Designed for a bang
By Lindsay Gale19 October 2015
Brokk has introduced the Ex range of robots that are protected against potential explosive events in hazardous environments, such as in the oil and gas industries, underground industries and other environments where there is the potential for explosive gases to be present. According to Brokk, the new range covers all of its machines, from the compact 60 model through to the largest machine, the 800.
The Brokk Ex machines are classified up to Equipment class 3G IIA T3 according to the ATEX 1994/9/EC directive. This allows their use in what the ATEX directive calls ‘Zone 2’, where explosive gas, vapour or mist is not likely to occur in normal operation but could occur for short periods of time.
Brokk CEO Martin Krupicka said: “This is an exciting new step for Brokk. We have received an increasing number of requests for explosion proof machines, where customers want to take the unique compact and flexible performance of Brokk machines to these kinds of hazardous areas.”