Control Containers - Akkerman


Akkerman Inc.

Akkerman Microtunneling Control Containers (MCC) are designed to power the widest range of MTBM diameters on the market along with advanced technology to accommodate complex alignments and remote monitoring.

The MCC is the control room for all on-site MTBM operations. The MTBM operator monitors and controls all aspects of the tunnelling operations through a multi-monitor display using Akkerman proprietary software and data logging system. An external remote display of the on-screen operations is provided for operator privacy, while secure remote monitoring and data logging can be provided through Akkerman’s secured communication network.

  • Powerful VFD drive capacity capable of controlling all SLC MTBM and SLP MTBMs with external power pack container.
  • Simplified operator’s console with programmable warning indication and alarms.
  • A/I feature such as automatic slurry valve sequencing and guidance system programming.
  • Operator control and monitoring of all MTBM functions, Thrust Frame, Slurry Flows, Slurry Sequencing, Monitoring, IJS, Bentonite Injection, High Pressure Jetting, and more
Microtunnel Control Container Features:
  • Standard Akkerman control containers operate center drive MTBMs up to 250hp (187kW). SL30C- SL74C models.
  • Operate up to four (4) – 100hp (75kW) slurry pumps.
  • Audio & Video Communications with MTBM & Jobsite.
  • Akkerman MTBM Control Software.
  • Automatic Bentonite Injection System Control Software.
  • Enhanced Tunnel Guidance System Control.
  • Climate-controlled cabin with 120v power outlets and dimmable lighting.
  • Data Logging functionality. Remote data logging functionality.
  • Akkerman MTBM Cloud. Remote User access for operator monitoring and screen system analysis.
  • External Operator Screen Option – Inspector Screen.
  • Constructed in rugged ISO container for transport and jobsite security.
  • Periphery drive power container add-on to increase power capacity up to 500-hp. SL60P-.
Remote Hydraulic Power Pack
  • Remote controlled by MTBM Operator (MCC).  Remote pendent control optional.
  • Provides hydraulic power to pipe jacking thrust frame and intermediate jacking functions.
  • Electric drive for maximum efficiency and emission reduction.
  • Constructed in rugged Bi-Con ISO container for easy transport and jobsite security.
SLP Main Drive Power Container
  • Works in conjunction with Akkerman MCC to provide 4160V tunnel power to SLP Model MTBM power packs.
  • Build with soft start control and microprocessor-based protection to create efficient start up loads.
  • Fully remote controlled by MTBM Operator located in primary MCC.
  • Fully climate controlled for heat dissipation in severe environments.
  • Constructed in rugged ISO container for transport and jobsite security

Control Container
Remote Hydraulic Power Pack
Main Drive Power Container

ModelWeight /
L x W x H
Main DisconnectCapacity
MCC11,000 lbs /
20 x 8 x 9.5 ft
480v, 60hz, 3ph
(1) – 250 hp VFD
(3) – 100 hp VFD
Hyd. Power9,500 lbs /
10 x 8 x 8.5 ft
480v, 60hz, 3ph
0-13 gpm /
8,000 psi
Main Drive Power12,500 lbs /
20 x 8 x 8.5 ft
480v, 60hz, 3ph
400 hp
4160V, 60hz, 3ph
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In recent years we have acquired different spare parts for our Akkerman brand TBMs, which have allowed us to have the equipment ready. We have used our tunnel boring machines in 2 emergency projects recently:

  • Completion of the construction of the El Valle Collector, with reinforced concrete pipe of 2.13 meters inside diameter for the municipality of Tlajomullo de Zuniga Jalisco.
  • Construction of the Jamapa Collector in the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos (New construction). With 1.22m RCP pipe.

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