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Stafsjö invest in increased capacity

August 2015 Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Stafsjö has recently made substantial investments to increase capacity and raise production efficiency. The €2,3 million investment includes two new multi-operation machines, three new assembly and pressure testing lines and a new testing facility for product development and R&D.

“Now we have the opportunity to increase our valve body machining capacity to meet the increasing demand of our products,” says Stafsjö president Thomas Carlson.

The investment in the two new machining centres is only one in a series carried out in the recent years. In 2007 a new multi-operation machine was acquired to machine valves up to DN 1600 and a few years later a new grinding machine was acquired. This year Stafsjö’s research and design department has also expanded and modernised its testing facilities to meet the demand for larger valves and products for the mining industry, Stafsjö’s fastest growing business segment. As part of the company’s lean strategy, integrated assembly and pressure testing lines have also been installed. This is an important element in streamlining and optimising the production, according to Carlson.

About the multi-operation machines

HC Nexus 6800-II from Mazak is a flexible and modularly designed machining centre which will be used to machine valve bodies. It has 180 tool pockets and 12 pallets which gives flexibility, speed and minimal down time. MVC 1600 from Spinner will mainly be used to machine gates.

For more information contact Fred Venter, Valve & Automation, +27 (0)11 397 2833, sales@valve.co.za, www.valve.co.za



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