Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, unveiled the Brokk 70 during bauma 2019. Armed with SmartPower — the company’s signature intelligent power management system — the smallest electric robot in the Brokk range offers 100% more power than its predecessor, the Brokk 60 II, yet retains the same compact dimensions with only a 133-lb. (60-kg) weight increase. With the new BHB 105 breaker, the Brokk 70 brings safe, efficient demolition to the most confined spaces and is ideal for a variety of applications and industries.
“Brokk is always looking to maximize the power-to-weight ratio of our machines,” says Martin Krupicka, President and CEO of the Brokk Group. “With the unique Brokk SmartPower technology and the BHB 105, the Brokk 70 revolutionizes the capabilities of compact demolition robots. It far surpasses the Brokk 60 II in power and versatility, allowing operators to bring more power to bear in the most confined spaces.”
With SmartPower, the Brokk 70 boasts 9.8 kW of power with a hydraulic output of 5.5 kW, while still maintaining the Brokk 60 II’s compact size and 16-amp fuse. At just 35 in. (880 mm) tall and 23.5 in. (597 mm) wide, the Brokk 70 fits through narrow doorways and into tight spaces, making it ideal for interior demolition applications. And with a base weight of just 1,235 lbs. (560 kg), it can be transported on an ordinary passenger elevator, making it ideal for top-down demolition projects in urban areas.
As with all Brokk machines, the Brokk 70 offers superior reach and movement. The three-part arm extends to 10.5 ft. (3.2 m) vertically and 8.8 ft. (2.7 m) horizontally.
Brokk outfits each Brokk 70 with a BHB 105 hydraulic breaker with 159 joules of hitting power. It can be equipped with advanced features, including water spray to suppress dust and air cooling for hot environments. The machine also pairs seamlessly with concrete crushers, drum cutters, grapples, scoop buckets and more.
The Brokk 70 incorporates the revolutionary new SmartConcept system, which ensures improved performance and uptime. SmartConcept consists of three features: SmartPower, SmartDesign and SmartRemote. SmartPower senses when the power supply is poor or faulty then compensates before damage to components occurs, allowing contractors to use the machine with generators or unreliable power sources. With 70% fewer cables, rugged components, LED headlights and easily accessible grease points and hydraulic hoses, SmartDesign extends machine life and provides unprecedented ease of maintenance. An ergonomic remote control — the SmartRemote — incorporates adjustable straps, intuitive controls and professional-grade radio technology with almost 1,000 ft. (300 m) of wireless working range.