How it all started with the demolition equipment
Welcome to Deconstruction, Recycling & Earthmoving at Epiroc, the company which invented the hydraulic breaker under the Krupp brand. When it was patented in 1963, the hydraulic breaker was the first hydraulically driven tool to be attached to a hydraulic excavator and it brought a completely new dimension to the capabilities of hydraulic excavators.
The excavator became a universal tool carrier, which resulted in a much higher level of machine utilization and efficiency, bringing these advantages in turn to our customers. So it all started with the hydraulic breaker and Epiroc’s knowhow in this field is unique. Our innovations in breaker technology over the years speak for themselves: Combined Gas/Oil technology, the Solid Body concept, breakers without side bolts, AutoControl, and so on. But it hasn’t stopped there … since then many other excavator have been added to the well-known Epiroc product family we call Hydraulic Attachment Tools.
Each excavator attachment enables our customers to meet different challenges on demolition jobsites, in recycling applications, in the mines or quarries. All these tasks which require robust, powerful tools which could not be handled with an excavator and a bucket alone.
Thus, the attachment tools determine the versatility of the customer’s tool carrier. Over the years hydraulic attachment tools have become an essential part of mechanized tasks in most applications.