Step-by-Step Integration of Ocean Products

Integration of the Ocean Terminator Saw with the Avenger Drill Line

Integration of the Ocean Terminator Saw with the Avenger Drill Line

All Ocean products are designed to be fully-functional stand-alone machines that exhibit amazing productivity and versatility in their own right, and are designed to fit into very compact spaces since most of our customers are pressed for space.  However, they are also fully capable of being integrated into fully-functional systems for those customers who have the space to implement them.  This can be done at any time in a step-by-step approach as needs require and as funds become available.

We are finding more and more customers using the Avenger (and Avenger PLUS) drill line to not only drill and layout their beams, but also to measure the beam for cutting to length and coping.  We often see our machines in a system layout where the Avenger drills, lays out and measures, and the Terminator cuts to length.

Ocean Liberator integrated with Avenger Drill Line

Ocean Liberator integrated with Avenger Drill Line

But for those customers who have a significant percentage of their work that also needs to be coped, an Avenger or Avenger PLUS in tandem with the Liberator CNC Coper is even more versatile.  These customers use the drill line to place the location reference marks and then use the Liberator to not only cope the beams, but also to cut to length.

Just outside Fresno in Northern California, Steve Bradford of Bradford Steel started off with an Avenger and then subsequently added a Liberator to cope and cut to length.  He installed cross transfers to facilitate loading the Avenger and added idler rollers to the drill table, making it easier to feed the beams into the coper.  His future plans include additional cross transfers integrated with the outfeed of the Liberator to further speed up production, and the integration of an Ocean Blaster to further reduce costs and improve profitability.

Material handling integrated with Avenger Drill Line

Material handling integrated with Avenger Drill Line

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Ocean Machinery provides full CAD layout drawings of an entire system in your location, showing you how the various products can all be integrated in the future.  This step-by-step modular approach to machine integration means that you never have to invest too much at one time; just add machines as needed.

Call us today toll free at 1-800-286-3624 or at 1-954-956-3131. We look forward to helping you create a customized fully functional integrated system for your shop.

 

 

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: J&C Steel Fabricators

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.

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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.

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Avenger Drill Line positioned so trucks can unload parallel to table

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The position of the Avenger makes loading and unloading on the truck easy

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Can your Beam Line do this? – Drilling Pre-Welded Assemblies

one of our Avenger PLUS customers drilling this large pre-welded assembly.

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:

  1. The contraction and distortion of the material as it cools down from welding, might cause the hole-to-hole accuracy to be compromised, and
  2. 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 greg@oceanmachinery.com

 

 

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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Take a cool aerial tour through New Zealand’s largest steel fabricator

While Ocean typically targets the small to medium fabricator, many of Ocean’s CNC machines end up in large fabrication facilities due to their exceptional versatility and their ability to process just about any profile.

In this very cool aerial tour through John Jones, the largest steel fabricator in South Island New Zealand, we see both Peddinghaus and Ocean Avenger drill lines.

The Avenger processes steel profiles that would be impossible to do on a regular beam line, such as this 24”x24” RHS steel section.

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

Due to a major earthquake back in 2011, 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.

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

This particular column is a 24”x24” 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.

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Holes are drilled in all four surfaces of this rectangular column

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

 

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.

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Ocean Avenger and Eliminator shipment arrives

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Ocean Avenger and Eliminator shipment unwrapped and ready to unload

The next day the Ocean Terminator shipment rolled in.

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Ocean Terminator shipment has arrived

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Ocean Terminator unwrapped and ready to be unloaded

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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!

 

 

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Holes are drilled in all four surfaces of this rectangular column

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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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New World Record for Ocean Avenger

South African customer, Greenhouse Construction, set a new record by drilling over 4 Million holes with their Ocean Avenger in just 2 years and 2 months since installation. As one of the premier design build companies doing large warehouses, Greenhouse completely redesigned all aspects of their warehouses to best utilize the capability of the Avenger.

In two years they have gone from predominantly welding their structures to now being an almost completely bolted design, netting them considerable savings in the process. In South Africa, steel service centers that offer processing, sell a hole for around R15.00. This means that Greenhouse has seen a return in the range of R60 Million* in 2 years on a machine that cost them less than R2.6M*. Now that’s what you call a return on investment!  (*$4.8M return on $200K invested)

New World Record for Ocean Avenger

Proud operator Charles Roast with his immaculately maintained Ocean Avenger at Greenhouse Construction, South Africa