Brokk introduces the world’s ‘most powerful demolition robot’Published 10/5 at 14:05
Brokk has introduced the new Brokk 900, which it says is the world’s largest and most powerful demolition robot. It builds upon and improves on the success of its predecessor, taking a big step up in power and performance. It comes in two models, the standard Brokk 900 and Brokk 900 ‘Rotoboom’ with a high precision rotating boom system.
Brokk has introduced its next generation with the all new Brokk 900. Leveraging the success and experiences of its predecessor, Brokk has developed the new robot to meet the extreme requirements of the toughest hard rock underground work. The Brokk 900 is a big step up on the Brokk 800 (which it succeeds) in many ways. The design and engineering of the machine is reinforced, power is increased, operation even more precise, and the new breaker is more powerful, all with almost no increase in size and weight.
Using Brokk ‘SmartPower’ technology to improve the powertrain, the Brokk 900 delivers a 25% increase in output power. At the same time, reliability and machine uptime are improved. The two different models comprise of the standard Brokk 900 for using a powerful breaker, and the Brokk 900 Rotoboom with a high precision rotating boom system. The standard Brokk 900 comes with the option of two different hydraulic breakers, both of which are more powerful than the breaker on the Brokk 800. These consist of the BHB 1500, which is a 1,500kg breaker for the hardest materials. Paired with the hydraulic power of the Brokk 900, this delivers a hard punch in each blow. The BHB 1300 is a slightly lighter breaker for maximising productivity in heavy concrete demolition. As with all Brokk robots, it is easy to change between the breakers to ensure that the optimal attachment for the job is used.
The Brokk 900 Rotoboom is designed for flexibility in applications where access and precision are more important than power. It has 360o degree continuous boom rotation with smooth movements for high levels of precision, it is heat protected for hot refractory work in metal plants, and it comes with Brokk’s patented heat shielded hydraulic breaker.
Both Brokk 900 models come with the option of electric or diesel powertrain, with the electric motor being the obvious choice for the lowest cost of operation and the most environmentally friendly usage. However, the new diesel engine is not far behind, meeting the toughest emissions standards that exist today. It is compliant with both the USA standard EPA Tier 4 Final and the EU Stage V standard.
Serviceability has also stepped up, and even though the machine is big, weighing in over 11t, it is designed to be serviced by one person, with no heavy lifting needed. “All in all, the new Brokk 900 represents what we are known for. More power in a compact and smart package. And that stays true even for our biggest demolition robot,” says Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk. Delivery of the new Brokk 900 will start at the end of the second quarter of 2021.