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Voortman V808

Robotic profile cutting up to 1.250 mm (50") width

The Voortman V808 is the most versatile and market leading robotic thermal cutting machine with 8-axis for processing wide profiles with a operating width up to 1.250 mm (50"). The extreme flexibility of the robot combined with the machine structure enables the machine to cut every 3D shape possible and mark all four sides of your material. This system allows for enormous freedom to design and produce structures with the most complex connections and copes, but also a significant increase in production speed. Copes, bolt holes, slots, notches, bevels, weld preparation and layout marking - The Voortman V808 does it all!

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Processing versatility for wide beams up to 1.250 (50")

THE V808 DOES IT ALL!
With greater versatility comes greater economic advantages. Robotic plasma processing offers fabricators hard-to-beat cost savings over separate solutions for drilling, milling, sawing, punching, shearing and marking. Combining all of these processes in one machine saves you the financial investment of needing multiple machines with individual functions.

CUTS ALL KINDS OF SHAPES AND LAYOUT MARKING ON ALL 4 SIDES
The V808 robotic profile processor is capable of processing nearly any kind of shape that needs to be produced in profile widths up to 1.250 mm (50"). When this profile width is not common in your production, our newest coping robot, the Voortman V807 often suffices for processing profile widths up to 1.050 mm (42"). Rat holes, seismic structural design connections (like slotted web and “dog bone” cuts), copes at the start or end of a product, block outs, holes in every size and shape, weld preparations and marking on all 4 sides are just some examples of possible cuts the V808’s robot can process thermally.

Operating width (min)
2-3/8 inch
Operating width (max)
50 inch
Operating height (min)
3/8 inch
Operating height (max)
20 inch
Robotic arm axes
8 axes
Positioning weight (max)
33,100 lbs
Bevel cutting
Coping
Layout marking
Oxyfuel cutting
Plasma cutting

FAST PROFILE MEASURING
The Voortman V808 robotic thermal cutting machine is equipped with the fast, accurate and versatile Panasonic TL-1800G3 coping robot. The torch nozzle of the robot is fitted with a measuring sensor to measure the exact profile dimensions. The difference between actual measured profile dimensions and theoretical dimensions are compensated during the cutting process to ensure the most accurate result possible. To save time, the coping robot only measures the sides of the profile that will actually be processed.

POWERFUL MEASURING AND CLAMPING SYSTEM
The Voortman V808 is equipped with a powerful roller feed measuring and clamping system. This fully automatic measuring roller feed system is the fastest positioning system as it does not require a pusher or gripper to return home before loading the next piece, saving hours each week. The maximum positioning weight of the roller feed system is 15.000 kg/33.000 lbs which makes this measuring and clamping system more flexible and powerful.

Operating width (min)
2-3/8 inch
Operating width (max)
50 inch
Operating height (min)
3/8 inch
Operating height (max)
20 inch
Robotic arm axes
8 axes
Positioning weight (max)
33,100 lbs
Bevel cutting
Coping
Layout marking
Oxyfuel cutting
Plasma cutting

FUTURE EXPANSION?
The Voortman V808 is an ideal foundation for future growth capabilities. All Voortman machines, including the V808, operate with the same standard VACAM control software, which means that all machines talk the same 'language'. So when more capacity is needed as you grow your business, the V808 can easily combine with other Voortman machines in a fully automated and integrated production system, also referred to as Multi System Integration.


Operating width (min)
2-3/8 inch
Operating width (max)
50 inch
Operating height (min)
3/8 inch
Operating height (max)
20 inch
Robotic arm axes
8 axes
Positioning weight (max)
33,100 lbs
Bevel cutting
Coping
Layout marking
Oxyfuel cutting
Plasma cutting
Bevel cutting
Coping
Layout marking
Oxyfuel cutting
Plasma cutting

Main benefits

Productivity

Fast profile measuring

The Voortman V808 robotic thermal cutting machine is equipped with the new faster and more accurate versatile Panasonic TL-1800G3 coping robot. The torch nozzle of the robot is fitted with a measuring sensor to measure the exact profile dimensions. During the cutting process the difference between actual and theoretical dimensions are automatically compensated in the machine parameters to ensure the most accurate product possible. To speed up the process even more, the coping robot only measuring the sides of the profile that will actually be processed.

Versatility

The V808 does it all!

Rat holes, seismic structural design connections (jay-allan and dog bone connections), copes at the lead or trail end of a product, block outs, holes in any size and shape, weld preparations, marking on all four sides, and more! Since the Voortman V808 can process all four sides of the material with only one robot it is the most versatile machine on the market. All cuts and profiles as seen in the video can be done without manual programming in the software.

Versatility

Full profile reach and increased cutting quality from robot

The V808 is equipped with an agile, 8-axis cutting robot that’s able to reach and process the full maximum width of profiles within the machine’s range. Due to the fact Voortman has added two extra axes on top of the six axes of the Panasonic robot itself, the machine has a very wide reach and can place itself underneath the raw material. Voortman programs the robot in a way that it always maneuvers in the most stable position, which also improves cutting quality.

Productivity

Processing and layout marking on all four sides

Automated marking saves time and cost in the assembly area of your workshop, and the V808 can automatically mark all four sides of the profile with its ability to completely reach all sides of the material, even the underside. When marking only three sides, assembly employees still need to perform manual measurements on the fourth side of the profile. The Voortman V808 can handle all four sides which will save time and costs in the assembly area of your workshop.

Productivity

Roller feed system with secure clamping and accurate measuring

The V808 roller feed measurement and clamping system locks profiles in exact position and maintains alignment throughout processing. This fully automatic measuring roller feed system is the fastest positioning system as it does not require a pusher or gripper to return home before loading the next piece saving hours each week. Voortman’s roller feed system can operate with full automation within a standard range of profile processing when using Voortman’s automated in-feed cross transports, with enough stability and support to properly position and process beams up to 15.000 kg (33,000 lbs).

Productivity

Efficient nesting; low scrap

The Voortman V808 doesn’t need a clean cut with every new product in a nesting. Besides reducing the scrap to a minimum this is also a time saving option as the last cut of a product is also the first cut of the next product. The V808 can import DSTV+ files or use VACAM’s beam nesting module to create continuous nestings and get the most product from each stock length to reduce costs.

Productivity

Use profiles to the fullest - Sliding roller conveyors

To use your profiles to the fullest, the V808 can be equipped with sliding roller conveyors enabling you to process your profiles completely from front to back. This means that no material is being wasted. The sliding roller conveyors reduce the minimum infeed and outfeed length to 1.400 mm (55 inches) in full automation combined with cross-transports and in- and outfeed roller conveyors.

High quality

Xtensive Hole Performance

Voortman’s Xtensive Hole Performance optimizes holes and inner contours with high-definition plasma cutting, results in laser-like cutting results. To achieve this standard, Voortman further optimized Hypertherm® True Hole™ specifically for V808 movements. Xtensive Hole Performance is used on small-to-medium slot holes and square inner contours.

Hear it from our customers

Milling Machinery Inc. - Dusty Pinckard - United States

"We've been able to take on more jobs then we ever could have, and some jobs we couldn't have done without having the equipment."
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SCW Contracting Corp - Andy & Steve Scrape - United States

"These two pieces of equipment work seamlessly together. They produce at incredible rates. To have one without the other just wouldn't really make sense."
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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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Novopolotsk Technological steel structures plant - ШУРПАКОВ ИГОРЬ ГЕННАДЬЕВИЧ - Belarus

"This system helps us improve production quality and has a serious influence on assembly at the end. Thanks to the automated production with Voortman equipment we can be more competitive at pricing in our market.”
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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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Quality Iron Fabricators - Brian Eason - United States

“I walked into the shop the other day and the drill line was drilling, the saw was sawing and they completed their operations. There was no one in the building! All the equipment was running on its own!”
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SIA Cut Centre - Aleksandr Kolesnikov - Latvia

“Although the price/quality ratio was decisive, we were impressed by the expertise and advice of Voortman regarding our ideal workshop.”
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HME Inc. - Jon Haas - United States

“Voortman equipment definitely has much more intelligence than competitive machines. It is amazing how the software controls everything. Once a part enters the system you can forget about it, until it comes of the outfeed transfers.”
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Features and processes

Coping / 3D Plasma cutting

The most versatile application process in most cases is coping and the machine capable of being as close to a “all-in-one” solution as possible is a robotic plasma processor. Rat holes, seismic structural design connections like jay-allan and “dog bone” cuts, copes at the lead or trail end of a product, block outs, holes in any size, weld preparations, marking on all sides – all are possible to process with a plasma unit and a robot.

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.

REAL-TIME DEMO

Performed in the amazing speed of 3 minutes and 57 seconds

We created a real-time processing demo product to show you that the Voortman V808 is the fastest robotic thermal cutting machine in the market. Watch the video below to see the speed of the Voortman V808 yourself. The product below contains 12 different actions, all done by one machine:

  • Profile measurement
  • 2x flange/web block out
  • 3 x ø22 mm (ø55/64") bolt hole
  • 1x web cut out 120 mm x 80 mm (4-23/32” x 3-5/32”)
  • 6 x ø26 mm (ø1-1/32”) bolt hole
  • 1x round flange cut out radius 90 mm (3-35/64”)
  • 1x rectangular flange cut out 150 mm x 50 mm (5-29/32” x 2”)
  • 2 x slotted hole ø18 x 35 (ø11/16” x 1-3/8”)
  • 1x straight end cut
  • 1x chamfer cut 105 mm 45° (4-1/8” x45°)
  • 4 x ø18 mm (ø11/16”) bolt hole
  • 1x flange removal 50 mm (2")
  • 13 AISC/EN-1090 (M2.5) accepted bolt holes
  • 2260 mm (85”) cutting distance (excl. holes)

INTEGRATION IN YOUR WORKSHOP

The Voortman V808 robotic thermal cutting machine as all other machines is delivered with the VACAM operating software, this means all machines talk the same “language”. This makes the V808 incredibly versatile and can be part of a complete new layout including roller conveyors and cross-transports connected to other Voortman processing machines, or as a stand-alone processing center.

We’ll work with you to come up with a solution for any situation you face – including implementation into an existing production line, or outside loading and roller conveyors. The roller-feed measuring system is completely integrated in the machine housing and offers complete freedom for planning and expansion in your workshop. You can start with a small layout and easily extend the machine with more automated logistics or add complementary machines at a later time as your business grows. Voortman makes machines that can grow with your company seamlessly when extra capacity is needed without increasing labor costs.

Reduce laber 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 V808
  Voortman V808
Working width inch 49
Working height inch 20
Working length inch
Machine width inch 176
Machine height inch 141
Machine length inch 225
Machine weight lbs 24,200
Axis 6+2
Max. positioning weight lbs 33,070
Max. robot air speed f/min 590
Max. speed feeder rolls f/min 137
Fume extraction unit specs
Length inch 78,75
Width inch 80
Height inch 134
Fan volumetric flowrate cfm 4415-4710
Separation efficiency µm 99,999% *0,5
Max sound level dBa 75
Number of filters 8
Filtersurface per filter ft2 190

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