Furmanite’s Silk Machines

Silk™ Portable Machines –onsite, in-situ, anytime machining applications

Furmanite has built its reputation on providing superior solutions – technological applications – for its customers. In order to do that, we’ve produced the most state-of-the-art machine tools for our technicians to use out in the field. Now Furmanite is able to offer you a wide range of these truly unique and portable machine tools, enabling you to make repairs onsite and in-situ.

Furmanite’s Silk portable and lightweight machine tools provide high tolerance solutions for a variety of problems. Renowned for their capability, capacity and sound engineering, our Silk machines now allow your plant personnel to perform precision onsite machining with minimum disruption to plant operations, and the potential to reduce or eliminate equipment scrapping.

Each machine that is part of the Silk product line is designed and manufactured to perform difficult machining tasks, in many different locations including hazardous environments. Our standard Silk machines are either pneumatically or hydraulically powered, and are robust, modular – for ease of assembly and manhandling, simple to operate and designed to exceed the latest design and safety standards.

Standard Silk Machine Applications

  • Turning machines for all sizes of flange facing
  • End-mounted turning machines
  • Heavy duty drilling and boring machines
  • Orbital milling machines
  • Linear and X-Y milling machines

In addition to our standard line of products, Furmanite will also custom design and manufacture equipment in order to solve any unique customer need. Furmanite specifically has had a long track record of providing custom solutions to Defence and Nuclear providers around the world. No application is outside Furmanite’s design and engineering capabilities.

Furmanite’s Silk machines are successfully in use in the following industries around the world:

  • Refineries
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Iron and steel works
  • Offshore platforms
  • Gas processing plants
  • Ships and shipyards
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Nuclear power
  • Transport

Furmanite - Innovative since 1920

Leak Sealing process developed leak-sealing-developed_thumb 01/01/1920

Furmanite Leak-Sealing process is Developed The under pressure Leak Sealing process is developed by Eugene Clay Furman at the Newport …

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit old-furmanite-leak-sealing-equipment 01/01/1924

First DIY Leak-Sealing Kit The first do-it-yourself Leak Sealing kits were developed and marketed by Clay Furman and while they …

Long Standing Relationships Sales-Brochure-1926_thumb 01/01/1926

Long Standing Relationships US customer reference list that includes individual war ships in the US Navy, US steel companies and …

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1st Patent is filed in 1927 The Furmanite patent for the leak sealing process filed in 1927 was the first …

Furmanite moves Overseas Liverpool-Exibition_thumb 06/01/1927

Furmanite moves Overseas First overseas agents appointed to market the leak Sealing kits including in the United Kingdom and Euro…

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Price List from 1926 Table detailing costs of allowing a steam leak based on $4 per ton for “Long coal”. …

Furmanite is thinking global furmanite-the-skys-the-limit_thumb 01/01/1929

Furmanite is thinking global A brief history of the United Kingdom Company written by A W Forsyth (OBE) in September 1973 …

Technology Development leak-sealing-diagram 11/22/1934

Technology Development Furmanite Expands Engineering on Leak Sealing Technology. Photographs taken from a 1934 sales brochure together with schematics of …

Growing Furmanite purchase-letter_thumb 05/01/1960

Growing Furmanite Letter from the Chairman of Furmanite Engineering based in Birkenhead, England to his lawyer requesting information on a …

New Direction New-Technology_thumb 01/01/1966

New Direction Alan Forsyth, acting as a consultant to Furmanite Engineering (1929) advised the Board to move from selling low …

Never compromise on the high quality Company-History-July-1979_thumb 07/01/1979

Never to compromise on the high quality A brief history of the United Kingdom Furmanite organisation written by Joyce Hainsworth, the …

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Best in the business were called Furmanite successfully seals nitrous oxide leakage on the Space Shuttle “Discovery” pre launch September …

Start of Modern Furmanite company-overview 11/22/1991

Start of Modern Furmanite The common shares of Furmanite were acquired by Kaneb Inc on 24th January 1991. Furmanite remains …

Acquisition-GSG Division Acquisition-GSG-Division_thumb 01/13/2006

Acquisition of Flow-Serve GSG Division Furmanite as part of Xanser Corporation acquired the General Services Group (GSG) of Flow-Serve corporation …

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Corporate Name Change Xanser Corporation (NYSE:XNR) changed the company’s name to Furmanite Corporation, and the company’s shares were traded on …

Acquisition of SLM Acquisition-of-SLM_thumb 04/13/2011

Furmanite Corporation Acquires Self Leveling Machining Technology Furmanite expanded  its global on-site machining capabilities through the acquisition of Self Leveling …


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