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We know your challenges

Because of our own steel fabrication company - Voortman Steel Construction - we understand the challenges that come your way like no other, such as skilled labor shortage, high labor costs and increasing volatility and demands! Whether it is about optimizing your entire workflow, improving your production quality, adding or replacing processes and increasing automation in your workshop, we will work with you from the beginning to find the best solution.

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Explore machines! Optimize my workflow Increase capacity & automation Improve my production quality Introduction to our processes

OPTIMIZE MY WORKFLOW

We optimize your workflow

Efficient workflows and machinery with the desired footprint for your workshop are of great importance for reducing labor hours and costs and maximizing output. Moving steel through efficient processing machinery to fabrication and ultimately getting the processed detail parts to the weld stations requires well organized logistics and fitting machinery.

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

Designing your layout using a data-driven approach

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

Plate processing: Choosing a style and partner

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INCREASE CAPACITY & AUTOMATION

We increase your capacity and automation

Quality labor is getting harder and harder to find. By automating multiple parts of the production process, production cycles are shortened and production costs are reduced. Voortman machines instantly increase capabilities by automating multiple processes with the goal of complete automation. Read more below about increasing your capacity and automation in your workshop!

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

Combined sawing and drilling: What are the benefits?

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

Creating ready parts with multi-processing plate solutions

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IMPROVE MY PRODUCTION QUALITY

We optimize your quality

One of the challenges that every steel fabricator faces, are the strict product quality standards required for modern-day construction. Due to these higher general quality standards (EN1090 & AISC) and the increasing demand for high quality products of your customers, it is required to meet these standards. To do so, Voortman offers several solutions in terms of hardware and software within the Voortman machines to accelerate quality performance.

  • Software
  • Quality
  • Fabrication
  • Manufacturing

Software contributing to your product quality

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

How to reduce taper on your cut parts?

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INTRODUCTION TO OUR PROCESSES

Which process fits your production?

There are many different available processes, which all have their own benefits and characteristics. Also, the suitability of each process for your production process highly depends on your type of product, the desired output, quality standards and your production facility. Read more about these different processes below!

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

CNC drilling, thread-tapping and countersinking explained

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  • Beam
  • Sawing
  • MSI
  • Automation
  • Fabrication

Beam sawing: the process described

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

Plasma cutting: rapidly developing

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  • Manufacturing
  • Plasma
  • Plate
  • Automation

Reduce costs with automatic bevel cutting

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

Oxy-fuel cutting: When to use?

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

What is milling and what is the purpose?

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Our machinery in the field

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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