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Ocean Blaster: Love at First Sight

Baxter Engineering in Canberra, Australia has most of their fabricating bases covered with two separate divisions; a Structural Fab shop for all things structural and a Mechanical Fab ...  (READ MORE)

Exceeding Expectations at MBM Fabricators

ocean shot blaster - exceeding expectations

Steel may be strong but it has downsides as well, steel oxidizes very quickly when exposed to the elements, and if left out in your yard long enough it can grow some serious rust. It doesn’t matter if that steel is headed for a drill line, angle line, band saw or plasma machine that rust and scale is gonna be an issue.

CNC machines rely on laser sensors to set the zero reference for profiles to be run.  Rust and scale buildup can cause the laser to miscalculate the starting position and/or distance of the profile. This costly miscalculation can result in holes, slots, and cuts being off enough to render the profile unusable.

ocean blaster before processing

Typical rusty beam goes in…

With this in mind, MBM Fabricators in Romulus, Michigan sought out a pre-processing solution that would work with their current flow of band saw cutting profiles to length followed by a single spindle drill line. They also had to take into consideration the overhead cranes that run the length of their shop which would eliminate anything of considerable size taking up space in the shop.

Because of the Ocean Blaster’s compact footprint, MBM Fabricators was able to utilize the “dead space” against the wall of the shop, underneath the overhead crane. They are now running all their material through the Ocean Blaster before processing & painting, and recently commented “The Ocean Shot Blaster has exceeded our expectations”.

ocean blaster after processing

…Nice clean beam comes out!

For more information on how the Ocean Shot Blaster can fit into your shop CLICK HERE

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Ocean BLASTER hard at work at South Central Steel

The New Ocean BLASTER is already proving its worth at South Central Steel in Harpersville. Alabama. This very compact, fully integrated shot blast machine fits in just about any steel fabricating shop and significantly reduces the man-hours required to clean rust, paint and debris off steel prior to fabrication and painting.

The New Ocean BLASTER in the production line at South Central Steel in Harpersville Alabama

The New Ocean BLASTER in the production line at South Central Steel in Harpersville Alabama

According to Dan Cina, SCS’s CNC Foreman…….”the Ocean Blaster has been a real asset to our production line. it has saved us time in grinding, wire brushing. It has also saved time in the fitting, welding and paint departments.

Below is a short video on the Ocean BLASTER.  To watch the full video showing all of the unique features of the Ocean BLASTER, watch the video below this one.


New Ocean Blaster – the perfect way to clean your structural steel sections prior to processing

Ocean is proud to announce their newest addition to their formidable product range of top quality, affordable machines that help fabricators to reduce their fabrication costs and increase their operating margins.

The New Ocean Blaster is a completely new Shot Blast machine, designed for ALL fabricators, even the small shops! The Ocean Blaster will clean all steel profiles up to 40″ tall and 20″ wide.

The Ocean Blaster has the smallest footprint and lowest overall height of any comparable shot machine. This allows it to fit into the smallest of shops. It is also the most economical machine to operate, due to the ULTRA Performance turbines that allow it to clean to a “near white” surface finish at faster than 5 ft per minute all at less than 50% of the power consumption of any competitive product.

Ocean wants you to be the lowest cost producer in your market. That is how you will win jobs, make money and stay in business. The Ocean Blaster will make a huge improvement to the profitability of your shop.

Watch the Ocean Blaster video below