Once the pipe bender is selected incorrectly, the production cost will rise, and the pipe bender cannot be expected to recover the cost. Therefore, there are several factors that must be weighed in the decision-making process.
The first important thing to consider is the parts you want to produce. The point is to buy a machine that can complete the processing task with the shortest workbench and the smallest tonnage.
Carefully consider the material grade and the maximum processing thickness and length. If most of the work is low-carbon steel with a thickness and a maximum length of 10 feet, then the free bending force does not need to be greater than 50 tons. However, if you are engaged in a large number of bottomed die forming, perhaps a 160-ton machine tool should be considered.
Assuming that the thickest material is 1/4 inch, a 10-foot free bending requires 200 tons, and a bottomed die bending requires at least 600 tons. If most parts are 5 feet or shorter, the tonnage is almost halved, which greatly reduces the cost of purchase. The length of the part is very important for determining the specifications of the new machine.
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