All Ocean products are designed to be fully-functional stand-alone machines that exhibit amazing productivity and versatility in their own right, and are designed to fit into very compact spaces since most of our customers are pressed for space. However, they are also fully capable of being integrated into fully-functional systems for those customers who have the space to implement them. This can be done at any time in a step-by-step approach as needs require and as funds become available.
We are finding more and more customers using the Avenger (and Avenger PLUS) drill line to not only drill and layout their beams, but also to measure the beam for cutting to length and coping. We often see our machines in a system layout where the Avenger drills, lays out and measures, and the Terminator cuts to length.
But for those customers who have a significant percentage of their work that also needs to be coped, an Avenger or Avenger PLUS in tandem with the Liberator CNC Coper is even more versatile. These customers use the drill line to place the location reference marks and then use the Liberator to not only cope the beams, but also to cut to length.
Just outside Fresno in Northern California, Steve Bradford of Bradford Steel started off with an Avenger and then subsequently added a Liberator to cope and cut to length. He installed cross transfers to facilitate loading the Avenger and added idler rollers to the drill table, making it easier to feed the beams into the coper. His future plans include additional cross transfers integrated with the outfeed of the Liberator to further speed up production, and the integration of an Ocean Blaster to further reduce costs and improve profitability.
Ocean Machinery provides full CAD layout drawings of an entire system in your location, showing you how the various products can all be integrated in the future. This step-by-step modular approach to machine integration means that you never have to invest too much at one time; just add machines as needed.