Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
Your exhaust pipe bending machine is an investment. There are key things you want to check off on your purchase. Firstly, make certain your exhaust pipe bending machine capacity covers your bend specifications. A point often overlooked is your choice between a semi-automatic or CNC exhaust pipe bending machine for sale. We will discuss the basic differences.
Semi-Automatic Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
A semi-automatic exhaust pipe bending machine is also known as an NC. This stands for numerical controlled. Typically, you simply input the degree of bend for each bend on the part. For example, on a Hines NC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine you program up to six bend angles per part.
CNC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
A CNC exhaust pipe bending machine also known as a 3-axis bender. CNC stands for computer numerical control. A BendPro Control comes standard on a Hines CNC bending machine. This CNC control has many available features. For instance, remote technical support, graphic simulation, or remote data input. Furthermore, due to the control and automation a CNC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for sale will cost more.
Operation of Semi-Automatic Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
For a semi-automatic, your operator inputs the degree of bend(s) for the part. Once you load pipe, your operator returns to the control to start the bending process. First, the exhaust pipe bending machine clamps the part and bends to the desired angle. If more bends are required on the same exhaust pipe, then your operator pulls the pipe forward and positions it for the next bend. Operator rotates the exhaust pipe manually, if needed.
Operation of CNC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
Similar to the Semi-Automatic Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine, you load pipe, your operator returns to the control and starts bending. The most notable difference is that the machine does all the work. Not only does the CNC advance pipe from bend to bend but also rotates it. The operator simply waits for the entire part to be done.
Reasons to Buy Semi-Automatic Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
First and foremost, does a single axis exhaust pipe bending machine suit your bend operation now and down the road? Secondly, your number of bends per part. You will not have any advantage over a CNC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine if you predominantly bend single part bends all day long. Lastly, perhaps you have low volume or extra time to for the operator to set up multiple bends. If this is the case, then a Semi-Automatic Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine will be a great choice.
Reasons to Buy CNC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine for Sale
On the other hand, a CNC is a solid choice for multiple bends per part with less operator involvement. It will also increase production time and bend precision for off-plane bends requiring varying angles and rotations.
Whether you are buying a Semi-Automatic or CNC Exhaust Pipe Bending Machine, call Hines Bending Systems to discuss your best choice, or consider a visit to Hines Bending Systems to see the differences in person.