Driving Innovation | Value Added Services

From raw materials optimization to slag applications, TMS International turns insightful ideas into value-added services that help solve some of our partners' biggest challenges. TMS International's 93-year history of industry-leading innovation continues today.

A few of our services making a difference in the world are:

  • OptiMiser®
    TMS International's proprietary scrap purchasing program accesses real-time market pricing to determine the optimal scrap mix based on individual mill chemistry requirements. We ensure the lowest cost liquid steel.
  • Advanced Scarfing
    Our robotic scarfing system flames away all surface defects from the face, sides, edges and corners of slabs. With our patented torch-positioning technology, the system combines the flexibility of manual scarfing with the production efficiency of a semi-automatic machine. Unlike stationary scarfing equipment, our machine can scarf any length, width, thickness or deflection of slabs.
  • Slag Handling
    We pioneered on-site mill services that reclaim metallics and convert slag into useful, environmentally beneficial aggregate products.
  • Mobile Pallet Scale
    TMS' patent pending and innovative mobile pallet scale allows for a versatile and flexible scale option during operations that require sturdy pallet structures and accurate weight readings.
    By virtue of its unique design, the mobile pallet scale is capable of increasing the lifespan of load cells due to reduced shock load and preventing dynamic payload forces from being introduced into the system. The ability to move the scale allows significant flexibility compared with other options, such as in-ground scales. This allows for use without significant modifications of the scrap yard layout, the reduction of crane travel when loading and minimum in-ground infrastructure.
    Further, the pallet scale communicates wirelessly with the mill's process network in conjunction with TMS' proprietary scale software allowing for accurate loading and tracking of charge bucket recipes and scrap inventory.
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