It’s always exciting to see what new adventures our customers are embracing with their Ocean products.
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.
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.
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.