Press Brake Machine: Buying Guide


A press brake machine is a device that bends sheet metal.

Well, as a metal parts manufacturer, you will need this machine to assist in the production of related products.

In this guide, you will learn all about .




1.What is a press brake machine?

A press brake machine is a machine that can bend sheet metal. They can be equipped with different styles of punches and dies to control how much the sheet bends. These machines can bend both simple and complex parts and are used in industries such as automobiles, airplanes, houses and cabinets.


2. How the press brake machine works

When in use, the wire is energized to the coil, and after energization, gravity is generated on the pressing plate, so as to realize the clamping of the thin plate between the pressing plate and the base. Due to the electromagnetic clamping, the pressing plate can be made into a variety of workpiece requirements, and workpieces with side walls can be processed. The press brake machine can meet the needs of various workpieces by changing the mold of the press brake machine.


3. Why invest in a press brake machine?

CNC press brake machines are widely used in aviation, shipbuilding, metallurgy, instrumentation, electrical appliances, stainless steel products, steel structure construction and decoration industries.

The press brake machine is the first choice for sheet metal processing, especially large-scale sheet metal processing. By matching a variety of different dies, sheet metal can be bent, stretched, rounded, punched, etc.

A press brake machine with excellent quality will bring a huge change to your business, improve your work efficiency and bring you quality improvement through excellent products.


4. What types of press brake machines are there?

Usually, there are the following types of press brake machines on the market:

  • Hydraulic press brake machine

The press brake drives the "plunger" by means of a hydraulic cylinder. By controlling the oil pressure, the pressure and processing speed can be controlled. It has a high pressurizing capacity and is the most commonly used press brake.

The main advantages of hydraulic press brakes are increased precision, easier support of parts when bending them, and reduced risk of worker injury. It is also the most popular type on the market.

  • Mechanical press brake machine

    Mechanical press brakes are run by a motor inside the device. The motor spins a large flywheel at high speed. The machine operator controls the flywheel via a clutch and then moves the rest of the parts to bend the metal. Mechanical press brakes are much simpler, especially in their electronics, making maintenance and operation easy. Due to the nature of the mechanism, they can also handle tonnages two to three times higher than their inherent rating. The main disadvantage of using a mechanical press brake is that the plunger inside the machine must complete a full cycle when engaged and cannot be reversed. This creates some safety issues if the operator makes a mistake and puts some restrictions on the machine.

  • Pneumatic press brake machine

    These press brakes use air pressure to move the gate up and down. These machines are similar to hydraulic machines, but they generally have lower tonnage restrictions.

  • Servo Electric press brake machine

    Servo electric press brakes use an electric motor to drive the movement of the hammer. While very fast and efficient compared to other press brake technologies, they are limited to low tonnage operations.

Durmark, as a professional manufacturer of press brakes, provides customers with the following types of high-quality press brakes:


5. How much does a press brake machine cost?

While some customers may find it very expensive, these prices are not too expensive for the benefits of using a sheet metal press brake machine. The price is from 4000$ to 70000$, different specifications, different prices, please choose the best specification and contact us. The prices we sell are based on factory wholesale prices, which are more competitive than other peers. If your budget is not a lot, then you can consider choosing cheap industrial press brakes from us.


6. Comparison of hydraulic press brake and CNC press brake

The hydraulic press brake machine includes a bracket, a worktable and a clamping plate. The worktable is placed on the bracket. The worktable is composed of a base and a pressure plate. The base is connected to the clamping plate by a hinge. The base is composed of a seat shell, a coil and a cover plate. The coil It is placed in the recess of the seat shell, and the top of the recess is covered with a cover plate. When in use, the coil is energized by the wire, and after the electricity is energized, a gravitational force is generated on the pressure plate, so as to realize the clamping of the thin plate between the pressure plate and the base. Due to the use of electromagnetic force clamping, the pressing plate can be made into various workpiece requirements, and the workpiece with side walls can be processed.

The CNC press brake machine is a CNC operating system added to the ordinary hydraulic press brake machine. It is an upgraded product of the ordinary press brake machine. Frequent process changes can reduce the labor intensity of the operator. However, the operating skills of the operators are higher than those of ordinary hydraulic press brakes.

Compared with the hydraulic press brake machine, the CNC press brake machine is characterized by its CNC operating system, which is an upgrade to the ordinary press brake machine, which reduces the labor force of the operator and enhances the processing efficiency. But at the same time, the operation requirements and skills of CNC press brake machine are much higher than that of hydraulic press brake machine, and it is relatively complicated. The CNC press brake machine has the function of multi-step programming, which can realize multi-automatic operation and complete one-time processing of multi-step parts.

The hydraulic press brake machine is energized by the wire to the coil, and after the electricity is energized, the pressure plate is gravitational, so as to realize the clamping of the thin plate between the pressure plate and the base. Due to the use of electromagnetic force clamping, the pressing plate can be made into various workpiece requirements, and the workpiece with side walls can be processed.



7. Where to Find Industrial Press Brake Manufacturers?

Ways to find a press brake machine manufacturer in China include 

  • Online Platforms

    Online platforms such as Alibaba and Made in China are ideal places for different press brake machine manufacturers to market to their customers.

    Manufacturers can often offer you different prices and after-sales services.

    When searching on these sites, you have to make sure that you are choosing a manufacturer and not a distributor or trader.

    Also, do not start a transaction with a specific manufacturer until you have verified their credentials.

    The advantage of having a large number of manufacturers on these sites is that you can negotiate or select the right manufacturer for your automatic power press.

    You also have the opportunity to negotiate the price of your product.

  • Google, Bing Search

    Most good manufacturers of press brake machine have their own websites to advertise their products.

    However, many good Chinese manufacturers do not pay much attention to this or start late, but this does not mean that they cannot offer excellent products.

    So it may be hard to find them in the first few pages, but you can check out a few pages with many good press brake machine manufacturers to choose from.

    Or you can add "China" to the keywords to see more Chinese manufacturers.

  • Sourcing Agents

    Many sourcing agents in China are aware of the different press brake machine manufacturers in China.

    They know the production capabilities and pricing of these manufacturers.

    These are important specifications that your sourcing agent can help you with when searching for press brake manufacturer.

    Sourcing agents can also save you the hassle of finding a reliable manufacturer as they usually have a ready-made list for you to choose from.

    The main limitation of using a sourcing agent is the high cost of finding a manufacturer.

    If you place a bet on finding a manufacturer, it is impossible to compare what you pay here with what you might lose.

  • Industrial Machinery Shows

    Whenever a China trade show is held in your country or in China, you should expect Chinese manufacturers to showcase their products.

    This allows you to interact with different manufacturers and ask them about different aspects of their manufacturing process.

    The advantage of this approach is that you can meet face-to-face with a specific manufacturer.

    This allows you to negotiate with the manufacturer on different specifications.

    Common trade shows and fairs in China include: Canton Fair, etc.

    It is vital that once you have reached an agreement with a particular manufacturer, you need to visit their premises before you start production.


8. How to choose the right metal press brake machine?

As the person in charge of purchasing a press brake machine, when you want to choose the right press brake machine for your business, you need to consider two aspects:

  1. The quality and function of the machine

  2. The products you need to produce

Factors you need to consider for a press brake

  1. The precision used in the operation of the press brake.

  2. The manufacturable range of the press brake machine.

  3. Production capacity and size of press brakes

You need to consider the product you need

  1. What parts are you going to produce?

  2. Long workpiece deflection

  3. The texture of the production material

  4. Workpiece bending radius

  5. Bending angle

  6. Bending Accuracy Requirements



9. How long is the warranty period for your machine?

For Durmark machines, our warranty is one year. For special non-standard machines, we can provide 2-3 years warranty, but it should be confirmed with our sales team in advance. During the warranty period, we provide free replacement parts.


10. Do you accept OEM customization?

Yes, we accept OEM customization, such as customized machine appearance, color, configuration, etc. Of course, the price of custom products is higher. Please contact our sales team for details. Durmark Auto supports OEM or ODM customization, and has provided OEM support to customers in Argentina, Russia, Canada, Australia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, etc.


11. How do you guarantee the quality of the machine?

Mainly control incoming inspection, production process, outgoing inspection and after-sales service to ensure the overall quality of the product.

Quality control of incoming materials: full inspection, sampling inspection and batch inspection of all incoming raw materials and components. Distinguish the defective products that do not meet the company's requirements, and make clear signs at the same time.

After the machine is completed, the precision is detected by advanced precision testing instruments, and the information is fed back in real time.

And will provide the corresponding written evidence.


12. Avoid used press brakes if you can

You may choose a used press brake for different reasons, including budget constraints.

In this case, you have to be very careful about the type of machine you buy.

First, you must thoroughly inspect the machine and make sure it is in good working order.

Apart from that, you have to make sure that it meets all your quality standards.

This means that it must pass all quality tests and certifications before you can consider buying it.

Although the cost is low, you must ensure that all parts of the machine are in good working order.

The hygiene level of used press brakes should also be very high to avoid contamination.

You must also consider the machine's safety features and make sure they are working properly.

Taking all of the above precautions will ensure you have a good used press brake.

However, you should consider buying a brand new press brake as it meets all quality standards.

Additionally, you are free to choose a custom press brake that meets your production specifications.


13. What kind of packaging does your machine use?

Because our machine is a large equipment, it will be packed with rainproof film and wooden box, directly loaded into the container, and then fixed with steel wire, so that when the freighter is sailing at sea, the machine will not hit the inside of the container due to the swing of the ship to ensure that the machine is in good condition. Lossless. This container will not hold anything other than the machine you ordered.


14. How to provide after-sales service after purchasing a press brake machine?

Dumark products are 20 years old and very mature in solving problems. Generally speaking, we can directly solve many problems through video. For small problems during the use of the machine, we will arrange mechanical engineers to help you solve them remotely, and provide one-on-one guidance, such as sending text instructions or videos, to teach you how to solve the problem. If the part that needs to be replaced is within the warranty period, we will send it to you free of charge. Of course, you can also buy locally (if you can), which saves even more time. For more serious problems, if the way of remote guidance does not work, we will arrange engineer on-site service. In areas where there are agents, we will contact the agents directly to provide services.


15. Will relevant paper materials be provided after purchasing a press brake machine?

certainly. Usually shipped with the machine, it also includes various manuals, operating instructions, precautions, circuit diagrams, hydraulic diagrams, etc.


16. Learn how to maintain and clean your press brake

About the machine:

  • Keep a Tight Press Brake

  • Clean Your Press Brake

  • Clean Your Press Brake Tooling

  • Properly Seat Your Press Brake Tooling

  • Troubleshoot Your CNC Control

  • follow regular maintenance

Recommendations for oil:

  • Change the oil after the first 2,000 operating hours; then the oil must be changed every 5,000 operating hours.

  • The same type of oil must be used each time the hydraulic circuit oil is changed.

  • Oil is analyzed annually by a specialized laboratory to decide when to change the oil in the tank.

  • The oil tank must be cleaned every time the oil is changed.

  • All top-ups must use the same type of oil. Do not mix different brands of oils or different types of oils.

  • If you replace the existing oil with another brand of oil, you will need to thoroughly clean the entire system.

The above are some of our press brake machine related maintenance suggestions, if you are targeting related models, please contact our team.


17. Train your employees how to use the press brake

You should train personnel with sufficient experience how to operate the press brake machine.

In addition to this, you can train other people in the best mode of operating the press brake.

With the help of the manufacturer, you can organize the proper training of personnel.

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