The production of plates and components that are drilled, punched, marked, scribed, milled and cut in accordance with the required tolerances is recognized as one of the most critical activities in today’s manufacturing environment of steel fabrication.
The reduction of the ‘processing dead times’, where no additional value is added, is becoming a ‘must’ in today’s industry to increase a firm’s competitiveness and to achieve the required quality control of the manufacturing process.
For these reasons, FICEP, the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of machine tools for steel fabrication, has realized the widest range of available CNC solutions that goes from single operation drilling and punching working cells to the complete integrated CNC plasma work cells for plates.
Those CNC lines have been designed with the aim to integrate all the functions which are required in plate fabrication.
The ability to start with raw material and end with the finished part after completion of all the necessary operations such as drilling, milling, punching, marking, scribing and cutting the part to the desired size and shape is what makes these range of products truly unique.
In the structural steel industry the need of manufacturing base plates, end plates, gusset plates, fin plates, stiffeners, brackets, splice plates are all common practices and FICEP is able to address any of these requirements with a wide range of CNC plate machines. For better understanding of the use of these parts in the different building industry the following links can be activated by just clicking on it:
- General Steel Structures
- Industrial Steel Structures
- Portal frames and single storey buildings
- Pre Engineered Buildings
- Steel Towers
- Transmission and Telecom Towers
- Stairs, Handrails and miscellaneous
- Off shore
The steel plates and high thickness sheet metal is the most common material used in applications that are related to the manufacturing of:
- mining equipment
- wind towers
- earth moving equipment
- agricultural machines
- screening and stone crashing machines
- trailers and airplane tractors
- machine building
FICEP addresses all the needs of high added value operations on steel plates like milling, scribing, slotting, drilling, tapping, countersinking, marking, oxy and plasma cutting etc. in one single fabrication cell.