Heat-resistant options for equipment from Brokk, Monroe, Wash., include cylinder protection, steel tracks and a forced draft cooling system. The features are available on most Brokk models, including the Brokk 800P, the manufacturer’s 11-ton, specialized processing machine, and also can be added to smaller units, such as the 1-ton Brokk 110 for hot applications in tight spaces. When combined with remote operation, heat-resistant features allow facilities to begin maintenance operations, such as ladle cleaning and refractory removal, while temperatures are still too high for workers to approach, increasing productivity and safety, the company says.
The optional cylinder protection feature employs a metal shield to limit impact and radiated heat from damaging vital components on Brokk’s three-part arm. The steel tracks offer a higher temperature threshold than the company’s standard rubber tracks. A forced draft cooling option is also available for hydraulic systems and electrical cabinets to help increase the unit’s cooling capacity and minimize heat-related breakdowns.
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