Ocean Machinery has had a tremendous impact on the United States Structural Steel Fabricating Industry. Since 2001, Ocean Machinery sold over 250 CNC beam drill lines into small and medium fabricating shops across the country, completely revolutionizing the way small fabricators process beams and all types of profiles.
This very simple yet highly effective beam drill line is designed and manufactured for Ocean Machinery right here in the USA, by Peddinghaus, the most respected name in structural Steel Fabricating Machinery.
The Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line is an extremely space efficient beam processing solution for small to medium fabricators.
The standard beam line is 60ft long by 11ft wide, and takes up no more space than regular mag drilling. It will completely eliminate you layout and mag drill trestles, freeing up vital factory floor space.
The 7ft wide table is used for storing beams ready to be processed
Unlike conventional beam drill lines that employ in and out conveyors feeding the material through a stationery machine, the Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line employs a fixed table and a moving drilling platform, effectively reducing the amount of floor space needed, by 50%
The moving drilling platform is cantilevered off the side of the table on high precision machine guide rails, and does not touch the floor
The positioning of the drill on the X-axis is accomplished by an exceptionally accurate rack and pinion measuring system, providing an accuracy of up to 1/32".
This positive engagement system completely eliminates slippage and ensures outstanding accuracy.
This accuracy translates into faster erection in the field and eliminates charge backs for holes drilled in the wrong position
The Y-axis is controlled by an exceptionally accurate ball screw arrangement that moves the drill into position.
The speed of this movement is far superior to that found on other similar machines and this ensures faster processing and lower unit costs, the secret to profitable fabricating
The Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line utilizes an exceptionally accurate and durable optical zero reference system.
The Optical sensor detects the end of the beam and thereby sets the zero reference
This system is infinitely superior to the vulnerable and often damaged mechanical probes used by other manufacturers.
Once the optical sensor has detected the zero reference, a vertical clamp clamps the profile to the table and fast drive motors quickly position the drill to drill the first hole.
The clamping force of the hydraulic clamp resists the lateral force of the drill, and on the Ocean Avenger, our ability to drill the thickest jumbo beam sets us apart for the imported machines.
The drill rotation and feed rate are automatically set by the software and are determined by the drill diameter and grade of steel being drilled.
Our drill motors are the industry standard and are found on much larger machines.
These strong motors ensure the fastest feed rates and the largest drill diameters of any single spindle beam drill line on the market today.
The Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line sets new standards of efficiency in the small to medium beam fabricating market with the inclusion of two types of coolant system on the beam line.
The optional through-the-tool-coolant system is so superior to the systems found on other machines that it really is no contest.
The Ocean Avenger outperforms and out-drills the competition with ease
The dual system is superbly engineered and features an onboard compressor.
All mechanical components are easy to reach for fast maintenance and cleaning.
The Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line achieves its outstanding drilling efficiency from the through-the-tool-coolant system.
This system ensures that the tool is always kept cool, even when drilling the thickest Jumbo beams, or when drilling hardened steel.
This through-the-tool-coolant system also ensures exceptional tool life and allows much faster drill feed rates than other machines
The Ocean Avenge Beam Drill Line has a markedly superior web probe designed to be able to probe the entire range of US steel profiles, including jumbo beams.
The probe automatically detects the web centerline and places the flange holes equidistant on either side of the web center line.
Moreover, the Ocean Avenger probe is equipped with an auto-air-blast feature that automatically shoots out a highly compressed air blast that cleans the web of any debris or chips that could give the sensor an erroneous reading.
This ensures accurate web probing every time, something that is not possible on competitive machines.
Additionally, the European machines are not compatible with the US profiles and utilizing the web sensor on large profiles can permanently damage the machine.
The European machines cannot probe flange heights of over 12 inches, or flange thicknesses of over 1", tremendously limiting the fabricating capacity of the fabricator.
This amazing Beam Drill Line can process steel sections of any thickness and makes quick work of Jumbo beams.
This allows the small fabricator to take on jobs that hew would normally have had to turn down
The beam line processes:
square and rectangular tube
round tube and pipe
ensuring that the fabricator can tackle the widest variety of of fabricating projects.
The heart of the Ocean Avenger is the exceptionally rugged Siemens 840D CNC controller especially designed for harsh industrial conditions
The Siemens 840D is the respected throughout the world as the pinnacle of CNC controllers and is normally found on machines costing significantly more than the Ocean Avenger
The entire system, itself is designed and built by Siemens and all the components are off the shelf Siemens parts, readily available anywhere in the world with overnight delivery.
This makes the Ocean Avenger significantly faster and easier to service compared to the European machines where the components are from a wide variety of suppliers and are not available in the USA.
The Ocean Avenger includes an integrated Air Conditioning Unit for the computer cabinet as standard equipment.
This ensures optimum operating temperature for the CNC control, irrespective of how hot or cold your ambient temperature might get.
Competitive machines have been severely compromised by harsh ambient operating conditions
The exceptionally rugged Siemens CNC controller is world renowned as the Cadillac of controllers and is used throughout the world.
Siemens has factory trained service techs in all major territories who are intimately familiar with this controller and this will ensure that downtime is kept to a minimum.
The interface with the Siemens controller is through the industry standard Peddimat Software, and is simple to program and operate.
The beam line can be programmed manually at the cabinet, or can be operated directly from imported CAD detailed profiles.
Operators without prior computer experience have been taught in only hours how to successfully operate this simple machine.
The Ocean Avenger Beam Drill Line can be programmed manually at the machine cabinet or can be operated by downloading already detailed parts from your steel detailers CAD detailing program.
The optional Peddinghaus Peddimat software has been the industry standard in the USA for over 20 years and the major steel detailing software companies have all integrated their detailing software with Peddimat.
Integration with your steel detailer's detailing software is seamless and downloading already detailed parts to your Ocean Avenger Beam Line is simple and fast
This is a simple operation using readily available and inexpensive floppy disks that are inserted in a slot above the machine keyboard.
The Ocean Avenger Beam Line by Peddinghaus utilizes the best of both worlds.
It uses the automatic CNC to set the drill RPM and feed rate at the optimum conditions, but it also has simple graduated manual control buttons to override both drill rotation and feed on the fly
This might be necessary when hitting unexpected hard inclusions or when drilling with a dull drill bit
This versatility is unmatched on competitive machines
The Ocean Avenger Beam Line is a much more durable machine – it is made of significantly stronger steel sections
It utilizes the very latest in machine tool technology – not outdated roller system
Designed for heavier US profiles – not the typical light European profiles
Capable of processing the entire catalog of AISC profiles, something the European machines are absolutely unable to do.
The Ocean Avenger Beam Line offers two coolant options - a through-the-tool coolant system and a spray mist coolant system
The Ocean Avenger drills significantly faster.
Our beam line drills thicker profiles - it will drill the thickest jumbo column, the heaviest beams and the thickest base plates you can find.
Our beam line will exhibit longer tool life as the center of the drill bit is always kept cool
Our beam line is capable of processing harder steel profiles due to the through-the-tool-coolant-system
Our beam line is capable of handling pre-coped parts – this is not possible with competitors beam line
The Ocean Avenger beam line travels faster between holes
It utilizes a more accurate measuring system
The Ocean Avenger utilizes an exceptionally accurate and durable optical zero reference system – this is infinitely superior to the vulnerable and often damaged mechanical probes used by other manufacturers
The Ocean Avenger beam line has a web sensor with a built in air blaster – this ensures that the sensor always detects the REAL web center line – The competitor beam lines are prone to erroneous readings due to steel chips on the beam
The Ocean Avenger web sensor can be used on all AISC profiles - the European machines cannot accommodate beams with flanges over 12" or flanges thicker than 1" - this precludes their machine from processing over 100 AISC profiles.
Ocean Machinery has sold more of these type of Beam lines than anyone in the USA
The Ocean Avenger Beam Line is made in South Carolina, USA by Peddinghaus
Peddinghaus is the most well known and respected brand in structural steel machinery, over 100 years old
The Peddimat beam line software is the most well known machine software in the USA
The Ocean Avenger Beam Line seamlessly integrates with all major steel detailing programs
The Ocean Avenger Beam Line is made in the USA – not in Europe
The beam line uses off-the-shelf parts freely available in the USA – You won’t have to wait for parts from Europe
Parts and technical support for the Ocean Avenger Beam Line are available from 7am to 7pm each day – support from Europe is only available from 7am to 11.30 am. After they shut down for the day, your support vanishes
Parts orders placed by 6.30 pm will be at your plant by 10am the next day – parts ordered from Europe will typically arrive in 5 – 10 days