Another use for SDS

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Take a look at the development of our fully integrated hardware wall, from concept and install through to final completion – plus a glimpse of our first visitors this week in Munich.

The hardware wall features many of our current products…and even includes a swivelling total station, controlled via our TUnIS.mobile app! Come along and check it out for yourself at stand C3.547 in Hall C.

At different stages throughout the week you’ll also be able to catch up with our colleagues Alexander Seilert, Karl Bücheler, Nadine Fenrich, Florian Werres, Marvin Pfingst, Darius Zupina, Manuel Klisch, Jürgen Göckel, Robert Krautschneider and Dan McPhail (who’s here all the way from Sydney, Australia!).



The basics of tunnelling and universal ring design, explained with the help of our ring model.


If you want to learn more about the ringbuilding process and the VMT product solutions involved, you’ll find lots of information and animations on our ringbuilding website: vmt-ringbuild.com

Secondary Lining Positioning & Setting System


Leading engineering group Kern Tunneltechnik and global tunnel guidance specialist VMT have formed a strategic partnership for the development of the Shutter Secondary Lining positioning & setting system.

The semi-automated solution combines Kern’s state-of-the-art formwork solutions for tunnels with VMT’s leading technical expertise in guidance systems, optimising the final setting and positioning of the shutter with significant accuracy and time saving. The system is designed to enhance safety, reduce both workforce-related costs and project timelines, and to visualise and document underground activities.

The new system sees KERN and VMT leading the way in the digitalisation of the secondary lining industry.

80 years young and still going strong.

A very happy birthday to Dr Martin Herrenknecht, from all of us at VMT!

Our birthday gift is our new „Meating Point MH 80“, an outdoor fireplace built by hand at our Bruchsal headquarters – as well as a portion planned in for you whenever we have a barbecue, and a donation made to the children’s cancer foundation Kinderkrebswerk. We’re wishing Dr Herrenknecht happiness, health, and many get-togethers around the campfire to come.


Although our Segment Documentation System is most often found precast rings and segments for the tunnelling industry, it’s currently being used in the production of railway slab tracks in India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System project.

As soon as a mould is prepared with the scanner, the individual concrete specifications are transmitted to the mixing plant and the automated concrete mixing process begins – with the correct specified quantities of mixed materials being transferred to the corresponding “flying bucket”, and then being promptly delivered back to the mould. The consumed materials are linked in the database to the currently cast slab track number, allowing full traceability and evaluation of the quality parameters for each produced slab track.

For more information about our Segment Documentation System,
visit our SDS website or get in touch with our team.