INCREASED PRODUCTUVITY & REDUCED LABOR COSTS
AUTOMATIC SHOT BLASTING
The VSB Range is one of the most automated shot blasting machines available. Reduce labor costs and increase your productivity with automatic functionalities in the targeting turbines, batching products and profiles, brush height adjustment, and outfeed to further distribution through the production line. Automated in- and outfeeds require very little manual intervention or supervision from your operator.
VSB Range shot blasting machines are built with superb quality and has proven reliability. With triple housing, a sequential blasting pattern and optional modules for pre-heating and painting, the VSB makes your steel cleaner in a shorter amount of time while saving energy and reducing the need of replacement parts.
Automatic batching and spacing adjustmentsThe VSB automatically groups profiles and/or products to produce optimal shot blasting results. With automatic infeed and batching, your operator doesn’t have to intervene with spacing the profiles before shot blasting, because the system automatically moves the profiles to their proper position and spacing.
Automatic brush height positioningBlasting grit is removed after shot blasting by a brush automatically positioned to the correct height above the material. The VSB automatically detects the height based on the profiles and positions the brush at the proper height for improved blasting grit removal.
Automatic abrasive refillTo prevent shutting down the shot blasting machine for refilling the abrasive container, a separate abrasive container can be placed next to the shot blaster which can automatically be refilled without disturbing the blasting process. A sensor in the main container gives a signal to start the transfer of abrasive between the containers, which saves your operator a lot of time.
Frequency controlled turbines and abrasive to blast thin platesTo blast plates down to 4 mm (5/32”) thickness some adjustments have to be made to the machines to prevent bending of the thin plate inside the machine. The abrasive valve has to be controlled to limit the abrasive flow and the turbines are fitted with frequency controllers to lower the speed of the turbines.
Seamless integration in fully automated production lineWhen the VSB is also part of a larger layout (MSI), profiles are automatically distributed efficiently to the machines with the required operations to fabricate your product with no manual operator intervention. If the VSB shot blasting machine is at the end of an MSI line, it will automatically recognize the products that need to be shot blasted when the system detects them approaching.
Maximum results from surface cleaning
Only blast when material is present
Pre heater and painting lineWhen required, a pre-heater can be installed to create a complete surface treatment line for shot blasting and painting. This way moisture can be removed from raw profiles, maximizing the VSB shot blaster effects on cleaning the surface. In a complete blasting and painting line, the excess heat from the pre-heater is used in the drying tunnel of the painting machine to reduce the amount of gas uses, saving substantial operating costs.
Automatic adjustable turbines for maximum blasting powerIn case of blasting wide plates the outer turbine angles are automatically adjusted to give maximum blasting power over the total width. In case of blasting beams, which are centrally placed on the conveyor, the outer turbine angles are adjusted to give more blasting power to the middle of the conveyor. A big advantage: Higher speed by smaller width and less wear on the machine.
Durable machine for extended lifetimeThe VSB Range shot blasting machine is built to last with multiple features incorporated in the machine to help minimize wear. With triple housing, a sequential blasting pattern and optional modules for pre-heating and painting, the VSB makes your steel cleaner in a shorter amount of time while saving energy and reducing the need of replacement parts.
User friendly machine
Integrated panels and a damper on the ventilation system mutes noise around the machine for a more user-friendly environment for your operators. The VSB Range is easy to maintain with openings on the outside of the machine and several access doors to enter specific areas of the machine for inspection.
FEATURES AND PROCESSES
Shot blasting is the process of cleaning the surface of steel profiles and plates before being painted or welded. Shot blasting removes metal oxide, mill scale and other contaminants from the steel surface, which is necessary for reliable adhesion of primer or paint to the steel. Instead of getting your steel surface optimally finished in a manual, time-consuming way, Voortman can bring automatic shot blasting to your production facility with the VSB Range.
Full automatic profile transportation is provided in order to integrate the machine to a fully automatic MSI beam line. Our/The VACAM software controls the sensored drag-dogs or liftables, transporting profiles onto the infeed roller conveyor and from the outfeed roller conveyor. Selected products will automatically be produced out of the trading lengths. The cross-transports are able to handle multiple profiles, allowing the machine to operate autonomously for a considerable amount of time.
The shot blast grit is transported up by an elevator to the separator, where not usable grit is separated from the usable grit and is collected in the grit bunker for re-use. By doing this the next round of shot blasting can be carried out in the most efficient way with premium shot blasting grit.
One push of the button is all it takes to get your production done. After importing industry standard DSTV or DSTV+ (pre-nested) files into the processing list of our VACAM Software, your operator can fully focus on loading and unloading the system. No manual intervention is needed in order to keep up with the production speed of the machines.
Every machine is equipped with our in-house developed VACAM control software. All machines share the same “look-and-feel” which significantly reduces your learning curve. Within VACAM’s open platform, production data can easily be exchanged with third party ERP and MRP software, providing up-to-date insight in the progress of your projects. VACAM provides a real-time graphical representation of your workflows and processes and analyses imported products instantly. The software automatically suggests the best solution for any foreseeable problems. This way, your production is not interrupted resulting in increased efficiency and runtime of the system.
The VACAM software also comes with an Office Edition. VACAM Office Edition runs in a similar way as VACAM Control and Operating software and is dedicated to preparing your products into producible items. The user interface is focused on the preparation activities and also provides real-time insights in the material load on the system enabling you to monitor your production process. With VACAM Office, production information is available throughout the entire company.
The integrated VACAD Editor enables your operators to improve output by creating products or quickly improve and correct the product. The interface is easy to understand with straight-forward functionality. Operators will be able to take full advantage of the VACAD Editor and VACAM after a few days with the Voortman trainers.
To enable constant and efficient production, VACAM offers your operators a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface. One of VACAM’s key features is the clear separation between work preparation, production and manual machine operation activities. For each mode of use, the required functions and data are available at your fingertips, enabling you to perform tasks in the right environment. VACAM Control software is known in the industry for its consolidated graphical representation of your production process. With VACAM, you have a clear overview of the process, production status and instant access to online assistance if required.
INTEGRATION WITH YOUR SHOP
Complete surface treatment line
Voortman offers a complete surface treatment line that prepares your products for storage and/or further processing. The VP Primer and VSB Shot blaster can be placed back-to-back to save time, costs and handling space requirements in your production facility. The surface treatment line can be placed at the beginning or end of a Voortman processing line depending on the line’s purpose and goal, workshop layout and steel conditions.
If necessary, a pre-heater and drying tunnel can be added to the surface treatment line. Depending on your output requirements and the size of the profiles, a surface treatment line can be chosen to match. The line is completely autonomous with automatic infeed and outfeed, allowing your operators to focus on feeding and unloading the system.
|Voortman VP Range|
|Entrance dimensions mm||1.600 x 600||1.600 x 600||2.600 x 600|
|Plate width mm||1.500||1.500||2.600 x 600|
|Profiles mm||1.000 x 300||1.000 x 300||1.000 x 300|
|Turbine diameter mm||380||380||380|
|Power per turbine kW||15||15||15|
|Blasting speed m/min||1,3 – 1,8||1,3 – 2,9||1,3 – 1,8|