Purchasing a CNC tube bender is a big decision that's going to take some research and planning. The supplier or manufacturer that you work with will ultimately be able to walk you through most of the nuts and bolts of the buying process, but let's talk about some of the big picture specifications that can help you narrow down your search.
In general, there are four criteria you will need to consider when purchasing a CNC tube bender.
Each of these areas will correspond to some of the most important specifications and features of CNC tube benders.
For instance, automation is a big part of the purchasing decision because the level of automation needed will immediately narrow your search. Power, precision, and complexity will also help you narrow your search results, but in these areas, there is typically one thing that will help guide these criteria: application.
Your application is going to determine the complexity of the bending you'll need your new machine to perform. The application will also determine the level of precision the CNC tube bender must be capable of. The same goes for power.
Specifications like material, bend accuracy, max tube length, mandrel specifications, and all of the other details you will eventually need to consider are all going to be dictated by your application. Determining which specifications are necessary for selecting a machine is something that your supplier will be able to help guide you through. So, the most important thing you can do in the initial stages of buying a CNC tube bender is to have as much detail as possible on hand about your application.
If you'd like to learn more about purchasing a tube and pipe bender we have created a Tube Bender Buying Checklist to help guide you through the buying process. The checklist will help you pull together all of the information you'll need to successfully make a CNC tube bender purchasing decision. You can follow the link below for your copy of the Tube Bender Buying Checklist!