- Ring and Segment Visualisation: See rings and segments in their spatial arrangement, providing a tangible impression of ring construction sequence.
- Alignment Discrepancy Display: Easily visualise deviations between planned and built tunnel axes, as well as discrepancies in ring sequencing.
- Segment Damages Integration: Visualise and manage damages of individual segments with production information, plus an optional link to the SDS segment history.
- Points of Interest (POI): Mark significant points within the tunnel, akin to setting landmarks on Google Maps. Add, edit, or delete comments and photos related to a specific ring and segment.
- Seamless Data Connectivity: Benefit from the combination of navigation and ringbuild data linked to sensor values plus segment production records for comprehensive insights.
- IFC Export: Convert 3D.ON data into IFC files, enhancing your Building Information Modelling (BIM) process for a more comprehensive view of your tunnel construction within the broader building ecosystem.
Attracted? Contact Nico Rosenbusch – he’ll be delighted to provide you more info about “3D.ON”!
This milestone will be presented at two simultaneous events:
- At the Project Dialogue in Ettlingen, Germany, our annual gathering and established platform for the German-speaking microtunnelling community, Jürgen Göckel will provide an in-depth exploration of the system’s features and advantages.
- Across the globe, at No-Dig Down Under in Brisbane, Mathew Jarvis, the Director of our Australian subsidiary, will deliver a keynote speech on “Control, Survey, and Automation for Complex Microtunnelling.”.
What makes TUnIS.pipelight so revolutionary?
Join us at No-Dig Down Under or connect directly with Jürgen Göckel or Mathew Jarvis to discover the transformative potential of TUnIS.pipelight.
When a tunnel boring machine breaks through, a lot of rock and earth falls down. At the same time, stones fall from the hearts of those involved.
For us at VMT, the main challenge was the big TBM in a relatively small starting shaft. We are proud of the great work by the surveyors measuring the starting position of the TBM and of all VMT equipment having worked reliably during the project:
- Guidance system with TUnIS.moving station
- RCMS (Ring Convergence Measurement System)
- Segment production management with SDS onsite and LIS services during production
Further, the contractor used a special ring design with left and right tapering. It was not allowed to put the key stone between 90° – 270°. To meet this requirement, the team mastered the starting situation with the flying launch to bring the ‘big girl’ on track.
The ‘big girl’ we are talking about is Jill.
Just like its namesake, Jill Viner, the huge TBM is an innovator. While Jill Viner became the first female bus driver in London in 1974, EPB Shield Jill is the biggest TBM to be turned so far.
Why was it necessary to turn a machine weighing 2,300 tons by 180°?
“The U-turn manoeuvres were part of Riverlinx CJV’s original tender,” explained CJV Riverlinx project manager Ivor Thomas in an interview with the Tunnelling Journal The aim was to get the job done as quickly as possible, as there will be no return on investment until vehicles start to drive through the tunnel.
If you have ever tried to drive through the Blackwall tunnel at rush hour, you will understand why a second tunnel is needed.
Besides the reduction of delays and queues in the old Blackwall Tunnel, the new connection reduces the environmental impact of traffic congestion on some of London’s most polluted roads.
Facing a rapid market growth of tunnel and infrastructure projects in the world’s most populous country, we enlarge our local VMT team in order to
- keep our quality at the usual VMT level,
- guarantee the best possible service to our customers and projects,
- maintain our fast response time.
Who could support VMT in India better than a local expert with vast experience in the field of tunnel surveying who had worked in different countries with international teams? With this perfectly matching background, Abhishek Kumar has recently started his new job.
“𝙏𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙩, 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧, 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣.”
Following these words of Benjamin Franklin, Abhishek is instructed by Sandeep Sharma, our regional VMT Sales Manager, together with one of our longest-serving employees: VMT legend Peter Blaesi. Feeling at home in the Indian tunnel sector and knowing even the smallest detail of our equipment, Peter will share his experience and knowledge gained from 27 years with VMT.
Right now, however, commissioning of our navigation system for 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗵𝗶 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗿𝗼 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝟰 is on Abhishek’s and Sandeep’s agenda. We are happy to have these great guys in India and wish them all the best over there.
- Fun meets function: We’ve combined work and fun by putting unique features like a dartboard in our Innovation Space.
- Flexibility: From workshops and brainstorming sessions to stand-up meetings – this space adapts to a variety of scenarios.
- Team collaboration: The Innovation Space is a hub for cross-departmental meetings and encourages working together as a large team.
We believe that by providing this space, we can empower our team to think outside the box.