Czech steelmaker Třinecké železárny has put it into trial a modern fully automatic line, the construction of which the mill started last year. The investment exceeded CZK 700 million. Steel bars with a diameter of 30 to 80 millimeters come out of the new peeling line of Třinecké železárny with an accuracy of hundredths of a millimeter and without surface defects. The steel bars undergo automated material quality control using an online X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. The entire output section, in which the steel bars are bundled, preserved and packaged, is also automated. It includes the environmentally friendly processing of waste steel chips, which are crushed on site and then briquetted for further use.The new peeling line has a capacity of 90 kilotons per year. Its commissioning has increased total capacity of peeled bars in Třinec to 150,000 tonnes per yearThis is the second technology at Třinecké železárny that increases the added value of the production of round steel bars. The first one started operation in 2014. Bar and profile steel is the second best-selling product of the largest Czech metallurgical company. Of the total production volume of 2,400,000 tonnes last year, bar and section steel accounted for nearly 540,000 tonnes.