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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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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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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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Egger Pumps - Gregory Dind - Switzerland

“Now with the Voortman machine, all processes are performed with the same machine. We have reduced production times on the milling machines, a better cut quality and less work cleaning the parts for internal post processing.”
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Steel and pipe supply - Ed Bare - United States

“The guys running the machine have to work a lot harder than they used to, just to keep up with the machine.”
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Serimétal - Bruno Bianco - France

“Before we were able to produce 65 to 70 tonnes per week. Currently we produce 100 tonnes per week and we could easily produce 150 tonnes per week.”
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Wolf System Gmbh. - Jens Meyer - Germany

“The layout convinced us and with the current configuration of our machinery we can operate the system with only one operator.”
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Caterpillar Work Tools B.V. - Harold van Tooren - Netherlands

“With our new Voortman V304 plate cutting machine we are now able to automate bevelling which we used to do manually; this will save us more than 50% processing time.”
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Gubi Smedeteknik - Søren Gubi - Denmark

“We came to the Experience Center and by that moment I was sold.”
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Emotec - Paul De Neef - Belgium

“This plate machine is the solution for producing our products in “one flow” without extra handling, which saves us a lot of time.”
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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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Bilim Makina - Emre Bilim - Turkey

“Once we visited the premises in Rijssen and experienced the high quality machinery, our decision had been strongly influenced in a positive way. The supporting cooperation of the entire Voortman personnel impressed me and the value for money was very good.”
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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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Dorçe - Erhan Akova - Turkey

“We must have the equipment which complies with the highest quality, accuracy and efficiency. We found that in the Voortman machines.”
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Schwevers & Raab Stahl - Hochbau GmbH - Heinz Schwevers - Germany

“We chose the Voortman machinery for their high quality which was excellent compared to the competition. This is also reflected in the design and performance of the machines.”
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Alstate steel - Jeff Wallis - United States

“We took a hard look at all suppliers in the industry and were most impressed with the advanced technology, automation and performance of the Voortman equipment.”
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Van den Brink Staalbouw - Henk van den Brink - Netherlands

“Thanks to the new facility and machinery we can once again meet the market demands. At this point we produce between 10,000 and 15,000 tons of steel per year and realize prestigious projects.”
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Ryerson - David Long - United States

“Our ultimate goal is for our customers to receive the parts and put them right into their assembly or finished parts.”
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United structural works - Comach O'muirithe - United States

“Our Voortman system makes the most difficult projects with the highest accuracy ensuring zero down-time.”
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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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Horizon Steel - Jim Cafall - United States

“We soon realized Voortman's technology combined with their quality and performance was far superior to the alternatives currently available.”
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Vemekep S.A. - Miltiadis Antzouris - Greece

“The new drilling/sawing system reduced production costs by 75% and increased productivity by 50% making it the most valuable system in the production line.”
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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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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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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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Stahlbau Brehna - Matthias Gabler - Germany

“We achieve an average of 200% in capacity increase compared to the conventional production technology and next to that a much higher accuracy in the manufactured parts.”
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KARÇEL A.Ş. INC. - Kenan Sungur - Turkey

“We chose Voortman machines to reach high performance in a short amount of time with high quality and we are glad to date. This also applies to the service assistance we got.”
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Steel & Pipe Corporation - Brian L. McRae - United States

“When we compare productivity to the previous beam line we have seen an increase in at least 30% and running cost saving of 40%. The accuracy and performance of the system has been exactly as was sold to us.”
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Jac Reijns Staalconstructie - Jos Reijns - Netherlands

“The reason to choose for Voortman was mainly because of the quality of the machinery, the easy to use VACAM and VACAD software and the fact that it is a Dutch company.”
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Voit Stefan GmbH - Stefan Voit - Germany

“I will certainly recommend Voortman and consider further investment. I look forward to a good collaboration.”
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Hogan Fab - Harold Taylor - United States

“Voortman’s customer service is excellent and the machine is everything I had hoped it would be. Our production levels are way up, in fact we can drill faster than we can saw.”
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A.J. Lowther and Son - Antony Lowther - United Kingdom

“Our objective in purchasing the Voortman system was not to massively increase our output but to improve efficiency in servicing our existing customer base.”
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Newbridge Engineering - Terry Nugent - United Kingdom

“Our output levels have increased by 50% in less than 12 months by investing in new CNC Structural Steel Prefabrication Equipment from Voortman.”
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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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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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Product feature results

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.

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.

Accurate X & Y movement

To meet your cutting quality requirements, it is important that the X & Y movement runs in a stable and smooth way with minimal vibrations. Therefore, Voortman took the next step with transmission systems with almost no play ensuring a smooth cutting surface. The X-rails are equipped with a helical rack and pinion transmission with reduced backlash, ensuring increased cutting accuracy and more dynamic movement compared to a straight rack and pinion. The dynamics are fully optimized, accelerations/decelerations are levelled and vibrations are minimized creating a low roughness cutting surface and an accurate product.

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.

Advanced nesting software

To increase your material optimization and cutting efficiency, all Voortman plate cutting machines come equipped with the advanced nesting engine SigmaNEST. Advanced nesting algorithms ensure improved part yield and minimal scrap while optimizing your cutting cycle times. Voortman includes SigmaNEST in all plate cutting machines because, as you know, an excellent nesting program is as important as the machine itself.

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.

Automatic small part, chip and slag removal

The machine can optionally be equipped with a shuffle conveyor below the table bins for automatic cleaning of the table. This eliminates the amount of time required for cleaning the table bins and ensures that smaller parts are automatically conveyed to the front of the table when dropped into the bin. This again eliminates the risk that these small parts are all covered by slag from successive operations, increasing the quality of your parts.

A clean plate by automatic swarf removal

After finishing the drilling process on the machine, an automatic swarf brush swipes most of the swarfs into a swarf bin and then starts rotating to brush the remaining swarfs into the swarf bin. This ensures that your plate is clean before you start with the cutting process and that a high quality cut is created. The swarf brush only cleans the drilled section of the plate to increase uptime of the machine.

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.

Cambering

Cambering is used as a process to ensure that certain parts of your steel construction can handle heavy loads (like snow or other type of heavy loads). By cambering this part of the steel construction upfront, the construction becomes more robust and strong, able to tolerate heavy loads. The second main purpose of cambering is straightening beams. Sometimes it occurs that beams are not completely straight at delivery. These profiles or beams need to be straightened before the beam is being further processed with processes as drilling or cutting.

Truevolt technology

Voortman’s Truevolt technology is responsible for ensuring constant cutting quality and maximum consumable life as part of Instant Cut Technology. Maximum consumable life means less manual interaction and therefore less machine downtime. Truevolt corrects the exact arc voltage. By measuring the arc voltage, it can determine and maintain the optimal cutting height during processing of your product.

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.

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.

Plasma cutting

Plasma cutting is much faster than oxy-fuel cutting in the lower mild steel thickness range (3mm up to 25 mm). Capital expenditures for the same size plasma machine are 75% lower than high-powered fiber lasers while maintaining or outpacing cuttting speeds at a medium thickness (12 mm) and up. For medium-to-thick stainless steels where oxy-fuel is not an option, plasma is by far the preferred cutting technology.

Oxy-fuel cutting

The main advantages of oxy-fuel cutting are the low operational costs and the low associated capital expenditure. Due to an easy switch between plasma and the oxy-fuel torch you can process a wide range of thicknesses. Together with the revolutionary oxy-fuel torch with its built-in features and the automatic height control, a fast cutting cycle with minimum downtime is ensured.

Plasma 3D Bevel cutting

It is expected that more than 30% of your parts require a beveled edge for further weld preparation purposes. Nowadays, with the shortage of labor and increased productivity demands, this work needs to be shifted towards the cutting machine where a weld preparation is created by Voortman’s sophisticated and accurate plasma 3D bevel unit, eliminating manual handling and routing through your factory. With this 3D bevel unit you are able to process a variety of high quality bevel cuts and weld preparations (A, V, X, Y and K). Your processed parts are immediately ready for assembly and welding without further manual operations, eliminating human handling and errors.

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.

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.

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.

Marking by plasma

Marking by plasma has the advantage of creating a high quality and accurate mark with the same plasma unit that is used for plasma cutting on this machine. The depth of the marking can be adjusted with our VACAM software. This machine automates the marking process while manual layout marking is a time-consuming, labor intensive and error-prone process.

Accurate X & Y movement

To meet your cutting quality requirements, it is important that the X & Y movement runs in a stable and smooth way with minimal vibrations. Therefore, Voortman took the next step with transmission systems with almost no play ensuring a smooth cutting surface. The X-movement is enabled by a helical rack and pinion transmission with reduced backlash, ensuring increased accuracy and more dynamic movement compared to a straight rack and pinion. The dynamics are fully optimized, accelerations/decelerations are levelled and vibrations are minimized creating a low roughness cutting surface and an accurate product.

Two independent gripper trucks

Two independent gripper trucks clamp the plate and pull the plate through the machine. The geometry of the truck and clamp is exactly known in the nesting software ensuring that extra waste because of the clamps is minimized. The two independent trucks move along a high accuracy linear guidance system and are driven with a servo drive and helical rack and pinion system. Both trucks can reach the end of the outfeed zone, ensuring that whole plates can be processed at once without requiring repositioning.

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.

Easy restart in case of arc-loss

When the arc is lost or a cut is interrupted, the torch can be easily moved back to the point of failure without the flame burning by use of the VACAM software. Exactly from the point of failure the torch can ignite and continue the interrupted cut. Another possibility is to move the torch slightly outside the interrupted cut, start in the waste material and automatically move towards the contour and then continue your cutting process. 

Flexible and easy plate measurement

To easily measure and define the zero position of a plate, our VACAM software automatically calculates how te plate is positioned on the cutting table by determining the angles of the plate. Specific points of the plate must be manually indicated whereafter VACAM automatically performs the calculation for the zero position of the plate, even for more complex scrap shape plates.

Inkjet marking

The machine can be equipped with an inkjet marking unit. Especially when a lot of marking per part is required and not merely part identification but also bending lines, an inkjet marker can save you an enormous amount of time. The markings made with an inkjet marker are not visible after painting which is perfect when markings are only used for the adding of information required for internal production steps and not for external identification in the field.

Oxy-fuel bevel cutting

The revolutionary oxy-fuel torch equipped on this machine can manually be positioned at a certain angle to perform oxy-fuel bevel cutting in relatively thick plates. This increases your versatility and flexibility in processing your parts.

Oxy-fuel strip cutting with attachment

Strip cutting of a complete plate can be a time consuming process. By putting an attachment of two nozzles to the revolutionary oxy-fuel torch you are able to cut multiple small strips in a very productive way. When you equip the machine with multiple oxy-fuel torches, you are even able to cut more strips simultaneously.

Oxy-fuel strip cutting

Strip cutting of a complete plate can be a time consuming process. By using multiple oxy-fuel torches, you are able to cut multiple strips simultaneously, which significantly increases productivity.

Gripper truck measuring and transportation system

The gripper truck is the most optimized measuring and transportation system when processing lots of small products. When the gripper clamps your profile at the end, the length is instantly determined. The gripper truck can reach the saw blade which makes it ideal for fully automatic production. The combination with a Short Piece Removal System (SPRS) enables you to automatically remove clean cuts, remnant material and products up to 1.400 mm / 55 inch. The gripper has the unique ability to automatically rotate its clamp for transporting various profiles.

Pusher truck measurement system

The pusher truck is our most cost-effective measurement system. The truck follows your profile while keeping track of the profile's position in real-time. The profile is transported by driven roller conveyors. A pusher is often used in MSI split systems where a VB Saw is positioned after a beam drilling machine.

Full stop measuring system

The full-stop is an extremely fast measuring system which also enables bundle cutting of multiple profiles. These profiles are positioned against the stop plate to determine their exact position. When clamped, the full stop is lifted and already taking a new position according to the VACAM cycle list.

Measuring rolls

This system is the fastest measuring system for profiles in the market. The absence of a truck enables the positioning of a next profile in front of the machine, while processing a current profile. As your profile needs to be clamped only once, a significant amount of waiting time is eliminated. Our most common configuration, a so-called back-to-back, combines a VB saw with a beam drilling machine. In this case, the measuring rolls of the drilling machine can be used for both machines. This very compact system requires limited space and ensures a high level of autonomy.

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.

Sawing various applications

The VB Range of bandsaw machines support different types of bandsaw blades with profiles built into VACAM operating software. Changing saw blades is a straightforward process and takes less than 15 minutes. The easy-to-use individual saw settings can be adjusted on the fly, making the VB Range extremely flexible for different applications. Additionally, a special mode to saw through thick profiles is provided to prevent the saw blade from getting blocked by the profile’s tension.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Shot blasting

Shot blasting is the process of cleaning the surface of steel profiles and plates before being painted or welded. Shot blasting removes metal oxide, mill scale and other contaminants from the steel surface, which is necessary for reliable adhesion of primer or paint to the steel. Instead of getting your steel surface optimally finished in a manual, time-consuming way, Voortman can bring automatic shot blasting to your production facility with the VSB Range.

Recycling and separating shot blasting grit

The shot blast grit is transported up by an elevator to the separator, where not usable grit is separated from the usable grit and is collected in the grit bunker for re-use. By doing this the next round of shot blasting can be carried out in the most efficient way with premium shot blasting grit.

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 parts making your production less prone to errors.

Punching

Punching which is by far the cheapest and fastest process to create holes has a distinctive character compared to milling, drilling and cutting. Punching is allowed for most projects within certain boundaries and if your production parts show relatively little variation in thicknesses, hole sizes, shapes and material types, punching will likely be the most preferable process. Voortman punching machines have tool holders with multiple punches and dies, which increases versatility and hole quality and reduces your downtime due to tool changes.

Shearing

Shearing is compared to thermal cutting and sawing the fastest of the three processes offered by Voortman for trimming profiles and is only available on Flat & Angle processing machines. Where punching is the cheapest and fastest process for hole making, the same applies to shearing with regards to trimming profiles. In combination with a deburring machine, perfect results can be achieved and with or without post-processing, the surface created by shearing is acceptable for many applications.

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.

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.

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.

Knowledge Base overview results

Branch overview - Steel manufacturing results

Product results

Voortman V310 Plate drilling and plasma cutting (moving gantry)

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Voortman V304 Plasma cutting (moving gantry)

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Voortman V302 Plate cutting (moving gantry)

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Voortman V320 Plate drilling and cutting (passthrough)

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Voortman V325 Heavy plate drilling, cutting & milling (passthrough)

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Voortman V550-7 Flat & angle punching, shearing, drilling & marking

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Voortman V505-160T Angle punching and shearing

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Voortman V505-160M Flat & Angle punching and shearing

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Voortman V70 Flat and angle numbering

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Voortman V613 Single axis beam drilling

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Voortman V630 Three axis beam drilling and milling

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Voortman V631 High speed beam drilling and milling

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Voortman V600 Beam drilling on a small footprint

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Voortman V704 Four side beam layout marking

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Voortman V807 Robotic coping / thermal cutting

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Drill saw line back-to-back Combined sawing and drilling

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Voortman V808 Robotic plasma cutting up to 1.250 mm (50") width

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Knowledge Base results

  • Automation
  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • Plate
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

Creating ready parts with multi-processing plate solutions

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  • Automation
  • Beam
  • MSI
  • Fabrication
  • Drilling
  • Sawing

Combined sawing and drilling: What are the benefits?

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  • Automation
  • Beam
  • MSI
  • Plate
  • Software
  • Fabrication

Designing your layout using a data-driven approach

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  • Plate
  • Cutting
  • Milling
  • Plasma
  • Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

Milling weld preparations versus cutting weld preparations in plates

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  • Plate
  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • Automation

Milling versus drilling holes in plates

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  • Plate
  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • Automation

When can you improve your output with drilling vs. cutting holes?

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  • Plate
  • Milling
  • Plasma
  • Automation
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Plasma marking versus marking by milling - plate processing

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  • Cutting
  • Plasma
  • Plate
  • Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

How to reduce taper on your cut parts?

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  • Automation
  • Cutting
  • Oxy-fuel
  • Plasma
  • Plate
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Automate your production with automatic slag and part removal tables

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  • Automation
  • Plate
  • Drilling
  • Oxy-fuel
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Can you benefit from pre-drilling instead of piercing? | oxy-fuel cutting

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  • Automation
  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Plate
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Instant Cut Technology: 100% increased productivity, save time and costs

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  • Automation
  • Beam
  • Flat and Angle
  • Milling
  • Plasma
  • Plate
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

How can you save time and money with automatic layout marking?

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  • Manufacturing
  • Plasma
  • Plate
  • Automation

Reduce costs with automatic bevel cutting

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  • Plate
  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • Automation

What can you do to reduce part post-processing and increase part quality?

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  • Automation
  • Cutting
  • Plasma
  • Plate
  • Software

Save time and costs with bridge cutting

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  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Plate
  • Quality
  • Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

Plasma cutting: rapidly developing

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  • Oxy-fuel
  • Automation
  • Cutting
  • Plate
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Oxy-fuel cutting: When to use?

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  • Automation
  • Plate
  • Beam
  • Cutting
  • Plasma
  • Quality
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication
  • Coping

Hypertherm® XPR300™ - Benefiting from plasma cutting

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  • Beam
  • Drilling
  • Plate
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Automation

CNC drilling, thread-tapping and countersinking explained

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  • Milling
  • Beam
  • Plate
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing
  • Automation

What is milling and what is the purpose?

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  • Beam
  • Sawing
  • MSI
  • Automation
  • Fabrication

Beam sawing: the process described

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  • Software
  • Quality
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Software contributing to your product quality

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  • Plate
  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Automation
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

Plate processing: Choosing a style and partner

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  • Automation
  • Plasma
  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Plate
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

Increased productivity with double gantry processing - V310

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  • Automation
  • Plate
  • Software
  • Plasma
  • Manufacturing
  • Fabrication

Process optimization through SigmaNEST & Voortman machines

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Recycling and mining equipment

Voortman offers high-end machinery and solutions for the recycling and mining industry, where machines such as forklifts, bulldozers, recycling and waste processing machines are produced. Read more about our solutions that improve productivity and efficiency and the entire workflow.

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Wind tower construction - Bolted connections

Voortman offers high-end machines and solutions for different types of wind tower production. See which challenges we can solve for the bolted connection production method.

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Steel service center - Plate processing

Steel service centers increasingly want to relieve customers by positioning themselves as a one-stop shop. To achieve this, it is important to add various additional operations or processes to the current production process. Automating and optimizing business processes from work preparation to end product is important as well. But how can you, as a steel service center, together with Voortman, make this optimization towards a one-stop shop and what are the advantages? Read more!

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Wind tower construction - Welded rolled shells

Voortman offers high-end machines and solutions for different types of wind tower production. See which challenges we can solve for the welded rolled shell production process.

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Boilers, heat exchangers & high-pressure vessels and equipment

Voortman offers high-end machines and solutions for companies that produce boilers, heat exchangers & high-pressure vessels and equipment. Read more about our solutions that improve the entire workflow, productivity and efficiency.

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Agricultural equipment

Voortman offers high-end machines and solutions for the agricultural industry, where a wide range of agricultural machines are produced. Read more about our solutions for machine manufacturers in the agricultural sector which improve the entire workflow, productivity and efficiency.

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