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Voortman V600

Beam drilling on a small footprint

The Voortman V600 beam drilling machine is ideal for structural steel fabricators and manufacturers alike with limited floor space. The horizontal drill and cabin move along the profile, reducing the footprint while providing a full array of automated functions including drilling, thread-tapping, countersinking, and centerpoint marking.

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Extensive capabilities on a small footprint

SMALL FOOTPRINT
The Voortman V600 beam drilling machine is ideal for structural steel fabricators and manufacturers alike with limited floor space. The V600 drilling table is available in various lengths, so it can be supplied to customer requirements. The horizontal drill and cabin move along the product, reducing the overall footprint needed by 50% compared to a machine with cross transports and roller conveyors at the in- and outfeed. This machine brings the power when space is an issue.

Material height (max)
42 in
Max RPM
2500 RPM
Drill diameter (max)
1-9/16 in
Tools
5 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Thread tapping

Process multiple parts & profiles with a variety of processes

PROCESS MOST PROFILE TYPES
The V600 can process I-Beams, H-Beams, Channels, Flat bar, Angle iron, T-bar, Square tubes and Rectangular tubes. Even profiles which have already been assembled can be further processed on the V600 - all without manual programming in the software, improving your ROI.

FLEXIBLE PROCESSING
The Voortman V600 is able to change up to 5 tools suitable for drilling, thread-tapping, countersinking and centerpoint marking. This amount of tools increases your flexibility and freedom in carrying out a diverse range of processes with the V600.

PROCESS MULTIPLE PARTS LINEARLY
The Voortman V600 can process multiple parts in a row. It is possible to place multiple parts at the table. This saves time, because when the drill is processing the second product, the operator has time to turn the first beam while the machine keeps processing. It is even possible to place multiple products behind each other, so that the machine makes multiple identical products in one operation. During training Voortman trainers will teach you a number of valuable benefits.

Material height (max)
42 in
Max RPM
2500 RPM
Drill diameter (max)
1-9/16 in
Tools
5 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Thread tapping
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Thread tapping

Main benefits

Productivity

Moveable cabin

The V600 drilling machine is fitted with a movable drilling cabin. Positioned completely free from the floor, the housing will not be disturbed by any chips lying on the ground. The drilling cabin moves along a toothed gear rack with two frequency driven wheels, which determine the cabin’s position. The frequency controlled drive and electrical operated brakes ensure smooth movement of the cabinet, for minimal vibrations. The safety measures of the V600 allow a high velocity of the cabin, making the V600 cabin suitable for long tables.

Productivity

Process multiple parts linearly

The Voortman V600 can process multiple parts in a row for increased productivity. This saves time because the operator has time to turn the first beam while the drill begins processing the second product for uninterrupted processing. In addition to lining up products on the table, you can also place them next to each other to make identical products. This is useful for stair stringers or other products that need to be identical or symmetrical.

Automation

Automatic tool changing

An automatic tool changer with 5 tool stations is included with the machine, increasing productivity as the machine doesn’t have to wait for the operator to change tools. Tool lengths are laser measured when placed in the tool changer to ensure free, uninterrupted movement and a fast material approach speed, eliminating touch sensing. You have access to preference settings like choosing to first drill all holes of a similar diameter or to continuously change tools. Make changes easily during production to optimize your output!

Versatility

Fits in any workshop

The V600 drilling system table is available in multiple lengths so it can be customized to your requirements and fit in any workshop. The machine cabin moves next to the product, reducing the footprint by 50% compared to a machine with cross transports and roller conveyors.

High quality

Full profile measurement reduces mistakes

A laser measures the front side and profile automatically to improve processing accuracy. The machine can automatically finish all products without interruptions or manual operations, saving a significant amount of time. No need to position profiles in an exact position since the V600 will find the material and check if the correct profile is loaded on the table automatically.

High quality

Vibrations eliminated for accurate processing and extended tool life

Hydraulic clamps prevent profiles from moving during drilling and eliminate vibrations resulting in more accurate drilling and longer tool life. The hydraulic clamp can be combined with easy-to-use magnetic clamps to secure products from multiple sides. You can choose how you attach the clamps so you can place any object on the V600 table.

User-friendly

DSTV import and power connections

The Voortman V600 has several USB ports to import DSTV files. This makes it easy to prepare batches and products at the office or copy them directly from ERP/MRP systems. Voortman uses a power rail to the cabin. The power rail is more robust and requires less maintenance then a cable tray.

User-friendly

On board compressor eliminates need for central air connector

An air compressor is installed inside the drilling cabin. The air compressor supplies air for cooling and tool changing. The big advantage of this on-board air compressor is that it eliminates the need of a central air connection. For the V600 you only need a power supply.

User-friendly

Safe processing with safety bumpers & emergency stop

A foam safety bumper is installed on the front and back of the cabin. In case of contact the machine is switched off automatically. An emergency stop is installed at the control panel of the cabin and on the hydraulic clamping unit at the side of the drilling head. This makes the V600 accessible, yet completely safe.

Versatility

Processing flexibility

The Voortman V600 can automatically change up to 5 tools for drilling, thread-tapping, countersinking, and/or centerpoint marking. Loading multiple tools increases your flexibility and capability to carry out a diverse range of processes with the V600.

Process most profile types

The V600 can process I-Beams, H-Beams, Channels, Flat bar, Angle iron, T-bar, Square tubes, and Rectangular tubes. Even profiles with have already been assembled can be further processed on the V600 – all without manual programming in the software, saving time and additional cost.

Features and processes

Fast carbide drilling

The drilling unit on this machine is suitable for fast carbide drilling, of which one main advantage is the high drilling speed that can be reached. Voortman uses different type of drilling units for each machine, depending on the intended functionality. All drilling units are capable of carbide drilling with solid carbide drills or carbide-tipped drills. The drilling units move to the material in an optimized path with minimum tolerances at the highest possible speed. This makes the total drilling process the fastest in the market.

Drilling, tapping, sinking

The main advantage of drilling is processing high quality holes in a diverse range of hole diameters and material thicknesses. To create bolted connections and to remove sharp edges of a drilled hole, thread-tapping and countersinking can be performed in one single process cycle. With automatic tool changing of carbide (tipped) drills, solid carbide drills, HSS drills, thread-taps, countersink and marking tools, manual labor is reduced and further processing simplified.

Centerpoint marking

Centerpoint marking provides you guidance during further processing like welding. It is the easiest and fastest way to mark your product and saves you time and costs. Centerpoints can also be used to mark where operations should be executed which are beyond the machine's limitations. The centerpoint marking process creates very small drilled dots, executed by the drilling unit on this machine.

Easy operation

To enable constant and efficient production, VACAM offers your operators a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface. One of VACAM’s key features is the clear separation between work preparation, production and manual machine operation activities. For each mode of use, the required functions and data are available at your fingertips, enabling you to perform tasks in the right environment. VACAM Control software is known in the industry for its consolidated graphical representation of your production process. With VACAM, you have a clear overview of the process, production status and instant access to online assistance if required.

VACAM Machine

Every machine is equipped with our in-house developed VACAM control software. All machines share the same “look-and-feel” which significantly reduces your learning curve. Within VACAM's open platform, production data can easily be exchanged with third party ERP and MRP software, providing up-to-date insight in the progress of your projects. VACAM provides a real-time graphical representation of your workflows and processes and analyses imported products instantly. The software automatically suggests the best solution for any foreseeable problems. This way, your production is not interrupted resulting in increased efficiency and runtime of the system.

VACAM in the office

The VACAM software also comes with an Office Edition. VACAM Office Edition runs in a similar way as VACAM Control and Operating software and is dedicated to preparing your products into producible items. The user interface is focused on the preparation activities and also provides real-time insights in the material load on the system enabling you to monitor your production process. With VACAM Office, production information is available throughout the entire company.

VACAD Editor

The integrated VACAD Editor enables your operators to improve output by creating products or quickly improve and correct the product. The interface is easy to understand with straight-forward functionality. Operators will be able to take full advantage of the VACAD Editor and VACAM after a few days with the Voortman trainers.

INTEGRATION IN YOUR WORKSHOP

The V600 fits in any workshop with a table that can adjust based on the customer’s requirements in profile length, desired output, type of profiles processed, and products created. The Voortman team will assist you in choosing the correct table length, and the V600 only needs a power supply, giving you freedom to place the machine in the best possible location with fewer issues.

The V600 is extremely flexible. Even if you have profiles longer than the table, the machine can continue operation on these profiles after you’ve moved the profile. The V600 has safety features built-in and doesn’t require fences, giving you access to the V600 from all sides and the ability to connect the machine mechanically with your own storage system or assembly line.

Specifications

Voortman V600
  Voortman V600
Operating range inch 1-3/8 - 42
Working height inch 36
Drilling and positioning Servo motors
Positioning speed X f/min 100
Positioning speed Y f/min 115
Positioning speed Z f/min 100
Drilling units Horizontal 1
Nominal power Hp 40
Speed rpm (stepless) 0 - 2.500
Tool changer 1 x 5
Drill holder SK40
Drill diameter inch 13/64 - 1-9/16
Thread tapping M6 - M30
Cabin weight lbs 6,600

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Hogan Fab - Harold Taylor - United States

“Voortman’s customer service is excellent and the machine is everything I had hoped it would be. Our production levels are way up, in fact we can drill faster than we can saw.”
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