A safer tank cutter option from Brokk

TC 120 Brokk

Brokk’s new TC120 tank cutter attachment exerts 75 tons of cutting force at 7,250 psi to easily cut through half-inch thick steel plate.

The 120 cm by 43 cm tank cutter, manufactured by Brokk’s sister company Darda, is used with the company’s 160, 260 and 400 models. The TC120 brings flexibility to the jobsite with its hydraulic rotation capabilities and 12.5 cm-wide jaws.

Although the attachment may be used in various applications, such as salvage yards and balers, it’s commonly employed for cutting steel tanks, pipes and vessels.

An open-flame torch is the most common method of cutting steel. However, a torch poses a fire hazard when cutting into flammable tanks and vessels. As well, a torch may raise the risk of exposure to harmful emissions. By using the electric Brokk machine with the TC120 instead, operators are able to reduce the risk of exposure to toxic emissions as well as prevent fires.

“This revolutionary product defines versatility. It combines power, efficiency and, above all, safety,” said Mike Martin, Brokk’s vice president of operations. “Safety is vital. When cutting tanks, you never know what you’ll run into. You don’t have to worry about that with the Brokk machine and TC120 combination. Since it’s electric, you reduce the risk that comes with cutting into potentially flammable tanks.”

In addition to heightened safety, the TC120 improves productivity by continuously cutting steel.

“For the first time in the industry, there’s a safe, easy, high-productivity option for cutting steel,” Martin said. “Combining the Brokk machine with the TC120 attachment is like powering giant scissors – it slices through steel like a scissor to paper.”

The TC120 attachment’s extended reach is also a benefit to operators. Brokk machines’ remote capabilities, combined with arms that extend as far as 8.3 metres, reach places others cutting options are unable to tackle, which improves efficiency while minimizing labour costs. As it is attached to a Brokk machine, the TC120 reduces the risk of injury to labourers by eliminating the need to climb scaffolds and ladders with torches to get to hard-to-reach spaces, according to the company.

Brokk supplies a wide range of remote-controlled machinery and attachments.

The TC120 is one of many Brokk attachments that can be quickly interchanged for improved versatility on a jobsite.