Hydraulic Press Brakes - This type of press brake typically has two cylinders mounted on the side houses in the front of the machine. These press brakes have better control when setting up your bend and a more precise bend. Other features include variable speed control (much faster), quick retraction and the capability to reverse the stroke at any time. Due to all of this, used hydraulic press brakes are usually the safest and most expensive type of press brake. Revelation Machinery has a large inventory of hydraulic press brakes and you can view them here.
Mechanical Press Brakes - Mechanical press brakes have lost some popularity with the emergence of Hydraulic press brakes, yet still offer major advantages. To start, they are typically significantly more affordable than other types of press brakes. Some believe punching and pressing is better done with a mechanical press brake than a hydraulic press brake, due to them having two connections to the crank shaft and a fixed stroke length. This type is great for small jobs and the machines often have little wear and tear. You may also find that your press brake operator has a preference to this type of machine.
Premium brands of press brakes are often considered to be Accurpress, Amada, Bystronic, Cincinnati, and Pacific Press Technologies. These machines have a long and reputable history, so often buyers feel more comfortable purchasing these brands of press brakes. Due to this, these do come at a higher cost but often customers are okay paying this premium for the comfort of a well known brand. Revelation Machinery regularly has a large and updated inventory of these brands of machines.
There are hundreds of brands of press brakes other than the few listed above, that still offer high quality machines. Many of these brands are also still recognizable names and carry a strong reputation. These machines you can typically get a more affordable price than a premium brand and if you do your due diligence you may end up with a high quality machine that can perform the same job, at a more affordable price.
Used press brakes are some of Revelation Machinery’s most popular machines and make up a large part of our inventory of machines. If there are any other questions we can help you answer, please reach out to us. If you are looking to sell your press brake, you can do so here.
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