Abraservice UK respond to increasing demand
Company invests in additional machining facilities as demand for specialist steel components rises
STEEL stockholders and processors Abraservice UK have recently specified and installed additional machining facilities at their production facility in Birmingham, to meet increasing demand for specialist steel components.
Representing a £250,000 investment for the company, the new Hartford Block Buster three-axis CNC machine, now fully commissioned and operational, will allow faster machining times, leading to a higher throughput of work and increased production capacity, capability and efficiency for producing batch components more accurately and with a faster turnaround time, primarily for the OEM and maintenance sectors.
Abraservice UK already have a leading reputation for supplying a broad range of finished and semi-finished steel components to many diverse and wide-ranging markets, including quarrying and mining. Wear parts supplied from a choice of steel grades from 400 and 500 HB to Duretal 35 overlay plate include components such as chute liners, cyclones and liners, grab tips, crusher liners, castellated bed plates, screens, buckets, cutting edges, bevel blades, loading wear edges and other replacement parts.
Abraservice UK say the new CNC machining centre will allow them to optimize their service to customers by providing both high-volume production series items in a shorter time frame as well as offering improved capabilities to produce bespoke, complex engineered parts to the highest quality and accuracy standards.
The new CNC machining centre is suitable for machining the wide stock profile of steels distributed by Abraservice UK, including wear resistant grades such as Creusabro, Dillidur, Quard and Duretal, as well as the high yield steels such as the Dillimax 690 and RQT701 grades.
‘This is a competitive market, but the new machining centre will allow us to retain a leading position,’ commented Adrian Hance, divisional director at Abraservice UK. ‘We have a good reputation for offering high-quality specialist steel components and this investment ensures we continue to offer better options and more timely solutions to our customers.’