Ian Melin-Jones

Ian Melin-Jones

Metso has been awarded with an order to deliver a Texas Shredder™ PS for Tata Steel’s upcoming steel scrap recycling plant. The order marks the first steel scrap shredding facility in India.

Tata Steel Limited is one of the world’s largest steel-producing companies, with manufacturing operations in 26 countries. Metso and Tata Steel have a history of more than 25 years of successful cooperation in India.

The value of the order is not disclosed, and it was booked in second quarter of 2019.

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“We are very honored that Tata Steel is relying on our proven metal shredding technology, which is among the most comprehensive in the industry. Many of our processing equipment solutions are globally recognized as the benchmark for their product types,” says Keith Carroll, Director, Business Development, Metso Metal Recycling.

Metso’s Metal Recycling offers a wide range of efficient solutions for the fragmentation, compaction and separation of virtually every type of metal scrap through the LindemannTM, Texas ShredderTM and N-SeriesTM product lines. Metso’s solutions are designed with state-of-the-art technology and the highest safety standards to help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers’

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 3.2 billion in 2018. Metso employs over 14,000 people in more than 50 countries.


Outokumpu is assessing options to build a new slag furnace in Tornio, Finland, and the company has initiated an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure as basis for decision making. The prerequisites for realizing the project, details of the planned slag furnace and its technical execution as well as potential financing alternatives will be specified during the planning process.

2014 07 15 071744The planned unique production facility would produce ferrochrome-nickel (FeCrNi) alloy from slag and side streams primarily from production processes in Tornio. The slag furnace would enable efficient utilization of various side streams, which would improve resource efficiency of Outokumpu’s production significantly. The new slag furnace would be the most energy-efficient ferrochrome-nickel alloy producer in the world, as energy consumption in the new facility would be 30 per cent lower than in the current ferrochrome production processes enabled by the new metallurgical process invented by Outokumpu. Furthermore, the new facility would strengthen Outokumpu’s competitiveness in the global ferrochrome market.

The final decision regarding the new facility will be made at the earliest during 2020. In addition to the results of the EIA and environmental permit processes, the final investment decision will be subject to the development of the global economy and the stainless steel markets and their outlook, as well as the availability of financing and potential investment subsidies. The estimated construction time of the new facility is approximately two years.

Outokumpu Oyj

Outokumpu is the global leader in stainless steel. We aim to be the best value creator in stainless steel by 2020, through our competitive edge of customer orientation and efficiency. The foundation of our business is our ability to tailor stainless steel into any form and for almost any purpose. Stainless steel is sustainable, durable and designed to last forever. Our customers use it to create civilization’s basic structures and its most famous landmarks as well as products for households and various industries. Outokumpu employs 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki. www.outokumpu.com

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50 years of experience and technical expertise worldwide

TT series machines ensure perfect cuts and bevels for maximum efficiency. Wherever the priority is to minimize installation downtime and maximize equipment runtime, you will find PROTEM TT machines.

TT series machines are a perfect example of PROTEM’s 50 years of knowledge and expertise in providing job oriented machining solutions.

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The tube cutting machines of the TTNG series are built to cut and bevel tubes up to 3.937” (100mm) thick (larger upon request) in the field. Their low clearance design of rotating parts is highly appreciated by customers in all industries such as Nuclear, Oil and Gas and Chemical.

Options for counterboring jobs, cam-copying operations and wheel cutting are possible within the wide range of diameters covered by each model in the TTNG series. The splitframe configuration opens in two half-shells joined together with a hinge. Clamping is ensured by independent adjustable jaws for easy in place set-up. The completely enclosed drive gears and tool holders provide an increased operator safety.

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If the TTNG’s low clearance is not enough for you, TTLW machines are the ones you need! These machines are the light weight version of the rugged TTNG. Because of their narrow and lightweight body design, they are the ideal solution for use in confined areas.


The TTSNG version are designed for machining small diameter tubes and pipes. They are built in the same manner as the TTNG machines which allow accurate cutting and/or beveling of tubes and pipes from 0.406” (10.3mm) up to 10.751” (273.1mm) OD.


The collet clamping system of the TTSRD series allows for quick set-up and an easy concentricity adjustment. This clamping method is particularly suited for small wall thicknesses in order to avoid tube distortion in case of poor machine set-up. These machines have the lowest clearance of the range.

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Main advantages:

  • V track and rollers: The V shape design compensates for axial and radial forces to ensure maximum precision and less wear.
  • Aluminium body: Lightweight and durable for limitless machining jobs!
  • Splitframe design with hinge: Easier to set up on continuous or long length pipes.
  • Fully enclosed tool holder design: Protects the feed system from chips and prevents damage during machining.
  • Sliding tool holders: Easier and faster to set up.
  • Machine design permits cutting and beveling operation simultaneously, maximizes productivity!
  • Large diameter machines delivered with two standard configuration motors allowing more power for highly demanding jobs.

TT series machines are available in many configurations with standard or special accessories and options. All the devices provided with the TT series machines are built with the knowledge of PROTEM to provide enhanced performance and job specific solutions.

Axial and radial adjustable clamping jaws:

OD tracking tool holder

The OD tracker ensures consistent machining, regardless of the tube’s ovality. Its roller follows the tube’s OD profile and adjusts the position of the tool holder.

Radial Copying carriage

Copying carriage allows the user to machine any geometry of bevel thanks to a cam-following system. This technology of single point machining is particularly suited for heavy wall machining.

Axial copying carriage

It performs special shape machining on the inner or outer diameter.

Counterboring tool holder

Counterboring operations ensure consistent thickness all around the tube by machining the inside diameter. Operations of this type are essential when automatic welding machines are used.

Cutting wheel

The cutting wheel accessory allows the user to cut the tube without producing chips. The wheel is very useful when cleanliness standards require that no chips can be introduced inside the tube during machining.

Enveloping jaws

Enveloping jaws are designed to clamp the machine onto even the thinnest tubes without any distortion.

Remotely operated machine

TT series machines can be remotely controlled for operations in areas under ionizing radiation or in underwater/subsea environments.

Flat gearbox

Combined with radial positioned drives, this gearbox allows the user to fit the machine in extra low profile spaces.

Milling modules

The tool carriage is replaced by a milling head.

Special configurations and options on request.

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