Pump and Steel Supplies, Bulawayo Zimbabwe – Transforming for the future!

Pump and Steel Supplies – Bulawayo ZimbabweIn the heart of Bulawayo Zimbabwe, a young couple, Eugene and Agnes Jackson, have created an amazing company called Pump and Steel Supplies, and in a few short years have grown it into a powerhouse of productivity, and now employ more than 300 personnel. They manufacture everything from Structural Steel to roofing materials to door and window frames, and everything in between.

Roofing manufacturing lines at Pump and Steel Supplies

Roofing manufacturing lines at Pump and Steel Supplies

They currently operate from a 300,000 sqft building, previously the railways workshop building, and have started to transform this facility from an essentially manual operation into a state of the art CNC automated manufacturing facility.

Peddinghaus 210AD Ironworker from 1971

Peddinghaus 210AD Ironworker from 1971

One of the older machines in their floor is their trusty Peddinghaus 210AD Ironworker built in the Peddinghaus Germany factory back in 1971, and this machine still performs as well as it did when it was built, more than 46 years ago. This machine will now reside across from their most recent installation, a line featuring a dual column Terminator Band Saw and the formidable Ocean Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line. And just across from the drill line is their new Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line.

Recent installation featuring a dual column Terminator Band Saw and Ocean Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line

Recent installation featuring a dual column Terminator Band Saw and Ocean Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line

One senses that not only is Pump and Steel Supplies about to rewrite structural steel fabrication in the country, but the entire country of Zimbabwe is poised for a massive bounce as soon as investment capital rolls in. While the departing president Robert Mugabe might have been reviled, the one thing he really did well was invest in education of the citizens, and the talent and skill in Zimbabwe is ready to make their mark on the continent of Africa.

Left to Right – Ray Chellew (SKOK salesman), Eugene Jackson (Managing Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Ndaba Mhlanga (Technical Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Sean Devenny Skok Installer

Left to Right – Ray Chellew (SKOK salesman), Eugene Jackson (Managing Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Ndaba Mhlanga (Technical Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Sean Devenny Skok Installer

Ray Chellew and Sean Devenny of SKOK Machine tool in front of the Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line at Pump and Steel Supplies Zimbabwe

Ray Chellew and Sean Devenny of SKOK Machine tool in front of the Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line at Pump and Steel Supplies Zimbabwe

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

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.

Ocean Avenger Forty

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!!!

 

New Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 dual column, double mitering band saw.

Ocean is proud to announce the release of their latest band saw for cutting structural steel sections. The new Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 is a dual column double mitering band saw designed for the toughest sawing applications. It is the only saw of its kind that miters to 60 degrees in both directions.

The saw features a 10HP motor, 1-1/2″ blade, and specially designed lifting rollers for assisting  the material move over the saw base, and for un-pinching blades when the steel moves under stress release.

Watch the DCM1825 video below – be sure to watch full screen in HiDef and subscribe to our channel to get all our latest machinery updates.

Ocean Machinery releases three new products at the Fabtech show in Las Vegas

Ocean Machinery launched THREE NEW products at the recent Fabtech Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The star of the show was the New Ocean Avenger PLUS model, developed in conjunction with its partner Peddinghaus. The Avenger PLUS has all the features of the original Avenger, plus a lot more!

Ocean Machinery's booth at the 2012 Fabtech Show in Las Vegas

Ocean Machinery’s booth at the 2012 Fabtech Show in Las Vegas

Intended specifically for the high end OEM and job shop fabricators, featuring an 8-position tool changer and 25HP 2,250 RPM servo spindle, this new machine not only capable of drilling with carbide tooling, but is also able to slot, mill, countersink, thread,  and do just about anything you can imagine with a drilling line.

The NEW Ocean Avenger PLUS drilled hundreds of 13/16" holes in the flanges and web of this W12x96 column in just 5 seconds per hole!

The NEW Ocean Avenger PLUS drilled hundreds of 13/16″ holes in the flanges and web of this W12x96 column in just 5 seconds per hole!

The NEW Ocean Avenger PLUS plunge milled hundreds of 13/16" x 1-1/2" slots in the flanges of this W118x35 beam in just 10 seconds per slot!

The NEW Ocean Avenger PLUS plunge milled hundreds of 13/16″ x 1-1/2″ slots in the flanges of this W118x35 beam in just 10 seconds per slot!

Ocean also exhibited the brand new Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 Dual Column Double Mitering Band Saw built for them by their sawing partner MEP/Hyd-Mech. this semi-automatic saw was a big hit at the show, and is the obvious choice for strucutral and general fabricators wanting a highly efficient saw at a reasonable price. The Terminator DCM 18-25 also miters to 60 degrees in both directions and features pop-up lift rollers to allow fast mitering angle changes without moving the beam during the mitering process.

The all new Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 dual column double mitering band saw

The all new Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 dual column double mitering band saw

The control panel for the all new Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 dual column double mitering band saw

The control panel for the all new Ocean Terminator DCM 1825 dual column double mitering band saw

Of course Ocean’s participation at a trade show is never complete without the wonderful Oceanettes!

Anton Peddinghaus, Jim Livingston, Robbie Clark, Darren Harmsworth, Karen Castorina and alltime favorite Oceanette Emilee!

Anton Peddinghaus, Jim Livingston, Robbie Clark, Darren Harmsworth, Karen Castorina and alltime favorite Oceanette Emilee!

William Giacometti, CEO of MEP Italy, Ocean Machinery's sawing partner, with the always popular Oceanettes

William Giacometti, CEO of MEP Italy, Ocean Machinery’s sawing partner, with the always popular Oceanettes

The Ocean Machinery team complete with the ever popular Oceanettes!

The Ocean Machinery team complete with the ever popular Oceanettes!