Tayo Rolls Ltd., a subsidiary of Tata Steel, inaugurated its integrated forging facility for the manufacture of forged rolls and engineered forgings. The company can now manufacture both cast and forged rolls at a single location from blast furnace to finished rolls. The new plant also enables Tayo Rolls to manufacture engineered forgings for the oil and gas, power, windmill and steel industries. The integrated forging facility comprises an arc furnace, ladle furnace and vacuum degassing unit for manufacturing forging-quality ingots, including round ingots.
The plant also includes a modern forge shop with a 2,500-metric-ton open-die forging press, an induction hardening facility and other facilities like cryogenic treatment, heat treatment and machining. The technology for the manufacture of forging-quality ingots is being provided by U.K.-based Sheffield Forgemasters.