CNC Plasma pipe cutter with integrated CAD/CAM software
The Dragon A250 uses plasma cutting and marking to make CAD/CAM designs a reality. Any design of holes and end cuts can be plasma cut on the Dragon A250. The machine marks clear bending instructions such as bend location, rotation, and degrees on the tube. The Dragon A250 is ideal for improving efficiency and accuracy of round tube and pipe production in fabrication shops.
Automation to meet demand
With cut speeds up to 250 inches per minute, the Dragon A250 brings automation to an area of fabrication that is commonly a bottleneck: tube & pipe notching. The efficiency and accuracy of the A250 decrease production time while providing the desired fit up every time.
Proudly made in Osceola, Wisconsin
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 machine.
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)
- Min: 1/32 inch (0.79mm)
- Max: 5/8 inch (15.8mm)
- 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)
The three jaw gate securely centers round tube up to 4” OD for accurate cutting. The front gate locks in position, allowing the operator to run multiple sticks of the same size material without having to readjust the gate. This set it and forget it gate provides a quick and easy loading process.
The chuck has three self-centering jaws to hold round profile tubing. The chuck has a pass-through hole that allows round tubing up to 2” OD to pass-through for longer pieces of material.
Material Support Lift
An adjustable support to maintain levelness throughout the cutting process for accurate cuts.
The Bend-Tech Dragon A250 Dragon 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. Plasma is a fast and accurate method of cutting that is 1/10th the cost of a laser.
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 every job with accuracy. The light also lines the tube up when repositioning.
The plasma torch cuts all profiles and holes into the tube.
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.
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 Add-Ons
Dragon A250 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.