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The more you know about Robbins, the better. Here’s news about our latest equipment, our innovative teams and our tunneling successes.

The TBM was transported 2 km (1.2 mi) from one tunnel to the next by way of a 600 metric ton (661 US ton) lift that took the machine in two large sections.

Robbins Pioneers TBMs in Mines

In August 2014, major progress was made at a coal mine in Queensland, Australia, when a Robbins Dual Mode EPB/Rock TBM was successfully rolled out from the first of two access tunnels. The specialized machine is the first TBM to be used at a coal mine in Queensland, and there are many aspects of both […] Learn More

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Register for Complimentary Webinar and Learn Lessons from the Field

Subject: Lessons Learned from the Field: The Greatest Challenges in TBM Tunneling Date: September 30, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM EST, 1:00 PM GMT, 2:00 PM WEST Hosted By: Robbins Register Now, Limited Spaces Available! When tunneling through the earth, there are no guarantees. Difficult and unexpected ground can come up at any time, and knowing how […] Learn More

Experienced Speakers from the Field

Experienced Speakers from the Field

Robbins will be hosting the second webinar in its 2014 series titled,  “Lessons Learned from the Field: The Greatest Challenges in TBM Tunneling” on Tuesday, September 30th. Get to know the experienced speakers from Robbins before the webinar! And remember, we want to hear from you.  Submit your questions beforehand and get a well-researched answer during the 15-minute Q&A session. […] Learn More

TBM Breaks Three World Records in Indiana, USA

Record-Setting Robbins Main Beam breaks through in Indianapolis

The News In Brief: A Robbins 6.2 m (20.2 ft) diameter Main Beam TBM broke through on July 11, 2014 setting three world records in the process. Multiple world records in the 6 to 7 m (20 to 23 ft) diameter range were broken on the job, including “Most Feet Mined in One Day” (124.9 […] Learn More

A Robbins 10 m (32.8 ft) diameter Double Shield TBM achieved breakthrough on the project July 5, 2014.

Robbins TBM Conquers Difficult Ground in Turkey

Multiple fault zones, variable face conditions and squeezing ground requiring extensive bypass tunneling: These were just a few of the challenges overcome in order to successfully complete Turkey’s Kargı Kızılırmak Hydroelectric Project. A Robbins 10 m (32.8 ft) diameter Double Shield TBM achieved breakthrough on the project July 5, 2014 after an impressive run through […] Learn More

Lok Home accepts the award in Los Angeles, CA.

Lok Home receives prestigious Outstanding Individual Award

Every year, the Underground Construction Association (UCA) of SME honors an “Outstanding Individual” at its annual awards banquet, held in conjunction with the North American Tunnel (NAT) Conference. In 2014, Lok Home, President of The Robbins Company, received the award not only for his role as a manufacturer, but also for his work in the industry as a whole. Learn More

Central Subway celebrates completion of Two Mixed Ground Tunnels

Big Breakthrough Finale for Twin Robbins EPBs in San Francisco

The News In Brief: Two mixed ground Robbins EPBs and continuous conveyor systems completed tunneling at the San Francisco Central Subway. The Robbins TBMs, for the Barnard/Impregilo/Healy JV, were designed with active articulation to excavate curves as small as 137 m (450 ft.) in radius. The last of two breakthroughs for the Robbins EPBs occurred […] Learn More


Speakers Offer Knowledge

Get to know the speakers from Robbins, BASF, and Mapei that will bring you their expert opinion, knowledge and fundamentals of a good ground conditioning program in our webinar on Wednesday June 18. Learn More

Veteran TBM completes 12th tunnel as part of massive water cleanup.

Seasoned Robbins Main Beam Surpasses 40 km in St. Louis

On May 19, 2014, a workhorse Robbins Main Beam broke through at the Lemay Redundant Force Main in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. In so doing, the TBM, dubbed “Chelsea the Chomper”, completed its 12th tunnel. Learn More

A Robbins 2.2 m (7.3 ft) Double Shield TBM, original built in 1998, completed its seventh tunnel on May 8, 2014.

Small Diameter Double Shield Carves Some of USA’s Hardest Rock

The News In Brief: A Robbins Double Shield TBM set an unofficial North American record for TBMs in the 2 to 3 m (6.5 to 9.8 ft) size class by excavating rock in excess of 345 MPa (50,000 psi) UCS. The veteran machine was originally built in 1998 for a wastewater tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio, […] Learn More