John Jones, New Zealand tackles exciting new work on the Ocean Avenger

It’s always exciting to see what new adventures our customers are embracing with their Ocean products.

Ocean Avenger

Ocean Avenger makes easy work of this 600 x 600 x 20mm rectangular column

This past week we saw the largest Rectangular Column ever processed on the Ocean Avenger at our customer, John Jones, in Christchurch New Zealand. Christchurch is going through a significant rebuild of their city after much of the city was razed during the major earthquake of 2011.

John Jones's facility in New Zealand

John Jones’s impressive new facility is the largest structural fabricating shop on New Zealand’s South Island

The NZ building code is going through a major rewrite to account for seismic activity and there are a lot of major projects underway featuring new seismic engineering concepts.

Ocean Avenger at John Jones New Zealand

Darren Harmsworth of Impact Machinery with the Ocean Avenger at John Jones New Zealand

This particular column is a 600x 600x20mm column, made from press brake formed plate, with multiple holes drilled on all four faces. Despite having a large multispindle Peddinghaus drill line, this part was allocated to their ever faithful Ocean Avenger of which they have two.

Ocean Avenger

Holes are drilled in all four surfaces of this rectangular column

large rectangular column

A 300 Ton Press brake forms the plate into the rectangular column (3rd party processing)


Used Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line – ONLY $75,000! ~SOLD~

Used Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line in excellent working condition. This customer has updated their Avenger to the new Avenger PLUS and is looking to sell this machine at a very attractive price.

Model Type: Avenger B / MDL
Serial No.: S/N 50198
Year Install: March 7, 2005
Condition: Very Good – over 1 million holes drilled and in great working order.

Machine has the following upgrades:

  • New Siemens computer with new hard drive and software
  • New keyboard on control station
  • New Linear bearings on the spindle + spare set for Y-axis
  • New seals & bearings on spindle
  • New spindle pressure sensor control w/new proximity sensor
  • Professionally cleaned and painted bed