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Technology Factsheet

Brokk 60

Category: Robotics > Demolition > Wheeled/Tracked System
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Range of remote-operated backhoe-style tracked vehicles with a variety of attachments for demolition and similar heavy-duty applications.

Probably the most common robots in use in the UK nuclear industry. They have been used at most Sites across the Estate. Also widely used in the US.

Site:US Other
Size:Very Large (>100kg/200lb, >120cm/48in)
TRL:Operational (9)
TRL2:Operational (9)
Tether: *
Waterproof: *
Payload: *
Reach: *
Manipulator: *




Demonstrated in conjunction with the D&DFA Large-Scale Demonstration and Deployment Project (LSDDP) and the INEEL D&D site operations. Demonstrated under LSDDP at Argonne National Laboratory-East.

Sellafield use Brokks for demolition of contaminated civil structures. Brokk arms are being looked at for D-bay waste removal. Undergoing development trials.

Magnox widely use them for clearance and sorting particularly for FED removal.

Dounreay have called one of theirs the "Predator".

Range of remote-operated backhoe-style tracked vehicles with a variety of attachments for demolition and similar heavy-duty applications.

Brokk 60. The Brokk 60 is the perfect solution for safe and effective demolition in confined spaces. It is the smallest model in the Brokk family – actually the smallest remote-controlled demolition machine in the world – yet at least 7-8 times as effective as handheld equipment. And the Brokk 60 does not get tired. This combination of power, size and light weight works won- ders in places where it previously was impossible to carry out mechanized demolition work. Compared to its’ older brother – Brokk 50 – the Brokk 60 boosts productivity with 25 percent with a stronger breaker, faster movements, a new control system and an (even) lower profile. The low weight makes it ideal for indoor work on weak floors and it can be transported in an ordinary passenger elevator. It can even ”walk” up and down staircases. On top of everything else, the Brokk 60 has a more durable design with protective steel plates, larger- dimensioned components and more industrial service features.

Brokk 100. This is the successor of one of their most sold demolition machines ever. This next generation Brokk offers 35 percent more hitting power, a more energy-effective engine, reduced weight and transport height, but with the same jaw-dropping versatility for demolition in restricted spaces. Well, actually even the versatility is improved.

Brokk 160. This is another big leap forward when it comes to size / performance ratio: Stunningly strong. Surprisingly small. This light-weight, remote controlled demolition machine with a new, power packed electric motor is hard hitting (plus 410 joules at the tip).

Brokk 260. This model is back in a new package, updated to a new high level to cope with even greater demands within the demolition industry. The Brokk 260 is a perfect all-round machine and the basic concept was developed in the mid 1970s. A powerful combination of reliable technology and continuous development are the basis of the precursor Brokk 250´s success around the world! It covers up the gap between Brokk 180 and Brokk 400 since it has great capacity and remarkable hitting power. The machine is however small enough to work in tight spaces! It is designed for different kind of demolition work in the construction industry but can be used equally well in the cement- and process industry. The machine is 1,8 ton lighter than the bigger Brokk 400 and enables strong attachments for example the Atlas Copco hydraulic breaker SB 302 and the Darda crusher CC520. The combination of light weight and the capacity to carry heavy tools makes the machine very efficient!

Vendor Notes:
The Brokk 260 demolition machine can be operated remotely from up to 98 feet away. This means that the operator is protected from falling debris while performing demolition tasks. Furthermore, thanks to its remote operation, the operator is protected from risk of hand or arm vibration syndrome. Finally, the safety of the Brokk 260 is further enhanced by the fact that it is completely electric and fume free. source: BROKK Robolition 260 - Remote Controlled Demolition

Brokk 400. Bought by savannah River for $450k. Source: BROKK 400 at SRS used at DWPF in efforts to reduce waste volume. The robot cuts waste curved transfer piping, called jumpers, into straight lines so that they may be easily loaded into containers for disposal. This function has helped reduce the total number of storage containers, saving both money and environmental space and, additionally, reducing radioactive exposure to workers.

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