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The process industry isn’t for the faint of heart. You face the dangers of high heat, molten metal, dust, harsh chemicals and equipment-related dangers daily. Innovative remote-controlled demolition technology provides a safe, productive solution and allows you to stand at a safe distance during hazardous work.

Here’s how the technology can improve your operation:

Enhanced Productivity

Remote-controlled demolition machines provide foundries with a number of productivity-boosting qualities. One or two people using a machine often complete a task in a fraction of the time it would take five to seven laborers with handheld tools. For example, a Wisconsin foundry previously scaled refractory lining from the walls of its holding furnaces with 10 laborers, split into two crews working 10-hour shifts. Depending on the amount of buildup, wall scaling took 3 to 5 days to complete. However, when the foundry started using a remote-controlled demolition machine, they were able to finish in just two 10-hour shifts with one operator and one spotter resulting in a 92 percent reduction in labor costs.

Increased Versatility

Remote-controlled equipment replaces handheld tools, mini-excavators and skidsteers, making easy work of slag and buildup on furnaces, ladles, kilns, runners and cupolas. The machine’s three-part arm provides flexibility and precision to access hard-to-reach areas, and the unit’s remote control allows operators to choose the best position for viewing the work while staying clear of falling debris, dust and toxic chemicals. Temperature isn’t an issue as the machines can be equipped to withstand very hot environments.

Heightened Safety

Robotic machines reduce workers’ compensation claims when compared to handheld tools. Compensation claims for back, shoulder and wrist injuries have the potential to cost a business hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Tools such as rivet busters and chipping guns are cumbersome and produce heavy vibrations and strain on employees. Handheld tools sometimes cause fractures, leading to an annual average of 32 days of missed work. Remote-controlled demolition machines virtually eliminate these dangers and help reduce claims by not putting laborers in dangerous situations.

Choose Innovation

You have dangerous tasks to conduct, production requirements to meet and workers to keep safe. Request a Brokk demo today to learn how remote-controlled demolition equipment can enhance your productivity.

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