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United Cast Bar Ltd.

Spital Lane, S41 0EX Chesterfield, Derbyshire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1246 2011-94
Fax +44 1246 540-434
info@unitedcastbar.com

This company is main exhibitor of

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NEWCAST 2019 hall map (Hall 13): stand A19

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NEWCAST 2019 fairground map: Hall 13

Contact

James Brand

Managing Director (Foundries)

Bernhard Bolz

Group Sales Manager - Europe

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Ferrous castings - Iron, steel and malleable foundries
  • 01.01  Material groups
  • 01.01.001  Grey cast iron
  • 01  Ferrous castings - Iron, steel and malleable foundries
  • 01.01  Material groups
  • 01.01.002  Spheroidal graphite cast iron
  • 01  Ferrous castings - Iron, steel and malleable foundries
  • 01.02  Production processes
  • 01.02.003  Permanent mould casting
  • 01.02.003.03  Continuous casting

Continuous casting

Our products

Product category: Grey cast iron, Spheroidal graphite cast iron, Continuous casting

Steel Manufacturing

Unibar ADI is primarily used for applications in this industry sector. They present substantial advantages over other material types.

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Product category: Grey cast iron

Glass Industry

United Cast Bar supplies continuous cast iron into the glass industry sector for various applications. Unibar is thereby used for the production of glass bottles as well as float glass applications. Our special qualities Unibar GF, Unibar GFP and Unibar GFMV are the primary materials used for the production of glass moulds and glass mould neck rings.

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Product category: Spheroidal graphite cast iron

Machinery and Machine Tools

Both, our Unibar grey iron grades and our Unibar nodular iron grades are used extensively in the machinery and machine tool industry sector.

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Company news

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Apr 1, 2019

National Grid Explores DSR and Commercial Battery “on the ground” at United Cast Bar site

Representatives from National Grid visited United Cast Bar UK (UCB), the leading foundry and a successful manufacturer of continuously cast-iron bar. UCB uses GridBeyond’s energy intelligence platform to support grid balancing, increase profitability and boost sustainability.

The purpose of the meeting at the production plant in Chesterfield was for National Grid to observe manufacturing processes and witness first-hand how smart sensors and intelligent energy technology provides UCB full visibility and control of their energy usage whilst enabling participation in DSR programmes. The latter ultimately supports the system operator’s mission to maintain a smart, resilient, decentralised and flexible energy network.

UCB’s most power intensive assets include melt furnaces, which constitute the core of the foundry business. These deliver approx. 1.9 Megawatts of flexibility to the grid, without any impact on operations. UCB’s energy flexibility and operational integrity is further enhanced by GridBeyond’s hybrid battery & demand network, a unique and world-first solution which unlocks additional energy flexibility from the inflexible assets. 

UCB participate in several DSR programmes, including the fast responding Dynamic Firm Frequency Response (DFFR), and uses an on-site 500kW battery to lower the energy consumption during peak demand.

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Mar 10, 2019

New Extraction system in Spain

Through the summer of 2018, project and system design began for the installation of new extraction system in our Spanish Foundry, Cast Profil. Stricter guidelines and controls are being required for manufacturing businesses like UCB, for cleaner and safer operating environments.

The new system was designed and built by a specialised manufacturer from Germany with more than 75 years of work experience in the construction of air pollution control systems – Luehr Filter. Based on our specifications they were able to develop a process-related solution that totally meets current and potential future regulations on dust and noise pollution. Luehr Filter has been supported by the Spanish company IMIG in the construction and initialisation of the equipment.

During the December holidays, the new extraction system was installed, in time and on schedule for the New Year start up in January.

“We are really pleased to have worked with such a strong International Partner for the design and implementation of this system. We have achieved a significant improvement in the working environment and can hope to meet and exceed the future environmental standards.” (James Brand, Foundries Director UCB)

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Jan 6, 2019

Optimised Solution – New Opportunities

During 2017, UCB began looking to take energy resilience to a new level. It was becoming increasingly necessary to consider revolutionary ideas and strategies to overcome growing energy obstacles for our foundry in Chesterfield, UK.

Maintaining our reputation as the vanguard for energy management within metal manufacturing, United Cast Bar (UK) collaborated with GridBeyond to deliver a solution to energy challenges through technology, helping to balance energy demand and satisfy our environmental commitment without any  impact on our operations.

With GridBeyond and their partner EBS Smart Energy Services investing, installing and implementing the Project, UCB (UK) became the first metal production site in the UK to have a battery installation 'behind the meter'.

The newly installed 500kW TESLA battery storage solution enables UCB (UK) not just to participate in National Grid`s Dynamic Frequency Response (DFR) program but also to avoid ever growing Peak Charges, monitor and analyse energy consumption patterns whilst reducing our carbon footprint.

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About us

Company details

The United Cast Bar Group, part of the Proclad Group, is one of the world`s leading and most successful manufacturers of continuously cast iron bar. Our material is produced in two of Europe's most prestigious foundries and distributed through the United Cast Bar distribution network.

Incorporating more than 120 years of cumulative experience and expertise in the engineering of continuously cast iron, United Cast Bar has the largest portfolio of products in the industry today.

Unibar continuous cast iron is available in a range of grades, both in flake and spheroidal graphite to suit the application's demands. Produced in rounds, squares and rectangles as standard, and shapes specifically cast to the customer's requirements.

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Company data

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1998

Area of business
  • FERROUS CASTINGS – IRON, STEEL AND MALLEABLE FOUNDRIES
  • Material groups
  • Examples of cast products

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