Fagor Arrasate supplies new cutting line to SSAB

Spanish technology manufacturer Fagor Arrasate will supply Swedish steel producer SSAB with a new fully automated longitudinal cutting line for Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS), Kallanish learns from Fagor.

The high-performance line will allow SSAB to reach high levels of productivity and profitability, the Spanish supplier says.

With a speed of 150 m/minute, the line is able to process the most resistant steels, with a high yield strength of 1500 N/mm2, in coils up to 6mm thick and 1,550mm wide.

“The quick change of the cutting tools and the position of the separators is carried out automatically,” Fagor explains. “This shortens machine set-up times and reduces manual operations, improving ergonomics and safety for operators.”