Machine Vision for the big drill

The University of Leoben in Austria has developed a robust image recording system to analyse the rock and monitor the construction progress as well as for geological documentation during tunnelling, using machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING.

With drill head diameters of up to 15 metres and several metres in length, modern tunnel boring machines (TBM) are some of the largest tools in the world. These gigantic machines are used for excavating tunnels such as the Brenner Base Tunnel and help improve the infrastructure of railway and car traffic.