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
Ocean Machinery was honored to have participated in this years’ XIV Symposium International of Structures Steel, sponsored by IMCA (Mexican Institute of Steel Construction), and NONACSA.
NONACSA – Merida, Yucatan
NONACSA is one of the largest fabricators in the Yucatan, with the help of their Ocean products they are certainly making a difference and building a better community. They played a major role in supporting the Conference by inviting attendees to tour their plant with featured demonstrations of the Ocean Avenger beam drill line and Liberator beam coping machines in action.
NONACSA is one of the largest fabricators in the Yucatan.
NONACSA is a full service company.
NONACSA can proudly boast a well known clientele
It was a great show, we can’t wait till next year – thanks to all who attended!
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
Ocean is fortunate to have a great new partner, Cayarga SA de CV Constructora, from Torreón, Coahuila, México.
Javier Cayarga Izaguirre of Cayarga SA de CV Constructora with Ocean’s Luis Pena
Javier Cayarga Izaguirre is an Architect who loves the construction and structural steel industry so much that he decided to get fully involved. And this is how he is going about it. Brand new building, two long parallel 200 ft. bays, with cranes soon to be installed. And to do the work efficiently, he ordered a new Avenger to do the laying out and drilling of holes, directly from the Tekla detail drawings. This my friends is the right way to get into the game!
We were fortunate to be on site when the truck bearing the new Avenger pulled into his new fab shop, and Javier watched like an expectant father as the machine was being unloaded from the truck. I have the feeling that this is going to be in an interesting story to watch unfold.
Javier Cayarga Izaguirre watches anxiously as his new Avenger arrives
Cayarga SA de CV Constructora – Torreón, Coahuila, México
Ocean’s Luis Pena gives his approval on the delivery
Earlier this month we held an Appreciation Event at the Margaritaville Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, to celebrate our strong partnership with the Peddinghaus Regional Managers. The main day was Friday, December 9th beginning with a short meeting packed full of laughs, fun and useful information.
Laughs, fun and useful information being dispensed
The meeting was followed by lunch at Pelican Landing on Pier 66, where everyone from up north got to enjoy what we Floridians take for granted – being outside, on the water, in December dressed for July!
Lunch at Pelican Landing on Pier 66
Then it was on to more “outdoor December” fun, as we boarded a yacht and cruised the Intracoastal waterway; sipping adult beverages and getting to know each other a little better.
Cruising the Intracoastal
As you can see by the photos, and from the comments we received there was a good time had by all who attended our 2016 Peddinghaus Regional Managers Appreciation Event.
Margaritaville Beach Resort – Hollywood, Florida
We would like to thank everyone who attended, we hope you had fun and were inspired by what you heard. Till next time – Thanks again!
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