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    Material Unibar 500-7

    Unibar 500-7

    Grade Colour Code: Dark Green
    SG/Nodular Iron

    Comparative Specification:

    • EN-GJS-500-7C according to DIN EN 16482
    • EN-GJS-500-7 according to BS EN 1563 (2011)

    Unibar 500-7 has an increased pearlitic structure against Unibar 400-15, resulting in higher wear resistance and increased strength with improved heat-treatment response when compared to Unibar 400-15 and is therefore recommended for applications in which good machinability and surface finish are required, as well as minimal friction with other parts and/or materials. Noise and vibration damping are good in this grade.

    Profile and Size Range

    Standard cut length of our cast iron products is 3080mm, other lengths available on request.

    Round Square Rectangle Special Profiles
    25mm – 700mm 25mm x 25mm – 550mm x 550mm Up to 780mm x 550mm Sizes and profiles to customer design available on request

    Mechanical Properties

    Material Section
    Tensile Strength
    Proof Stress
    Elongation % Hardness
    20 < D ≤ 60 500 320 7 170 - 240 Ferritic-Pearlitic
      60 < D ≤ 120 450 300 7
    120 < D ≤ 400 420 290 5
    400 < D ≤ 700 420 290 5


    Contains type V & VI nodular (spheroidal) graphite in accordance with ISO 945. The rim is predominantly ferritic (>95%). The core matrix is essentially ferritic with ≤5% pearlite. Chill carbides will be less than 5%, well dispersed.

    Heat Treat Response

    Unibar 500-7 can be oil quenched and hardened to a minimum of 50 Rc on the outer skin of the bar, also has good response to most conventional methods of surface hardening.

    Ancillary Processes

    Both, our foundries and our local distribution centres offer various services to deliver pre-machined products to our customers. Pre-machined Unibar material will save valuable production time, improve the cost effectiveness and eliminate waste in your own production, allowing you to focus on the key design elements of your products.


    Cutting to specified length in quantities as little as one piece to large volumes, prepared to meet the requirement of your automatic machining systems.


    Turning of round bars to required size to meet specific requirements and to minimise the machining operations of our customers. Unibar turned therefore comes with a standard tolerance of +1mm, although after consultation we can offer alternatives to suit all of our customers‘ requirements.


    Single and duplex machines offer milling of square and rectangular bars to specified dimensions and agreed tolerances. We can offer our customers milling on either four or six faces for further processing.


    In the case of machined Unibar with diameters of less than 110mm as an alternative to Unibar turned we can offer Unibar peeled by peeling off the oxidised surface layer of the cast bar. As these are smaller dimensions and involve a different machining process, the tolerances offered are more precise, for example h11.


    Longitudinal boring as deep as 1000mm is possible by using single head boring and trepanning machines. Unibar tubes can be supplied with the exterior surface as-cast or machined. These two variants can be complemented by a wide selection of internal measurements, which can range from 30mm to 500mm.

    Dimensional Tolerances (SG/Nodular)

    (As-Cast Diameter mm)
    Ovality Allowances
    Max. Swell Allowances mm
    20 < (D OR B) ≤ 50 - 5
      50 < (D OR B) ≤ 100 2 7
    100 < (D OR B) ≤ 200 3 10
    200 < (D OR B) ≤ 300 4 12
    300 < (D OR B) ≤ 400 5 15
    > 400 By agreement By agreement

    Machining Allowances (SG/Nodular)

    (D Diameter, B Width)
    Min. Machining Allowance mm (per side)
    Round Square/Rectangle
    20 < (D OR B) ≤ 50 3 3.5
      50 < (D OR B) ≤ 100 4 4.5
    100 < (D OR B) ≤ 200 5 5.5
    200 < (D OR B) ≤ 300 7 7.5
    300 < (D OR B) ≤ 400 8 8.5
    400 < (D OR B) ≤ 500 10 10.5
    500 < (D OR B) ≤ 650 12 12.5

    For rectangular bars the width is the longer dimension of the cross section. Machining allowances of our continuously cast iron bars can be adjusted to meet customer requirements, subject to discussion, prior agreement and special order. For further information please contact our nearest distribution centre.


    The advantages of our spheroidal iron Unibar 400-18LT are especially suitable for companies within the hydraulic and pneumatic industry as well as the machinery and machine tool section. Furthermore, Unibar 400-18LT is used for various applications within the oil and gas industry, the section of renewable energy and for pumps and compressors.

    Because of its mechanical properties as well as the excellent strength Unibar 400-18LT is often used as a favourable alternative for steel or sand casting.


    • Improved machinability
    • Excellent surface finish
    • 10% weight reduction against steel
    • Excellent vibration damping
    • Faster turning and grinding times
    • Finer grain structure than with sand casting
    • Absence of sand inclusions or cast dimensional problems
    • Elimination of costly patterns
    • Availability from stock

    Do you need any further information about our continuously cast iron products? You will find the appropriate data sheets as well as our technical manual in our download section.

    To find out whether Unibar 500-7 is available in your required size, please have a look at our online stock list. Register and keep track of the currently available quantities.