Galbiati Group has recently realized one 3.5 ton- segment erector for a TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)designed for an excavation project outside Shanxi, China.
The erector comprises a rotating structure controlled by two planetary gears with sprocket drives and a crown wheel. The structure is supported by six rollers and moves on chromium-plated tubular guides.
Below photo of the TBM segment erector set up entirely in the assembly area of Galbiati’s workshop.
The erector is equipped with a mechanical pick-up unit in order to grasp segments. (pick-up two pins).The mechanical pick-up unit grasps and retains segments for the entire duration of the positioning operations with three independent movements:
- Swinging = 6°
- Pitch = 6°
- Roll = 6°
Erector technical data:
- Longitudinal stroke= 1,600 mm
- Overall rotation = ± 200°
- Rotational speed = 2 rpm/minute
- Maximum load = 3.5 ton
- Weight = 13,500 Kg
- Intrados diameter = 3,400 mm