Scratching the Surface: new Brokk attachment set for bauma outing

DEMOLITION robot specialist Brokk has announced the launch of the Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530) attachment.

The product can be used for material removal such as paint and asbestos, surface preparation and polishing on walls, floors and ceilings in renovation and restoration applications.

Compatible with the Brokk 170, Brokk 200 and Brokk 300, the BSG 530 is said to allow contractors to tackle a range of labour-intensive projects ‘up to 10 times faster’.

Brokk will showcase the solution at bauma alongside a range of the manufacturer’s other products.

“The Brokk Surface Grinder addresses a gap in the surface grinding market where there is a long history of using handheld tools for ceilings and walls,” said Martin Krupicka, CEO of Brokk Group. “The Brokk Surface Grinder offers a faster, safer option than manual methods, especially when dealing with hazardous material.

“We see huge potential for concrete renovation in buildings from the 1970s when asbestos was often used for insulation and fire resistance.”

The BSG 530 is fully remote-controlled through the Brokk control box, offering an automated method of stripping plaster, contaminated material, tile adhesive and paint from walls, ceilings and floors. The pairing is said to efficiently remove material through constant contact and high pressure on the surface, resulting in a ‘more even, consistent’ removal over large areas that is not possible with handheld grinding tools.

Brokk explained that the attachment can reach 2,300 newtons of grinding pressure for wall applications and 1,100 newtons of grinding pressure for ceiling applications. The BSG 530 also has a feature that continually adjusts the grinding pressure to keep it constant.

With the addition of optional tools, the BSG 530 also can be used for surface preparation, creating a texture described as ‘ideal’ for bonding new material.

The BSG 530 has an operating weight of 230kg with a length of 140cm, a width of 64cm, and a height of 65cm.