Bronx hot pipe straightener for Baoshan Iron and Steel

Baoshan and Fives sign contract for Bronx straightener

Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., a subsidiary of China Baowu Steel Group, again contracted Fives to supply a customized Bronx straightener for their seamless mill in Shanghai.

The new Bronx hot pipe straightening machine will replace the old straightener supplied back in 1992. It will be the 13th straightener ordered by Baoshan from Fives in a long-standing relationship lasting for more than 30 years. 

The new 6-roll machine is designed to straighten high-yield and thick-walled seamless tube and pipe products up to 197mm in diameter. It should be particularly emphasized that the Bronx machine is capable to process both plain and upset pipes due to its advanced technical features. 

The straightener is fully automatic and motorized, utilizing the COMPASS system (COMPuter Aided Setting System) for automatic precision setting of all work rolls.

The equipment will be designed and pre-assembled in England and put into production in China by November 2019.

“We are very satisfied with Bronx machines, they feature ultimate production rate, longevity and excellent standards of straightening accuracy”, says Cai Fangwei, Deputy General Manager of Tube, Pipe and Bar Business Unit and Director of Equipment & Energy Department at Baoshan Iron and Steel.