Comprised of dozens of steel blades that chip away at the soil ahead as it rotates, the cutter-head which uses disc cutters, sits at the very front of the tbm, does most of the hard work by spinning and digging away at the earth to allow the machine to move forward.
How Do Boring Machines Work?
Boring machines are used to create tunnels and enlarge or modify existing holes. These machines are used in a variety of applications, such as mining, tunneling, and auger drilling, and come in a variety of sizes and capabilities.
In general, boring machines are comprised of a cutting tool, a drive mechanism, and a machine frame. Here, we‘ll take a closer look at how boring machines work.
The cutting tool of a boring machine is often made of a hard material, such as a high–speed steel alloy. This tool is designed to cut through a variety of materials, such as rock, soil, and clay.
The cutting tool is powered by a drive mechanism, which is typically a hydraulic motor or electric motor. This drive mechanism is used to rotate the cutting tool, which then creates a perfect circular hole in the material.
The size of the hole is determined by the size of the cutting tool. The machine frame of a boring machine is typically made of a strong metal, such as steel or aluminium.
This frame is used to support the cutting tool and drive mechanism, as well as to provide stability during the boring process. The frame also houses the necessary controls for the boring machine, such as the speed and depth of the cutting