High level of automation
Automatic in- & outfeed
Push the button and start the complete process
After loading the DSTV or DSTV+ (completely nested) files into the processing list of our VACAM operating system, and loading the (optional) cross-transports with raw material the machine can be started with just one push on the start button. After this, the operator doesn’t have to do anything to help the production process but unloading finished products from the outfeed cross-transports.
Fully automatic profile transportation
Mechanical drag-dogs are used to transport the profiles onto the in-feed roller conveyor and of the out-feed roller conveyor. Detectors in the drag-dogs enable automatic transport of the profiles from the cross conveyors to the in-feed roller conveyor and into the machine, as programmed in the VACAM operating software. Selected products will then automatically be produced out of the trading lengths. After the process drag-dogs detect the profile and transport the finished product onto the out-feed conveyors. The cross transports are long enough to carry multiple profiles, allowing the machine to operate on its own for a considerable time.
The cross transports are equipped with double polyamide strips to reduce the noise while transporting the profiles across the transports.
Even more capacity with Multi System Integration
The Voortman V808 robotic thermal cutting machine as all other machines is delivered with the VACAM operating software, this means all machines talk in the same “language”. This advantage is used to integrate two or more machines, as seen in the lay-out above, as virtually one production line called Multi System Integration (MSI). VACAM constantly keeps track of all the material and the machines know exactly which raw length or part is entering the machine without any intervention of the operator.
The lay-out as seen above with a close coupled Voortman V630 drilling machine, Voortman VB1050 sawing machine and short product removal system in split configuration with the Voortman V808 robotic thermal cutting machine can be run with only one operator. Because the material is drilled and sawed first the Voortman V808 only processes cut to length parts, this means no manual removal of rest lengths out of the cabin and thus less downtime.