Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line

Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line
  • Overview

This American made clip angle processing machine has been especially designed for the structural steel fabricator to eliminate costly layout and manual drilling procedures and to fabricate larger profiles in less time. By expediting processing times through elimination of human labor, fabricators achieve greater profits while greatly increasing their tonnage-per-month and tonnage-per-employee outputs.

The Ocean CLIPPER CNC Angle Line can be installed in any structural steel fabrication shop or other operation where layout and punching of clip angles or similar parts is required. It is capable of processing angles from as small as 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 1/8” all the way up to 6” x 6 x 5/8”

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OCEAN CLIPPER ANGLE LINE

  • Ability to process short clip angles as well as long bracing angles.

  • Eliminates manual layout, and manual drilling / punching

  • Provides exceptional accuracy of hole placement, eliminating costly field modifications

  • Easy installation by fabricator

  • Very space efficient – no bigger than most ironworkers

  • Simple and easy to operate

  • No computer experience required

  • Fully automatic punching, drilling, and shearing cycle

  • Immediate payback on a low investment through attractive finance options

ANGLE LINE - UNIQUE DESIGN - PUNCH, DRILL AND SHEAR

  • To achieve our design approach we needed to reduce the overall size of the typical angle line. In doing so we would also help to reduce the cost of the machine as well.

  • In all angle punch lines, the opposing punches cannot be set on the same X-axis datum line as they are too large and have to overlap - this means that the angle is positioned for the first leg punch, the hole is punched, and then the angle has to be fed in the X-direction at least 6 inches before the opposing leg can be punched. This makes for a long machine, as well as an expensive machine. It also has the additional down side of having a long "drop" (the length of angle that cannot be processed)

  • This situation allowed us to design an angle line that is vastly different from all the other angle lines on the market. The Ocean Clipper uses a drill spindle in combination with the traditional punch and shear that is typically found on other angle lines. By using a drill/punch combo, the punch and drill can be positioned directly opposite each other - something that is not possible with traditional punch systems.

  • This allowed us to shorten the overall length dramatically. The Ocean Clipper CNC angle line is absolutely unique in the marketplace, and it is the most compact CNC angle line that is capable of processing steel angle sections up to 6'x6'x5/8" (150x150x16mm).

SMALL FOOTPRINT FOR THIS UNIQUE ANGLE LINE

  •  This allows the entire machine size to be reduced, making the Ocean Clipper CNC angle line the most compact CNC Angle line in the world. The end plates containing the punching and drilling stations are only 16" apart and the overall length of the machine (excluding the feeding roller conveyor) is less than 3ft".

  •  Because the drill and the punch are in-line, holes in both legs can be made without having to jog the material forward, something that has to happen on regular angle lines.

  •  This shortens the overall processing time significantly and it also makes the "drop size" the smallest in the industry at only 8-1/8" completely eliminating the need for a welding station.

OPERATING THE CNC CONTROLLER

SIEMENS 840D CNC CONTROLLER

  • 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.

DESIGNED FOR ALL OPERATING CONDITIONS

  • 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

EASY TO USE SIEMENS CNC CONTROL

  • 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.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD FROM CAD DETAILING PROGRAMS

  • 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.

CNC PRECISION WITH MANUAL OVERRIDE

  • 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 COMPARED TO THE IMPORTED BEAM LINES

CAPABILITY & DESIGN

  • 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.

CREDIBILITY

  • 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

INTEGRATION WITH DETAILING SOFTWARE

  • 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

PARTS AND SERVICE

  • 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