Brokk has introduced the 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 the company’s demolition robots to primary breaking tasks that feed mobile crushers, jaw crushers, gyratory crushers and grizzlies.
It offers an excellent range of motion, pairing the firm’s three-part arm system with 360° 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 6,500ft away or longer, using video monitoring and operation to increase safety and efficiency. At the same time, the pedestal booms feature a rugged design and compact footprint.
“We 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 Pedestal Boom provides a plug-and-play solution that is perfect for underground spaces with low headroom or other space constraints.”
In addition to a streamlined design for easy setup, the Pedestal Boom offers more flexibility in underground and confined space applications. The novel three-part arm design allows producers to reach closer to the crushers and manoeuvre in as little as 72in of height clearance. This, paired with the unit’s 360° slewing capabilities, means operators can maintain the best angle against the material for efficient breaking. The compact and more flexible three-arm system also makes maintenance and switching attachments easier, especially in areas with space constraints.