New Brokk 280 features increased power and upgraded electrical system

The Brokk 280 generates as much as 25% more breaking performance over its predecessor.

Brokk, a manufacturer of remote controlled demolition machines, has introduced its new Brokk 280. The machine features increased demolition power over its predecessor, includes the all-new Brokk SmartPower electrical system and incorporates additional hardened parts for extra durability in tough environments.

The improvements increase the reliability and versatility for customers working on harsh jobsites in industries such as construction, metal processing, mining and nuclear.

“With 40 years of experience, we are uniquely qualified to keep pushing the limits of innovation for demolition robots,” says Martin Krupicka, CEO of the Brokk Group. “Our objective is to always maximise productivity, versatility and safety for our customers. The new Brokk 280 delivers on all fronts.”

The Brokk 280 features a 6,2 m reach and weighs 3 150 kg. By generating as much as 25% more breaking performance – a combination of impact power and blow frequency – over its predecessor, the Brokk 280 delivers a significant boost in productivity. It also comes with improved manoeuvring capabilities with softer, smoother movements.

Brokk has also introduced an all-new electrical system, Brokk SmartPower, on the Brokk 280 (also available on the new Brokk 120 Diesel machine). The intelligent system includes hardened components and fewer moving parts. The system also optimises machine performance based on a number of factors, including power supply quality and ambient temperature. Brokk SmartPower senses when a power supply is poor or faulty, making it suitable for generators or unreliable power supplies. The electrical system can also be set to work on worn fuses.

The SmartPower intelligent motor control uses smart dynamic effect control to monitor temperatures of the electric and hydraulic systems. It also tracks the electrical motor’s power usage and adjusts the machine to use more power in cold environments and less power in hot environments. This eliminates the need for an automatic shutoff for overheating since the machine’s temperature is well controlled. The Brokk 280 boasts a 60% increase in cooling system capacity over the Brokk 260 it replaces.

“For our customers, Brokk SmartPower means unparalleled reliability and industry-leading serviceability,” says Peter Bigwood, vice-president of sales and marketing at Brokk Inc. “It’s one of the many enhancements we incorporated into the Brokk 280 design to improve contractors’ profits, safety and productivity on the toughest jobs, even in remote locations.”

In addition to improvements to its overall power and electrical systems, the Brokk 280 also features upgraded durability. The machine sports a new design that adds hardened parts and details to almost the entire unit. This includes LED headlight protection, reinforced machine corners and a new steel gray colour coating in strategic areas to add an additional level of resistance to dirt and scratches.

The Brokk 280 can be used with the same variety of attachments as the Brokk 260, including breakers, crushers, scabblers, buckets, grapples, drills, shotcrete nozzles, beam manipulators and rock splitters. This allows contractors to equip the machine’s three-part arm with any of Brokk’s full line of tools.

The new machine enters the upper mid-range of Brokk’s line of nine core demolition machines and joins a number of new models introduced recently, including the Brokk 120 Diesel, the world’s smallest diesel-driven demolition machine.

Equipment Africa says: The new electrical system is a game changer for this Brokk range. This reduces the cost of operating the machine significantly. Improved power, by as much as 25%, also translates into increased productivity and profitability for demolition contractors.

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