Ocean and its manufacturing partner Agtos, have produced a completely unique shot blast machine for cleaning structural steel sections.
The new ultra-compact, fully integrated, exceptionally efficient shot blast machine will fit any steel fabricators space and budget requirements. The entire Ocean Blaster, including dust extraction unit, requires only 12ft x 25ft of floor space and only 13ft of headroom, making it ideal for even the smallest fabricating shops. Despite its compact size the Blaster will handle all profiles up to 40” tall and 20” wide.
The exceptionally efficient turbine design allows fabricators to clean steel with the lowest power consumption, reducing costs even further. And pre-blasting steel reduces grinding and cleaning, reduces rework, and creates a clean work environment improving morale and safety.
The Ocean Blaster is designed specifically for fabricators and others who need to de-scale and remove corrosion from steel profiles of all types in preparation for further processing, welding or painting. Consider the following questions and determine if this machine fits your needs:
If you answered YES to any of the questions above you are a prime candidate for the outstanding Ocean Blaster compact, self-contained shot blasting machine, built exclusively for us by Agtos, an industry-leading German manufacturer of all types of blasting equipment.
Here are some of the more commonly asked questions
The Blaster is designed for customers who require a more sophisticated method than just manual cleaning in preparation for further processing or painting.
The Blaster is designed to use round steel shot. The shot is recycled inside the system and gets smaller and smaller during the blasting process, until it is completely consumed. Approximately two tons are required for start-up, and approximately 20 pounds are consumed per blasting hour. Replenishment is easily done as needed.
The electrical system runs on three-phase input and a transformer will be provided for your supply voltage if required. Clean and dry compressed air supply is also needed.
The highly efficient turbines require much less power that competitor’s shot blast machines. Including abrasive consumption, power consumption and maintenance, the total operating cost averages around $20 per hour. When comparing this to your current methods, keep in mind that the Blaster is at least 4 to 5 times as productive as manual cleaning and only one operator is required to load and run the machine while it is working. Labor costs are much lower, plus you will have a huge amount of extra capacity for cleaning.
No, once the machine is installed and adjusted by our technician, running the machine consists of merely switching it on and setting the speed dial for the desired surface finish. Maintenance is simple too.
|Maximum Profile Height||40″ (1000mm)|
|Maximum Profile Width||20″ (500mm)|
|Minimum Work Piece Height||0.5″ (10mm)|
|Minimum Work Piece Length||80″ (2000mm)|
|Maximum Weight of Work Piece||500 lbs/ft (750kg/m)|
|Number of Wheels||4|
|Diameter||15″ (380mm) at 50Hz|
|13″ (330mm) at 60Hz|
|Number of Blades||6|
|Blade Width||2.16″ (55mm)|
|Turbine Drive||10hp (7.5kW)|
|Abrasive Flow Per Turbine||300 lbs/min (135kg/min)|
|Abrasive Throwing Speed||approx. 290 ft/sec (88m/sec)|
“Recently we have added the Ocean Shot Blaster to our “line up” which is a huge asset when our final goal is to provide a polished product. The Blaster is a compact machine that delivers BIG results. All in all, Ocean has provided us the opportunity to save time and energy, which equals out to saving money and our customers get a quality product.”
Dan Cina – South Central Steel – Harpersville, Alabama
The Ocean Blaster is not a CNC machine and no programming is necessary to operate it. The programmable logic controller (PLC) parameters are preset at the factory and there should be no need make adjustments.
The Ocean Blaster is a simple machine to operate. The steel is driven towards the Blaster by powered roller conveyors. When the steel reaches the Blaster, an optical sensor detects the steel and switches on the machine. As soon as the machine has entered the blasting cabinet the valves delivering the shot are opened, allowing the shot to be propelled by the turbines against the steel. As the steel exits the blasting chamber high pressure air nozzles blow off all remaining shot. As the steel exits the Blaster the machine is automatically switched off.
The only adjustment that the operator needs to make is determine the level of surface cleanliness required and then adjust the conveyor speed on the dial. Apart from this one adjustment the entire machine performs operator free, saving the customer significant operating costs.
The Ocean Blaster Shot Blasting System is typically sold with the following options:
Ocean Flipper – Beam Rotator
The Ocean Flipper Beam Rotator is a simple and unique material handling component, that was originally designed to fit within the material support tables of the Ocean Avenger and other single-spindle drill lines, or other types of steel processing equipment where turning and positioning of profiles is required.
The Flipper reduces the demand on the overhead cranes, leaving this valuable resource free to move other items while the Flipper rotates beams on the Avenger. >>MORE ABOUT THE FLIPPER
Ocean Eliminator – Material Handling System
Unnecessary material handling in structural steel destroys productivity and profitability. On average fabricators handle each beam 17-20 times from the time the raw material arrives at his shop to the time it has it on the truck ready to be shipped to site.
Removing this non-value-added component from your fabrication process must be one of your highest priorities. >>MORE ABOUT THE ELIMINATOR
At Ocean Machinery, we have built our business and reputation based on a commitment to customer satisfaction. We know that you cannot make money if your machine is not working and we will always do our utmost to keep you running and profitable. Our dedicated, factory trained technicians have the ability to support you online, by telephone or when necessary, onsite.
Our office hours are 8am to 5pm Eastern Time. We are intimately familiar with all aspects of the machine and we welcome your technical support calls at any time during our business hours. Call Ocean Machinery Technical Service at (800) 286-3624