FleXU, a new tube mill concept
Driving progress with engineering solutions, Fives has developed a new concept for OTO welded tube mills.
The project, supported and jointly financed by Regional European Development Fund, includes design and manufacturing of a completely new tube mill FleXU within the range of OTO tube mills. It's a completely new design concept for a welded tube mill, equipped with motor spindles and cantilever rolls in place of the traditional cage configuration. This solution enables extremely quick and robotized changeovers. The overall benefits come in terms of security, productivity and flexibility.
According to the project goals, Fives has fabricated a prototype by incorporating latest technologic developments in the supply chain. The project received €462,442.92 from the Regional European Development Fund granted by Regione Emilia Romagna within the POR FESR program.