Brokk introduce new pedestal boom range
Compact, stationary breaker boom system designed for the quarrying and mining industry
BROKK, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots, have introduced the Brokk pedestal boom, a compact, rugged, stationary breaker boom system for the quarrying and mining sector.
The new machine range allows producers to apply the power and precision of Brokk’s demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers, and grizzlies.
The Brokk pedestal boom is said to offer an unrivalled range of motion, pairing Brokk’s revolutionary three-part arm system with 360° slewing for maximum versatility in underground applications.
The unit can be operated with either a tethered remote control or from a control room using video monitoring and operation to increase safety and efficiency.
‘We saw an opportunity to give our customers a better solution for breaking oversize rock in crushing and grizzly applications, and have developed technology that is powerful, compact, flexible and easy to install,’ said Martin Krupicka, president and chief executive officer of Brokk Group.
‘The new Brokk pedestal boom provides a plug-and-play solution that is perfect for underground spaces with low headroom or other space constraints. We are leveraging our 45 years of experience and proven technology platforms to create a smart, safe, and user-friendly solution.’
The Brokk pedestal boom is based on the proven arm system and power pack of Brokk’s world-leading demolition robots, but the machine body is mounted on a pedestal, rather than tracks. This allows the machine to be installed in a stationary position next to a crusher or any area where primary breaking is needed.
Unlike existing breaker boom options in the market, the Brokk pedestal boom system integrates the power source and arm for a compact breaking solution with just a single power cable. No external power pack or hydraulic hose connection is needed.
Model sizes for the range include the Brokk 200, 300 (pictured), 500 and 900, the latter being capable of producing 3,050J/Nm at a rate of 330–680bpm with a BHB 1500 breaker, sufficient to power through even the toughest rock formations.
In addition to a streamlined design for easy setup, the Brokk pedestal boom offers more flexibility in underground and confined space applications. The special three-part arm design allows producers to reach closer to the crusher and manoeuvre in as little as 180cm (72in) of height clearance.
This, paired with the unit’s 360° slewing capabilities, means operators can maintain the best angle against the material for efficient breaking. The compact and more flexible three-part arm system also makes maintenance and switching attachments easier, especially in areas with space constraints.
All systems are remotely operated and feature Brokk’s SmartRemote technology. The standard remote operation solution features an ergonomic and intuitive remote control, featuring professional-grade radio technology with a 300m (980ft) working range that allows operators to maintain the best view possible while staying safely out of harm’s way.
Additionally, the networked remote operation solution allows operators to control the robot, via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, from an office that can be located 2,000m (6,500ft) away, or more, depending on network configuration. The standard video option includes two cameras on the machine and an ergonomic operator’s desk with integrated controls and video screen. Optional upgrades include additional cameras as well as optical zoom cameras. One control system can be paired with up to six Brokk pedestal booms.