“Beat the Snail”, was the title of the “Not-a-Boring-Competition” in Las Vegas offered by Tesla boss Elon Musk.
With his company “The Boring Company”, a tunnel construction and infrastructure company, Musk wants to solve the traffic problem of cities and put the transport network underground. The goal of the competition: to drill a 30-metre-long tunnel with a diameter of half a metre and to do it faster than a snail crawls. The winning team from Munich came very close to achieving this goal. The “TUM Boring” team managed 22 metres and emerged as the clear winner of the competition. Almost 400 teams from all over the world applied for the competition. Twelve of them – including TUM – competed last week in Las Vegas with their self-developed tunnel boring machines.
We congratulate the students on this great success and wish them nothing but the best for the future!
We are very happy that we could support the project with our custom-made conveyor belts.
You can find out more about the project on the “TUM-Boring” homepage!
Would you like to learn more about our conveyor systems? Click here.
Once again this year, we are pleased to welcome new apprentices. Together with 40,743 young people who are completing an IHK apprenticeship in Bavaria, our three apprentices start their vocational training today.
The day started with a round of welcoming and introductions by the management represented by Veronika Kamm. After a small snack – a breakfast in the company canteen – Daniel Dorau, Deniz Pape and Lukas Hödl got to know the rest of the team during a tour of the company.
The apprenticeship as a construction mechanic has a versatile structure. From the first day on, the trainees get to know the different work in the sheet metal department, the prefabricated construction and the locksmithery/turning shop and work on the final product. The practical part of the training is alternated with theory blocks at the vocational school in Freising, which starts on 11 October 2021.
We wish our trainees a pleasant start to their careers and every success in their training.
As a family business with regional roots, it is important to us to train young people from the region and to be able to employ them in the company in the long term. Thus, we offer various vocational training professions every year.
The start of the three apprentices also marks the beginning of the application phase for the 2022 training year. Information on training opportunities for 2022 can be found at https://www.huber-technik.de/jobs/.
Today we present our rubber production in a virtual factory tour.
Johanna and Veronika Kamm, the fourth generation of the Huber Technik family business in Erding, will take you on a tour of the various work steps in the rubber production.
“Our company has two mainstays. In addition to conveyor systems for various applications, we have been producing rubber products for many decades. Besides small rubber moulded articles, we mainly produce rubber roll goods for dairy farming. All our rubber floorings are certified by the DLG. We also produce our stable floor coverings according to DIN standard 3763.”
From the raw material to the end product. Find out how quality “Made in Germany” is created, because Huber knows what cows like.
Would you like to know how your stable flooring is created at Huber Technik?
Get a picture of Huber Technik for yourself and take a look behind the scenes of the family-owned company in Erdingen. We are always happy to offer our customers factory tours to show how quality “Made in Germany” is created.
Soon you will have the opportunity to get a virtual insight into our rubber production. In our video, you will see various steps in the production process, starting with our raw material, the new rubber, and ending with the finished rubber sheeting.
Here is a small foretaste of the virtual factory tour.
Elon Musk launches competition – Huber Technik develops conveyor belts for tunnel construction
Elon Musk, the inventor of the Tesla electric car, wants to use tunnels to relieve large cities of traffic. Driven by this vision, Elon Musk has launched a worldwide competition. The goal is to develop the fastest and most precise tunnel boring machine. Students from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) and Munich University of Applied Sciences are taking up this challenge. The Munich-based inventors have already been selected from 400 teams worldwide to take part in the finals in the USA along with eleven other groups. However, driving a tunnel requires not only a highly specialized and technically sophisticated tunnel boring machine, but also the appropriate equipment to transport the material from the earth’s interior to the surface. This is where the company Huber Technik comes into play as a specialist in the construction of special conveyor belts. The students, who have joined forces to form TUM Boring – Innovation in Tunneling e. V., designed a special conveyor system. This was refined to the final version in close cooperation with Huber Technik. In the meantime, the conveyor belts, which are about 60 meters long, have been manufactured. In Musk’s presence, the system will be judged according to various criteria in the summer of 2021 and the winner will be determined.
The Münchner Merkur published an article on this on Wednesday, 14.04.2021. You can find the article here.