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Fabricator opts for CNC efficiency

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Steel bridge specialist Briton Fabricators is one of the first UK companies to purchase a FICEP Gemini CNC machine. Launched at this year’s MACH exhibition, the machine is claimed to be one of the most technologically advanced systems for profile cutting, drilling, machining and scribing.

Carl Powell, Briton Fabricators Operations Director said: “Our existing manual drilling machines were creating bottlenecks in our fabrication process, the new Gemini machine has now dramatically improved productivity and material handling times have been drastically reduced.

“We now have one process from loading to assembly, rather than the six processes. Drawing office times have also been reduced as the Gemini’s software enables programmes to be generated directly from our AutoCAD package.”

Some of the features of the Gemini 25 or 32 include: variable length cutting bed; plasma cutting up to 64mm; up to three gas torches capable of cutting up to 120mm; fully integrated nesting software, and an additional magnet table to enable machining on both sides of cut pieces.

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