Stop coping by hand and become more PROFITABLE!

These days it is almost impossible to be competitive using a slow manual approach to fabricating, especially when manually measuring & laying out copes, then burning them by hand. Plus there is additional grinding and cleaning of the cope adding additional costs to the process.

This means you have way too many man-hours in each cut or cope. What you really need is a more economical, and more accurate solution that does your coping and notching cleaner and much faster, ensuring you make a larger margin on your bids.

Learn how the Ocean Liberator can make you MONEY by coping your pieces significantly faster and cheaper than doing it by hand or with a robotic plasma coper.

AUSTECH 2017

AUSTECH 2017

AUSTECH 2017

Ocean Machinery, along with its manufacturing partner Peddinghaus and its local dealer Impact Machinery, exhibited the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping machine at the recent Austech trade show in Melbourne Australia.

The Ocean Liberator drew huge crowds at Austech

The Ocean Liberator drew huge crowds at Austech

The simplicity of the Liberator and the ease in which it copes all types of copes made it an instant hit at the show. Its compact size, affordable price explains why it is so popular worldwide and why it is used in both large structural shops as well as all steel fabricators doing a mix of structural and miscellaneous metals.

The Ocean Liberator's copes require little to no grinding

The Ocean Liberator’s copes require little to no grinding

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Of course the legendary Oceanettes added a dose of light relief and were a big hit, signing their calendars and posing with the multitude of visitors.

The world famous Oceanettes

The world famous Oceanettes down under at Austech 2017

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Vice President Danny Steyn and the Oceanettes with the Ocean Liberator

To learn more about the Ocean Liberator CNC beam coping machine call Ocean Machinery today or visit us on the web at www.oceanmachinery.com

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: NONACSA – Merida, Yucatan

Ocean Machinery was honored to have participated in this years’ XIV Symposium International of Structures Steel, sponsored by IMCA (Mexican Institute of Steel Construction), and NONACSA.

NONACSA - Merida, Yucatan

NONACSA – Merida, Yucatan

NONACSA is one of the largest fabricators in the Yucatan, with the help of their Ocean products they are certainly making a difference and building a better community. They played a major role in supporting the Conference by inviting attendees to tour their plant with featured demonstrations of the Ocean Avenger beam drill line and Liberator beam coping machines in action.

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NONACSA is one of the largest fabricators in the Yucatan.

NONACSA

NONACSA is a full service company.

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NONACSA can proudly boast a well known clientele

It was a great show, we can’t wait till next year – thanks to all who attended!

 

 

 

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Industrias Metalicas Caribe, SRL

It is always so gratifying to see the success of our customers. One of our more unusual customers is Industrias Metalicas Caribe, SRL, known as Indumeca, who is based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Indumeca started out life as a manufacturer of propane and natural-gas cylinders, but in a very short time has become one of the top structural steel fabricators in the Caribbean Islands.

Tonnage has increased 10x in less than 2 years

Tonnage has increased 10x in less than 2 years

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Indumeca – one of the top structural steel fabricators in the Caribbean Islands

After the acquisition of multiple Ocean products, including two Avenger 40 drill lines, a Clipper angle line, a Liberator beam coper and a Terminator band saw, Indumeca has seen their fabricated output tonnage increase by more than ten time in less than two years.

With the Ocean equipment, they still have the capacity to double their current tonnage, and are aiming to become the top structural steel fabricator in the Caribbean islands.

Ocean Avenger at Indumeca

2 Ocean Avengers, a Liberator & a Terminator keeps this shop producing

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Streamlined shop floor allows for higher output

Ocean Clipper

Ocean Clipper

Ing. Enrique Ureña, founder and owner of Indumeca, explains how the purchase of the two Ocean Avengers allowed them to allocate all their plates and other profiles on one Avenger, and all their beams and columns to the other Avenger. Moreover the machines have never let him down. The trend in the Caribbean islands is to move away from anything other than drilled holes.  >>Watch Video Below

Steel Builders, Sydney Australia credits the Ocean Avenger as the cornerstone to their rapid growth.

It’s always gratifying to see the progress and development path that our customers are on, once they have embraced the benefits of CNC Steel Fabrication. Approximately 5 years ago Ian Head of Steel Builders in Sydney Australia embraced our Ocean Avenger CNC Drill Line. The immediate improvement to the bottom line and cash flow improvement that this machine made for them started Steel Builders down a path of incremental steps, and it wasn’t long before they had installed the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine, as well as a Peddinghaus CNC Saw Drill Line and CNC Angle Line.

The Avenger CNC Drill Line was the first step in the evolution that led to the rapid growth of Steel Builder in Sydney Australia. The Avenger is the most popular CNC Drill Line with more than 700 installations in over 60 countries around the world.

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Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line

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Just look at the super clean copes that the highly affordable Ocean Liberator CNC Oxy-Fuel Beam Coping Machine is capable of in the hands of a competent operator. Why would you ever cope any other way?

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Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine – Super clean copes

Steel Builders also modified their Liberator with simple mirrors attached to the torch head so that they can easily observe the cut on the far side of the flange, and added a remote monitor to the machine column to make it easier to observe the machine speed and travel while watching the cut. So simple yet so effective. This is what we love to see, customers getting the most out of their machines.

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Modified with mirrors allows viewing of far-side flange while cutting

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Remote monitor attached to machine column makes it easier to observe the machine speed and travel while cutting

Industrias del Hierro – Prefers Avenger Single Spindle Drill Line over Competitors Multi-Spindle Drill Line

Industrias del Hierro in Medellín/Colombia is so happy with their Avenger and Liberator that they actually prefer them over the machines they have from the competition.

Alexander says “I personally prefer the Avenger to the competition because it allows me to use my creativity to do literally everything“!

Operators Wilson Alvarez (left) and Alexander Ochoa (right)

Operators Wilson Alvarez (left) and Alexander Ochoa (right)

Javier praised the service “We’re very happy with the service provided by Peddinghaus, I can call Manuel Salinas any time and he will answer the phone and help me“.

Chief of Maintenance - Javier Moscoso

Chief of Maintenance – Javier Moscoso

Here are some examples of the creative work they are producing…

Various pieces coped on the Ocean Liberator

Various pieces coped on the Ocean Liberator

The Ocean Avenger drills holes in flat bar, base plates and shear tabs

The Ocean Avenger drills holes in flat bar, base plates and shear tabs

Ocean Liberator can process all profiles including pipe, angle, beam, channel, tube, plate and more

Ocean Liberator can process all profiles including pipe, angle, beam, channel, tube, plate and more

Ocean Liberator speeds up production at Union Steel in South Africa

Coping of steel beams is time consuming and is fraught with potential problems. Michael Papanicolaou of Union Steel in Cape Town, has been a long time believer in embracing CNC machinery wherever possible, and has built his operation into one of the most successful steel fabricating enterprises in the Western Cape. The latest addition to his factory floor is the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping machine, which has been operating continuously since its installation.

1.Michael Papanicolaou of Union Steel with Ray Chellew of Skok Machine Tool

Michael Papanicolaou of Union Steel with Ray Chellew of Skok Machine Tool

2.Clean flange stripping performed on the Ocean Liberator

Clean flange stripping performed on the Ocean Liberator

Typical end copes done with the Ocean Liberator

Typical end copes done with the Ocean Liberator

His operators Elron Groenmeyer and Mluleki Gelem adapted to the machine quickly and are performing some of the cleanest copes that we have ever seen done by this machine. The cleanliness of the cuts significantly reduces additional non-value added tasks such as grinding of copes and other unnecessary clean up.

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Ocean Liberator operators Elron Groenmeyer and Mluleki Gelem in front of the control pedestal

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The Ocean Liberator performs complex end copes with ease and significantly reduces grinding and clean up

How to Cope Stair Stringer Cut-Outs and Notches with CNC Beam Coping Machine

If you are a structural steel fabricator that continuously does stair stringer cut-outs by hand, you will be amazed to see what the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine can do to save you time AND money!

How to Make Stair Stringer Cut-Outs

The Ocean Liberator CNC oxyfuel torch quickly cuts out notches on the end of channel or beams to attach to landing pieces.The Ocean Liberator eliminates manual layout and marking. It takes drawings straight from your CAD program and automatically cuts the copes accurately, every time, with no possibility of human layout error.

The Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line can be used in conjunction with the Ocean Liberator to lay out all welded marks for corner angles or to drill holes for bolted treads in industrial applications.

The video below shows how fast the Ocean Liberator copes the top part of the stair stringer that will eventually be attached to a steel landing platform. The video was taken at a fabricating and welding shop in Texas, where they use the Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine most often to cope beams to build large skids and channel for stair stringer cut-outs for oil tanks and pump jacks used in the oil and gas industry.

The Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine copes the stair stringer cut-outs and notches in just 3 minutes and 20 seconds from start to finish. To make these same stair stringer cut-outs by hand would take 5x or more the amount of time, including layout, part-marking and grinding. The Ocean Liberator makes perfect stair stringer cut-outs quickly and accurately — just think about the time and money that will be saved!

For more information on how the Ocean Liberator can help fabricators making stair stringer cut-outs, contact Ocean Machinery today http://www.oceanmachinery.com or call us toll free at 1-800-286-3624. More videos on the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine can be found on the Ocean Machinery YouTube channel.

Photos of Stair Stringer Production with the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coper

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

How to make stair stringer cut-outs and notches

Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine Install – March 2014

Ocean Machinery had the privilege of visiting one of our Avenger clients, CS Aguirre & Sons while a brand new Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine was being installed a few weeks ago at their Odessa, TX fabricating shop. They needed a machine quickly that could speed up their ability to cope and bevel beams for a large skid manufacturing project, and, as valued customers, we delivered the Ocean Liberator as fast as we could! I was able to witness the speed and accuracy of the Liberator first hand. It was amazing to see what they were doing manually and then how much more quickly, precisely and neatly the Liberator could do the same copes, ratholes, bevels, etc. — saving them time and money!

CNC beam Coping vs manual copingCS Aguirre & Sons was formed in the late 1970s by Carlos Aguirre because he wanted to start a business to pass on to his sons, who were also avid welders. It is still family-owned and operated, with as far as the fourth generation of Aguirres coming in to the shop each week to keep the art of welding an active tradition in the family. They doubled the size of their shop just a few years ago when they purchased our CNC Beam Drill Line, the Ocean Avenger. Co-owner Conrad Aguirre told us “since we expanded the shop and got the Avenger we haven’t had a slow period.” With the rapidly growing oil and natural gas industry in southwestern Texas, they are expecting the Liberator to also become an invaluable asset for the shop, as they plan to get a lot more work by advertising their ability to quickly get jobs done with the Liberator CNC Beam Coper!

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To find out more about the Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coping Machine, call Ocean Machinery at 1-800-286-3624.