At Voortman Parts Manufacturing two V310 cutting and drilling machines have been installed with a total cutting bed of 30 metres. Thanks to this 30-metre cutting bed, plates of different thicknesses can be loaded onto the bed one after the other. This makes it possible to guarantee a higher up-time, as the second plate further along the cutting bed can start to be processed while the first plate is being unloaded. Another benefit is that smaller nesting runs become more attractive, which means you do not necessarily have to perform cutting a long time in advance, as is often the case with complete plate nestings. The plates do not have to be constantly unloaded and loaded when switching between different thicknesses and materials.