Dragon A400

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.

Dragon Cutting

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.

Tube assembly
Bend-Tech Dragon plasma cutting

Plasma Cutting

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

 

Quick and easy loading process

Bend-Tech A400 material loading
Bend-Tech A400 front gate

Front gate

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.

Bend-Tech Material Support lifter

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.

Bend-tech a400 chuck

Chuck

The chuck has four self-centering jaws for easy loading and securely holding material for accurate part production.

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

Bend-Tech A400 tool changer
Mark Icon

Mark

The marker is commonly used for bend location, bend rotation, saddle fitment marks, part number/i.d., text, and more.

Engrave icon

Engrave

The engraver is commonly used for bend location, bend rotation, saddle fitment marks, part number/i.d., text, and more.

Cut Icon

Cut

The plasma torch cuts all profiles and holes into the tube.

Align

Align

The laser light gives an accurate lineup to start every job with accuracy.

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

Bend-Tech A400 full automation

A & Z Axes

Provides accurate side to side and up/down movements of the toolhead and its tools.

X-Axis

A precision rack and anti-backlash pinion drive system moves the material along its length.

Y-Axis

Works in unison with the C-axis to rotate the material.

B-Axis

Ensures that long pieces of material maintain being level throughout the cutting process.

C-Axis*

Works in unison with the Y-axis to rotate the material.
*Optional feature

Available add-ons

Bend-Tech offers a number of add-ons to increase throughput 

Plasma Cutter

Plasma system

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.

Bend-Tech A400 material coolant system

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.

Bend-Tech a400 angle/channel attachement

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

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

Design to production made easy with Bend-Tech’s CAD/ CAM software

Bend-Tech’s Dragon software is an essential part of the Dragon A400, providing a smooth transition from a final design to finished parts.

Import 3D parts or design from scratch

Bend-Tech Dragon Software Import

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

Bend-Tech Dragon Software

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

Material Information

Material types

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Black Pipe
  • Chrome Alloy
  • Any type of electrically conductive metal

Material sizing

  • 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)
  • Angle: 1 inch (25.4mm) – 4 inch (101.6mm)
  • Channel: 1 inch (25.4mm) – 4 inch (101.6mm)

Material length

  • The Dragon A400 handles full 24 ft. (7.31m) length material.
  • The chuck has a pass through ability for round material with a 2 inch or less OD to accommodate longer than standard pieces.

Material weight

  • Maximum capacity of 400 lbs (181.4kg)

Material thickness

  • 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.

Additional details

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