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Ficep has announced that it has re-engineered its range of high-speed sawing systems to further improve speed and efficiency for customers involved in structural steel processing.

The saws now have width capacities of 600mm to 2,000mm.

Bandsaws were traditionally built with a ballscrew set-up for the saw blade, which can become less efficient over time.

Ficep developed a new hydraulic system and gearbox improvement that it claimed offers increases in high-speed sawing across the whole range of its sawing equipment.

The saw feed system now also incorporates the reliable and rigid all-welded structure, which reduces vibration to virtually eliminate blade trap – a common fault on most ballscrew feed systems.

Costly carbide bandsaw blades are often used to improve cutting capability, but after trial testing, similar results were achieved on the Ficep bandsaws by using the lower-cost traditional Bi-metal blades in the new feed system.

Ficep said this makes its solution even more cost effective, providing users with additional cost savings in a competitive market.

The enhancement of the sawing lines complements Ficep’s high-speed drilling systems.

Combined, the high-speed drilling and sawing systems can provide users with significant productivity increases and reductions in product costs, according to the company.

FICEP UK Ltd, is a subsidiary of FICEP S,p,A, based in Varese, Nr Milan, Italy. The company specialises in the manufacture of CNC machinery for the fabrication and steel construction market sectors and has a strong research and development facility. This has resulted in the production of over 65 machine types incorporating many unique design features and options, offering their customers a machine specifically tailored to their production requirements.  

The innovation and development has lead to a significant growth in sales within the last decade, enabling yet more customers to benefit from high speed processing equipment for plasma cutting, copeing, drilling, sawing, punching, shearing and scribing for the processing of plates, angles, flats, H section and channel materials.  

Some of the company’s very latest equipment has been designed for medium to heavy engineering applications making them ideal for many OEM’s involved with shipbuilding, agricultural and earthmoving industries, general fabrication and steel service centres looking for multi-function equipment.  

FICEP is one of the few companies in the industry who have their own software company, enabling workshop machinery to fully integrate with the design and production office, offering the customer a totally integrated solution.  

Today the parent company has over 80,000 sq/m of manufacturing facility while FICEP UK has recently moved to a new 18,000 sq/ft headquarters building centrally located on the M62 in West Yorkshire. The facility includes a new showroom and demonstration area with a service department, spare parts warehousing and a used equipment refurbishment workshop.

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