The Voortman V807 is a game-changer. An all-in-one machine that integrates advanced features and state-of-the-art CNC technology to bring unparalleled precision to any steel fabrication project. The V807 allows control over the entire fabrication process, ensuring flawless pieces for even the most intricate designs. This cutting-edge machine streamlines the workflow from beam cutting to hole drilling and marking, saving valuable time and resources. Whether a project calls for large steel structures or intricate architectural elements, the Voortman V807 is a benchmark in achieving results with one machine.
A Game Changer in Steel Fabrication
The Voortman V807 is not just another run-of-the-mill steel fabrication tool. At its core, the V807 can replace 4 machines: a drill, saw, robotic plasma, and layout marking machine. Additionally, Voortman’s V807 offers many other features that set it apart from its competitors. Let’s take a look at some of them.
All-In-One Precision Powerhouse
Cuts, slots, notches, bevels, weld prep, and layout marks – the Voortman V807 robotic thermal profile cutter seamlessly handles different types of cuts in a singular sweep. It uses a Stäubli robot with a hypertherm XPR arm at the end, which allows access to all four facets of any material with speed and finesse. Additionally, that arm can perform various functions, presenting a compelling economic edge over specialized drills, mills, saws, punches, shears, and marking devices. Combining these procedures in one all-encompassing machine promises faster ROI for your project.
Shape It Your Way
The V807 robotic profile arm isn’t just versatile; it’s transformative. A ceiling-mounted Stäubli TX2-90XL six-axis robot moves in a circular motion on a fixed rotary ring which serves as a seventh axis. This enables the robot to reach every point of the profile on every side. Rat holes, specialized seismic design connections such as slotted web and “dog bone” incisions, product copes, block outs, and holes of every imaginable size and form can be created. Additionally, it seamlessly handles weld preparations and markings on all four aspects.
- Cutting Jay Allen: The Jay Allen cutting method specializes in precision and accuracy. Often used in intricate projects, this method emphasizes clean cuts and a high-quality finish, ensuring the end product stands out in functionality and appearance.
- Cutting Rat Holes: Rat holes are small openings or voids made in a structure, often as a means to access, inspect, or repair the interior without dismantling the entire structure. The technique for cutting rat holes requires accuracy to ensure safety and maintain the integrity of the surrounding material.
- 4-side Layout Marking: 4-side layout marking is a drafting technique to outline and design all four sides of an object or component. This method provides a comprehensive view of the piece, allowing for accurate measurements, proper alignment, and ensuring all elements fit together seamlessly.
- Cutting Dog Bones: Dog bone cuts are specific shapes made at the corners of materials to allow flexibility and prevent cracking or breaking during bending processes. These cuts, resembling the shape of a dog bone, are crucial in materials like metal or plastic, ensuring they can handle stress without compromising structural integrity.
Maintaining a smooth workflow without needing corrections, delays, or on-the-spot adjustments are essential to any steel fabrication process. Ready-to-assemble products ensure time savings to maintain projected costs. Beyond ensuring a seamless fit, quality benchmarks are crucial to every project. A flawless assembly process guarantees that final products consistently meet quality expectations.
The V807 excels in all the delivering on QA criteria:
- Surface finish
- Quality of the beam flange weld access hole
- Accuracy in bolt-hole sizing and positioning
- Right-angle precision
VACAM Integrated Intelligence
Every machine within Voortman Steel Machinery runs on VACAM. The Voortman V807 is no different. VACAM stands for Voortman Automation CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing). To describe it briefly, VACAM is a self-developed software package of VSM that is needed to control the Voortman machines that are ultimately installed at the customer’s premises.
With VACAM, the V807 mechanizes numerous advanced operations and embeds many intelligent attributes to ensure that any project experiences seamless continuity. A single gesture on the VACAM interface, presented on a vivid 24″ touchscreen, gives access to all these features. Additionally, every software capability and function is comprehensively incorporated into the provided VACAM control software.
- Hassle-Free Operation with Intuitive User Interface – You can effortlessly upload DSTV and DSTV+ files, processing and batching products without delving into programming. Utilize VACAM and VACAD Editor to modify imported files or design new products from the ground up. Helpful guided tools make executing complex cuts like Rat Holes, Flange Removals, and Dog Bones easy. Plus, any work is previewed with a real-time 3D view to catch and rectify potential mistakes.
- Smart Amperage Selection and Swift Tool Swaps – Initiating the cutting process, VACAM intelligently determines the optimal amperage to ensure premium cutting quality across all cut types in the product. The determination of the average amperage is primarily influenced by the count of ‘True-Holes’. Thanks to Hypertherm’s EasyConnect, tool transitions are simplified. This is succeeded by an automatic tool calibration, ensuring that software parameters are synchronized with actual physical metrics, guaranteeing impeccable cutting precision.
- Efficient Batch Production with Single-Cut Division – Optimizing production and reducing logistics tasks is crucial. Combining products in batches is the key. VACAM offers intelligent features to swiftly and seamlessly assemble the most productive batches. One standout feature is the V807’s Common Cut capability. Multiple items can be separated within a full product batch using just one precise cut, streamlining your batch processing time. Furthermore, during the plasma cutting process, the torch positioning undergoes minor adjustments, ensuring that the natural taper is evenly distributed between the two divided products.
- Ensuring the Ideal Cutting Route with the Clearance Pocket Feature – The Clearance Pocket function offers a great approach to cutting. Anticipating the cutting process optimizes the path and removes potential obstructions. This is particularly valuable when handling web cuts in H, or I profiles, where flanges might impede the torch. The Clearance Pocket feature strategically trims away remnants that could lead to collisions, guaranteeing a smooth and impeccable cutting journey.
- Efficient Handling of Short, Heavy Profiles with the Stitching Feature – Processing hefty profiles of shorter lengths becomes streamlined with the Stitching feature. Instead of frequent interruptions and manually removing individual heavy products from the machine, this feature ensures a cohesive outfeed of all end products. We can effortlessly unload one consolidated profile and later separate the individual end-products at a convenient location, significantly reducing logistic steps.
Pursuit of the Highest Quality
The V807 stands as a landmark in state-of-the-art innovation for steel fabrication. Every facet of the machine – from each module to the tiniest component – is singularly devoted to this mission. It’s not just assembled; it’s curated, leveraging the crème de la crème of components.
- Collision-Free Web Cuts – Drawing from extensive cutting expertise, VACAM determines the best cutting angle for web cuts. The Automatic Angle Calculation ensures that the torch approaches the flange closely during cutting, eliminating the chances of collision or flange damage.
- Ensuring Quality in Every Hole – Hypertherm’s renowned Truehole range makes the cutting process faster and more straightforward. It eliminates the need for time-consuming gas adjustments by accommodating various thicknesses. Furthermore, transitions between holes, whether within or outside the original range, are crafted with greater precision and smoothness.
- Automated Adjustments for Continuous Quality – Cutting H profiles presents challenges due to their radii and varying thicknesses. It necessitates real-time adjustments during the cutting process. With manual tweaks being inefficient, it incorporates these adjustments into the Speed Compensation feature. Given that VACAM is well-acquainted with every facet of the profiles being processed and the established cutting parameters, we ensure unwavering quality.
- Uncompromised Quality Stands Out – The machine incorporates a clever feature: automatic piercing in waste material. Starting a new cutting path inevitably requires piercing, which can sometimes affect the consistent quality of the cut. However, by initiating the piercing in the waste sections of project and leading into the actual cut, it ensures that the end products showcase only high-caliber, precision cuts. Additionally, by confining slag to the waste material, it considerably reduces cleanup time, allowing for swifter processing and delivery of your end products.
A Peek Inside the V807
Internally, the V807 can experience high temperatures. Because of this, engineers focused on its internal finishing during the initial design stages. All cabling is routed within the steel frames or housed within the shielded rotation disc, ensuring visible machine components remain dust-free. Additionally, hinged access panels ensure easy access for maintenance or checks.
Stäubli Robotic Arm
Stäubli, renowned for its excellence and quality, is a trusted Voortman partner and the genius behind the cutting robot. The collaboration allows for a seamless connection between their robot and the software, enhancing optimizations. Mounted on a suspended rotary ring as a seventh axis, a ceiling-mounted Stäubli TX2-90XL six-axis robot moves in a circular motion on a fixed rotary ring which serves as a seventh axis. This enables the robot to reach every point of the profile on every side. The robot arm is both precise and robust, executing omnidirectional machining of profiles with a thickness of up to 80 mm. It eliminates momentum by strategically positioning the robot, ensuring utmost stability during cuts. Furthermore, the arm was designed to be robust and highly resistent to dust.
Seamless Transition Between Cutting Methods
Another great feature of the the V807 is its ability to shift effortlessly between plasma and oxy-fuel, thus accommodating a vast range of profile thicknesses. Every component is integrated, primed, and neatly tucked within the rotating disc. This design streamlines the changeover process and amplifies operational flexibility!
Path to Enhanced Productivity
The V807 isn’t just a machine; it’s an accelerator to heightened production. Crafted for rapid deployment and installation, it’s attuned to fulfill augmented output goals without delay. Its fully modular nature and integrated components, allows expansion with added automated logistics or incorporate supplementary machines as needs scale up.
- More flexibility in just 7 minutes – Besides a larger output, flexibility is important to every project. In addition to cutting thicker profiles, it can can use oxy-fuel cutting for advanced cuts. Thanks to its narrow shape, an oxy-fuel torch can get much closer to the flange of an H or I profile. Switching between plasma and oxy-fuel is often thought to be time-consuming and, therefore, inefficient. The V807 is fully prepared for plasma and oxyfuel cutting, requiring only 7 minutes for a manual switch. Time is money and this efficiency saves money!
- Streamlined Post-Processing with Superior Cutting – Leveraging Hypertherm’s top-tier cutting technology and coupled with Voortman’s software enhancements, the V807 guarantees unparalleled cutting precision. This doesn’t not only elevates the quality of end products, but also significantly speeds up throughput. Such high-caliber cuts lead to simpler and swifter post-processing. The presence of slag is minimal, and what little remains clings less to the material. With minimal manual interventions, any product is prepped and ready for welding with little clean-up time.
- Peak Throughput with the V807 – The V807 is equipped with a proprietary handling system. Swift roller conveyors and versatile two-way cross transports facilitate a fully automated material flow, reaching impressive speeds of up to 200 feet per minute. The VACAM control system provides optimal buffer management and advanced infeed. This ensures that profiles are positioned close to the datum line or ahead of the machine, optimizing the throughput rate. As a result of these automated machine processes and software-driven material management, project operators can predominantly focus on feeding and retrieving materials, ensuring seamless synchronization with the machine’s operations.
Optimized Workflow with the Voortman V807
Every Voortman machine, including the V807 robotic thermal cutting marvel, integrates with the VACAM operating software. This standardization ensures all machines “converse” in a unified “language”. With its inherent adaptability, the V807 can seamlessly blend into a new, comprehensive layout, encompassing roller conveyors and cross-transports linked to other Voortman devices, or it can stand strong as an independent processing hub.
MSI or Multi-System Integration
MSI refers to the process or methodology of integrating multiple hardware and software systems so they function as a unified whole. It is a practice commonly used in the IT and engineering fields. The primary goal of MSI is to streamline operations, increase functionality, and optimize the user experience by ensuring that all individual components of a system work seamlessly together.
Benefits of MSI:
- Efficiency and Streamlined Operations: By connecting different systems, various tasks can be automated and optimized, leading to faster processes and reduced chances of errors.
- Centralized Data Management: Multi-system integration with centralized data storage, makes it easier to retrieve, update, and analyze data.
- Cost Savings: Reduced redundancies, lower maintenance costs, and increased operational efficiency all add up to decrease unforeseen mistakes.
Slash Labor Expenses, Boost Productivity
MSI – or Multi-System Integration – completely overhauls the production approach by linking machinery with cross-transports, roller conveyors, product buffers, and sensory devices. Introduce production data just once, and MSI meticulously disseminates this information to every device.
VACAM’s Material Mastery
With MSI in play, the age-old method of manually shuttling raw profiles and semi-processed items from one machine to another is ancient history. VACAM takes care of work planning, ensures that planned work is performed automatically and allows manual operation and diagnosis. In the case of a system (several machines that are linked and work together) VACAM allows these different machines to communicate. It embodies a singular, consolidated production ecosystem. It keeps the finger on the pulse of every profile, product, and prospective plan.
Crafting an Ideal Blueprint
The Voortman V807 devises a practical design based on current production dynamics and future predictions. This involves details like profile types, product dimensions, process count, operational hours, and financial aspects.
A Comprehensive Strategy for Safety and Efficiency
The V807 also addresses another dual goal: ensuring top-notch safety without slowing down production. How do is this achieved? Through well-designed gated light curtains that keep loading and unloading processes smooth even as machines operate in the background. It also provides remote controls with an emergency stop feature, allowing operators to work safely within designated areas.
Q: What is the Voortman V807?
The Voortman V807 is a robotic profile-cutting machine designed to deliver precision and efficiency in metal processing tasks.
Q: Is the Voortman V807 suitable for small-scale and large-scale steel fabrication projects?
Yes, it is designed to cater to projects of all sizes, from small-scale creations to large-scale structures. Its versatility ensures optimal performance, regardless of the project’s scale.
Q: Can the V807 handle different types of steel?
Absolutely! This tool is engineered to work with various types of steel, including mild steel, stainless steel, and structural steel. Its adaptable nature allows seamless fabrication with different materials.
Q: What materials can the V807 process?
The V807 is primarily designed for metal profiles, including steel and other alloys, ensuring clean and precise cuts.
Q: How does the V807 differ from other cutting machines in the market?
The V807 boasts a robotic arm, which offers flexibility, a wide range of motion, and the ability to handle complex cutting tasks efficiently.
Q: Is the machine suitable for high-volume production?
Yes, the Voortman V807 is designed to handle small and large-scale production needs, emphasizing speed without compromising precision.
Q: Can the V807 handle complex and intricate cuts?
Yes, the robotic arm of the V807 is designed for precision, allowing it to manage intricate profiles and detailed cuts with high accuracy.
Specifications of Voortman V807
|Operating Range||mm||10 x 50 -460 x 1.140|
|Max. material weight||kg||15.000|
|Max. robot air speed||m/sec||11.6|
|Max. speed feeder rolls||m/min||60|
|Fume extraction unit specs|
|Fan volumetric flowrate||m3/h||4.000|
|Separation efficiency||µm||99,999% *0,5|
|Max sound level||dBa|
|Number of filters||4|
|Filtersurface per filter||m2||17.65|
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