk 60 model, BDC 50 and BDC 100 for the mid-range of Brokk robots, and BDC 250 for the biggest Brokk machines.
This introduction represents the world’s first complete line of drum cutters that are designed and optimized specifically for use on demolition robots. They are developed to meet the demand for increased use of Brokk machines in underground applications and the use of Brokk machines to carry out more applications in the construction sector.
Brokk Demolition Grapples
Brokk will introduce its upgraded line of demolition grapples at Bauma, including the new G32 grapple designed for the most compact Brokk models. The new model features a wider grip of 320mm and an improved rotating function.
Together with its bigger sibling, the G50, Brokk has a unique solution for ‘soft demolition’. Compared to standard grapples on the market, the design of Brokk’s G-series of demolition grapples is unique to Brokk and optimized for use on Brokk’s demolition robots.
Mechanized ‘soft demolition’ is an increasingly popular application for Brokk’s demolition robots. It provides significant time and cost savings over manual methods, which often are the only other alternative in tight, confined spaces. And the flexibility and precision of the demolition robots’ arm system make it a more productive solution than using mini-excavators or similar equipment.
Darda Concrete Crushers
The Brokk company Darda GmbH has also upgraded its concrete crusher line of attachments for the Brokk robots. The full new range of crushers, including the newly introduced CC440, CC480 and CC580 will all be on display at Bauma.
These new crushers feature significantly increased performance, with higher crushing power and wider jaw openings. The improvements make it possible to crush thicker and harder concrete slabs while keeping to the same size and weight segment. The new Darda crushers are of course a perfect fit for their respective Brokk model.
With these additions, Darda has further improved and extended its already market-leading range of compact concrete crushers.
Brokk Drill Attachments
Over the last few years, Brokk has invested in developing rock drill attachments for Brokk machines. These are customized and fully integrated with the control and operation of the Brokk robots. Now the range has been extended with the powerful new TE 326 drill attachment used on the new Brokk 300 and Brokk 500 models.
This creates a complete range of rock drills for Brokk machines, from the small TE160 used on the compact Brokk 110 to the powerful TE360 used on the biggest Brokk machines. And like all things Brokk, all drill rigs are characterized by their exceptional performance-to-weight ratio.
Brokk – the multi-purpose robot
Brokk demolition robots are becoming the ‘Swiss army knife’ at many work sites, used for a wide variety of applications and tasks. With their flexible and compact design, their use is only limited by the availability of different types of attachments. This is the reason why Brokk focuses on developing and extending their market-leading range of specialized attachments.