Mechanical Press Brakes

Used Mechanical Press Brakes For Sale

Please view the regularly updated inventory of used 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 crankshaft 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. If you can’t find the press brake you are looking for, contact us.

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55 Ton
x 10'
Year: 1981
115 Ton
x 8'
7 Series
Year: 1900
0 Ton
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Dries & Krump
Year: 1971
150 Ton
x 12'
Year: 1956
200 Ton
x 10'
Year: 1968
75 Ton
x 10'
Chicago Dreis & Krump
Year: 1972
35 Ton
x 8'
Year: 1970
50 Ton
x 12'
Year: 1900
150 Ton
x 14'
90 x 10
Year: 1949
100 Ton
x 8'
Year: 1975
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x 10'
65 90
Year: 1961
90 Ton
x 10'
Year: 1900

Used Mechanical Press Brake FAQs

Used for bending sheet metal or plate material, mechanical press brake machines use a mechanical drive system to generate force and perform precise bending operations. When deciding what used mechanical press brake to purchase, there are several factors to keep in mind, from manufacturer, model and condition to maintenance, cost, and everything in between. Below, we’ll go over some of the top questions people have when buying used mechanical press brakes.

What are the advantages of a mechanical press brake over other types?

Mechanical press brakes usually have a simpler design which results in easier maintenance and repair. Don’t let the simple design fool you, as these press brakes offer high production speeds and are well-suited for heavy-duty bending operations. Compared to electric or hydraulic press brakes, used mechanical press brakes are often more affordable.

What factors should I consider when choosing a used mechanical press brake?

While manufacturer, age, condition, and cost should all be considered, the following factors are key when evaluating which used mechanical press brake is right for your business.
Bending capacity: Determine the maximum thickness and length of the material you plan to bend to ensure the mechanical press brake can handle your specific requirements.
Tonnage: Known as the maximum amount of force the machine can exert to bend a material, you’ll want to select a mechanical press brake with the required force or tonnage capacity for your bending tasks.
Bed length: Determine the size of your typical workpieces and ensure the mechanical press brake you’re interested in has a bed long enough to accommodate those workpieces.
Backgauge system: To ensure precise bending, verify the mechanical press brake equipment has a reliable backgauge system.
Control System: Verify what type of control system the press brake employees. Common control systems include manual, semi-automatic, and CNC controls. While CNC-controlled press brakes are typically more expensive, they also offer greater versatility, precision, and automation capabilities.

What types of materials do mechanical press brakes support?

Stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum are just a few of the materials that mechanical press brakes can handle. Before purchasing, always verify the machine’s specifications or original manufacturer to look at material compatibility. Also, keep in mind the bending capacity may vary depending on the material type, strength, and thickness.

What safety features does a mechanical press brake have?

To ensure operators are protected and prevent accidents, confirm what safety features are included such as two-hand controls, emergency stop buttons, safety light curtains, guards, and interlocking mechanisms.

Are additional tools or accessories needed for a mechanical press brake?

Depending on your industry and application, you may need specialized tooling like dies and punches to achieve certain bending shapes. When looking at a used mechanical press brake, most times, a used equipment dealer will include what tooling is included in the machine’s specifications section on the equipment listing. Always verify what, if any tooling is included as well as both the tooling compatibility and availability for the mechanical press brake you’re interested in.

What is the typical lifespan of a mechanical press brake?

There are several factors that need to be considered when determining the lifespan of a mechanical press brake. While a well-built press brake can last for several decades if properly maintained, you’ll want to consider manufacturer, model, machine quality, maintenance and usage.

What should be looked at when considering the cost of a mechanical press brake?

Many factors go into the cost of a used mechanical press brake machine including manufacturer, make, age and condition, capabilities, and features. You’ll want to determine your budget, including any additional costs for tooling, installation, training, ongoing operational expenses, as well as transportation costs.

Can a mechanical press brake accommodate future growth and flexibility?

Keep your business’s future needs and growth in mind when selecting a used mechanical press brake. Choose a press brake that can accommodate evolving requirements like additional tooling, automation capabilities and compatibility with other machinery.
Revelation Machinery can always help you find what you need. Fill out our form or reach out to our equipment experts today. If you have additional questions, check out our post on questions to ask before purchasing a press brake. Interested in selling? Find out how to sell your used mechanical press brakes for cash today to Revelation Machinery.