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Shield Machine Anti-torque Cylinder for Tunnel Boring

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A shield machine anti-torque cylinder is a hydraulic cylinder that is used to counteract the torque generated by the cutterhead of a shield machine. The cutterhead is a rotating wheel that is equipped with cutting tools. As the cutterhead rotates, it cuts through the soil and generates a torque that tends to rotate the shield machine in the opposite direction. The anti-torque cylinders are connected to the shield machine structure and the drive box of the cutterhead. When the cutterhead is rotating, the anti-torque cylinders are extended to apply a torque to the shield machine structure in the opposite direction, thereby counteracting the torque generated by the cutterhead.

Shield machine anti-torque cylinders are typically large and powerful cylinders that are designed to withstand the high forces and torques that are generated during tunneling operations. They are typically made of high-strength steel and are equipped with heavy-duty seals and bearings.

Anti-torque cylinders are an essential component of shield machines and play a vital role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of these machines.

Here are some of the key benefits of using shield machine anti-torque cylinders:

  • Improved stability: Anti-torque cylinders help to improve the stability of the shield machine by counteracting the torque generated by the cutterhead. This is especially important in soft or unstable ground conditions.
  • Reduced wear and tear: Anti-torque cylinders help to reduce wear and tear on the shield machine and its components by reducing the amount of torque that is transmitted to the machine.
  • Increased safety: Anti-torque cylinders help to improve the safety of shield machine operations by reducing the risk of the machine tipping over or losing control.

Overall, shield machine anti-torque cylinders are an essential component of shield machines and play a vital role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of these machines.

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Shield Machine Anti-torque Cylinder Specifications:

Product Name Shield Machine Anti-torque Cylinder
Features: Transmit the torque when the cutter head rotates
Bore diameter: 330mm~570mm
Rod diameter: 260mm~530mm
Stroke120mm~160mm
Pressure: Generally up to 35Mpa
Maximum up to42MPa
Applications: Shield Machine, Tunnel Boring Machinery

Features of Shield Machine Anti-torque Cylinder:

The shield machine anti-torque cylinder incorporates several important features to effectively counteract the torque generated by the rotating cutterhead and maintain stability during tunneling operations. Some key features of the anti-torque cylinder include:

1. Hydraulic System: The shield machine anti-torque cylinder operates using a hydraulic system that utilizes high-pressure hydraulic fluid to generate the necessary force to counteract the cutterhead torque. The hydraulic system allows for precise control and adjustment of the torque compensation.

2. Torque-Sensing and Control: The anti-torque cylinder is equipped with torque-sensing mechanisms that monitor the torque generated by the cutterhead. This information is used to control the hydraulic system and adjust the force exerted by the cylinder accordingly. It ensures accurate and responsive torque compensation to maintain stability.

3. Robust Construction: The shield machine anti-torque cylinder is built to withstand the heavy loads and pressures associated with tunneling operations. It is constructed using durable materials and designed to withstand the harsh conditions encountered underground, including abrasive soils, rocks, and high pressures.

4. Adjustable Force: The anti-torque cylinder's force output can be adjusted to suit the specific torque requirements of the shield machine and the geological conditions of the tunneling site. This adjustability allows for optimal performance and adaptability to different tunneling scenarios.

5. Safety Features: The shield machine anti-torque cylinder incorporates safety features to prevent any potential failures or malfunctions. These may include pressure relief valves, overpressure protection, and emergency shutdown systems to ensure the safety of the operator and the shield machine.

6. Compact Design: The anti-torque cylinder is designed to fit within the overall dimensions of the shield machine without impeding its operation or maneuverability. Its compact size allows for integration into the trailing shield or rear section of the shield machine while minimizing any interference with the tunneling process.

7. Maintenance and Serviceability: The shield machine anti-torque cylinder is designed for ease of maintenance and serviceability. It may feature accessible components, inspection points, and easy-to-replace parts, ensuring efficient maintenance and minimizing downtime during tunneling projects.

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Applications of Shield Machine Anti-torque Cylinder:

Shield machine anti-torque cylinders are used to prevent the shield machine from rotating. This is important because the shield machine needs to remain aligned as it bores through the ground. Anti-torque cylinders are typically mounted on the shield machine's cutterhead and pushed against the ground to counteract the torque generated by the cutterhead.

Anti-torque cylinders are used in a variety of applications, including:

1. Tunneling: Shield machines are used to bore tunnels through a variety of ground conditions, including soft soil, rock, and hard rock. Anti-torque cylinders are essential for keeping the shield machine aligned in these challenging conditions.

2. Mining: Shield machines are also used in mining to bore shafts and tunnels. Anti-torque cylinders are used to keep the shield machine aligned and prevent it from rotating, which could damage the mine or injure miners.

3. Microtunneling: Microtunneling is a trenchless construction technique used to install small-diameter pipes and utilities. Shield machines are used in micro tunneling to bore through the ground without disturbing the surface. Anti-torque cylinders are essential for keeping the shield machine aligned in these tight spaces.

In addition to these general applications, shield machine anti-torque cylinders are also used in a number of specialized applications, such as:

4. Undersea tunneling: Shield machine anti-torque cylinders are essential for undersea tunneling, where the ground conditions are often very soft and unstable.

5. Urban tunneling: Shield machine anti-torque cylinders are also used in urban tunneling, where it is important to minimize damage to the surrounding infrastructure.

6. Nuclear waste disposal: Shield machine anti-torque cylinders are used in nuclear waste disposal to construct tunnels and shafts for the storage of nuclear waste.

Shield machine anti-torque cylinders are an essential component of shield machines and are used in a variety of applications. They play a vital role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of shield machine operations.

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China Shield Machine Cylinder Manufacturers

HZPT has been developing and producing shield machine cylinders since 2005, has successfully exported them all over the world, and has a leading global market share. For example, the Bertha shield machine in Seattle, the entire set of high-pressure hydraulic cylinders is from HZPT. Even though the equipment was constructed underground for two years, HZPT's cylinders did not suffer from corrosion and seal aging.

In recent years, HZPT has developed more energy-saving and efficient hydraulic systems for shield machines in accordance with customer requirements and the characteristics of the domestic shield market application. In the multiple systems of the shield machine, we are equipped with the V30D series on the Inline brand with low noise and more reliability. V30D-140 pump is used in the thrust hydraulic system;  V33D-250 closed pump is used in the rotary hydraulic system of the screw machine; V30D-140+45 pump is used in the assembly machine and auxiliary hydraulic system; V30D-115 pump is used in the synchronous grouting hydraulic system.

We customized solutions for customers to fully meet the needs of complex working conditions such as high frequency, high load, vibration, and pollution during underground construction. HZPT uses its strength to build a comprehensive service brand for hydraulic transmission and control systems in the field of tunnel boring equipment.

Moreover, we go beyond shield machine cylinders. We also supply a diverse range of hydraulic cylinders, including industrial vehicle hydraulic cylinders, aerial work vehicle cylinders, mobile machinery cylinders, industrial engineering cylinders, construction machinery cylinders, forklift hydraulic cylinders, agricultural machinery cylinders, crane hydraulic cylinders, sanitation machinery cylinders, excavator hydraulic cylinders, offshore hydraulic cylinders, energy technology cylinders, tunnel boring machine cylinders, and more. Our extensive product lineup caters to various industries and applications, providing solutions for your hydraulic needs.

We are one of the best hydraulic cylinders manufacturers. We have exported our products to clients around the world and earned a good reputation because of our superior product quality and after-sales service. We warmly welcome customers both at home and abroad to contact us to negotiate business, exchange information, and cooperate with us!

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