Remote controlled demolition robot maker Brokk introduced three new products and showcased other innovations at bauma 2022 in Munich, Germany.
The new products include the Brokk Grapple Saw (BGS 15), the Brokk Surface Grinder (BSG 530) and My Brokk, an online portal that combines multiple services, including Brokk Connect, a document library and a webshop into a single resource.
The manufacturer’s newest and most powerful demolition robot, the Brokk 900, and the popular Atomized Water Mist dust suppression system were also on display.
“Bauma offers the ideal opportunity to showcase our innovative new products that offer increased versatility, productivity and safety for our customers,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk Group.
“Our equipment is revolutionizing the way contractors work, helping them address the worldwide challenges of labor shortages and safety concerns at a period where global infrastructure is in need of tremendous repair.
Our solutions not only help crews maximize their efficiency with minimal labor, they also enable better fleet management, machine uptime and enhanced safety in any application.”
The new My Brokk portal combines fleet management capabilities, a document library plus parts and accessory ordering into a single resource. Through the portal, users can access Brokk Connect to monitor and manage their machines.
It also includes a library of equipment manuals, technical data, CE markings and diagrams along with a webshop that allows online access for users to view and order a full range of Brokk original spare parts and attachments, such as rubber caterpillar tracks and hydraulic breakers.
The new portal streamlines customers’ processes for managing and maintaining their Brokk robots and results in increased uptime.
The Brokk Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530) offers a remote-controlled method to safely and efficiently strip plaster, contaminated material, tile adhesive and paint off walls, ceilings and floors. Suitable for the Brokk 170, Brokk 200 and Brokk 300, the BSG 530 removes material through constant contact and high pressure on the surface, resulting in a more even, consistent removal over large areas that isn’t possible with handheld grinding tools.
The Brokk Surface Grinder is particularly useful when it comes to handling hazardous materials, such as asbestos, where operator safety is key. The attachment can also be used for surface preparation and polishing through the addition of different tools.
The Brokk Grapple Saw 15 (BGS 15) is two attachments in one – a grapple and cold cutting saw. It can cut metal pipes with a diameter of up to approximately 200 millimeters (7.87 inches) and grab and sort material without changing the attachment.
Compatible with the Brokk 110, Brokk 170 and Brokk 200, the BGS 15 cuts both fixed material and loose scrap without creating sparks that pose a fire risk. A Brokk robot, paired with this attachment, brings compact power to large cutting tasks in tight spaces.
Brokk also demonstrated its unique dust suppression system, the Atomized Water Mist. The system offers superior dust suppression as an ideal solution for combatting harmful silica dust.
The water mist requires less water than other methods with just 0.2 liters per minute (6.76 ounces per minute). This means not only less water consumption, but also a cleaner worksite and less waste.
Finally, bauma marked the first time the Brokk 900 was displayed at an exhibition. Introduced in 2021, the Brokk 900 is the world’s most powerful demolition robot, with 25% more output than its predecessor, in the same compact package for its reach and performance.