CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Adena Corporation

High School project

This Ohio High School project was completely fabricated and erected by Adena Corp.

The Adena Corporation is located in Mansfield, OH, and with over 200 employees is a very large general contractor that does it all – carpentry, building foundations, masonry, concrete work, steel fabrication and steel erection. The steel fabrication side of the business, North Central Fabrication, fabricates for many different industries including: commercial, industrial, institutional and healthcare, they recently made the decision to add automation to the shop in order to be more competitive and win more jobs. They needed to increase production while maintaining low overhead costs, after weighing all options from Robot Plasmas to Single and Multi Spindle Drill Lines they concluded Ocean Machinery was the perfect fit, and ultimately chose the Ocean Avenger Drill Line and Ocean Terminator Band Saw.

It sure has changed the manner in which we put product out the door. We went from fabricating 100 tons per month to 100 tons within the first week of having the Avenger
- Mike Hall, Division Manager – Adena Corporation

Ocean Avenger

Putting the Avenger directly in line with the Terminator saw minimizes the use of overhead cranes.

 

 

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Standley Batch Systems

Standley Batch Systems in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is a leader in design and fabrication of concrete batch processing automation systems for new and existing plants, including conveying systems, storage bins and silos.

Avenger operator

Robert Holzum, Salesman and, Scott, their Operator, beside their Avenger Drill Line installed in 2014

The Avenger Drill was installed in 2014 and production has benefited from improvements in layout and drilling  times, as well as more accurate field installations and fit-up.  In the photos below they demonstrate their custom modification; air-actuated pistons which assist in moving the profile to the Avenger’s datum line for processing.

Air-actuated pistons

Air-actuated pistons assist in moving the profile to the Avenger’s datum line

air-actuated piston

Air-actuated piston

Avenger drill ine

The Right Way to Fabricate Steel

Ocean is fortunate to have a great new partner, Cayarga SA de CV Constructora, from Torreón, Coahuila, México.

Javier Cayarga Izaguirre of Cayarga SA de CV Constructora with Ocean's Luis Pena

Javier Cayarga Izaguirre of Cayarga SA de CV Constructora with Ocean’s Luis Pena

Javier Cayarga Izaguirre is an Architect who loves the construction and structural steel industry so much that he decided to get fully involved. And this is how he is going about it. Brand new building, two long parallel 200 ft. bays, with cranes soon to be installed. And to do the work efficiently, he ordered a new Avenger to do the laying out and drilling of holes, directly from the Tekla detail drawings. This my friends is the right way to get into the game!

We were fortunate to be on site when the truck bearing the new Avenger pulled into his new fab shop, and Javier watched like an expectant father as the machine was being unloaded from the truck. I have the feeling that this is going to be in an interesting story to watch unfold.

Javier Cayarga Izaguirre watches as his new Avenger arrives

Javier Cayarga Izaguirre watches anxiously as his new Avenger arrives

Cayarga SA de CV Constructora  From Torreón, Coahuila, México

Cayarga SA de CV Constructora – Torreón, Coahuila, México

Ocean's Luis Pena unveils their new machine

Ocean’s Luis Pena gives his approval on the delivery

Peddinghaus and Ocean rebuild Christchurch

The 22nd of Feb 2011 was a terrifying day in Christchurch New Zealand. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake decimated the city, killing 185 people and destroying over 170,000 buildings.

Following the earthquake, and eleven months of more than four hundred 4.5 magnitude and higher aftershocks, the former picturesque city of Christchurch was no more. Most of the buildings in the city center collapsed, and those that remained standing had to be condemned.

February 22, 2011 earthquake - Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake – Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake - Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake – Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake - Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake – Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake - Christchurch, NZ

February 22, 2011 earthquake – Christchurch, NZ

And so a long hard project of rebuilding from the ruins was put into play. Steel Construction New Zealand, (SCNZ) the governing body of the steel industry, set about revising their building code, and steel became the building material of choice for the rebirth of Christchurch.

Through the hard work of our great partner, Impact Machinery, both Ocean Machinery and Peddinghaus set about installing the massive fabricating capacity that would be needed throughout the island, and in so doing, we have been instrumental in seeing the skyline of New Zealand change in front of our eyes.

John Jones Steel - Christchurch, NZ

John Jones Steel – Christchurch, NZ

Darren Harmsworth (Impact Machinery) with a 24″ x 24″ column being drilled on the Avenger

John Jones Steel - Christchurch, NZ

Ocean Avenger at John Jones Steel – Christchurch, NZ

Five years later, the skyline has changed and we are proud to have been part of this amazing journey of rebirth. Thanks to our partners, Impact Machinery, Peddinghaus and especially our New Zealand Fabricators.

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ using the 24″ x 24″ columns drilled by the Ocean Avenger

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The rebuilding of Christchurch, NZ

The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

The sales model of the Plasma Robots, such as the Python X, Ficep, Voortman, Daito and others, relies on the seductive promise of having one machine do the work of multiple machines, essentially eliminating the need for a saw, drill line and a coper. While in reality this never actually materializes (witness our Saw, Drill and Angle Line sales to existing Plasma Coping Robot users), and there is one further aspect that is never mentioned in the plasma robot sales pitch.

And that is just how sloppy the cuts and copes become within a very short time. This means that instead of eliminating labor, the user often has to hire additional labor to grind and clean the dross and slop from the cuts.

control-cabinet

This has propelled the Ocean Blaster into the limelight as it is the most economical and efficient blast cleaning machine on the market and makes quick work of automatically cleaning the dross from these plasma cut parts. Just take a look at the before and after photos below.

The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

BEFORE – The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

AFTER – The Ocean Blaster Cleans Up behind Python-X and Plasma Robots

The Ocean Blaster is a very compact, ruggedly built Shot Blaster featuring twin bucket elevators keeping the overall height so low that it can fit in any fab shop without the need for a pit. The hyper efficient turbines ensure that it has the lowest operating costs of all blasters on the market, and makes it the perfect machine for existing Python X and other Plasma Robot users to clean their steel.

The Peddinghaus Partnership with Ocean Machinery

The story behind the unique partnership between Peddinghaus and Ocean Machinery, is revealed in this great video produced by the talented Peddinghaus marketing team.

The story is also outlined in their latest edition of PEDDI NEWS and makes for good reading. The story starts on Page 20… READ IT HERE

Peddi News - July

Ocean Avenger, Eliminator and Terminator Installation

South Florida based Go-Tilt recently purchased the Ocean Avenger, Eliminator and Terminator for some exciting new projects they have coming up. With this new location just up the street from our office it gave us the unique opportunity to get photos of the actual deliveries and shoot some really cool video.

The Ocean Avenger and Eliminator were the first pieces of equipment to arrive.

Ocean Avenger

Ocean Avenger and Eliminator shipment arrives

Ocean Avenger delivery

Ocean Avenger and Eliminator shipment unwrapped and ready to unload

The next day the Ocean Terminator shipment rolled in.

Ocean Terminator delivery

Ocean Terminator shipment has arrived

Ocean Terminator shipment

Ocean Terminator unwrapped and ready to be unloaded

Ocean Avenger

Everything is here, let the installation begin!

With everything now in the building and the installation ready to begin, it was time to have some fun. We placed a GoPro camera in the rafters during the installation to get some time-lapse footage of everything coming together. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we were hoping for some pretty cool footage… and that is exactly what we got!

Check it out – 3.5 day installation in just 2 minutes.

BONUS FOOTAGE – the comical version!

 

 

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

PRICED TO MOVE!!!
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SPOTLIGHT: K&K Fabrication

In mid- May, Kurt Smeby, President of K&K Fabrication in Austin Minnesota, graciously agreed to demonstrate his Ocean Clipper Angle Line to a non-competitive fabricator in the state.

k&k construction ocean clipper demo

K&K Fabrication graciously demonstrates the Ocean Clipper line to a non-competitive fabricator in their state.

K&K Fabrication installed their Avenger Drill in 2008, with the Clipper Angle Line following in 2013. The Clipper is located behind the Avenger and the same Operator runs both machines. He states the Clipper Angle Line replaced two men.

Aside from their machine shop work, K&K fabricates both structural and miscellaneous steel and also custom design/build equipment. Kurt mentioned that they recently fabricated a very large commercial project and his 10 shop-floor personnel, plus an additional Quality Control man, consistently shipped 23-25 tons per day for 27 consecutive weeks. This would have been impossible without CNC automation and a seasoned workforce.