In a previous article, we covered the 5 Different Types of Tunnel Boring Machines and they all had one thing in common, they were all manufactured by the Robbins Company.
Today, we wanted to take closer look at who exactly the Robbins Company is and how they have established their name as one of the most respected names in the tunneling industry.
The Robbins Company specializes in the design and manufacturing of top-of-the-line tunneling machinery.
As a company on the forefront of innovation in tunneling for more than 65 years, it’s no wonder that they have established themselves as one of the most trusted tunneling partners in the industry as a whole.
Some of their accolades include:
- establishing the world’s first main beam tunnel boring machine (TBM) and now an industry staple
- the first double shield TBM, the first floating gripper design which allows for continuous steering of a TBM
- the first 19 inch cutters
And they’re not stopping there, The Robbins Company is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in underground tunneling manufacturing and design.
Their tunnel boring machines hold more than 90% of all world records for production of TBM’s from 9 feet (3 m) to over 39 feet (13 m) in diameter, showing that the quality of their machines is second to none.
The company boasts an extremely rich history and is committed to becoming not only manufactures for tunneling machinery, but also partners for clients to ensure the jobs their equipment is used for get done right.
The Robbins Company has a stand out quote from their former VP of Operations, Ian Cahoon, stating “Robbins doesn’t just sell equipment to our customers; we partner with our customers. We know that each job is different, and we’re willing to do what it takes to get the job done.” Now that is dedication!
Robbins has a team of some of the most experienced and qualified engineers and technicians in the world who help clients get any job done the right way.
If you want to learn more about how they got started, their industry progression and what they are doing now, you can check out their history timeline here.
We thank The Robbins Company for their long standing contributions to the tunneling industry and can’t wait to see what the future holds.
If there is a tunnel being bored in America, its a pretty good chance that The Robbins Company or one of their stellar TBMs is behind the work!