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Machining wear-resistant steel & accurate counterbore holes
Create complex products
Process a variety of materials and thicknesses
Automatic bevel cutting
Easily apply marking information
Produce just-in-time
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Recycling and mining equipment

High-end solutions and machines

Voortman offers high-end machinery and solutions for the recycling and mining industry, where machines such as forklifts, bulldozers, recycling and waste processing machines are produced. Read more below about our solutions that improve productivity and efficiency and the entire workflow.

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Easy machining of wear-resistant steel

For easy processing and machining of wear-resistant steel such as Hardox, Dillidur, Raex and manganese steel, we offer a very stable and reliable drilling process on our plate processing machines. A machine like the V310 for example, has a specially designed heavy duty steel bridge that allows a high drilling feed rate, which results in minimal vibrations during machining. This contributes to a high quality of your parts, a longer tool life and therefore cost savings. Additionally, multiple processes such as bevel cutting, drilling, marking, tapping and countersinking are all possible on this powerful plate drilling and cutting machine, providing you a lot of flexibility in your production process.

Accurate counterbore holes

Counterbore holes with an accurate depth can also be easily created on a versatile machine like the V310. By means of torque detection, the software knows exactly where the drilled hole starts and precisely where to stop drilling. This ensures that counterbore hole depth is always accurate, creating a high quality hole in your product despite differences in plate height or built up chips on top of the plate.

Create complex products without complex logistics

To carry out as many types of processes and create a variety of parts without creating complex logistics in your workshop, Voortman offers plate processing machines which can perform multiple processes on one single machine. For example, a machine like the V310 can (bevel) cut, drill, mark, thread-tap and countersink. So a weld preparation can be created directly on this machine, followed by drilling at the same work station. This creates a simplified production process, which increases your flexibility considerably and reduces the routing and intermediate stock in your workshop. Ultimately, you will be able to create parts which are as complete as possible with a shorter lead time, which can then be transferred directly to the assembly area.

Processing a wide variety of materials and thicknesses

Besides being able to process wear-resistant steel and create multiple types of parts, Voortman also offers a solution for processing multiple types of materials and material thicknesses. Since loading and unloading new types of materials and plates is a time-consuming manual process, a flatbed machine with a long table offers a solution to increase your efficiency. Both the Voortman V310 plate drilling and cutting machine and the V304 plasma cutting machine can be equipped with a long table. This allows you for example, to load a Hardox plate at the front of the table and a structural steel plate a little further on. As soon as the machine has finished processing the Hardox plate, the machine automatically continues to process the structural steel plate. As a result, fewer manual plate changes are required, there is less machine downtime and your costs are reduced.

Many saved labor hours and fewer errors by using automatic bevel cutting

Nowadays with the shortage of labor and increased productivity demands, more manufacturers are moving away from the time-consuming manual way of creating weld preparations. You can move this work to a plasma cutting machine where bevels are automatically created. Let’s take the example of one of our customers - a leading manufacturer of wheel-loaders which produces the red marked part depicted below - to give you an idea of the comparison. It took them several hours (3 to 4) to cut the bevel on this part with a manual oxy-fuel track burner. With a plasma bevel unit equipped on their new V304 CNC plasma cutting machine, this part was created in a matter of minutes.

Apply marking information for internal use

If you want to apply marking information on parts for internal production steps instead of external identification in the field, inkjet marking can be a solution. The markings made with an inkjet marker on a machine such as the V310 and V304, are not visible after painting which is perfect when markings are only used for adding information required for internal production steps.

Produce just-in-time so that your product is at the right place at the right time

To ensure that your products can be at the right place at the right time in your assembly hall, Voortman offers complete manageability and traceability of your entire production process through a combination of Voortman and SigmaNEST solutions. For example, you can schedule work orders accurately in one simple planning tool and automatically assign those work orders to machines. In addition, you can monitor production in real time and your planning is automatically updated when the machine is running. Machines with multiple work orders can also be efficiently unloaded using a real-time tracking and sorting solution. Finally, a continuous mutual data flow between your different software systems and/or databases is made possible by the so-called SimTrans module. Read below in detail, per step in your production process, which smart solutions are available for this optimization in your workshop.