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Machining 25 years of success

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The Kaltenbach HDM1432 saw and close-coupled KD1215, 3-axis carbide drilling system at the Dalton site

Severfield-Rowen and machine tool and processing specialist Kaltenbach are marking the success of a 25 year association with installation of additional machines at Severfield’s Dalton site. This brings the number of active Kaltenbach structural processes active across the Severfield-Rowen Group to 22 on four sites.

The machines comprise structural sawing, drilling, coping and shot blasting systems. Severfield-Reeve Structures has grown dramatically since installing the first Kaltenbach structural line in 1980 – a Kaltenbach HDM 1300 circular saw – when  the company operated from a single building at Dalton. The Dalton site has expanded dramatically and now has six structural processing lines and additional expansive fabrication, paint and technical facilities over a 50 acre site. The most recent installation at Dalton was a state-of-the-art Kaltenbach HDM1432 structural circular saw and close-coupled KBX1215 3-axis carbide drilling system, the combination of which provides well in excess of a 100% improved process efficiency over the first 1980 installation.

John Severs, Severfield-Rowen Plc Managing Director, said:”We will continue to take full advantage of Kaltenbach machine tool and processing expertise, as we have done very successfully over the past 25 years, which has helped us become the UK’s leading structural steel contractor. By continuing to work with Kaltenbach we benefit from their undoubted expertise and their technology advances which have had a marked impact on our operating efficiency.”

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