Working in the tunnelling environment – especially in confined space – hold numerous risks and can be dangerous. KERN Tunneltechnik recognized this problem and introduced within the last years several innovations to reduce the potential risks and to make the work safer.

The PLC System provides an automatic and a manual mode which gives the operator a high flexibility. All movements and operations of the entire system can be controlled individually if required. The operations as well as the failure alarms are displayed on a touch screen.

The system can be fully customized according to the customers’s needs. All the available TOOLS are indicated in the next pages. A project assessment shows the potential benefits and cost savings given by the integration of each TOOL.


At the completion of each work cycle, the system provides a full report with all the relevant information.

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