Great productivity

Fast carbide drilling

Using synchronized servo drives with ball screws for each movement as well as a large 30 kW servo drive for the drilling spindle results in extreme acceleration. Maximum speed is reached in just a fraction of time, and maximum torque in the full range from 1 to 2,500 RPM is perfect for carbide drilling.

Franz Looser of Schneider Stahlbau (Switzerland): „We’ve drilled 63.000 holes in UNP140 profiles with center to center distances of 35 mm within 72 hours, meaning every 4 seconds of those 72 hours a hole was drilled including all material handling from infeed to outfeed.

Fast profile measuring

Roller feed measuring and transportation system

The Voortman roller feed system is the fastest measuring and transportation system for profiles in the market. This system combines two driven and two pressure rolls, which use their large contact area to firmly clamp the profile during processing. The two separate measuring discs keep an accurate track of the position of the profile while moving it with high speed. As the profile needs to be clamped only once, waiting time is eliminated.

 

Gripper truck measuring and transportation system

For customers who require a lot of small products, or who want to fully automate the removal of small products and clean cuts, Voortman offers a strong and fast servo driven gripper truck as measuring and transportation system capable of moving even the heaviest profiles without losing its stability. To increase the automation level of the beam drilling machine, automatic Short Product Removal System (SPRS) is available. All products up to 1.200 mm / 4 ft will be clamped during cutting. After cutting it will be transported from the saw and pushed out sideways. Clean cuts are dropped into a separate bin. This system is only possible in combination with a gripper truck.

Web and flange height measurement

All our beam drilling lines automatically measure the web and flange height with a pneumatic probe. This design compensates for mill tolerance issues and corrects the measurements from the edge or center as needed automatically prior to running the material.

Profile width measurement

When the material is clamped, the width of the profile is measured. The software checks whether the correct profile size is inside the machine as well as compensating for mill tolerances.

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