Special profiles

Our special profiles are used all over the world.

Designers and engineers recognise the benefits custom-designed steel profiles can bring to component manufacture, enabling them to improve the performance of their vehicles or operating site, depending on the application.

Tata Steel work with globally-renowned customers to optimise performance of their vehicles or operating site.

Tophat shaft guides

Tophat shaft guides offer many benefits including easier installation and reduced maintenance. 

Their properties, including close-dimensional control and straightness, mean less swing in the shaft and a smoother, faster lift. 

Tophat sections generally last for the life of the mine.

Contact us

Special profiles

Sales enquiries

T +44 (0)1287 593124

E: liftingandexcavating@tatasteel.com

Site enquiries

T +44 (0)1287 640212

E: sp@tatasteel.com

Overview

Our world-beating range of special profile products includes:

  • unique, ‘reserved profiles’ which have been designed for individual customer requirements
  • ‘open roll’ profiles which are available to all customers

We produce special profiles for a number of market sectors. To find out more, please click on the industry or product of your choice:

Earthmoving equipment
Forklift trucks
Bulb flats
Crane rail
Aluminium smelting
Mining

 

What are special profiles?

Special profiles are specially-shaped, long steel sections. They are used to make components for a wide range of industries. The profile shape and steel chemistry are ‘tailor made’ to minimise the amount of further work necessary to manufacture a finished component.

How are they made?

Special profiles are manufactured from steel blooms via a hot rolling process. Tata Steel’s range of special profiles is the most comprehensive in the world. We can roll profiles up to a maximum of 260kg/metre. This provides an almost infinite range of possible profile shapes – from simple profiles with non-standard dimensions, to highly complex and asymmetrical shapes.

Reserved profiles

We have roll design and machining capability to create the rolls and tooling necessary to manufacture special profiles. In most cases, the rolls and tooling developed for a customer’s profile are reserved for their use only. We develop long-term relationships with customers to develop and modify the profile ranges they require.

Open roll profiles

Some special profiles are available on an 'open roll' basis (open to all customers) where there are common industry or customer requirements. Please review our product range for details.

Further processing

In addition to hot rolling profiles, we also offer a range of further processing. This includes

  • cold sawing to exact bar length
  • shotblasting and painting
  • a range of fabrication and machining operations.

Please contact us for details.

The benefits of special profiles

Our special profiles offer many benefits compared with alternative methods for manufacturing steel components. These include :

  • cost and time savings - by eliminating the need for fabrication work and multiple handling
  • reliable and repeatable processing – through tight dimensional tolerances and more uniform mechanical properties
  • reduced end-product weight - by combining asymmetric profile shapes with an appropriate steel composition

A new special profile for you

If you have an idea for a special profile, we will be happy to discuss it with you. Please contact us and provide the following information:

  1. A sketch or drawing showing the shape and dimensions of the profile
  2. The steel grade or mechanical properties required
  3. An indication of the annual volume (tonnes or metres)

 

 

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Downloads

We have a range of brochures and videos detailing our special profiles
To find out more on how we can work together, please get in touch.

 

Track shoe profiles

Sections for improved crack resistance and prolonged shoe life

796.0kb  Download  English

 

Cutting edges

More about our range of high quality cutting edge profiles

1545.0kb  Download  English

 

Material Handling

Steel products and expertise to give you an edge

1164.0kb  Download  English
1262.0kb  Download  Deutsch

 

Fork arm flats

Flat special profiles for forklift arm applications

631.0kb  Download  English
634.0kb  Download  German
703.0kb  Download  中文

 

Forklift mast profiles

Our brochure on mast profiles for material handling equipment

552.0kb  Download  English
308.0kb  Download  Deutsch

 

Bulb flats

Our brochure on bulb flats for shipbuilding and construction applications

506.0kb Download  English

 

Crane Rails

Additional information about our range of crane rail products

249.0kb  Download  English 


Top hat shaft guides

More information about our 100 and 150 top hat shaft guides

1657.0kb  Download  English

 

Lifting & Excavating sector brochure

Making a material difference

1252.0kb  Download  English
2629.0kb  Download  Français
1252.0kb  Download  Deutsch
2090.0kb  Download  中文

 

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  Videos

   The following on the videos cover:

  1.    Top hat sections - how they are produced.
  2.    Tata Steel in the Lifting and Excavating market sector.
  3.    Material handling - Forklift products.

 

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Overview

Overview

Our world-beating range of special profile products includes:

  • unique, ‘reserved profiles’ which have been designed for individual customer requirements
  • ‘open roll’ profiles which are available to all customers

We produce special profiles for a number of market sectors. To find out more, please click on the industry or product of your choice:

Earthmoving equipment
Forklift trucks
Bulb flats
Crane rail
Aluminium smelting
Mining

 

What are special profiles?

Special profiles are specially-shaped, long steel sections. They are used to make components for a wide range of industries. The profile shape and steel chemistry are ‘tailor made’ to minimise the amount of further work necessary to manufacture a finished component.

How are they made?

Special profiles are manufactured from steel blooms via a hot rolling process. Tata Steel’s range of special profiles is the most comprehensive in the world. We can roll profiles up to a maximum of 260kg/metre. This provides an almost infinite range of possible profile shapes – from simple profiles with non-standard dimensions, to highly complex and asymmetrical shapes.

Reserved profiles

We have roll design and machining capability to create the rolls and tooling necessary to manufacture special profiles. In most cases, the rolls and tooling developed for a customer’s profile are reserved for their use only. We develop long-term relationships with customers to develop and modify the profile ranges they require.

Open roll profiles

Some special profiles are available on an 'open roll' basis (open to all customers) where there are common industry or customer requirements. Please review our product range for details.

Further processing

In addition to hot rolling profiles, we also offer a range of further processing. This includes

  • cold sawing to exact bar length
  • shotblasting and painting
  • a range of fabrication and machining operations.

Please contact us for details.

The benefits of special profiles

Our special profiles offer many benefits compared with alternative methods for manufacturing steel components. These include :

  • cost and time savings - by eliminating the need for fabrication work and multiple handling
  • reliable and repeatable processing – through tight dimensional tolerances and more uniform mechanical properties
  • reduced end-product weight - by combining asymmetric profile shapes with an appropriate steel composition

A new special profile for you

If you have an idea for a special profile, we will be happy to discuss it with you. Please contact us and provide the following information:

  1. A sketch or drawing showing the shape and dimensions of the profile
  2. The steel grade or mechanical properties required
  3. An indication of the annual volume (tonnes or metres)

 

 

back to top

Downloads

Downloads

We have a range of brochures and videos detailing our special profiles
To find out more on how we can work together, please get in touch.

 

Track shoe profiles

Sections for improved crack resistance and prolonged shoe life

796.0kb  Download  English

 

Cutting edges

More about our range of high quality cutting edge profiles

1545.0kb  Download  English

 

Material Handling

Steel products and expertise to give you an edge

1164.0kb  Download  English
1262.0kb  Download  Deutsch

 

Fork arm flats

Flat special profiles for forklift arm applications

631.0kb  Download  English
634.0kb  Download  German
703.0kb  Download  中文

 

Forklift mast profiles

Our brochure on mast profiles for material handling equipment

552.0kb  Download  English
308.0kb  Download  Deutsch

 

Bulb flats

Our brochure on bulb flats for shipbuilding and construction applications

506.0kb Download  English

 

Crane Rails

Additional information about our range of crane rail products

249.0kb  Download  English 


Top hat shaft guides

More information about our 100 and 150 top hat shaft guides

1657.0kb  Download  English

 

Lifting & Excavating sector brochure

Making a material difference

1252.0kb  Download  English
2629.0kb  Download  Français
1252.0kb  Download  Deutsch
2090.0kb  Download  中文

 

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Videos

  Videos

   The following on the videos cover:

  1.    Top hat sections - how they are produced.
  2.    Tata Steel in the Lifting and Excavating market sector.
  3.    Material handling - Forklift products.

 

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