Brokk Introduces 530 Surface Grinder
Published: 30/12, 2022
The new Brokk Surface Grinder 530 (BSG 530) attachment is designed for a wide range of material removal needs, such as paint and asbestos, surface preparation and polishing on walls, floors and ceilings in renovation and restoration applications. Compatible with the Brokk 170, 200, and 300 demolition machines the BSG 530 allows contractors to tackle a range of previously labor-intensive projects up to 10 times faster.
“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,” says Brokk Group CEO Martin Krupicka. “It 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 efficiently removes 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. The attachment can reach 517 lbf (2,300N) of grinding pressure for wall applications and 247 lbf (1,100N) of grinding pressure for ceiling applications. The BSG 530 also has a feature that continually adjusts the grinding pressure to keep it constant.
Along with substantial efficiency and quality gains, a Brokk robot and the surface grinder attachment offer greater operator safety and comfort than handheld tools. Thanks to the remote control, operators can position themselves a safe distance from the removal site, reducing the risk from falling debris and missteps on scaffolding or ladders. They can also distance themselves from dust, especially in decontamination applications.
With the addition of the optional tools, the BSG 530 also can be used for surface preparation, creating a texture ideal for bonding new material. Brokk also offers optional tools for polishing concrete and natural stone on walls, ceilings and floors.