Innovations to move the industry forward
November 1, 2021
Watch the successful bore of the Mine Development Machine (MDM) 5000. The MDM5000 is ideal for underground mine access and development drifts that require a ready-made, flat invert for rubber-tired vehicles. Hear testimony from the people working on the machine every day about how this unique equipment is set to revolutionize the mining industry. Watch Now
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In 1952 James Robbins developed the first modern Tunnel Boring Machine for the Oahe Dam Project in South Dakota, USA. The machine used drag bits and dumbbell-shaped cutters to successfully excavate weak shale rock.
“The performance of the XRE machine has been very good given the geology we have encountered during the project. We do plan to use Robbins for upcoming projects.”