Contractor goes Dutch
North Wales based steelwork contractor EvadX has installed the latest Voortman V630 drilling line along with a VB1050 band saw, an investment that represents the biggest single spend of its kind in the company’s 30 year history.
EvadX Managing Director Simon Adams said: “The installation signals our confidence in the market and our ability to build on recent successes and continue to attract valuable major contracts.”
The Voortman V630 can drill both flanges and the web at the same time, which is said to reduce working hours and operating costs.
Each drilling head has its own automatic tool changer with five tools suitable for HSS drills, carbide tipped drills, thread tapping, counter sinking, layout marking and centre point marking.
The Voortman band saw range is said to have been especially designed for cutting structural steel. It is equipped with servomotors and spindles, which the company claims will guarantee optimal cutting speeds and high quality cuts. The band saws can be installed as stand-alone machines or in combination with other Voortman equipment such as drilling lines.