Archive | June, 2017

Segment Erector for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


We have recently realized one 4.5 ton- segment erector for a TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine), rotating head, for an important excavation project of the Mumbai metro line 3, India.

The segment erector is made up of a fixed structure and a moving one, both made of electro-welded structural metalwork and machined on machine tools. The fixed part consists of two longitudinal beams on which the sliding guides of wear-resistant material are mounted. The moving part consists of the translating/rotating ring and the pick-up system.

Segment Erector for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)

Segment Erector for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)

The erector is equipped with a mechanical pick up unit in order to grasp segments. The mechanical pick up unit grasps and retains segments for the entire duration of the positioning operations with three independent movements:

  • Swinging = ± 5°
  • Pitch = ± 5°
  • Roll = ± 5°

Segment Erector for TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine)

Erector technical data:

  • Total beams length = 5,900 mm
  • Overall rotation = ± 220°
  • Translation movement speed = N/A
  • Rotational speed = max. 2 rpm
  • Maximum load  = 4,500 Kg
  • Weight = 27,000 kg
  • Intrados diameter  = 5,400 mm

Galbiati Group –Machine Tools Africa 2017 -Tradeshow Report

Monday, June 19, 2017


Galbiati Group and Viganò International participated as co-exhibitors at the Machine Tools Africa 2017 Exhibition, held at the Expo Centre NASREC of Johannesburg.

Machine Tools Africa 2017 was a great success, the feedback received from exhibitors was extremely positive. The show attracted a high quality audience with thousands of visitors: key buyers and decision-makers attended to consolidate relationships and meet with new and existing clients and suppliers, discover new products and solutions and keep abreast of new trends in the industry. Existing customers had the opportunity to see live demonstrations on machinery and equipment brought in exclusively for the show.

Galbiati Group was able to strengthen its presence in the South-African market, especially as regards its own production of machinery, that is, large size gearboxes and deep hole drilling machines for heat exchangers.

The attendance at our stand (Hall 6, Stand H14) was extremely positive, where coil cutting and processing machinery manufactured by Viganò International was available for viewing.

Photos of the stand follow:

Antennas and Radio Telescopes automotive industry Azimuth rotation segments Base Plates Best Supplier Siemens Vai blanking cut to length lines Brushing machines CAM2 Laser Tracker Xi system CNC Coil Processing Lines components for nuclear energy Crop shear Crop Shears Cut-to-Length Lines Cutter head Cutting Sheet CWIEME Berlin 2012 Fair Cwieme Berlin 2015 energy Energy production Erector for TBM Feeding Lines gear trains Hannover Messe 2011 hydraulic press mechanical press oil film bearings Packing Lines Pendular Shears Piping rolling mills Pre-assembly rolling mills Presses for blanking lamination Process Lines radio telescope Rails revamping complete lines revamping single machine Rocking shears Rolling mills Segment Erector for TBM slitting lines Steel Sheet Shears TBM tensio levelling system Tunnel Boring Machines
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