The Essential CNC Plasma Tube and Pipe Cutting Machine
The Dragon A400 CNC plasma tube and pipe cutter, easily marks, and engraves on tube and pipe to make CAD/CAM designs a reality. Any design with holes and end cuts can be done on the Dragon A400. The Dragon A400 marks all bending locations, rotation, and degrees on the tube. For shops that use tubes and pipes in their process, the Dragon A400 is an essential time-saving tool. Schedule a Virtual Demo to see your parts come to life. Proudly made in the USA, the Bend-Tech Dragon has been the industry leader with over 1,000 machines in the field.
Improving the Bottom Line
Production time is up to five times faster by using Bend-Tech’s Dragon A400 CNC plasma tube and pipe cutter. The CNC automation minimizes errors in production and wasted time and materials. Contact sales to learn more.
Increase Efficiency and Accuracy with CNC Automation
The parts produced by the Dragon A400 CNC plasma tube and pipe cutting machine fit up as intended, removing the need for the time-consuming process of manually fitting tube.
The Dragon A400 plasma torch is a fast and accurate method of cutting that does not have the high cost of a laser. When cutting under the appropriate conditions, parts are weld ready immediately after cutting. Bend-Tech can provide a sample package or a benchmark or your parts to see the efficiency and accuracy of CNC plasma cutting.
Built to Handle Your Material
- Stainless Steel
- Galvanized Steel
- Black Pipe
- Chrome Alloy
- Any type of electrically conductive metal
- Round: 0.75 inch (19mm) – 6 inch (152.4mm)
- Square: 1 inch (25.4mm) – 4 inch (101.6mm)
- Rectangle: 1 inch (25.4mm) – 4 inch (101.6mm)
- Max hypotenuse: 6.375 inch, e.g. 6 inch by 2 inch and 5 inch by 3 inch
- Angle: 1 inch (25.4mm) – 4 inch (101.6mm)
- Channel: 1 inch (25.4mm) – 4 inch (101.6mm)
- A standard Dragon A400 handles full 24 ft. (7.31m) length material.
- Custom machine lengths are available for material that is 40+ feet (12.2 m)
- The chuck has a pass through ability for round material with a 2 inch or less OD to accommodate longer than standard pieces.
- Maximum capacity of 400 lbs (181.4kg)
- 1/32 inch (0.79mm) – 5/8 inch (15.8mm)
Will the Dragon A400 Work for My Application?
To learn about how the Dragon A400 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 provides a smooth transition from design to finished part. Easy to use, the software eliminates a considerable amount of waste in time and mistakes. The Bend-Tech Software is an essential part of the Dragon A400, it is part of what makes the machine the best tube cutter in the market. The Bend-Tech Software has been in use by over 27,000 fabricators. For 20 years the Bend-Tech Software has had a fully staffed software development team making improvements to create the best tube design software on the market. 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. We can demonstrate designing in CAD assembly or Single Part Designer, part nesting, importing from other CAD programs (such as Tekla, SDS2, Solidworks, and more), and answer any of your questions.
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 A400 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 Tool Changer
The Dragon A400 can utilize four different tools during the production process 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 engraver is commonly used for bend location, bend rotation, saddle fitment marks, part number/i.d., text, and more.
The plasma torch cuts all profiles and holes into the tube.
The laser light gives an accurate lineup to start every job with accuracy.
Quick and Easy Loading Process
The front gate has two adjustable self-centering vice-like jaws that hold their position. The front gate securely holds tubes up to 400 lbs. Once set at a size, the front gate holds that position. This allows the operator to run the same size of a tube over and over without having to adjust the gate with every new stick.
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.
The chuck has four self-centering jaws for easy loading and securely holding material for accurate part production.
Increase Production Output With Full Automation
Bend-Tech’s A400 Dragon CNC plasma tube and pipe cutter allows for a faster process, allowing for a greater bottom line. Parts drop in a single location with the fixed toolhead, creating an efficient production workflow.
A & Z Axes
Provides accurate side to side and up/down movements of the toolhead and its tools.
A precision rack and anti-backlash pinion drive system moves the material along its length.
Works in unison with the C-axis to rotate the material.
Ensures that long pieces of material maintain being level throughout the cutting process.
Works in unison with the Y-axis to rotate the material.
Bend-Tech offers a number of add-ons to increase throughput.
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.
Material Coolant System
The material coolant system increases cut quality, reduces slag amount, and decreases fumes from the plasma cutting. For companies that cut aluminum, stainless steel, or tubing with a small OD such as 1 in., it is highly recommended that you include a material coolant system in your purchase.
Angle/Channel Motorized Gate
The angle/channel motorized gate add-on provides the A400 the ability to accurately cut any part out of angle and channel profile material while still cutting round, square, and rectangle material profiles. The angle/channel motorized gate is an add-on option and is not standard on the Dragon A400.
Dry End Support System
The Dry-End Support System allows for:
- Easy and safely loading and unloading longer material
- Quick release for fast change between material sizes
- Maintain material centerline
- Comes with non-marring, high-durability Teflon® supports
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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