What is a NC hydraulic press brake?

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

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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: 

  • Transportation industry
  • Machinery 
  • Ship building 
  • Aviation
  • Power generation industry 
  • Automobile industry
  • Metallurgy 
  • Military 
  • Petroleum machinery 
  • Agricultural machinery 

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: 

  • Guillotines
  • Pan brake folders
  • Punch and shear machinery
  • Sheet and plate curving rolls
  • CNC Plasma
  • Lock seamers
  • Jenny and Swages
  • Blanking and sitting lines
  • Section and pipe rolling
  • Corner and pipe notchers
  • Plate bevelling
  • Slitter folders

Why choose Asset Plant & Machinery NC hydraulic press brake

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.

Browse our other press brake offerings including CNC hydraulic press brakes, CNC press brakes, hydraulic press brakes and servo driven press brakes.

Contact the Asset Plant & Machinery team today

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.