TBM Jacking Frames - Akkerman


Akkerman Inc.

The Pipe Jacking Keyhole Jacking Frame includes horizontally mounted hydraulic cylinders with keyed notches that lock into place and ensure smooth and continuous TBM and pipe advancement. The frame’s hydraulic functions include extend, retract, high flow return, and auxiliary control.

The Pipe Jacking Keyhole Jacking Frame is positioned in front of a reaction wall on the design axis. A stationary set of cables is routed from the power pack to the jacking frame in the launch shaft. The Pipe Jacking Keyhole Jacking Frame exerts continuous and uniform hydraulic jacking force onto a thrust ring, which moves the TBM and pipe along the alignment path. The jacking frame force reacts against the concrete thrust block and the ground outside of the shaft.

Akkerman standard Pipe Jacking Keyhole Jacking Frame sizes selected by size to accommodate the TBM, pipe diameter, dirt bucket, and shaft lengths can be customized to suit project needs.

  • Pipe Jacking Keyhole Jacking Frame Family complement All Akkerman TBM models
  • Keyed notches on the cylinders lock into place to ensure smooth and continuous advancement
  • Exerts continuous and uniform hydraulic jacking force onto a thrust ring
  • Guidance system notch in the thrust plate to allow for pipe laser projection down the tunnel centerline
  • Some models are configurable for additional thrust cylinder capacity with the addition of a thrust cylinder kit


ModelThrustPipe OD MaxWeight
MT460K-PJ400 ton62 in35,000 lbs
MT860K-PJ800 ton62 in45,000 lbs
MT875K-PJ800 ton77 in56,000 lbs
MT890K-PJ800 ton93 in60,000 lbs
MT8102K-PJ1200 ton104 in74,000 lbs
MT8104K-PJ1200 ton106 in75,000 lbs
MT8114K-PJ1200 ton116 in85,000 lbs
  • Weights dependent on configuration of final unit.
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Mextune / Group S de RL de CV

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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