Steel mills provide the foundation for all steel processing industries. To begin with, ore and raw iron is melted, continuously casting plant and then rolled to the required thickness. Steel service centers or job shops offer further processing of coils, profiles and sheets made of various steel types and steel qualities. The profiles are cut from steel plates and coils and prepared for a wide range of industrial customers.
Powerful oxy-fuel cutting solutions by THERMACUT® are used when high productivity is needed and a maximum number of cuts must be made in a short time without edge quality being top priority. THERMACUT® laser cutting solutions cut custom-fit premium products where precise edges are paramount as needed for housings and other components. Laser cutting solutions allow neat edges, a narrow cutting kerf and no oxide film or only a thin oxide film. Non-alloy and low-alloy, galvanized or coated construction steel, tool steel and high-alloy steel (for example chromium-nickel-steel) can all be cut using THERMACUT® laser cutting solutions. In addition THERMACUT® plasma cutting systems are often used in steel mills and job shops for maintenance and repair work.