With the world’s rising population and the environmental context, the agricultural industry faces new expectations in terms of productivity and efficiency. Fives supports manufacturers in developing innovative solutions to meet these challenges.
Bringing more production back in house with a mission to develop the machining of large high value parts as a core competency has led agricultural 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 agriculture industry.
Agriculture equipment producers have embraced automation as a method to improve time to market. Fives machine tools are modular in design allowing manufacturers to configure machines to their applications, adding automation in the form of workpiece handling and attachments.
Fives in the agricultural industry:
Choosing from a variety of machine styles including plain table, rotary table, floor-types and boring mills with pallet shuttles, lets agriculture equipment 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 agricultural 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 plant.