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.

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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.

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

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Air-actuated piston

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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.

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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

ALL NEW… Full-Length Ocean Avenger Video

We have finally completed production on the latest Ocean Avenger video. This video showcases the versatility of the Avenger CNC Drill Line, drilling holes in a variety of profiles & thicknesses, the heavy-duty table & moving drilling platform, international safety features, and the flexibility to adapt to your specific needs.

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Ocean Machinery in Mexico City at FABTECH Mexico 2016

Last week (May 4th-6th) Ocean Machinery headed south of the border to FABTECH Mexico, held at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Central American Sales Rep, Luis Pena and Ocean President, Hunter Fry teamed up with our dealer ACAT Mexicana to display and demonstrate the speed, precision and versatility of the Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line. The space limitations within the ACAT booth really showcased the fact that even the smallest shop can accommodate an Ocean Avenger Drill Line without any problems.

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Hunter Fry demonstrates the precision of the Ocean Avenger

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Limited space is not an issue with the Ocean Avenger

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The Ocean Avenger CNC Drill Line is precise and versatile

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Also featured was the Ocean Rejuvenator Drill Sharpener

Eric Olivos Chavez, Director General at Sypisa was so impressed with the Ocean Avenger he wasted no time purchasing and placing his logo on it right at the show. Congratulations Eric, and welcome to the family!

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Proud new Ocean Avenger owner, Eric Olivos Chavez, Director General – Sypisa

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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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

Ocean Avenger Forty and Ocean Terminator DCM speeds up production at True Fab Inc. in Freeport, Texas

Ocean Machinery is so proud to see our newest customers, True Fab Inc. from Freeport, Texas, show off their new installation of the Ocean Avenger Forty CNC Beam Drill Line and their new Ocean Terminator DCM 18/25 band saw.

This was a special day as their two certified machine operators, Caden and Caleb Romero, who are twin brothers, celebrated their 21st birthday on the day of this photo.

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From left to right: Caden Romero, Sammy Romero, Caleb Romero, Mark Romero, and Holly Romero

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According to the Romero’s… “We are really happy! So far the machines have really sped up the production through our shop. We love it!!!

 

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

Ocean Avenger Optimizes Western Cape Steel Fabrication

Local South African steel fabricator LJ Le Roux has significantly improved his fabrication capabilities with the installation of several pieces of highly productive steel fabricating equipment. For beam fabrication Le Roux  has installed the incredibly popular Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line, which is fed by an automated Peddinghaus sawing line that miters in both directions. For his angle production he utilizes the Peddinghaus Angle Master.

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Andre Matthee is the operator for the Ocean Avenger drill line and Peddinghaus saw

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Here the Peddinghaus Saw feeds the steel to the Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line

Recent Machinery Installation: Avellini Brothers (Durban, South Africa)

We just love it when our customers go the extra mile with their machine installations. Skok Machine Tools, with help from Peddinghaus and Ocean, recently installed an Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line and the Terminator DCM18/25 Dual-Column Mitering Band Saw, along with material handling equipment in a flexible parallel configuration at Avellini Bros in Durban South Africa. Shortly thereafter, the customer fabricated additional safety barriers to protect their machines, as well as a great transparent  practical office for the machine operator, and then painted nearby machines to match the Ocean blue and orange. One of the cleanest installs out there. Congrats to all at Avellini for the fine work!

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AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

Making Waves: Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line Increases Productivity for Marfin Estruturas Metálicas in Brazil

We recently traveled to Brazil, where we were able to visit one of our valued Ocean Avenger customers Jairo Costa, of Marfin Estruturas Metálicas in São Paulo.

We were amazed to find that the machine and operating console were cleaner than when the machine shipped over two years ago! The Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line has had such a positive effect on the company that the operator, Jonas Barbosa dos Santos, takes great pride in keeping it well-maintained.

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The Avenger CNC Beam Drill operator Jonas showing off how clean his console is after two years!

On the day of our visit, the MDL screen showed that they have used the Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line to drill and layout more than 448,000 holes / layout marks in just two years. In Brazil the typical allowance for the cost of a hole is R3.00 Reais (around $1.50 USD). This means that the machine has contributed over $330,000 to the customer in two years!

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The operating screen shows the total number of holes drilled by the Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line

When Marfin purchased the Avenger two years ago, it was apparent the machine would give a significant return on the investment. It was a 110-person company and since getting the Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line, they have reduced the headcount to 80 employees, significantly reducing labor costs.

During our visit, Jairo was awarded one of the only four Ocean Commodores Jackets in existence, for his contribution to the 2014 Ocean Dealer Meeting in Brazil. These jackets are awarded to customers to have made an appreciable contribution to Ocean Machinery over the years.

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Jairo standing proudly by the Ocean Avenger CNC beam drill line for structural steel

One of the most gratifying things we can receive from a customer is an endorsement for our machines, and we thank Jonas of Marfin for taking the time to personally write a handwritten letter about the Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill! Read the English version here, and scroll down to see the actual letter below.

“The Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line is a machine capable of drilling and putting layout marks in different types of profiles, such as: beams, angles, plates and tubes, in less time and increases productivity when compared to the method we used before: manually putting layout marks, punching, drilling first and second passes using a mag drill, which is a dangerous equipment to work with.

On the subject of enhanced productivity, the Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line stands out not only for its simplicity to operate, but also for the safety of the operator, maintenance personnel and shop supervisors.

The safety is a great selling point for this machine. The Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line will not start a cycle if there are any mistakes in the program, and will sound an alarm on the panel. For example, if there would be any sort of collision between the axis. It also has 4 emergency stop buttons strategically located and an anti-collision system that stops the machine when activated.

Programming can be done directly on the panel or in a computer in the office, in which case the files are transferred through a USB drive or network cable. It’s also possible to make adjustments to the part programs.

The Avenger is without a doubt the machine that modernized our company and consequently kept the company alive in the market.

Its strong point are:

    • Easy to program and operate
    • Improved speed and cost effectiveness
    • Diminishes the chances of errors in the drilling operation
    • Increases the productivity
    • Safety in operation

A quick tip to users: to keep the machine running perfectly, always check the hydraulic and lubricant oil levels, and don’t forget to lubricate the axis.”

– Jonas Barbosa dos Santos – Avenger operator Marfin Estruturas Metálicas, Piracicaba/SP – Brazil Written on May 29th 2014.

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Handwritten letter of appreciation about the Avenger CNC beam drill line

Avenger CNC beam drill line

Handwritten letter of appreciation about the Avenger CNC beam drill line

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Handwritten letter of appreciation about the Avenger CNC beam drill line

For more information on the Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line and how it can increase productivity and reduce costs for the small to medium-sized fabricator, contact Ocean Machinery today!