Brokk introduces compact, stationary breaker boom system for mining and aggregates industry
Brokk has introduced the Brokk Pedestal Boom, a compact, stationary breaker boom system for the mining and aggregates industry.
The new machine range allows producers to apply the power of Brokk's demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers and grizzlies. It offers an enhanced range of motion, pairing Brokk's three-part arm system with 360-degree slewing for maximum versatility in underground applications. 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 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) away or longer, using video monitoring and operation to increase safety and efficiency. At the same time, the Brokk Pedestal Booms feature a rugged design and compact footprint, making it ideal for confined spaces.
The Brokk Pedestal Boom is based on the proven 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 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, Brokk 300, Brokk 500 and the 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.
In addition to a streamlined design for easy setup, the Brokk Pedestal Boom offers more flexibility in underground and confined space applications. The unique three-part arm design allows producers to reach closer to the crushers and maneuver in as little as 72 inches (180 centimeters) of height clearance. This, paired with the unit's 360-degree slewing capabilities, means operators can maintain the best angle against the material for efficient breaking. Brokk's compact and more flexible 3-arm system also makes maintenance and switching attachments easier, especially in areas with space constraints.
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 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) 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.
Brokk will showcase the Pedestal Boom and highlight other innovative robotic mining solutions at MINExpo, taking place from September 13 to 15, in Las Vegas.
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