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Voortman V631

High speed beam drilling and milling

The Voortman V631 adds increased milling capabilities to its proven automated beam drilling machines. With its impressive milling capabilities and the ability to simultaneously drill and mark all sides, the V631 provides high speed processing to accelerate your production.

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FASTEST MILLING IN THE MARKET
The V631 can boast the fastest milling in the market with using shorter tool lengths, which reduce the distance between the drill and the profile. The shorter the tools, the faster the drill units can move through the material and the longer your consumables will last. Robust bearing and securely mounting the drill units onto the heavy duty frame also helps improve milling speed and quality.

SIMULTANEOUS PROCESSING
The V631 drilling and milling 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 8 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.

Operating width (max)
50 in
Positioning weight (max)
44,000 lbs
Max RPM
4500 rpm
Tools
3 x 8 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Milling
Numbering
Thread tapping

ROBUST MACHINE
The V631 is a beast of a machine with a very sturdy frame. It’s made with premium high-quality components improving its 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. Components have a long lifetime and spare parts are available at strategic, globally-placed warehouses.

HIGH PRECISION CARBIDE DRILLING & MILLING
The V631’s motor provides a higher rotational speed, reaching speeds up to 4500 rpm. The impressive Weiss (a Siemens company) brand motors used in the V631 combined with the other high-quality machine components lead to extremely smooth drilling and milling while improving accuracy and quality in your products.

Operating width (max)
50 in
Positioning weight (max)
44,000 lbs
Max RPM
4500 rpm
Tools
3 x 8 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Counter sinking
Drilling
Layout marking
Milling
Numbering
Thread tapping

FAST & ACCURATE PROFILE MEASURING
The V631 can be equipped with the Voortman roller feed system or with a gripper truck based on your needs. Voortman’s roller feed system is known for being fast and accurate on a minimal footprint, while the gripper truck can rotate its clamp to process all kinds of profiles automatically at the fastest speeds available.

Operating width (max)
50 in
Positioning weight (max)
44,000 lbs
Max RPM
4500 rpm
Tools
3 x 8 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

High quality

High precision carbide drilling

The V631’s motor provides a higher rotational speed, reaching speeds up to 4500 rpm. The impressive Weiss (a Siemens company) brand motors used in the V631 combined with the other high-quality machine components lead to extremely smooth drilling and milling while improving accuracy and quality in your products.

Productivity

Designed for unrivaled milling

The V631 is designed for fast and smooth milling. Robust bearings, direct-drive drilling units and a sturdy frame improves milling and drilling quality with little-to-no vibrations, unlocking maximum milling speeds in structural steel processing.

Productivity

Superior processing speeds

The V631 can boast fast milling and drilling by using shorter tool lengths, which reduce the distance between the drill and the profile. The shorter the tools, the faster the drill units can move through the material and the longer your consumables will last. Robust bearing and securely mounting the drill units onto the heavy duty frame also helps improve milling speed and quality.

Productivity

Process multiple sides simultaneously for high productivity

The V631 drilling and milling 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 8 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.

Productivity

Fast and accurate measuring & processing

The V631 can be equipped with the Voortman roller feed system or with a gripper truck based on your needs. Voortman’s roller feed system is known for being fast and accurate on a minimal footprint, while the gripper truck can rotate its clamp to process all kinds of profiles automatically at the fastest speeds available.

User-friendly

Smaller footprint and increased user-friendliness

The V631 was designed with the electrical cabinet integrated into the machine body, reducing the footprint and lessening restrictions due to the geometry of your workshop. Additionally, lubrication for the three drill spindles is now centralized, making replacement or refilling the lubrication easier.

Productivity

Save time and reduce costs with 4-side layout marking

The Voortman V631 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.

High quality

A robust machine for high quality processing

The V631 is made with premium high-quality components improving its 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. Components have a long lifetime and spare parts are available at strategic, globally-placed warehouses.

High quality

Web support for extended drill lifetime

The V631 is the only machine with built-in web support. When the web of a profile is relatively thin, the web can rebound after experiencing pressure from the overhead drill after penetrating the web. To prevent this rebound action and extend the lifetime of the drill, the V631 is equipped with web support that automatically extends to help support the web in cases where web rebound is likely to occur.

Automation

Automatic & user-friendly tool changing

Each drilling head on the V631 has its own 8-station automatic toolchanger for a total of 24 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 V631. With all of the automated features included, there’s no need for an operator with the V631 drilling machine.

Versatility

Processes all 3D shapes

The V631 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. The V631’s fast gripper truck automatically adjusts the Y-Z position and clamping orientation to properly secure any profile.

Automation

Automatic numbering for part recognition

The V631 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 V631
  Voortman V631/1050 Voortman V631/1250
Operating range inch 18 x 41 24 x 49
Positioning weight lbs 33,000 43,650
Drilling and positioning Servo motors
Positioning speed X f/min 180 180
Positioning speed Y f/min 100 100
Positioning speed Z f/min 100 100
Drilling units 3 3
Speed rpm (stepless) 0 - 4.500 0 - 4.500
Tool changer 3 x 8 3 x 8
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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