General refurbishment of TMT tapping machines

This order repeatedly underlines the good partnership between voestalpine and TMT. Both parties are convinced that this investment will ensure the smooth running of the tapping process for the coming furnace journey of blast furnace 5.

The project requiring an intense coordination between the two parties includes the repair of 1 TMT Taphole Opener and 1 TMT Clay Gun as well as the delivery of spare parts for an additional machine pair. In order to ensure both greater safety and a more efficient tapping process the project also includes constructive changes in the TMT equipment.

During the first step, the spare machines, consisting of 1 TMT Taphole Opener and 1 TMT Clay Gun were overhauled by voestalpine itself with TMT providing the spare parts for the repair.

During the second step, the tapping machines currently in operation at blast furnace 5 were transported to TMT workshop in Siegen for the general overhaul carried out by TMT. At the same time, the repaired spare machines were installed at blast furnace 5 and put into operation.

The project was successfully completed in October 2023.

TMT would like to thank voestalpine for their renewed confidence in our staff and our technology.

For further details please feel free to contact us by telephone under +49 271 4014 223 or by E-Mail addressed to Mrs. C. Dirlenbach (

TMT - Tapping Measuring Technology - a joint venture between DANGO & DIENENTHAL and PAUL WURTH, two globally renowned companies operating in the iron and steel market, draws on decades of experience and comprehensive expertise to develop ground-breaking solutions for tapping-, measuring- and process technology used in blast furnaces and ferro-alloy furnaces. Our prime objective is to offer our customers equipment with the highest ROI rates in our industry.