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Voortman V613

Single axis beam drilling

The Voortman V613 CNC beam drilling machine is equipped with a single rotating drilling unit to drill both flanges and the web. Perform multiple processes in one pass, like layout marking, thread-tapping and counter sinking. The automatic toolchanger and overall automation incorporated into the design eliminates the need of an operator being present at the drill line. Available with gripper-feed or roller-feed measuring.

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Minimal manual intervention & high flexibility

AUTOMATICALLY CHANGE UP TO 10 TOOLS
The Voortman V613 has two automatic toolchangers with space for up to 10 tools. This increases your flexibility and freedom in carrying out a diverse range of processes with the V613, such as carbide drilling, thread-tapping, countersinking, marking and centerpoint marking. The automatic toolchanger adds to the overall automation level, eliminating the need for an operator being present at this drilling machine.

PROCESSING ALL SIDES
The Voortman V613 beam drilling machine is equipped with a rotatable drilling head that can drill both flanges as well as the web. An underside layout marking unit can also be added for one-pass layout to reduce cost in further assembly. Combined with a total of 10 tool spaces available in the automatic toolchanger, your flexibility in processing as well as your overall productivity increases.

Operating width (max)
42 in
Positioning weight (max)
30,000 lbs
Drill diameter (max)
1-9/16 in
Tools
10 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Numbering
Thread tapping

Fast & accurate profile measuring

ROLLER FEED MEASURING & TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
The Voortman roller feed system is the fastest measuring system for profiles in the market. By combining two driven and two pressure rolls with large contact area, your profiles are tightly clamped during processing. Two measuring discs keep track of your profile's position while moving it at high speed. The profile needs to be clamped only once, eliminating waiting time between sequential profiles. The roller-feed system is very compact and fits in any workshop.

GRIPPER TRUCK MEASUREMENT & TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
If you’re producing many small products, Voortman offers a quick and powerful servo driven gripper truck. This measuring system is capable of moving even the heaviest profiles. The gripper truck can be combined with a VB Series beam sawing machine. For full automation, a Short Product Removal System (SPRS) can be installed, in which the gripper clamps all products up to 1.400 mm (4-1/2'). during cutting. Afterwards, the products are transported sideways. Trim cuts and products smaller than 250 mm (10") are dropped into a separate bin.

Operating width (max)
42 in
Positioning weight (max)
30,000 lbs
Drill diameter (max)
1-9/16 in
Tools
10 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Numbering
Thread tapping
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Numbering
Thread tapping

Main benefits

Productivity

High Productivity - Rotating drill head processes 3 sides

The Voortman V613 beam drilling machine is equipped with one rotating drill head capable of drilling both flanges as well as the web. Up to 10 tools can be automatically changed, increasing overall flexibility and productivity. An underside layout marking unit can be added for more automation and less need for manual material handling.

Automation

Automatic tool changing (10 pcs)

The V613 has two automatic tool changers for holding up to 10 tool units – carbide tipped drills, HSS drills, thread-tapping, countersinking, layout marking, centerpoint marking, etc. An optional underside layout marking unit further automates production and lowers labor costs. Ordering tools is quick and easy with Voortman’s Parts & Consumables department, which will recommend the best tools available for your machine. More tools available in the tool changer means increased flexibility and freedom to carry out a wide variety of processes with the V613. With all of the automated features included, there’s no need for an operator with the V613 drilling machine.

Versatility

Processes all 3D shapes

The V613 can process the following profiles: I-Beams, H-Beams, Channels, Flat bar, Angle iron, T-bar, Square tubes and Rectangle tubes. These profiles have built-in settings to carry out processing without manual programming in the software, saving you a lot of time. Features are available for handling small profiles and performing more operations automatically, reducing labor costs and lead times for your projects.

Productivity

Save time and reduce costs with 4-side layout marking

The Voortman V613 can be equipped with an underside marking unit, saving time and money in the assembly area of your workshop. While the rotating drill head can reach 3 sides of the profile, a separate underside marking unit can be installed to mark detailed part numberings on the underside of the web. This speeds up assembly in your workshop or on the construction site with fewer errors than manual marking. The marks are always visible, even after shot blasting or painting.

Productivity

Roller feed system for fast and accurate measuring & processing

Voortman’s renowned roller feed system is one of the quickest and most accurate measurement systems available. Profiles are securely clamped prior to drilling with two driven and two pressure rolls with large contact area. The two measuring discs keep an accurate position of your profile while moving it through the system at top speed. You can significantly reduce waiting time since profiles only need to be clamped once.

Automation

Automatic numbering for part recognition

The V613 can be equipped with a VN36 hydraulic numbering unit capable of hard stamping part numbers. This eases part identification in further production, keeping an accurate ID on the part at all time. The numbering unit consists of a rotating disc with 36 changeable characters at 10 mm height. Characters are visible after shot blasting and painting with the hydraulic numbering unit.

Features and processes

Fully automatic profile transportation

Full automatic profile transportation is provided in order to integrate the machine to a fully automatic MSI beam line. Our/The VACAM software controls the sensored drag-dogs or liftables, transporting profiles onto the infeed roller conveyor and from the outfeed roller conveyor. Selected products will automatically be produced out of the trading lengths. The cross-transports are able to handle multiple profiles, allowing the machine to operate autonomously for a considerable amount of time.

Active buffer management

Our in-house developed VACAM software is known for its high performance regarding automated material handling and buffer management. Active buffer management secures a priority position for the first profile in line while buffering following profiles. By continuously shifting profiles toward the datum line, new profiles can be loaded onto the handling system where the datum line is always provided with material. This significantly increases your productivity and efficiency, since machines are not waiting in idle mode for a next profile or production batch.

Automatic material handling

One push of the button is all it takes to get your production done. After importing industry standard DSTV or DSTV+ (pre-nested) files into the processing list of our VACAM Software, your operator can fully focus on loading and unloading the system. No manual intervention is needed in order to keep up with the production speed of the machines.

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.

Layout marking

This machine can automatically mark your material to prevent human errors which often occur with manual layout marking. It is one of the most labor-intensive processes. For manual layout marking, the profile has to be measured manually, it has to be compared with the drawing or file whereafter a marking has to be made. Often, a second person will check whether the layout markings are indicated correctly. Our VACAM software reads layout marking information directly from DSTV files and converts the marking in outer contours, centerpoints or full layout markings. Herewith your accuracy will increase, labor costs will decrease and your overall costs will be minimized.

Marking by milling

Manual layout marking is time-consuming, labor intensive and error-prone. This machine automates the marking process and prevents human errors during further processing. Marking by milling creates high quality and accurate marks which remain visible even after shot blasting, painting or galvanizing. The milling depth can be adjusted with our own Voortman marking tool.

Numbering

Numbering relieves your operators from writing down numbers and codes manually. This saves you a significant amount of time and costs. Numbering means processing numbers or codes on a product for further processing. It increases traceability of your profiles making your production less prone to errors.

Web and flange height measurement

Prior to processing, the web and flange height of your profile is automatically measured to compensate for mill tolerance issues. Our VACAM software automatically corrects the measurements from the edge or center as needed. This increases the accuracy of processing which leads to seamless assembly during the construction phase.

Profile width measurement

The width of your profile is measured during clamping. Our VACAM software ensures a match between the actual and programmed profile width. It also compensates for any tolerances.

Bundle stop and bundle clamp

The bundle stop and bundle clamp enable steel service centers to significantly increasing output, by simultaneously sawing multiple profiles to length. The bundle stop ensures accurate length by aligning all profiles, whereafter the bundle clamp fixates all profiles from top and sides.

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.

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.

INTEGRATION IN YOUR WORKSHOP

The fastest measuring and transportation system for profiles in the market

The Voortman roller feed measuring system uses two feeder rolls to move material. Two measurement wheels are installed to accurately track the profile's position. Feeder rolls are often used because of the required space and the flexibility when integrated into a larger system. With a measuring roll system, it is also possible to load a new profile once the first profile has passed the edge of the cross transports.

Since a feeder roll does not have a rail, it is possible to feed into the machine from two sides. With Voortman, you have a choice in measurement systems, making it possible to tailor the system to the characteristics of your production database.

A strong and robust servo driven gripper truck for processing many small products

Voortman also offers a strong and robust servo driven gripper truck. This truck is the fastest truck available, adapting its velocity dynamically to the profile's total weight. This makes the truck more agile and safe for the operator. The feeder truck holds the material with a wide clamp, which is rotated automatically when the geometry of the profile demands. This measuring system is capable of moving even the heaviest profiles without losing its stability.

The gripper truck can be combined with the VB beam sawing machine - often with an automatic Short Product Removal System (SPRS) where the gripper clamps all products up to 1.400 mm (4-1/2'). during cutting, and then short products are transported sideways. With the SPRS and the gripper truck, the drill and saw become fully autonomous with clean cuts automatically dropped into a separate bin. Just start your latest production run before you close the factory for the night and arrive in the morning with all products processed and sorted on the outfeed cross transports.

Reduce labor costs and increase efficiency

MSI, also referred to as Multi System Integration, opens the door to fully automate your production by connecting machines with cross transports, roller conveyors, product buffers, and material sensors. Production data only needs to be imported once and then MSI automatically distributes the data to all machines integrated in your production system.

VACAM decides optimal material route

Based on the production on hand, customer preferences and the available machinery in the MSI-line, VACAM automatically decides the optimal route to reach the highest efficiency. MSI designates the end of transporting raw profiles and semi-finished products from machine to machine. MSI stands for one integrated production system. You can track and monitor every profile, product and future planning in real time by using VACAM, Voortman’s proprietary CNC control software installed on every machine.

Designing your optimal layout

Together with you, the Voortman team designs the entire layout based on your current or expected production characteristics, such as type of profiles, product length, number of processes, hours in your work week and budget.

An integral plan to keep your production line safe and up and running

After installing a machine or production line, Voortman installs a net of safety measures. These safety measures comprise of light curtains, emergency cords and emergency stop buttons. Voortman has made it one of its priorities to deliver a safe production line, yet not hold up production if the operator needs to enter the safe zone. This is accomplished by using gated light curtains allowing loading and unloading while the machines continue processing, and by delivering remote controls with a kill switch that operators can use when carrying out tasks inside the safety zone.

Specifications

Voortman V613
  Voortman V613
Operating range inch 18 x 41
Positioning weight lbs 20,000
Drilling and positioning Servo motors
Positioning speed X f/min 138
Positioning speed Y f/min 115
Positioning speed Z f/min 115
Drilling units rotatable 1
Nominal power Hp 40
Speed rpm (stepless) 0 - 2.500
Tool changer 2 x 5
Drill holder SK40
Drill diameter inch 13/64 - 1-9/16
Thread tapping M6 - M30
Cabin weight lbs 24,250

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