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Atlas Ward expands with FICEP machinery

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Equipment manufacturer FICEP has recently delivered a raft of new state-of-the-art machines to Atlas Ward Structures’ facility in North Yorkshire.

The substantial order consists of a 1203 DJB (the first combined bandsaw and drill equipment in the Severfield-Rowen Group), a 1204 DJTT CNC drilling and coping line, a FICEP Tipo B251, a high-speed drilling and thermal cutting line, plus a P401/8 high-speed stand-alone CNC drilling line.

Atlas Ward is the first UK company to take delivery of a Tipo B251 which does punching, drilling and thermal cutting of large plate material from 6mm to 100mm thick.

The machine’s flexibility of plate thicknesses allows both small batch and cross contract work to be carried out by a single operator. It is claimed that the unit also requires less space dedicated for material stock and therefore the operator has less inventory to manage.

Simon Barnes, Deputy Managing Director of Atlas Ward, said: “I was impressed with FICEP’s manufacturing facility in Italy and the state-of-the-art technology that they have developed. Now that the FICEP installation is complete, the accuracy and speed of material processing has made a huge contribution to our current production success.”

Atlas Ward says it has been particularly impressed with the new FICEP 1203 DJB which has immediately demonstrated its ability to cut jumbo and plated sections both quickly and accurately.

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