Developed by: MB Spezialabbruch GmbH & Co. KG
Development timeframe: 2008

We developed the DriveBreaker as a special demolition device for the safe dismantling of tall, tower-like structures such as industrial chimneys.

The DriveBreaker is a subsequent development of our Spider Excavator, which features greater flexibility in how it can be used.

It’s controlled remotely by our trained operators, who are always at a safe distance from the demolition operation.

Various attachments can be fitted to the boom, as needed, through which the edge of the structure is successively removed.

During the demolition process, the DriveBreaker moves on the rollers of the substructure as well as by controlling the boom legs, moving it down to the excavated lower level and thus constantly following the demolition site.

Other milestones
Research project: MAMA - Machine-based, automated, unmanned demolition process
Development: RDB 100i
Together with the TU Dresden and IBL-hydronic, we are working on the MAMA process (machine-based, automated, unmanned, demolition process) for the RDB 100i.
MB Spezialabbruch - Demolition and dismantling without the use of explosives
Sequential Collapse
We have successfully applied the method of a safely induced controlled sequential collapse for the demolition of the cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Mülheim-Kärlich.
MB Spezialabbruch - Milestones: Wire saw
Wire Saw
A wire saw is often used to process components with large cutting depths and to cut tubular structures to size.
MB Spezialabbruch - Milestones: Wall saw
Wall Saw
Saw blades with a diameter of up to 1,600 millimeters are used for the wall saw, which allows for cutting depths of up to 730 millimeters.