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Conder gets Kaltenbach fit-out

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Conder Structures’ newly refurbished processing lines in Burton-on-Trent have benefited from a major investment in new Kaltenbach equipment.

The recently installed machines consists of a new state-of-the-art KC1201 robotic head plasma coping system, the latest generation Gietart 1530-625 turbine, SHD shot blasting and handling system, and a new measuring system for an existing Kaltenbach bandsawing machine.

An existing Kaltenbach HDM1430 heavy-duty saw has been fully integrated into the new handling layout, which also manages the requirements of another existing drilling machine.

Kaltenbach said the new plasma enables rapid laser cutting, straight and profiled processing of columns and beams, while cut accuracy is so good that some fabrication is possible straight from the machine.

A key element of the new facility is a Kaltenbach central conveyor which runs for an impressive 250m, enabling each process to feed material on or off the conveyor as required and to reliably withstand the high tonnage loads.

Conder Production Director Phil Lunney said: “The structural fabrication industry is an extremely competitive market, the investment in our new line has undoubtedly further advanced our competitive edge.”

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