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INTRODUCTION: AUTOMATED PRODUCTION PROCESS

Our high-quality production process enables us to guarantee short lead times and low production costs. In order to demonstrate the quality of products and services delivered, we are certified in accordance with NEN EN 1090-1 (CE marking) up to EXC4 and NEN EN ISO 3834-2.

PROCESS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

Our production facilities are equipped with a fully automated range of machinery from our sister company Voortman Steel Machinery. The latest VACAM 4.0 software ensures that the parts to be produced are handled as efficiently as possible. The machinery is controlled directly from the 3D model, after which our certificated specialist crews go on to assemble and weld the parts. Our welding coordination personnel – who boast extensive knowledge to IWE level – assess the stated requirements in preparation and go on to elaborate them. We conduct quality checks throughout the entire production process to ensure that the product delivered complies with these requirements. That is how we assure weld quality.

Some of the main advantages of our modern production facilities are listed below:

  • Sustainable product
    • Optimimum use of materials
    • Minimum waste
  • Short leadtimes
    • Focus on Just In Time production
    • Focus on LEAN Manufacturing
    • Less handling of steel profiles
  • High quality 
    • Less failure costs
    • Improved weld quality thanks to prior blasting
    • Less handling of steel profiles (products are positioned correctly and completely)
  • Safety
    • Minimum handling of steel profiles by use of side loaders.

THE FABRICATOR

Our fully automated welding system The Fabricator enables non-stop production to be run, thus increasing production capacity and guaranteeing high weld quality. The system consists of a basic frame, three welding robots and a single handling robot. An overhead crane places the steel beams in the devices known as section rotators, which can rotate the beam through 270°. A shuttle delivers the plates to the robots, which measure the section and then weld the plates to the beam.

LOGISTICS

Many thousands of tonnes of steel ship from our production site every year. In order to enable the process to run as efficiently as possible, we also offer international transport services in close collaboration with internationally-oriented transports companies.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU?

Please get in touch with us by calling telephone number: +31 (0)548 539 000 or via e-mail address: sales@vsc.nl.