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The UK’s first FICEP Tipo C25 machine has been installed at the Severfield-Rowen steel fabricating facility in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

The Tipo C25 is said to be the first thin sheet material processing machine that also combines milling, tapping, countersinking and machining operations.

Severfield-Rowen’s new purchase – the company’s eighteenth FICEP unit – replaces three older units and will process material from 6mm to 20mm thicknesses as well as improving efficiency in the fittings area.

The Tipo C25 has been specifically developed to process sheet materials from 1.00mm to 25mm, with the facility to punch, mill, drill, countersink, tap, ream, mark and high definition plasma cut, all in one processing cycle.

A high-speed punching facility of up 180 hits per minute can be enhanced with a 14 position tool changer which has a capacity to utilise punching diameters up to 80mm. The drilling unit can also perform milling, tapping, countersinking and machining operations.

Other notable features of the new machine include its monolithic construction, which shortens the installation time.

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