User-friendly operating software

Every machine in the Voortman delivery program is equipped with the VACAM operating software. As a result all machines have the same “look-and-feel” which significantly reduces the learning curve for the end user.

The VACAM operating software is a Voortman development and is completely developed in house. It is the result of decades of experience in steel machinery and is continuously optimized by adding new technologies. Because VACAM is an open platform, an API can be used to easily exchange production data between VACAM and ERP or MRP packages. It allows the user to monitor production in real-time. This information can also be used to compare estimates made during the quote stage of a bid with real production times.

Online connection with plasma source

There is an online connection with VACAM operating software and the plasma source. Because of this online connection we are able to read fault messages of the plasma source and anticipate on this. This enables us to provide fast and efficient assistance in case of questions or disruptions, also on the plasma source. Customers can always contact Voortman in case of need.

VACAM Office Edition

The VACAM Office Edition is developed in the same style, and works in a similar way as the VACAM Machine Edition. It can be installed at the office to create products and monitor the production process in real-time. The VACAM Office Edition has a reduced user interface, because it is not used for machine control.

Easy preparing and tracking of nestings

The office version of Voortman’s proprietary operating software, VACAM Office, connects directly to the machine. It can be installed at the office to create products and monitor the production process in real-time. With VACAM Office works preparation can follow exactly which nesting is in production, which nesting is already produced and which is still waiting in line. Any changes made in the office are immediately visible on the machine. All operations can optionally be programmed or modified either at the machine or with VACAM Office.

Besides this, VACAM analyzes the imported products and nestings instantly. If there are any foreseeable production problems the integrated problem solver will be started and will suggest the best solution(s). This increases the efficiency and runtime of the system because it will not stop during production and these production problems can be solved before the operator wants to run the program.


VACAD Editor

VACAD Editor is a flexible drawing tool, integrated in VACAM. It can be used to create and modify contours, holes, imprints, marks etc. for cutting and layout marking processes. The VACAD module shows the actual dimensions and is a pleasant tool to work with. Created contours can be saved in templates, which can also be inserted in other products.

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