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Material Handling System for Structural Steel

Material Handling System for Structural Steel - Ocean Eliminator

Ocean Machinery is proud to announce that it has inked a deal with Steel Storage Systems for the exclusive production of a simple standardized material handling system for structural steel to be known as the Ocean Eliminator series. This equipment will be very competitively priced and is built to the highest standards.

Steel Storage Systems of Denver Co. founded in 1964, is a well respected manufacturer of quality material storage and handling equipment.

Material Handling System for Structural Steel

Material handling system and powered roller conveyor to band saw

Background

It is a well researched observation that the average fabricator handles each beam 21 times from the time the raw material arrives at his shop to the time he has it on the truck ready to be shipped to site.

And of course all this multiple handling of steel adds absolutely no value to the final fabricated steel product, and not only is it a tiring activity; it is also a potentially dangerous activity.  

cross transfers for structural steel

Typical control pedestal

To help fabricators to overcome the grind and expense of handling beams and columns, Ocean Machinery has come up with a simple-to-configure modular material handling system comprising several different components, that when added together, provide an exceptionally affordable and customizable material handling system for structural steel profiles.

The Ocean Eliminator Modular Material Handling Systems can be used by structural steel fabricators, steel service centers, sawing services, steel cleaning & painting services, etc. 

The Ocean Eliminator Modular Material Handling Systems are ideal for saws, beam drilling or punching lines, beam coping lines, shot blast machines, paint lines, etc.

The Ocean Eliminator Modular Material Handling System will help your customers significantly reduce fabrication costs, reduce labor costs and improve the safety of the workplace.

Unlike other competitive brands, the entire Ocean Eliminator Material Handling System is supplied as a PLUG and PLAY system with the Variable speed drive, operating control pedestal and all hoses and fittings included in the price.

How the Ocean Eliminator Material Handling System Works

The various modular components can be combined to make up

  • Powered roller conveyors of various lengths
  • Separate sectors of roller conveyors with integrated controls
  • Cross conveyors for moving material on and off the roller conveyors, on either side of the roller conveyor
  • Measuring system for cutting applications

Ocean Eliminator Components

Electrically powered 44” wide Roller Conveyors

The powered roller conveyors are available in 4’ and 9’ lengths using 3 ½” OD rolls on 18” centers. The drive is provided via an electric inverter drive with variable speed control driving #60 chain over covered chain sprockets. Each system requires one Master drive control plus a Slave drive and control for each additional section.

Any length of infeed or outfeed conveyor can be created by a combination of 4ft and 9ft sections. Note that there is always a 1ft gap between adjacent roller sections. This allows the insertion of cross transfer tables at any time.

cross transfers for structural steel

State-of-the-art technical design office

The control pedestal allows the selection of either infeed or out-feed conveyor (or both) and a control joystick to select direction and speed.

Hydraulically powered Cross Transfer Conveyors

Cross transfers are used for easy loading and offloading from your roller conveyors, and are useful in creating a space efficient buffer zone between two machines. Buffer zones are critical to efficient operation especially when each machine has a different processing time.

cross transfers for structural steel

Heavy-duty roller, sprockets, and chains

For example having a cross transfer between the out feed from a band saw and the in feed of a drill line allows the fabricator to stockpile pre-cut beams waiting drilling, since the drill line is normally able to drill the beams faster than the saw is able to cut the beams. Without this buffer zone on of the machines would always have to wait for the other machine to complete its task before it could start its next process, thereby significantly reducing the fabricators efficiency.

Cross transfers are available in standard 20’ or 40’ lengths – the 20ft length is used when you only require the material to be moved off one side of the conveyor line. If you want the option of moving the material off either side of the conveyor, then the 40ft cross transfer is used. Cross transfers are usually 4 or 5 arm systems, and feature chain driven transports using 100# chain. These hydraulic lift and drive units move at 20ft per minute in either forward or reverse directions.

Remote controlled Measuring Stop

The Ocean Eliminator Remote Controlled Measuring system features a Go-To Stop that is sent out on the outfeed to the machine (typically a band saw or coping machine) to the length required for the part. The operator observes the position of the stop using a CCTV monitor that accurately displays the length to be cut.

The powered conveyor transports the steel to-be-cut to the stop where it is held in position by a two stage brake and clamp. A signal is then fed to the machine allowing the operator to process the part. Once complete, the powered stop lifts and swings out of the way and the operator is able to move the material down the conveyor to the next operation. Measuring length available up to 65’.

cross transfers for structural steel

Adjustable height conveyor legs

cross transfers for structural steel

Heavy-duty sprockets and chains

Powered Material Handling System for Structural Steel - specifications

cross transfers for structural steel

Cross transfer feeding to roller conveyor to band saw

Modular section Lengths

4ft and 9ft

Roller spacing

18" on centers

Roller diameter

3-1/2"

Usable roller width

44"

Bearing type

Pillow Block

Conveyor chain

#60

Capacity

700 pounds per foot

Drives

Electric Inverter Drive - variable speed control

Transport Speed

20 FPM forward and reverse

Controls

In-feed, Out-feed, Both, Left, Right, Variable Speed, E-stop

Note

1. All Powered Roller Conveyor Systems are plug and Play and include all hoses, hardware and fittings to be immediately operational

 

Cross transfer systems for structural steel - specifications

cross transfers for structural steel

Cross transfer feeding to roller conveyors

Transfer system

 4 arm or 5 arm systems

Transfer lengths

20ft feeds one side of roller conveyor only

40ft feeds either side of roller conveyor

Lifting capacity per transport

2,500 pounds

Conveyor chain

#100

Transfer speed

20 FPM forward and reverse

Drive

Hydraulic Drive

Controls

In-feed, Out-feed, Both, Left, Right, Variable Speed, E-stop

Note1. All Cross Transfer Systems are plug and Play and include all hoses, hardware and fittings to be immediately operational

2. All Cross Transfer Systems include the kit to transform your roller conveyor sections to cross-under to make provision for the cross transfer arm 

 

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