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Brokk Introduces New Explosion-Protected Demolition Robots

Remote controlled robots for use in ATEX Zone 2 areas

September 21, 2016

Brokk Ex Series explosion-protected machines are designed for use in hazardous environments, such as oil and gas industries, underground industries and other environments where there is risk of explosive gas being present. Brokk will introduce the series at MINExpo next week.

The Brokk Ex series is available for all sizes of Brokk machines, from the Brokk 60 to the Brokk 800.

Each machine is designed to safely operate in environments where explosive gas might become present. The machines have the same industry‐leading performance and can use the same broad range of powerful attachments as the standard Brokk machines.

The Brokk Ex machines are classified up to Equipment Class 3G IIA T3, according to the ATEX 1994/9/EC directive. This means that they can be used in what the ATEX directive calls “Zone 2”, where explosive gas, vapor or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation, but could occur for short periods of time.

“This is an exciting new step for Brokk. We have received an increasing number of requests for explosion proof machines, where customers want to take the unique compact and flexible performance of Brokk machines to these kinds of hazardous areas”, says Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk.

The Brokk Ex machines are useful for applications within oil & gas, mining and tunneling industries, as well as applications in other hazardous and potentially explosive environments. Designed to tackle a wide range of different demolition task, the Brokk Ex machines bring safety, efficiency and versatility to nearly any job.

“Brokk continuesto push the boundaries of what is possible to do with demolition robots,” Krupicka said. “Over the last few years we have added to the versatility of Brokk machines by introducing new attachments. Now we add a whole new area of operation.”

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