The Essential CNC Tube and Pipe Plasma Cutting Machine
The Dragon A250 CNC tube and pipe plasma cutter easily marks and engraves on tube and pipe to make CAD/CAM designs a reality.
- Fabricate any design with holes and end cuts
- Mark all bending locations, rotations, and degrees on the pipe
- Time-saving tool for tube and pipe processes
- Industry leader with over 1,000 machines in the field
- Proudly made in the USA
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Features & Benefits
Automation to Meet Demand
With cut speeds up to 250 inches per minute, the Dragon A250 CNC plasma cutter brings automation to a common bottleneck of fabrication: tube and pipe notching. The efficiency and accuracy decrease production time while providing the desired fit-up every time. 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.
Available A250 CNC Plasma Cutter Add-Ons
Bend-Tech offers a number of Dragon A250 plasma cutter add-ons to increase throughput.
Material Coolant System
The material coolant system increases cut quality and reduces slag amount and fumes from plasma cutting through a continuous loop of coolant.
Companies that cut aluminum, stainless steel, or tubing with a small OD are encouraged to include a material coolant system in their purchase.
The level of plasma system required varies based on multiple factors involving the materials being cut.
To best decide what level of plasma system is required, talk to a Bend-Tech Sales Person.
Built to Handle Your Material
- 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
Material Weight & Thickness
- Maximum capacity of 260 lbs (118kg)
- Min: 1/32 inch (0.79mm)
- Max: 5/8 inch (15.8mm)
Machines Designed for Software
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 to ensure quality parts and easy assembly.
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 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 allow any shape or profile to be cut out of round material. Complete automation with the Dragon A250 produces parts faster and more accurately than hole saws, grinders, or any other 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 gear-driven system rotates the material
A precision rack and anti-backlash pinion drive system moves the material along its length.
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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 A400 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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