Tube mill lines

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With more than 100 years experience, Fives delivers the highest quality, precision and efficiency in its complete range of electric resistance welding tube mills (ERW mills) under the historical names Abbey and OTO. 

Catering to carbon and stainless steel ERW tube production from 4mm - 762mm diameters with wall thickness from 0.4mm - 28mm, Fives’ high quality standards and advanced manufacturing techniques guarantee functionality, safety and productivity. The tube mill lines feature fastest changeover system, enabling higher productivity and significant downtime reduction.


Abbey slitter

Fives builds a wide range of heavy-duty Abbey slitters for low carbon and stainless steels. They feature robust design and quick change heads. The largest will slit coils up to 45 metric tons and 2,790mm wide.

They include automatic edge control, injector or lift-off slitting heads, scrap winders or choppers, tension stands, and many other features.

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Entry system

Entry system for tube mill line from Fives

Fives’ complete entry system utilizes innovative technology to feed strip to the tube mill. It includes an automatic coil loading system, a decoiler, a pinch roll and flattener, a strip joiner and a accumulator. The entry system configuration can be manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic. 

Each configuration of the equipment is designed to guarantee high strip quality while ensuring operators' safety.

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Entry system: decoiler


Fives is able to offer the largest range of decoilers on the market, designed to support a range of strip widths and thicknesses. Available with manual or fully automatic coil preparation, these machines are robust enough to support the heavy coils as they are unwound at speed. Each model is low maintenance and designed with safety in mind.

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Entry system: strip joiner

Strip joiner

Fives offers fast, reliable joining of steel coils for strip widths from 30mm – 2400mm and thicknesses from 0.4mm – 28mm. Manual, semi-automatic and automatic models are available to precisely trim and join the strip. The automatic strip joiner includes control of strip end position, feed into the clamps, trim of strip ends, weld cycle, bead milling and release. Controls are integrated in the PLC.

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Entry system: accumulator


Fives’ low-maintenance strip accumulators deliver high speeds and high accumulation capacity without compromising on the careful strip handling required by high quality materials.

The strip accumulators integrate fully with the tube mill system so end shearing and welding can be carried out while the tube mill runs at constant speed. 

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Mill forming technologies

Mill forming technologies

Fives offeres a wide range of ERW, laser or TIG mill forming technologies for different tube diameters and thicknesses, as well as various changeover systems: completely automated with software controlled roll adjustments.

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Polishing solutions from Fives

A wide range of polishing solutions for laser, TIG and HF welded stainless tube and pipe: internal magnetic beaders, external scarfers and brushers for round tubes and hollow sections.

The offer inlcudes a revolutionary technology: magnetic internal bead systems with patented permanent magnet housing. It delivers precise process control, resulting in a smooth rolling process and very low rolled material roughness. 

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Cut-off systems from Fives

Whatever your process requirements, Fives has a OTO flying cut-off to suit you. With more than 20 models available, the perfect cut-off technology exists according to your tube size, material type and performance requirements. Choose from cold saw, laser, bandsaw and other types of cut-off technology to find the right machine for every application. Each cut-off system is designed for high thrust force, maximum quality, precision and reliability.

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