Press Room - SAFOP Lathe


Union Electric Steel UK Announces
Major Capital Investment

SAFOP 80MT Roughing-Finishing Lathe

Union Electric Steel UK announces the commissioning of a new SAFOP, 80 MT roughing- finishing lathe. The machine tool has two independent saddles (each with 2 tool blades), a 1,700mm swing over the saddles, 9,000mm between centre and a roll capacity of 80 MT. The machine is now operational at our Gateshead facility.

This $6.5 million investment is further evidence of our continued commitment to produce the highest quality products using state-of-the-art machine tool technology that is the best available within the industry. With this investment, it is our goal to provide our customers with rolls that meet the highest tolerance specifications for the most demanding conditions and stringent applications in the metalworking industry, further enhancing our position as the world’s premier cast back-up roll manufacturer.

This machine is the largest capital investment ever made in our UESUK machine shop. Improving our machine efficiencies is a key component in enabling us to offer you product of the highest value.

We encourage you to visit our facilities and to witness the vast improvements that are taking place at both Union Electric Steel and Union Electric Steel UK. We remain excited about the future and welcome you to see first-hand the developments that have taken place within our family of plants. If interested in a visit, please contact your local Sales Representative.