Delivery of the Voortman V550

Posted by Olivia on 17 June 2020

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Our Voortman V550 Plate & Angle Line is up & running.

Get in touch with us, with all your plate/angle enquiries; Here is some information about our new Voortman. The V550 is specially designed for punching and shearing both flat and angle profiles. Punching is possible in the horizontal and vertical plane. A servo driven layout marking tool to mark the bottom side of the profile is standard provided on the V550. Part numbers and all required contours can be drawn onto the product, making further processing and assembly easier and thus more efficient. The V550 is equipped with two powerful shears, one capable of cutting flats and the other of cutting angles.

The V550 has 7 punches available offering high flexibility. With a large capacity hydraulic pump, it creates the highest speed possible and is therefore the fastest punch in the market. For punching the holes in your angle steel, the V550 has a horizontal punching machine. It has the capacity of 70 tonnes (77 tons) for punching ø 31 mm in 16 mm thick material.

The drilling unit is a perfect example how Voortman builds the program of machines. The drilling head as well the automatic tool changer with 5 tools, are the same as all other drilling machines in the Voortman range. This means the same large 30 kW servo drive with a maximum of torque in the full range from 1 up to 2.500 rpm: perfect for carbide drilling. Our new design of the drilling unit enables high speed drilling on less floor space.

Layout marking is a standard feature on the V550. It is used for marking part numbers and of course all required lines and contours on your products for quick assembly of your construction. The layout marking unit is integrated in the horizontal punch.

Due to the layout marking unit, the V550 is now equipped with servo drives: high controllable movements for perfect and accurate lines on your products. Next to that, high speed transport of the feeder truck, up to 70 m/min (229 ft/min).

The flat steel shear has an unmatched stability and strength. The 220 tonnes (242 tons) capacity combines strength with high speed shearing. And standard, of course, mitre cuts +/- 45° possible. The angle steel shear now shears an angle according to a double cut principal. This means the benefit of the best quality possible of the products, unmatched in the world. And due to its new design, less floor space.

The cross transports with pneumatic drag-dogs, take care of the automatic infeed of the material on to the roller conveyor. There is space to load enough material, to run the system fully automatic for periods of time, without the need of an operator.

To transport long products, Voortman offers the new designed outfeed roller conveyor. The rolls are motor driven to ensure high speed. After positioning, the long products will be pushed in cross direction. When producing short products, the first part of the conveyor will automatically go up, without any downtime of the machine. After the finished products are released they end up on the conveyor belt under the system; The products are fed in cross direction to a comfortable position at operator's height or discharged in a product bin.

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