Category: Videos

Akron’s Crossover TBM: Powering Through Tough Geology

Watch a 9.26 m Robbins Crossover XRE TBM, dubbed “Rosie” in honor of Rosie the Riveter, tackle tough ground on the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel (OCIT).


Overcoming Fault Zones and Water Inflows: Thuong Kon Tum Hydro Project

In this short clip, Robbins Field Service personnel discuss how they handled boring through hard rock, fault zones, and water inflows at the Thuong Kon Tum Hydro Project in Kon Tum Province, Vietnam.


Moving Projects Forward: Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel

Robbins and joint venture contractor Kenny/Obayashi worked together to achieve a short startup schedule at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel. Field Service personnel assisted in TBM assembly and trained crews to achieve a smooth startup. Watch this short for a quick word from Kenny Construction’s Project Manager David Chastka on working with Robbins Field Service.


Overcoming Tough Ground: Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel

In this short video, David Chastka, Kenny Construction Project Manager, discusses how Robbins Field Service and his team surmounted the challenge of launching immediately into difficult ground at the Akron Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel.


The Robbins Company: Focused Forward

The Robbins Company has been the foremost manufacturer of Tunnel Boring Machines and underground construction equipment for over 60 years. Journey through the company history as told by Robbins employees, and hear about the latest innovations and design concepts that make Robbins a thought-leader in the industry.


Robbins Disc Cutter Assembly - Time Lapse

Did you know that all Robbins disc cutters are assembled in Kent, Washington, USA? See how we do it in this time lapse construction of a Small Boring Unit disc cutter, 6.5 inches in diameter.


Robbins Crossover TBM: Breaking Records at TEP II

At Mexico City’s Túnel Emisor Poniente II (TEP II), a Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM has excavated at record-breaking speeds through varying geology – even breaking a national record of 57 meters in a single day. Watch how the 8.7 m diameter Robbins Crossover machine will supplement an existing and overtaxed wastewater line built in the 1970’s.


Robbins Continuous Conveyors

The Robbins Company holds nearly 90% of world records for tunnel boring machines, and behind two thirds of those TBMs are continuous conveyor systems for rapid muck removal. Every conveyor system is customized to a project’s particular requirements, including ground conditions, tunnel alignment, and project location. This video explains how Robbins continuous conveyors transport muck efficiently and why they are sought after by contractors worldwide.


Robbins Small Boring Units: How the Rockhead Works

The Robbins Rockhead is a mid-sized tunneling machine available in both Single Shield and Double Shield models. Ranging between 54 inch (1.35 m) and 78 inch (2.00 m), the Rockhead is the ultimate solution for line-and-grade critical bores that are over 1,000 ft (300 m) in length. Watch this 3D animation to learn more about these powerful machines.


Crossover TBM breakthrough at Grosvenor Coal Mine

Provided courtesy of Anglo American, this video clip shows the 2015 breakthrough of a Robbins Crossover (XRE) TBM in the Grosvenor Coal Mine, Moranbah, Australia.