Brokk Releases Eco-Friendly Diesel Demolition Robot with 40 Percent More Hitting Power

The Brokk 520D is one of four new next generation Brokk remote-controlled demolition machines Brokk highlighted at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.

MONROE, Wash. (March 21, 2019) — Brokk, the world's leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, welcomes the Brokk 520D to its extensive product lineup. Meeting both Tier 4 Final and European's Stage IV emission standards, the new machine is the most eco-friendly diesel demolition robot on the market. The 520D replaces the Brokk 400D, one of the first diesel models released, and comes equipped with Brokk's signature SmartConcept™ technology, boasting 40 percent more hitting power.


The Brokk 520D is one of four new next generation Brokk remote-controlled demolition machines Brokk highlighted at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.

"Demand for diesel-powered machines has grown in recent years, especially from construction and demolition contractors who often need the extra power diesel-fueled machines can provide." said Martin Krupicka, Brokk Group CEO. "With a power increase and design enhancements, the Brokk 520D provides a power-packed solution that retains a relatively small footprint for its hitting force."

The Brokk 520D is the only diesel model out of the company's four new next generation remote-controlled demolition machines. Like the other next generation models, the 520D features Brokk's new SmartConcept™ system, including the SmartDesign™ and SmartRemote™. SmartDesign extends machine life and provides unprecedented ease of maintenance due to 70 percent fewer cables as well as hardened components, LED headlights and easily accessible grease points and hydraulic hoses. An ergonomic remote-control box, the SmartRemote, incorporates adjustable straps, intuitive controls and professional-grade radio technology with a 984-foot (300-meter) working range.

The 520D delivers 1,086 foot-pounds (1,472 joules) with each blow of its 1,510-pound (685-kilogram) BHB 705 hydraulic breaker. Its three-part arm extends to 23 feet (7 meters) vertically and 22 feet (6.7 meters) horizontally. It also rotates 360 degrees, giving operators optimal flexibility to reach nearly anywhere in one movement. A heavy-duty boom system and increased hydraulics allow the diesel-powered machine to handle the same range of heavier, more powerful attachments including those available for the electric Brokk 500, released last year. This includes beam grapples, drum cutters, shotcrete nozzles, drills, planers, sorting grapples, demolition and scoop buckets, metal shears, clamshell buckets, concrete crushers and rock splitters.

Visit www.brokk.com for more information.

About Brokk
Brokk has been the world's leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines and attachments for over 40 years. Through continuous innovation in engineering and design, Brokk is able to offer unique solutions to multiple industries worldwide, including construction, demolition, mining and tunneling, cement and metal processing, nuclear and other specialty applications. For more information: Brokk Inc., 1144 Village Way, Monroe, WA 98272; 800-621-7856; info@brokkinc.com; www.brokk.com; Facebook; YouTube; LinkedIn and Twitter.

Featured Product

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

Schmalz Technology Development - Vacuum Generation without Compressed Air - Flexible and Intelligent

• Vacuum generation that's 100% electrical; • Integrated intelligence for energy and process control; • Extensive communication options through IO-Link interface; Schmalz already offers a large range of solutions that can optimize handling process from single components such as vacuum generators to complete gripping systems. Particularly when used in autonomous warehouse, conventional vacuum generation with compressed air reaches its limits. Compressed air often is unavailable in warehouses. Schmalz therefore is introducing a new technology development: a gripper with vacuum generation that does not use compressed air. The vacuum is generated 100% electrically. This makes the gripper both energy efficient and mobile. At the same time, warehouses need systems with integrated intelligence to deliver information and learn. This enables the use of mobile and self-sufficient robots, which pick production order at various locations in the warehouse. Furthermore, Schmalz provides various modular connection options from its wide range of end effectors in order to handle different products reliably and safely.