Founded in 1900, the INR 329 Billion Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded on NSE & BSE.The group is a market leader in all its served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilizer, Plantations, Bioproducts and Nutraceuticals.
Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 32,000 employees.
TII is a INR 4800 Cr Murugappa group company with a 70 year history of steel processing and forming. TII is known for its understanding of quality, technology, material properties and product performance in various steel products in the market, being a leader in precision tubes, cycles, metal formed products, automotive and industrial chains and gears.
TII now brings you TI Macho brand TMT bars with improved material and mechanical properties through unique processing technology.
TI MACHO has an optimum microstructure where hard martensite forms the case and soft ferrite and tough pearlite forms the core, which delivers good combination of strength and ductility in the TI Macho TMT rebar.
Re-Inventing the TMT Process The unique quenching process developed by intensive R&D effort by the Corporate Technology Center leverages the maximum possible heat transfer rates possible in steel to produce repeatable micro structural quality, with excellent mechanical properties delivering high performance and comfortably exceeds product standards. TI MACHO TMT bars have been benchmarked with best performing premium priced TMT bars in the industry.
High performance TMT bars from the house of TI, a Murugappa group company, are manufactured through an unique in-line quenching process post hot rolling. This results in an optimized strength, ductility, toughness and durability comparable to the best in the industry.
The unique quenching process has been developed through intensive R&D at the Corporate Technology Center of TII. Thermo mechanical behavior of steel is leveraged to the fullest and it induces the best possible mechanical properties into the steel, in a way that the process is fully governed by the completely invariant thermal properties of steel.
The resultant product is a highly reliable, high performing, TMT bar with a clear edge over competition.
|Chemical properties||IS spec Fe 500D||TI MACHO 500 D*|
|Mechanical properties||IS 1786 500 D||TI MACHO 500 D*|
|Yield Stress (YS)- N/mm2||500||540|
|Ultimate Tensile Stress (UTS)- N/mm2||565||640|
|TS/ YS Ratio||≥1.10||≥1.12|
|Chemical properties||IS spec Fe 550D||TI MACHO 550 D*|
|Mechanical properties||IS 1786 550 D||TI MACHO 550 D*|
|Yield Stress (YS)- N/mm2||550||570|
|Ultimate Tensile Stress (UTS)- N/mm2||600||671|
|TS/ YS Ratio||≥1.08||≥1.1|
TII’s pursuit of Engineering Excellence has always been backed by robust R&D initiatives. The trigger for many of these initiatives has been proactive interactions with customers. Over the decades, many new products and processes have evolved from this. Synergising the initiatives across various divisions, three subdivisions namely, Product and Process Engineering, Testing and Research were established with Scientists, Engineers and Technicians.
Corporate technology center works on business-driven R&D projects with specific focus in “metal forming”, “thermal processing” technologies and the “engineering design” oriented towards products and process simulation and analysis.
The global trend is shifting from product manufacturing and testing of parts for validation, to computerized design, simulation, prototyping and performance testing.
The state-of-the-art computing facilities in the center enable the organization to do virtual simulation and prototyping of new products. Also, these facilities are oriented towards process simulation to facilitate improved process control in manufacturing. The outcome of engineering design analysis is validated through the use of experimental techniques. These include strain gauging and fringe pattern analysis.
Virtual prototyping also assists in the design of robust manufacturing processes and in rapid tool development. TII continuously works with reputed Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) companies to benchmark its solutions.