A Numerical Control (NC) hydraulic press brake is the first generation of the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) press brake that utilises a torsion bar to bend and fold sheet metal. The NC hydraulic press brake is ideally used for short jobs that require simple bend, where high accuracy and speed aren’t a priority. If your work requires high efficiency and quality, it is better to invest in a CNC hydraulic press brake machine.
Advantages of NC hydraulic press brakes
The best option for metal working operations at lower cost than other hydraulic press brake machinery
Great accuracy due to forceful gear wheel balance shaft keeping cylinder parallel
Long lasting durability
Can automatically raise itself when the footswitch is released, making it more safe
Low noise and smooth operation due to its efficient build
Maintenance costs are low
Types of work NC hydraulic press brake is suitable for
The NC hydraulic press brake is used to bend sheet metal that has applications in a range of manufacturing industries. These sheet metals are used to produce vehicles, home appliances, heavy metals and many functional things used in the home.
Other industries which utilise the NC press brake are:
Power generation industry
Things to consider when purchasing a NC hydraulic press brake
When purchasing a NC hydraulic press brake, you should consider how often it will be used as it cannot operate constantly like the CNC press brake. If you don’t require high accuracy and precision with sheet metal bending, the NC press brake is a suitable and cost effective option. However, if you need to perform accurate and complex jobs, you should invest in a CNC hydraulic press brake instead.
Difference between NC hydraulic press brake and CNC press brake
The NC hydraulic press brake machine operates a bit slower than the CNC hydraulic press brake
If an error occurs with the NC hydraulic press brake, debugging and modifying more difficult than with the CNC hydraulic press brake
The NC hydraulic press brake machine requires a more skilled operator than the CNC press brake
NC hydraulic press brake cannot run 24/7 whereas the CNC hydraulic press brake can
The NC press brake can only operate on one program as opposed to the CNC press brake which is capable of complex programming
The NC press brake has no limited storage capacity compared to the CNC press brake’s ability to store multiple programs
The cost of the NC hydraulic press brake is less than the CNC press brake
The NC hydraulic press brake has lower accuracy compared to the CNC hydraulic press brake
Steelmaster NC Hydraulic Press Brake Machinery in Australia
All our NC hydraulic press brakes are supplied from Steelmaster Industrial, our new “S” series Steelmaster press brakes offer the most modern features at an affordable price. Steelmaster offers a range of other press brakes such as CNC hydraulic press brakes, CNC press brakes, hydraulic press brakes and servo driven press brakes. There are also other metalworking machinery that Steelmaster offer such as:
Asset Plant & Machinery are a trusted, reliable supplier of NC hydraulic brake presses. Our team has worked with some of the most well known names in the metalworking industry and we have maintained strong relationships with the manufacturers whose equipment we stock and supply. Therefore, we are able to provide our customers with the best, industry prices for our machinery.
If you require any assistance or advice in selecting the right workshop machinery, get in touch with the team at Asset Plant & Machinery by calling 1800 511 508. We look forward to advancing your business with our exceptional machinery.