Bend-Tech Dragon | A150
12 foot: $15,900 SALE: $14,500
21 foot: $18,900
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Dragon A150 Features
Dragon CAD Software
Bring in your 3D CAD designs, or create them from scratch with Bend-Tech Dragon CAD. Dragon CAD is able to import STEP & IGES files which are supported by most CAD software including but not limited to Bend-Tech, SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, Inventor, PRO Engineer, etc. Once imported to Dragon CAD, it will trace all your CAD geometry and convert it into a CAM ready file that can be read by the Dragon machine for actual manufacturing.
Dragon CAM/CNC software
Dragon CNC software is an automated CAM/CNC product that understands tubing. This software exclusive to Dragon machines will automatically create your cutting, marking and etching paths directly from Bend-Tech Dragon CAD by converting geometry into machine readable G-Codes. The Dragon CNC software also comes with a nesting ability to allow several parts on the same stock tube.
Bend-Tech Dragon machines obtain the bending information from Dragon CAD to automatically mark and etch bend angle labels, bend locations and rotations. You can also Etch or Mark your weldment fit-up locations right on the tube. This process is fully automatic from CAD to the Dragon machine. You will no longer spend hours manipulating CAD files to get it to your machine.
Cuts round tube's end profiles, holes and other contours with accuracy.
Machine will switch between marker/engraver/plasma/laser pointer automatically depending on your intended tasks. This automatic tool changer allows marking and cutting on a tube to be seamless and hands free for machine operators.
Dragon can create a mark or etch on the first position of tube and then go back into a home position. Then the operator will release the tube from the chuck and re-align the tube with a laser pointer mounted to the head and then continue cutting, marking and etching the next position of tubing. This eliminates the scrap that is created by fully utilizing the entire length of tube and works with tubes longer than the machine.
The support yoke is designed to guide the tubing even if the material stock is not perfectly straight. It can be easily adjusted for different diameter materials by simply turning it.
Pass through chuck
Pass through chuck will feed the tubing and also allows for pieces that are longer than the machine to be manufactured by allowing longer tubes to go through the chuck.
Dragon A150 Specs.
- Machine Travel Length:
-12 foot model: 144" of travel (Unlimited when re-positioned)
-21 foot model: 252" of travel (Unlimited when re-positioned)
-Round: 0.75" to 3.0" diameter (Up to 2" diameter when using pass through ability of the chuck)
- Tube weight: 150 lb maximum
- Machine weight:
-12 foot model: approx. 790 lb
-21 foot model: approx. 1000 lb
- Foot print:
-12 foot model: 228"L x 26"W x 60"H
-21 foot model: 336"L x 26"W x 60"H
- Cutting speeds: Varies by material and cutting amperage
- Bend-Tech Dragon A150 machine
- Engraver (Air)
- Permanent marker
- Laser pointer
- Bend-Tech Dragon software suite + 2 year maintenance plan
What You Will Need:
- Dedicated Windows desktop or laptop (Computer running Dragon machine cannot be running other machines)
- Active internet connection (For activation of the Dragon Suite Software and receive important updates)
- Plasma torch with mechanized head. (Recommend Hypertherm Powermax 45 or higher. Can be purchased with Dragon sale)
- 220-240v outlet (For plasma system)
- 2x - 110-120v outlets (For machine)
- Misc. outlets (For your computer, monitor, etc.)
- Air compressor (Engraver)
- Air compressor or inert gas (For plasma system)
Each sold separately. Add-ons can be purchased by contacting us via phone or email.
Hypertherm® Plasma System
With Bend-Tech Dragon machines, we recommend that you use Hypertherm Powermax 45 or higher with mechanized torch for the best cutting results. Bend-Tech is an official OEM of Hypertherm plasma torches, and they can be purchased through us with the Dragon machine sale.
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