Brokk rolls out breaker boom system

Swedish remote-controlled demolition robots manufacturer Brokk has launched the Pedestal Boom, a stationary compact breaker boom system for the aggregates and mining sectors.
Ancillary Equipment / September 20, 2021
By Liam McLoughlin
The new Brokk Pedestal Boom can be operated with either a tethered remote or from a control room
The new Brokk Pedestal Boom can be operated with either a tethered remote or from a control room

Brokk says the new machine range allows producers to apply the power and precision of its demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers and grizzlies.

The unit can be operated with either the tethered remote or from a control room. Depending on network configuration the machine can be maneuvered from 2000 meters (6,500 feet) away or longer, using video monitoring and operation to increase safety and efficiency. Brokk says the Pedestal Booms features a rugged design and compact footprint, continuing its tradition of powerful solutions for confined spaces.

“Brokk saw an opportunity to give our customers a better solution for breaking oversize rock in crushing and grizzly applications,” said Martin Krupicka, president and CEO of Brokk Group. "We’ve developed technology that is powerful, compact, flexible and easy to install.

“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 Pedestal Boom is based on the arm system and power pack of Brokk’s demolition robots. The machine body is then 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. The system integrates the power source and arm for a compact breaking solution with a single power cable. No external power pack or hydraulic hose connection is needed.

Model sizes for the range include the Brokk 200, 300, 500 and Brokk 900 Pedestal Boom, which is capable of producing 3050 J/Nm at a rate of 330-680 blows per minute with the BHB 1500 breaker to power through even the toughest rock formations.

All systems are remotely operated and feature Brokk’s SmartRemote technology. The Standard Remote Operation solution features an ergonomic remote-control, intuitive controls and professional-grade radio technology with a 300-meter (980-foot) working range allowing operators to maintain the best view possible while staying out of harm’s way.

Additionally, the Networked Remote Operation solution allows operators to control the robot while sitting in an office, which depending on network configuration, can be located 2000 meters (6,500 feet) away or longer. The machine is connected and operated over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. The standard video option includes two cameras on the machine and an ergonomic operator’s desk with integrated controls and video screen. Upgrades are available, including additional cameras for better visuals and optical zoom cameras. One control system can be paired with up to six Brokk Pedestal Boom systems.

The Pedestal Boom comes standard with a corresponding BHB hydraulic breaker for optimal efficiency and breaking capacity.

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