The first TMTS system was developed in conjunction with and delivered to the University of Sheffield in the 1980s. Since then 10 additional systems have been delivered to customers worldwide, the lastest being to Nippon Steel in Japan in 2018. During this time the system concept and implementation has evolved significantly. For example the control system has evolved through three generations of controller hardware and software; the first being delivered with the Series 3000 analogue electronics and the latest machine with the latest generation of Pulsar DSP-based digital servo-controller.
The TMTS application sofware has been completely re-written to run on the Pulsar platform enabling it to take advantage of the power of the Pulsar Digital Signal Processor and of the latest software standards and development environments. The current TMTS software is fully-compatible with Windows 7. In addition the latest evolution of the TMTS system benefits from the experience developed by the system users operating these machines over the last 25 years. These customers include the world's leading industrial and academic research institutions including Arcelor Mittal, Constellium, Corus, Deakin University, Erzhong, IBF, Leobin University and Sheffield University.