Investing in Robotic Demolition

C. Jackson & Sons Investing in Robotic Demolition

Never ones to stand still at C. Jackson & Sons, we have recently invested in a Brokk 110 demolition robot. A move which will enable us to increase efficiency and enhance safety with minimal impact on our environment.

At less than 800mm wide and 1900mm long it may look a small machine but it wields the same demolition power as a 5 tonne excavator (five times its size!).

Compact Size

The Brokk 110 folds up into an incredibly small package which belies its power. It can fit through doors, onto elevators and can climb stairs. Weighing less than 1000kg’s it is also the perfect machine on weaker floor loads. Despite this, it has an incredible 3.5 metre reach including tool.

All this means it can reach the places where traditional demolition methods have struggled and will take on the tasks efficiently and safely.

Safe & Efficient

The Brokk 110 is controlled remotely by one of our operators enabling them to manoeuvre the machine efficiently with a better, safer view of the work. The remote control keeps the operator clear of exposed areas and eliminates the risk of harmful vibrations.

The move to demolition robotics really is a sign of the advancing times. Not only does it create a much safer working environment by removing the operator from the ‘front line’ it also provides a solution to existing environmental problems. The Brokk is electro-hydraulically powered which means it can operate internally in confined spaces with zero emissions of harmful fumes. Noise and vibrations are also vastly reduced ensuring the impact on our environment really is kept to a minimum.

We wasted no time in getting it to work. The Brokk was delivered straight to site on a prestigious demolition contract in Central Cambridge. More of which I’m sure will feature on our case studies page in the near future.

If you would like to discuss any upcoming projects you may have please get in touch on our contact us page.