Milling – one head
The sound of milling with one head which is milling from only one side, either from the top or laterally. This is a universal milling machine of portal construction TOS – Kurim, The table length is 6500mm, the table width is 1600mm, the milling head output is 4 x 32kW. Manufactured in 1964.
Milling is the process of cutting away material by feeding the steel past a rotary cutter. The feeding motion can be linear or rotary. Although the milling process is most commonly used on flat surfaces, special cutters also enable the processing of curved surfaces.
Metal Ravne is the legal successor to Železarna Ravne. The company's range includes a steel plant programme, which starts the production of all their rolled and forged products. Due to technological modernisation over recent years, the company has all the most important machinery for the production of high-quality steel, including a 45t UHP electric arc furnace, a vacuum ladle furnace and a state-of-the-art ‘teeming pit’ for high-class conventional ingots. Their range of products includes ingots, billets with rounded edges and wide flats, with round, flat and square sections, forged bars, machined forgings, discs, bushes, etc.
Sound recordist: Boštjan Troha
Photographer: Veronika Štampfl
Video recordist: Barbara Grilc