CNC Plasma Round Tube and Pipe Cutter with Integrated CAD/CAM Software
The Dragon A250 CNC plasma cutter makes CAD/CAM designs a reality for round tube and pipe for most designs with holes and end cuts. Bending instructions include bend location, rotation, and degrees are clearly marked on the pipe. The Dragon A250 is ideal for improving round tube and pipe cutting efficiency and accuracy in fabrication shops. Proudly made in the USA, the Bend-Tech Dragon has been the industry leader with over 1,000 machines in the field.
Automation to Meet Demand
With cut speeds up to 250 inches per minute, the Dragon A250 CNC plasma cutter brings automation to an area of fabrication that is commonly a bottleneck: tube and pipe notching. The efficiency and accuracy of the Dragon A250 decrease production time while providing the desired fit-up every time. Contact Sales for more information. Contact Sales for more information.
Made in the USA
The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 is designed and made in the USA. Machine production, software development, and technical support all take place at headquarters in Osceola, Wisconsin. All operations located at our headquarters ensure the Dragon A250 is a high-quality American-made.
A250 Material Capabilities
- Stainless Steel
- Galvanized Steel
- Black Pipe
- Chrome Alloy
- Any type of electrically conductive metal
- Round: 0.75 inch (19mm) – 4 inch OD (101.6mm)
- Full-length machine: 21 feet (6.4m)
- Half-length machine: 12 feet (3.65m)
- The chuck has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2 inch OD to pass-through for pieces of material longer than the machine
- Maximum capacity of 260 lbs (118kg)
- Min: 1/32 inch (0.79mm)
- Max: 5/8 inch (15.8mm)
Will the Dragon A250 Work for My Application?
To learn about how the Dragon A250 will handle your materials, contact our sales staff at 651-257-8715.
Design to Production Made Easy with Bend-Tech CAD & CAM Software
The Bend-Tech Software is an essential part of what makes the Dragon A400 the best tube cutter in the market. Used by over 27,000 fabricators, it increases efficiency and decreases waste.
Every Dragon comes standard with the powerful Bend-Tech Dragon Software.
See the ease of use and quick learning curve with a live demo of the Dragon Software.
Import 3D Parts or Design from Scratch
The Dragon CAD imports STEP and IGES files that are supported by most CAD software, such as Solidworks, Tekla, SDS2, AutoCAD, ProEngineer, and more. Once imported, the Dragon CAD software will trace the CAD geometry and convert it into a CAM-ready file. This process normalizes along the cut path for a weld-ready part. The CAM-ready file is read by the Dragon A250 for CNC production.
Full Machine Control
The Dragon software gives full control of the Dragon machine to the operator. The operator can move all axes, control speed, and start or stop the job when needed.
The G-Code viewer is available to see each action in detail. With the click of a button, homing the machine is easy
Do More with an Automatic Toolhead
The Dragon A250 toolhead comes with a plasma torch mount, permanent marker with mount, and laser light with mount.
The automatic CNC toolhead plasma cuts and marks at the push of a button.
The marker is commonly used for bend location, bend rotation, saddle fitment marks, part number/i.d., text, and more.
The laser light gives an accurate lineup to start and reposition every job with accuracy.
The plasma torch cuts all profiles and holes into the tube.
Quick and Easy Loading Process
The front gate has two adjustable self-centering vice-like jaws that can secure tubes up to 4 inch OD. These jaws hold their position, which allows the operator to run the same size of a tube without having to adjust the gate with every new stick.
The chuck has three self-centering jaws to hold round profile tubing. It has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2” OD to pass-through for longer pieces of material.
Material Support Lift
The automation of the material support lift keeps the material level for accurate cutting. The material support helps hold full-length material during the loading process.
Increase Output with CNC
The four axes of movement allows any shape or profile to be cut out of round material. Complete automation with the Dragon A250 produces your parts faster and more accurately than hole saws, grinders, or other time-consuming manual methods. The automation of the axes gives +/- 0.010 inch tolerance. Parts drop in a single location with the fixed toolhead, creating an efficient production workflow.
A & Z Axes
Lead screws move the Toolhead from side to side (Z-axis) and up and down (A-axis).
A precision rack and anti-backlash pinion drive system moves the material along its length.
A gear-driven system rotates the material
Available A250 CNC Plasma Cutter Add-Ons
Dragon A250 plasma cutter add-ons are optional features so that every customer may purchase a machine to best fit their needs. If you have questions about which add-ons best fit your business, contact our sales staff so they can learn about your business and make appropriate suggestions.
Material Coolant System
The Material Coolant System recycles coolant through a continuous loop to increase cut quality, reduce slag amount, and decrease fumes from the plasma cutting. For companies that cut aluminum, stainless steel, or tubing with a small OD, it is highly recommended that you include a Material Coolant System in your purchase. The System includes a hose reel, tube plug set, modular trays, and coolant reservoir. Pump not included.
The Dragon requires a mechanized plasma torch. There are various levels of plasma systems recommended for use on the Bend-Tech Dragon. To best decide what level of system is required, talk to a Bend-Tech salesperson.
Excellence in Customer Support
The Bend-Tech Dragon Customer Support department is an in-house team that persists in helping the customer until the problem is resolved.
The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 is fully supported. For many companies, contacting the support staff can take time, be frustrating, and slow down your shop’s production. When you call Bend-Tech support, a Dragon Technician will answer during our hours of operation. The Bend-Tech support staff is made up of thoroughly trained Dragon Technicians that focus on minimizing any down time in your shop’s production. Our customer support is available over the phone and via email during the regular business hours of 8 AM to 4 PM (CST) Monday through Friday. If your Dragon needs in-person help, contact Bend-Tech to schedule and purchase an in-person shop visit from a Dragon Technician.
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