In a world where mobility of person and freight is more and more important, the marine industry is a key element in the multimodal network. Fives supports marine manufacturers in developing innovative solutions.
The marine market spans from recreational boating to commercial fishing to transport and shipping, solidifying its importance in a global economy.
Bringing more production back in house with a mission to develop the machining of large high value parts as a core competency has led marine equipment producers to upgrade production capabilities. As a producer of large machine tools with modular design, Fives has become a key partner with industry leaders in the Marine industry. Fives machine tools are modular in design allowing manufacturers to configure machines to their applications, adding automation in the form of work piece handling and attachments.
Fives in the Marine:
Choosing from a variety of machine styles including plain table, rotary table, floor-types and boring mills with pallet shuttles, lets marine producers to fit the machine to their part families. By offering attachments that add functionality, Giddings & Lewis boring mills allow manufacturers to do more machining in one setup.
Automation such as the pallet shuttle systems of Fives machining centers allow equipment producers to setup a new part while one is machining. The gains in productivity and parts quality can be substantial.
Portal mills are well-suited for long parts, multiple part setups and five-sided machining often required by large marine parts. With multiple heads and automatic head changing, production times on extremely large parts are further reduced.
With swings from 1 to 9 meters, Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers handle a wide range of parts. The powerful VTC motors make process such as high feed milling possible, optimizing metal removal.
Expertise and process services
Fives brings its expertise and services to supply tailor-made solutions and ensure an optimal performance and improved availability of the installation.