Fives, a global industrial engineering group, has been contracted to provide cutting-edge solutions for a large-scale investment project in Russia.
Fives, having expertise in both welded tube production lines and finishing solutions, was entrusted by a leading Russian tube maker to design and manufacture process and finishing equipment for a tube production facility.
The scope of supply includes three Bronx straighteners, two OTO accumulators for tube mills, and five Taylor-Wilson finishing products (a three head hydrotester, a set of end facers, a dual drifting machine, and two coupling leak testers for a pipe threading line).
The Taylor-Wilson three headed hydrotester features a robust yet efficient design that maximizes plant production. The Bronx straightener is a rigidly constructed machine, enabling tube manufacturers to meet criteria for reliability and accuracy. The OTO accumulator is a durable machine, allowing for high production capacity.
Fives has been very active in the Russian tube and pipe market for more than 40 years, having supplied straighteners, hydrotesters, leak testers, end facing machines, as well as welded tube mill lines and cut-off systems.
As an industrial engineering group with a heritage of over 200 years, Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial players in various sectors such as steel, aerospace and special machining, aluminium, automotive and manufacturing industries, cement, energy, logistics and glass. Since its foundation, Fives has always put innovations at the core of its development strategy, by investing into R&D to design and create pioneering technologies that anticipate industrial needs in terms of profitability, performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment. Fives has also adopted a collaborative approach, built on partnerships and joint ventures with public and private players (start-ups, major groups, laboratories and research bodies, universities, etc.) to contribute to building the factories of the future. In 2016, Fives achieved a turnover of €1.8 billion and employed close to 8,400 people in about thirty countries.
At Fives, the Tube and Pipe business line covers engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of tube making facilities and individual machines to process seamless and welded tube and pipe products. These custom engineered machines are supplied under the historical names of Abbey, Bronx, OTO and Taylor-Wilson. This global offer surpasses the quality demands of the
construction, automotive, general mechanical tubing, oil and gas tubular goods, chemical and nuclear industries.