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Voortman V630

Three axis beam drilling and milling

The Voortman V630 has 3 independent drilling heads for fabricators that need maximum output. The machine can drill both flanges and the web at the same time, significantly reducing labor hours and operating costs during production. Each drilling unit has its own 5-piece automatic toolchanger for carbide tipped drilling, HSS drilling, thread-tapping, countersinking, layout marking, or centerpoint marking all on one process list. The V630 is the perfect choice for a back-to-back saw/drill line and for large fully-automated beam lines.

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Simultaneous processing & automation

SIMULTANEOUS PROCESSING
Maximize productivity with the reliable Voortman V630 drilling machine featuring three independent drilling heads. The robust and sturdy drilling machine can process both flanges and the web at the same time, greatly reducing labor hours and operating costs in your workshop. Each of the three drill heads has its own automatic toolchanger with stations for up to 5 tools each, increasing automatic processing capabilities for a wide range of processes. Voortman’s VACAM operating software optimizes the tool changing and sorting operation sequence, increasing output efficiency.

FOUR SIDE MARKING
The Voortman V630 beam drilling machine can be equipped with an underside marking unit, saving time and money in the assembly area of your workshop. While the 3 drill spindles can reach 3 sides of the profile, a separate underside marking unit can be installed to mark location points and part numbers on the underside of the web. This speeds up assembly in your workshop or on the construction site with fewer errors than manual layout. The marks are always visible, even after shot blasting or painting. The marking unit has low maintenance and the carbide tips are easily to replace.

Operating width (max)
50 in
Positioning weight (max)
44,000 lbs
Max RPM
2500 rpm
Tools
3x5 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Milling
Numbering
Thread tapping

Stable high quality processing

ROBUST DESIGN
The V630 is made with premium high-quality components for guaranteed stability and accuracy. Tolerances can be smaller and product quality can improve based on the stability of the machine. Components are sourced from well-known established brands like Rexroth, Siemens and Festo.

Operating width (max)
50 in
Positioning weight (max)
44,000 lbs
Max RPM
2500 rpm
Tools
3x5 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Milling
Numbering
Thread tapping
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Milling
Numbering
Thread tapping

Main benefits

Productivity

Simultaneous web and flange processing for high productivity

Maximize productivity with the reliable Voortman V630 drilling machine featuring three independent drilling heads. The robust and sturdy drilling machine can process both flanges and the web at the same time, greatly reducing labor hours and operating costs in your workshop. Each of the three drill heads has its own automatic toolchanger with stations for up to 5 tools each, increasing automatic processing capabilities for a wide range of processes.

Automation

Automatic tool changing

Each drilling head on the V630 has its own 5-station automatic toolchanger for a total of 15 tool units – carbide tipped drills, HSS drills, thread-tapping, countersinking, layout marking, centerpoint marking, etc. 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 V630. With all of the automated features included, there’s no need for an operator with the V630 drilling machine.

Versatility

Processes all 3D shapes

The V630 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. Features are available for handling small profiles and performing more operations automatically, reducing labor costs and lead times.

Productivity

Process multiple sides simultaneously for high productivity

The V630’s robust design allows the drilling units to work simultaneously in close proximity to each other, even on very small profiles. The high-end build quality of the V630 means one drill unit’s movements won’t influence operations performed by the other drilling units.

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.

High quality

A robust machine with high quality components

The V630 is made with premium high-quality components improving its stability and accuracy. Tolerances can be held and product quality can improve based on the stability of the machine. Components are sourced from well-known established brands like Rexroth, Siemens and Festo. Components have a long lifetime and spare parts are available at strategic, globally-placed warehouses.

Automation

Automatic numbering for part recognition

The V630 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 10mm height. Characters are visible after shot blasting and painting with the hydraulic numbering unit.

Productivity

Save time and reduce costs with 4-side layout marking

The Voortman V630 can be equipped with an underside marking unit, saving time and money in the assembly area of your workshop. While the 3 drill heads can reach 3 sides of the profile simultaneously, 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.

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.

Milling

Milling is a process where a milling tool cuts away the material in a rotary motion. As with drilling, this is possible with a wide array of different tools with different diameters and different hardness’s. Milling is used for various purposes, but mostly for three distinct types of holes: oversized round holes that cannot be drilled, round slotted holes for connections that require flexibility during construction and rectangular holes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hear it from our customers

Cermont Sp. z.o.o. - Damian Cieślik - Poland

“In the past the fitters were waiting for the prepared material to be able to tack weld. At this point the situation has reversed. The production is so efficient and fast that finished processed material is now waiting for assembling.”
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Bect SAS - Fabrice Bect - France

“The main advantage compared to our previous workshop layout is that we have grown productivity by 25%. We have found machines made for steel fabricators to be productive and reliable.”
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Canamétal - Nicolas Pouvreau - France

“Voortman was the only supplier to fulfill our needs and requirements in terms of automation and fast processing time. The local presence of the Voortman technical and sales subsidiary in Nantes was also a big plus.”
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Leach Structural Steelwork Ltd. - Eric Leach - United Kingdom

"The new system has allowed us to make more use of our existing labour and deploy our existing staff over more shifts and more machines, which under certain circumstances can give us a 50 and a 100 percent increase in capacity."
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J&D Pierce Contracts LTD. - Derek Pierce - United Kingdom

The system is a large system and it has a tremendous amount of automation and it all worked almost perfectly the first time. The completed installation has exceeded my expectations.
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Specifications

Voortman V630
  Voortman V630/1000 Voortman V630/1250
Operating range inch 18 x 41 24 x 49
Positioning weight lbs 29,100 43,650
Drilling and positioning Servo motors
Positioning speed X f/min 138 138
Positioning speed Y f/min 115 115
Positioning speed Z f/min 115 115
Drilling units 3 3
Nominal power Hp 40 40
Speed rpm (stepless) 0 - 2.500 0 - 2.500
Tool changer 3 x 5 3 x 5
Drill holder SK40 SK40
Drill diameter inch 13/64 - 1-9/16 13/64 - 1-9/16
Thread tapping M6 - M30 M6 - M30
Cabin weight lbs 26,450 30,800

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