Tunnel Engineering Services (UK) Ltd has long been associated with adaptability and innovation in the design and production of Tunnelling Machines.
A further development of the TES (UK) Ltd product range is to offer a versatile TBM capable of being used either in standard TBM mode for a variety of ground conditions or with an EPB (Earth Pressure Balance) mode where more difficult ground conditions are encountered – normally associated with microtunnelling techniques.
In TBM mode a belt conveyor is normally used.
In EPB mode the excavated spoils are mixed with foams and slurry in the mixing chamber. The spoils are then fed into a screw conveyor for muck removal, without the necessity for reprocessing of slurry.
The machines are designed with high torque and cutterhead power and have the facility for interchangeable cutting heads – soft ground, mixed face, rock etc.
Modular Tunnelling Equipment
Equipment is of modular construction enabling sections to be interchanged with other types of machines in the TES (UK) Ltd range, mainly Roadheaders and Excavator Machines in pipejack or segmental configuration.
Type of support modules include:
· Push/Telescopic Cans.
· Gripper/Anti-roll Cans.
· Segment Erector Systems.
· Conveyors – Belt and Screw.
· Secondary Conveyor and Sledges.