Tag: structural steel fabrication (page 1 of 8)

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)



It doesn’t matter if your VW Bug changes into a robot from outer space or your ’58 Plymouth Fury is possessed. People love giving their vehicles names, it signifies our close connection to our machinery and after all – machines are alive… right?

Not long after McCombs Steel in Statesville, NC, got their Ocean Challenger Robotic Welder, they realized what an asset and valued employee it had become. Huh, “valued employee”? Yes, you heard me correctly. “Bruce”, as he is affectionately known around the shop, has been welding up a storm with minimal breaks, no lunch, and never calls in sick. Bruce the robotic welder was most recently named McCombs Steel’s Employee of the Month.

If you would like to have an employee like Bruce, give us a call 800-286-3624, or visit https://www.oceanmachinery.com/solutions/challenger-robotic-welder.html for more info.

Special Thanks to Adam at McCombs Steel for the footage of “Bruce” and his new rotators working an easy 168 hour shift.




CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Division Five – Hollywood, SC

Division Five

Division Five, a structural fabricator located in Hollywood, SC, has been a valued customer of Ocean Machinery since their 2006 installation of the Terminator 1842 Saw and Avenger Drill Line.

Division Five Ocean Terminator

Division Five Ocean Avenger CNC Drill Line

The Ocean Liberator CNC Beam Coper was added in 2018 to minimize layout and coping times. A recent visit to their facility reveals W16 x 40’s requiring rat holes, web and flange beveling, taking around 7-minutes and 30 seconds per-end to cope and bevel.  Previous manual processing took about one-hour after grinding and final cleanup.

Division Five Ocean Liberator CNC Oxy Coper

We also observed a “mammoth” W40 x 199 beam being drilled on their Ocean Avenger.  The Liberator Beam Coper was used to perform a trim-cut on this “heavy-weight” prior to drilling it.

Division Five Ocean Avenger CNC Beam Line

We thank the team at Division Five for employing the Ocean brand of structural machinery to supplement their fabrication efforts.




Ocean Clipper Expedites Production at TPI Engineered Systems

Ocean Clipper at TPI Engineered Systems

TPI Engineered Systems in Bowden, Georgia is really putting their new Ocean Clipper to work and loving every man-hour saving minute of it. A recent conversation with Robbie Morgan, Plant Manager on the Ocean Clipper Angle Line addition to their current Avenger Drill Line revealed the following:

  • Prior to Clipper they had two, sometimes three men fabricating angle manually with an iron worker
  • A 2″ x 2″ x 3/16” angle profile that was 3-4 feet in length requiring

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Reducing Coping Man-hours and Handling Times at BullDog Iron Works – Waxahachie, Texas

bulldog ironworks - ocean liberator, ocean terminator, and ocean flippers

A recent visit to Bulldog Ironworks, just south of Dallas, reveals how they  leverage Ocean Products to reduce man-hours and improve material flow through their recently expanded facility.  They specialize in heavy structural steel fabrication for both commercial and industrial markets.

ocean liberator

Material flows in one direction through the shop starting with the Ocean Terminator Saw and their recent addition of the Ocean Liberator Coping Line. Nick Copeland Sr.,  commented that “we recently completed the stair-stinger cut-outs for a 16 story building, consisting of 96 stringers, in two-days using the Liberator” The Liberator has greatly improved productivity as witnessed in the channel cut-outs being processed for a steel supply house.

Bulldog Iron Works also integrated three pairs of Ocean Flipper Profile Rotators into their fitter-welder lines. Material is rotated at each station, eliminating costly wait times for overhead cranes.

ocean flipper

BullDog Iron Works has 3 pair of Ocean Flippers

ocean flipper

Operating since 1970, the Copeland family business is prospering due to their employee skill sets, commitment to quality workmanship and focus being a low cost producer using technology.








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