One of Ocean’s newest Avenger Drill Line customers, J&C Steel Fabricators, in Brooklyn, New York, is extremely pleased with what the Avenger Drill Line can do. It has also drastically lowered production costs, minimized shop floor errors and shown an immediate return on their investment.
Cesar Velesaca, President J&C Steel Fabricators (center) with members of his crew and Tom Doyle of Doyle Structural Solutions
They neatly placed their machine against the wall where the steel supply truck backs into the bay to unload parallel to the Avenger.
Avenger Drill Line positioned so trucks can unload parallel to table
The position of the Avenger makes loading and unloading on the truck easy
One of our Avenger PLUS customers drilling a large pre-welded assembly.
There are situations that occur in fabrication that necessitate the pre-welding of an assembly and then the subsequent drilling of that assembly. This is normally due to one or more concerns that if the holes are drilled prior to welding, that:
The contraction and distortion of the material as it cools down from welding, might cause the hole-to-hole accuracy to be compromised, and
The actual welding of the pre-drilled components might not be perfectly aligned, thus compromising the hole-to-hole accuracy
The Avenger and Avenger PLUS machines, by virtue of the static work-piece and moving processing column, allow fabricators to position and drill pre-welded structures on their machines.
This is not something that you can even consider on a typical multi-spindle drill line or coping robot.
We would love to see other photos of our customers drilling pre-welded assemblies – please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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
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 down under at Austech 2017
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
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
Putting the Avenger directly in line with the Terminator saw minimizes the use of overhead cranes.
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.
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 assist in moving the profile to the Avenger’s datum line
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
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.
2 Ocean Avengers, a Liberator & a Terminator keeps this shop producing
Streamlined shop floor allows for higher output
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
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.
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.
Hunter Fry demonstrates the precision of the Ocean Avenger
Limited space is not an issue with the Ocean Avenger
The Ocean Avenger CNC Drill Line is precise and versatile
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!
Proud new Ocean Avenger owner, Eric Olivos Chavez, Director General – Sypisa
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.
Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Drill Line
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?
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.
Modified with mirrors allows viewing of far-side flange while cutting
Remote monitor attached to machine column makes it easier to observe the machine speed and travel while cutting