Association of Equipment Manufacturers

AEM Groups – Product-Specific Groups

Mounted Breaker Manufacturers Bureau (MBMB)

Product Focus

AEM's Mounted Breaker Manufacturers Bureau (MBMB) conducts activities of interest and importance to manufacturers of mounted hydraulic breakers.


The MBMB focus includes issues relating to operator/worker/bystander safety, operator best practices (safety) manual, industry agreed standards for hazard reduction, matters relating to proper tool - carrier interface with systems of the various brand carrier manufacturers, noise abatement, safety labeling and industry market data statistics programs.

Bureau Activities

MBMB developed and maintains a hydraulic breaker operator safety manual. The Bureau pursues worldwide harmonization of hydraulic mounted breaker noise test procedures.

The MBMB created a standard energy measurement method for rating mounted breaker Tool Energy 1999.  A third party agency certifies that the measurements and the resulting ratings are determined according to the AEM Mounted Breaker Manufacturer Bureau breaker measurement standard.

MBMB members promote this distinction, including the use of a Tool Energy Rating decal. AEM is promotes this Tool Energy Rating at industry trade shows.

Market Data Statistics Programs

The MBMB operates market statistics programs for six mounted breaker product size classes entering U.S. and Canadian markets.



Group Leadership

James Brown
Breaker Technology Inc (BTI)

Vice Chairman
Tom Munch

AEM Staff Contact

Nathan Burton
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4126

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