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Brokk introduces pedestal boom

Manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition robots 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 and precision of Brokk’s demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers, and grizzlies.

Brokk’s Pedestal Boom. Image credit: Brokk

Brokk’s Pedestal Boom. Image credit: Brokk

It offers an unrivalled range of motion, pairing Brokk’s revolutionary 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 manoeuvred from 2 000m 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, continuing Brokk’s tradition of powerful solutions for confined spaces.

Brokk showcased the Pedestal Boom and highlighted other innovative robotic mining solutions at MINExpo in September 13 – 15, in Las Vegas.
“Brokk saw an opportunity to give our customers a better solution for breaking oversize rock in crushing and grizzly applications. We’ve developed technology that is powerful, compact, flexible and easy to install,” said Martin Krupicka, president and CEO 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. 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. 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, 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. The Brokk 300 Pedestal Boom system will be on display at MINExpo.