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Tyzack Machine Knives

Scrap Shear Blades

One of the top three manufacturers in the world for commodity and specialist machine knives, Tyzack Machine Knives is a recognised global brand with extensive experience gained over 75 years. We have specialist expertise in very long heat treated and straightened components up to 5.2m in length, which can be precision machined and ground to tolerances within 0.005mm.

Our customer base includes many of the world’s leading OEM’s with our Ultimax and Park brands recognised worldwide.

Scrap Shear Blades

Blades manufactured under the Ultimax brand in “CBS” and “HA” specifications and recognised universally for toughness and performance.

  • Leading global supplier of blades for cleaver demolition shears. Trusted by manufacturers such as Genesis attachments.
  • Blades for high volume hydraulic processing shears up to 3000 tonnes for ferrous metals and general scrap.
  • Blades for specialist alligator shears used in the processing of stainless and exotic steels.
  • Blade seats and holders.

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In April 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, resulting in the largest accidental oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. After the explosion, the riser pipe connecting the rig to the seabed well head remained attached.

The pipe needed removing as quickly as possible so the well head could be capped, but this required expert machinery as the steel pipe was 350mm in diameter and beneath one mile of sea water.

US-based engineers working on the job were using the Genesis XP, the most powerful shear cutter in the world, to cut the pipe, and stated that only Tyzack blades were of a quality that would be up to the extreme cutting required.

The Genesis XP, fitted with the Tyzack blades, and a full hydraulic power pack were lowered into the sea. Via an internet video link-up, engineers all over the world were able to watch as the Tyzack blades cut through the pipe and enabled the capping-off process to be completed successfully.

Client: Genesis

Project: Tyzack blades for the Genesis XP shear cutter

BP Oil Spill

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