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FAQWhat is the advantage of remote control in mining?
The remote control always puts the operator in the best and safest position in every situation. Many times the Brokk machine can be sent in to areas where rock fall might happen but the operator can remain at a safe location.
FAQWhy do you use electric motors?
The electric motor will grant a very high power in a small package. It also allows you to work in side buildings where fumes are not allowed. Furthermore the electric motors require none or little maintenance.
FAQCan the machine still be operated if the display on the control box is somehow damaged or because of sunglare?
Yes, the display on the control box is not necessary to operate the machine. Uptime is most important for Brokk, hence, the Brokk machines can be operated even with damage on the display or sunglare.
FAQCan the Brokk machine be operated if the battery is flat in the remote control?
Yes, simply plug in the cable and the machine can be operated as the battery is being charged at the same time.
FAQHow long time will it take to change tools?
It is easy to change tools on a Brokk machine. One operator can change tool in a few minutes only.
FAQWhat is the reach of the remote control?
Brokk is using radio link system for the transmission which allows for very long reach (up to 300 m). This is a proven technology that is commonly used in the heavy industry because of reliability and range.
FAQDo I need training to operate?
Local regulations is different from market to market. Brokk always recommend any operators to attend a Brokk Academy training. This will make the operators more profitable, reduce spare parts consumption and increase the machine Uptime
FAQIs daily maintenance time consuming?
No, the Brokk machines are designed so that daily maintenance can be done without lifting covers. This helps to get it done and extends the lifetime of the machines
FAQHow can the Brokk machine be lifted?
All Brokk machines have dedicated lifting points on the outriggers. Lifting eyes are available as option.
FAQHow long can the power cable be?
Normally up to 100 m is no problems but please check with your Brokk representative for more details.
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