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Voortman V704

Four side beam layout marking

Layout marking is a bottleneck in many operations. The Voortman V704 beam layout marking machine improves efficiency and accuracy and leaves the days of layout marking bottlenecks behind. In a fully automated production line, the V704 increases output by offloading other machines that can also mark. It can be added to a production line to mark as much as possible automatically, making assembly and welding easier and faster with no chance of error.

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FOUR SIDE LAYOUT MARKING
The Voortman V704 marks all four sides of the product in one pass, saving time and costs in the assembly area of your workshop. When marking only one side, assembly employees still need to perform manual measurements on the remaining sides of the profile. The machine can indicate product numbers, contours, welding information and detailed part numbers for plates and angles that will be welded to the profile. The marking tool has minimal maintenance required because the tool is driven by compressed air. Carbide tips are quick and easy to replace.

ACCURATE POSITIONING
Every profile and product is measured, and the position is tracked and maintained throughout processing with the roller feed measurement system in the V704. Marks are placed in exactly the right position as determined in the DSTV file or the file in VACAM software. When integrated in a complete production line, all processes are split up between capable machines in the system and positioned correctly, so the combined product is exactly according to the product description. Measuring is faster and more precise with the V704 than the manual process.

Operating width (max)
1.250 mm
Marking speed
6,5 m/min
Positioning speed (max)
42 m/min
Marking units
4 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Layout marking

Robust & high quality machine

MARKS VISIBLE AFTER BLASTING AND PAINTING
The Voortman V704 layout marking machines creates high quality, accurate and clearly visible marks with one of its multiple scribing tools. Marking by milling is beneficial because the marks remain visible even after shotblasting, painting or galvanizing. Products are easily recognizable in downstream production steps, and welders don’t need to make any additional marks before continuing. Marking depth can be adjusted with the Voortman marking tool.

HIGH QUALITY MARKS
The V704 is a robust machine made with high-quality components, enabling you to carry out processes with impressive stability. This results in lower tolerances and higher quality layout marks and finished products. Voortman uses well-known established brands like Siemens and Bosch. Components are industry-standard and made to have a long lifetime, but if they break down spare parts are widely available from Voortman.

Operating width (max)
1.250 mm
Marking speed
6,5 m/min
Positioning speed (max)
42 m/min
Marking units
4 pcs
Centerpoint marking
Layout marking
Centerpoint marking
Layout marking

Main benefits

Productivity

Four side layout marking - less man hours and no errors

The Voortman V704 marks all four sides of the product in one pass, saving time and costs in the assembly area of your workshop. The machine can indicate product numbers, contours, welding information and detailed part numbers for plates and angles that will be welded to the profile. The marking tool has minimal maintenance required because the tool is driven by compressed air. Carbide tips are quick and easy to replace.

High quality

Marks visible after blasting and painting

The Voortman V704 layout marking machines creates high quality, accurate and clearly visible marks with one of its multiple scribing tools. Marking by milling is beneficial because the marks remain visible even after shotblasting, painting or galvanizing. Products are easily recognizable in downstream production steps, and welders don’t need to make any additional marks before continuing. Marking depth can be adjusted with the Voortman marking tool.

Versatility

Full and partial contour marking

The Voortman V704 layout marking machine can mark both full contours and partial contours for easy welding in your workshop. Full contours can be converted to partial contours with VACAM software that comes with the machine.

Productivity

Fast profile measuring

The V704 is equipped with the Voortman roller feed system, which measures and clamps profiles securely for the highest accuracy and fastest throughput in the market. Profiles are securely clamped prior to processing 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

High quality marks

The V704 is a robust machine made with high-quality components, enabling you to carry out processes with impressive stability. This results in lower tolerances and higher quality layout marks and finished products. Voortman uses well-known established brands like Siemens and Bosch. Components are industry-standard and made to have a long lifetime, but if they break down spare parts are widely available from Voortman.

Productivity

Better precision and increased productivity

Every profile and product is measured and the position is tracked and maintained throughout processing with the roller feed measurement system in the V704. Marks are placed in exactly the right position as determined in the DSTV file or the file in VACAM software. Measuring is faster and more precise with the V704 than the manual process. Your entire workshop’s productivity increases because the V704 can mark faster than a person can.

Versatility

Processes all 3D shapes

The V704 can process all sorts of structural steel products. I-beams, H-beams, channels, flat bar, angle iron, T-bar, square tubes and rectangular tubes can all have their layouts marked by the V704. Processing is carried out without manual software programming, saving you a lot of time preparing the machine before running production. Various features allow the V704 to handle small profiles, allowing you to perform more operations automatically, and reducing the labor costs and lead times of completing your projects.

Productivity

Seamless integration with other machines

The V704 layout marking machine integrates seamlessly in a fully automated production line. Processing steps can be split up between multiple machines connected in the production line and positioned correctly so the finished product is output exactly according to its specifications.

Features and processes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Reduce labor costs and increase efficiency

The V704 can be integrated in a "split configuration" where a beam drilling and sawing machine are fully dedicated to drilling and sawing your profiles, while the V704 simultaneously focuses on creating layout markings on the cut and drilled profiles while a new batch of profiles is being processed by the drilling and sawing machine again.

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.

Specifications

Voortman V704
  Voortman 704
Operating range mm 600 x 1.250
Positioning weight kg 13.200
Positioning Servo motors
Positioning speed X m/min 42
Positioning speed Y m/min 35
Positioning speed Z m/min 35
Marking units 4
Marking speed m/min 6,5
Machine weight kg 5.000

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