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.

In addition, the Bureau maintains a Demolition Attachment committee to focus on issues and needs of the users and manufacturers of these products.

Mission

The MBMB addresses issues relating to operator/worker/bystander safety, a mounted breaker operator safety (best practices) manual, industry agreed measures for hazard reduction, matters relating to proper attachment to carrier interface with the systems of various brand carrier types and 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 measurement 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.

Market Data Statistics Programs

The MBMB works together with the MBMB Statistics committee, which operates market statistics programs for six mounted breaker product size classes entering U.S. and Canadian markets.

 

 

Group Leadership

Chairman
James Brown
Breaker Technology Inc (BTI)

Vice Chairman
Tom Munch
Caterpillar

AEM Staff Contact

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

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Milwaukee, WI 53214-5647
TEL 414.272.0943
FAX 414.272.1170
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