VOORTMAN STEEL GROUP presents the new V310 PLATE PROCESSING MACHINE

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VOORTMAN STEEL GROUP presents the new V310 PLATE PROCESSING MACHINE

 

We are very excited to give you the chance to be the first to experience our newest Voortman V310 plate processing machine. The Voortman V310 offers you the same benefits, features and high quality as the V304 plate cutting machine, but is equipped with a VD40 drilling unit. The VD40 drilling unit is suitable for HSS drilling, carbide tipped drilling, solid carbide drilling, thread tapping, counterboring, countersinking and centerpoint marking. Another great characteristic of the V310 is the very solid gantry especially designed for drilling with a tenfold tool changer mounted on it. Besides a plasma (3D) cutting torch, an oxy-fuel torch or inkjet unit can also be added to further increase the versatility of the machine. It is a very compact and flexible machine which is extremely suitable to process large products while providing a broad range of features and benefits. As a result, the machine provides you value for your money to a large extent.

COSEN introduces the new Structural Double Miter Bandsaw model SH-1100LDM

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COSEN introduces the new Structural Double Miter Bandsaw model SH-1100LDM

 

COSEN SH-1100LDM, incorporating a 15 hp blade-drive motor, 2 5/8” wide blade, independent control panel, and heavy-duty four (4) linear rail design (2 per side) dual column design which is very rigid. The linear guide square columns ensure smooth saw head movement and consistent stable cutting down force throughout the cutting cycle, therefore increasing the cutting efficiency and extending blade life. The 10 degree blade cant is designed specifically for cutting structural steel such as H- beam, I-beam, channels, etc. at an optimum cutting condition. The machine is capable to make miter cuts up to 60 degrees in both directions.

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Voortman Steel: The Next Level in Automation for Steel Manufacturing

THE ADDED VALUE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 IN STEEL PROCESSING

For about two years now, ‘Industry 4.0’ is being referred to by a lot of experts in the manufacturing industry. But what does it mean exactly and, more importantly, what is its added value for you?

In one sentence: This next level in automation means that everything is connected, in all the levels of the value chain.

The production of the future will run even more independently than now. We are not talking anymore about automation of a production line itself, we are talking about automation of the whole factory. Failures on certain type of machines will be responded with an alternative route through the factory. Production times will be calculated based on routing and work cell loads will be adjusted. Bottlenecks in the factory will be minimized and constraints will be solved.

This implies that also on a machine or production line level things are going to change. In means that a machine will give back detailed information about its status, working conditions and production time. For example, steel processing machines can give information about the steel processed, their current status and what parts and consumables need to replaced soon. This speeds up production time, but also decreases downtime since parts can be exchanged just before their end of life.

Besides this, products can be monitored via sensors. This means you can see where they are located during the entire production process and in what state they are. By means of this two-way communication the machine and software system are able to control production autonomously and in a way that is a lot more efficient.

All together, Industry 4.0 will eventually lead to new business models and improved productivity by connecting machinery, sensors and control systems together. But take in mind that this fourth industrial revolution is a revolution that comes with small steps; it is not one huge immediate change.

4 CONCRETE EFFECTS

In short, these are the things that are already realized or being realized in the future by Voortman:

BEING IN TOTAL CONTROL

The software system makes it possible to monitor the current situation from the office and thereby, being up-to-date on everything that happens. Voortman delivers a total integrated solution called "Multi System Integration" (MSI). The whole system is equipped with additional detection and sensors to monitor every operation and motion, enabling you to see where products are located during the entire production process and in what state they are. This increases the productivity highly while man-hours are being saved and enables the operator to control the whole system on his own.

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IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY

The Voortman machines automatically select the best route to process steel. If there are more machines suitable for a certain operation the control system may decide to reroute products, this decision is based upon the actual load at the machines (load balancing algorithm). This makes it possible to reach the most profitable way to handle production.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Steel processing machines indicate when it will be the right moment to replace parts and consumables which gives you the opportunity to plan maintenance and reduce downtime based on real-time data. This helps save a lot of money and makes it possible to spend more time on selecting the right parts.

REMOTE SUPPORT

Voortman Customer Services is able to solve 90% of all requests remotely. The software enables the Voortman support team to take over your machine control in order to solve interruptions.

Voortman Steel Group | V808 BEAM COPING MACHINE

VOORTMAN V808 BEAM COPING MACHINE

The V808 is the market leading and most versatile plasma coping / plasma cutting system with 8 axes. The extreme flexibility of the robot in combination 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.