The combined competencies of three companies, the erstwhile Tata Robins Fraser (established in 1962), Tata Material Handling Systems (formerly Tata Man. Ghh., established in 1978), and Tata Technodyne (established in 1996), helped create TRF. The company is regarded as one of the most comprehensive sources of engineering equipment, systems and services. It manufactures bulk material handling and processing equipment, bulk material handling systems, coke oven equipment, coal dust injection systems for blast furnaces, coal beneficiation systems, and port and yard equipment. EPC and EPCM services including mini blast furnace technology are also provided. The company caters to diverse industries including power, metallurgy, chemical, mining and cement.

Areas of business
The company offers a wide range of products and services.

Bulk material handling equipment: TRF manufactures conveyor components such as idlers, pulleys, take ups, scrapers, belt trippers / shuttle conveyors, blow feeders, apron feeders, vibrating/reciprocating feeders, steep angle conveyors and portable conveyors. Its range of yard equipment includes stackers, bucket wheel reclaimers, and scraper and blending reclaimers. Wagon handling equipment, such as wagon loaders, ship loaders and ship unloaders, is also produced.

Bulk material processing equipment: Vibrating screens including scalping screens, de-waterisers, de-sliming screens, and foundry shake-outs are manufactured. The company also produces crushing equipment such as, cone crushers, double roll crushers, hammer mills, impactors, jaw crushers, ring granulators, rotary breakers and single roll crushers.

Bulk material handling systems: Conveyor systems for use in plants, cross country conveyor systems, underground conveyor systems, raw material bedding and blending systems, and rapid loading systems are manufactured.

Coke oven equipment: The company produces stamping, charging and pushing equipment, charging gas transfer systems, and equipment for conventional top charge batteries, such as charging cars and pushing cars.

Coal dust injection systems: The company manufactures injection systems whereby pulverised and dried coal is conveyed in dense flow mode and injected through blast furnaces for improved performance and reduced coke consumption.

Coal beneficiation systems: Coal beneficiation systems that use the dense media cyclone- cum-floatation process and jig system process are produced. Deshaling is done using barrel washer systems.

Port and yard equipment: The company manufactures slewing cranes, grab ship and barge unloaders, ship and barge loaders, barrel reclaimers and stacker reclaimers. It also makes special purpose EOT cranes for steel mills.

EPC and EPCM services: TRF offers support services for infrastructure, power generation, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including mini blast furnace technology and coal washeries.

Technology associates: The company has several collaborators and technology associates. These include SAARTECH, Germany, for stamping, charging, pushing equipment, charging gas and transfer cars; Techint Italimpianti, Italy, for yard and port equipment manufacture; BMH, Germany, for coal dust injection systems; Schalke, Germany, for coke oven machinery; Hatch Associates, Australia, for high capacity conveying systems and coal washeries; SMS Demag, Australia, for mini blast furnace; Flour Daniel India and LTA Process Engineering.

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