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Voortman MO Compact

The entry model for complex high precision pipe cutting up to 900 mm / 36"

Voortman MO Compact

Hightech functions for round pipes up to a diameter of 900 mm (36") and up to a pipe weight of 4 metric tons.

  • Standardized, compact machines
  • Equipped with 6 CNC-controlled axes
  • 3D cutting performed with plasma and oxyfuel
  • High-quality, reliable and accurate pipe profiling

6 AXIS PROCESSING

EFFICIENT & VERSATILE

COMPACT DESIGN

HIGH QUALITY AND RELIABILITY

COMPACT SERIES

TAILOR-MADE SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL SECTORS WORLDWIDE

You will find us wherever pipes, tanks and other components for the metalworking industry have to be 3D cut. Owing to our leading position in the 3D pipe profiling machine segment, we serve customers on all five continents mainly in the following sectors:

  • Offshore plant construction
  • Wind turbine construction
  • Steel construction
  • Mechanical contracting
  • Process plant engineering
  • Pressure vessel construction
  • Shipbuilding
  • General plant and equipment engineering

SUPPORTED
PROCESSES

Plasma cutting

Plasma 3D-bevel cutting

Oxy-fuel cutting

Plasma marking

"With over 40 years of refinement and feedback from millions of cuts, our precision cuts are truly state-of-the-art. We've tirelessly finetuned our parameters since the dawn of the PC in the 1980s, resulting in the finest cutting quality currently available on the market. We take pride in our unparalleled expertise and dedication to the craft"

Ralf Hamacher - CEO Müller Opladen

FEATURES
FOR CUTTING

TORCH HEAD

Azimut head makes it possible to adjust the machine torch by +/- 60° within a range of 30° to 150°. The torch head can also rotate 360° about its own axis. The two axes ensure precise and quick cutting torch guidance. Torch head is protected from dust, dirt and cutting particles.

ELECTROMECHANICAL TRACER

Our machine uses a unique six axes system, compensating the best way for any irregularities of the pipe. With no added weight, our standard equipped light tracer ensures accuracy for a perfect cutting quality.

SLIDE SYSTEM

The adjustment of the distance from the torch to the pipe surface can be automatically tracked in any angle position by means of the slide system. This system maintains the right distance in order to ensure the optimal cutting quality, even in fast plasma cutting processes.

OXY-FUEL CUTTING PACKAGE

The package comprises a solenoid-valve-controlled gas supply, manometer for setting gas pressure, ignition torch, solenoid-valve-controlled cutting torch, cutting nozzle package for different cutting thicknesses and an operator protection package. With this package, it is possible to cut pipes up to a maximum wall thickness of 60 mm (2.4”) or a maximum cutting length of 100 mm (3.9”).

PREHEATING TORCH

The preheating torch employed yields to better cut contours. A preheating torch reduces cutting time with 50%, given a flame cutting angle of 45°.

PLASMA CUTTING

For cutting with plasma, we employ products from the American manufacturer Hypertherm, who rank among the leading companies in this line of business.

WEBINAR / Voortman & Hypertherm

BECOMING A BEVEL CUTTING PRO!

Voortman and Hypertherm have collaborated to share their collective knowledge, tips and expertise in creating high-quality bevel cuts and weld preparations. Learn how to create perfect long bevel cuts and why elements like height control, programming sequences and deck maintenance are essential.

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SOPHISTICATED SOFTWARE FOR PIPE CUTTING MACHINES

COROBS® & COROBS PLUS®

Our software solutions for machines and processes make the production workflow for our customers more efficient. Our thermal cutting machines make 3D contours as part of an integrated process chain rather than an isolated element.

Learn more

FEATURES & PROCESSES
FOR MARKING & PRINTING

NEEDLE MARKING SYSTEM (AIRSCRIBER)

The needle marking system permits the drawing of axis lines in tank construction and the drawing of footprints in steel construction and tank construction. For the welding of previously profiled pipes it is also necessary that the two ends of a pipe meet the matching pipes from clearly defined angle positions. Marking is punched into the pipe surface. The needle marking system is situated in a separate printer housing at the cutting head and operates pneumatically.

NEEDLE PRINTING SYSTEM

The needle printing system permits the printing of texts on the pipe with different, pre-settable marking depths. The needle printing system is situated in a separate printer housing at the cutting head and operates pneumatically. This printing system has its own X-Y carriage and can therefore label very quickly without moving the machine.

LABEL PRINTING

A label printing system can also be provided. A printer positioned next to the chuck prints out the labels with information on the executed pipe cut. The label concerned can then be stuck by hand onto the cut pipe segment.

PLASMA MARKING SYSTEM

The plasma marking system of manufacturer Kjellberg is used for the marking, notching and punching of unalloyed and stainless steel pipes. The depth and width of the markings are preselected by means of the output current.

INKJET MARKING AND PRINTING SYSTEM

For complex applications inkjet printing can alternatively be used. The inkjet printer is accommodated in a separate printer housing fastened to the cutting head.

FEATURES & PROCESSES
FOR PIPE CARRIAGE

HYDRAULIC PIPE CARRIAGE WITH MANUAL SCISSOR-TYPE ADJUSTMENT

This pipe carriage supports the pipe with scissor-type carriers. It is designed for a load of 2,5 tonnes (5,500 lbs). The pipe carriage is adapted to different pipe diameters with a manually operated hydraulic adjustment mechanism.

CHUCK HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

Chuck height adjustment becomes necessary if the pipe support solutions (fixed-height pipe carriage, manual or motorized ball gutter, motorized roller conveyor) are not height-adjustable. In this case, the machine software controls the automatic height positioning of the chuck centre based on the programmed pipe diameter.

FIXED-HEIGHT PIPE CARRIAGE WITH MANUAL ADJUSTMENT OF ROLLERS

Fixed-height carriages for round pipes are employed together with a height-adjustable chuck. It is designed for a load of 2,5 tonnes (5,500 lbs). The advantage of fixed-height over adjustable pipe carriages is that, for the many different pipe diameters, the time-consuming adjustment of the pipe carriage to pipe diameter is not necessary as the chuck is automatically adapted by its height adjustment mechanism to the pipe diameters on the pipe carriage.

MANUAL BALL GUTTER

As an alternative to the pipe carriages, the machine can be equipped with a ball gutter. Round pipes with a maximum weight of 2 tonnes (4,400 lbs) can be placed on the ball gutter. It is convenient if several pipe pieces are to be profiled out of a single pipe.

MOTORIZED BALL GUTTER

Equipped with a motor to ensure automated workpiece flow. These ball gutters are equipped with feed rollers positioned at intervals of 3,000 mm (10’). The minimum pipe length that can be carried is then 3,500 mm (11.5’).

HOLD-DOWN DEVICE

Pipes that are curved tend to flop over when rotated on the pipe carriages or on any of the other alternative support solutions. (this applies particularly to thin-walled pipes with small diameters). The pipe may then collide with the torch head and inaccurate cuts may arise. To rectify this problem, pipe carriages and the other alternative support solutions can be equipped with a pneumatic hold-down. This hold-down is designed for pipes with a maximum diameter of 160 mm (6.3”).

STREAMLINE LOGISTICS, SIMPLIFY HANDLING

AND BOOST PRODUCTIVITY WITH AUTOMATION

Our automated logistics solutions come equipped with infeed racks, infeed conveyors, cutting conveyors, outfeed conveyors, and outfeed racks for streamlined performance. Advantages of our systems include easy pipe handling and up to a 30% increase in productivity.

SPECIFICATIONS

Voortman MO Compact Series
  400 600 800 900
Weight of standard machine kg 4500 5000 5500 6000
Number of CNC axes axes 6 6 6 6
Max. workpiece weight kg 4000 4000 4000 4000
Min. - max. clampable round pipe diameter mm 50 - 406 (16") 50 - 610 (24") 50 - 812 (32") 50 - 914 (36")
Min. - max. cuttable workpiece length mm 300 - 12000 300 - 12000 300 - 12000 300 - 12000
Min. - max. wall thickness in mm for cutting with oxy-fuel /plasma mm 5-60 / 5-35 5-60 / 5-35 5-60 / 5-35 5-60 / 5-35
Max. torch angle ° +/- 60 / 45 +/- 60 / 45 +/- 60 / 45 +/- 60 / 45

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