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Robust PC keeps TBM on Course

The control systems of the PPS GmbH, which keep tunnel boring machines on course, use robust Panel PCs from the Puchheimer Penta GmbH as hardware platforms. These are distinguished by their extremely robust design for mobile machines and are protected all-round against dust and sprayed water as well as shock and vibrations.
In order to keep tunnel boring machines on course PPS GmbH has developed a control system, which determines and visualises the exact position and direction of travel of a TBM in a 3-dimensional space. The machine operator receives the calculated data in graphic form via a...

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