NC Press Brake vs CNC Press Brake: A Head-to-Head Comparison

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Publish Date: December 8, 2022

What Are CNC Press Brake and NC Press Brake?

NC press brake or CNC press brake is a kind of press brake that uses a CNC system to control the bending operation process.

With the CNC system, the operator can program various bending parameters of the workpiece through the controller.

Repeated bending can be performed after the controller sets all parameters.

This undifferentiated repeated bending process can ensure the bending speed and accuracy.

The most apparent difference between the CNC press brake and the NC press brake is that the controller is more advanced.

The controller of the CNC press brake can carry out complex programming, which makes the operation more accurate and the degree of automation higher.

The CNC press brake is more suitable for complex workpieces and mass production.

Advantages and Disadvantages of NC press brake

The NC press brake controls the up-and-down movement of the punch through the NC system to bend the metal sheet.

NC press brake has many advantages over manual press brake.

For example, the consistency of bending speed and accuracy is improved, and the dependence on skilled operators is reduced.

Compared with the manual press brake, NC press brake greatly improves the speed and accuracy of bending.

NC press brake adopts the NC system to control the bending process, including stroke speed, bending times, etc.

In this way, repeated bending can be carried out while ensuring the consistency of speed and various parameters.

NC press brake can improve the efficiency of parts production and ensure the quality of finished products.

In addition, compared with the manual press brake, NC press brake reduces the skill requirements for operators.

The use of the manual press brake requires the operator to manually set the machine and adjust the die.

With NC press brake, most bending programs can be completed by programming the controller or setting parameters.

The operator may only need to load and unload the sheet metal.

As long as the NC system is programmed, the NC press brake can also perform automatic bending.

The machine will bend the workpiece according to the procedures and steps, which can improve production efficiency.

Compared with the manual press brake, the NC press brake has higher costs for machine purchase and personnel training.

In addition, although the NC press brake can be operated automatically, it is not as efficient as a skilled operator when dealing with emergencies or complex bending.

Advantages and Disadvantages of CNC Press Brake

CNC press brake is the full name of the computer numerical control press brake. Like the NC press brake, it is used for bending metal sheets.

However, the CNC system of CNC press brake is more intelligent than that of the NC press brake.

Compared with the NC press brake, the CNC press brake has higher bending speed, precision, and automation.

Because the controller of the CNC press brake is more advanced, it can perform more accurate bending.

After programming, accurate bending speed, angle, and the final accurate workpiece can be obtained.

The accuracy and quality of the workpiece have been greatly improved, reducing the production cost.

CNC press brakes can also produce workpieces with more complex shapes.

Because the CNC controller is more advanced, it can be programmed through complex algorithms.

In this way, the bending accuracy of the die can be controlled, which is helpful for processing workpieces with complex shapes and angles.

The degree of automation of CNC press brake is also higher than that of NC press brake.

Through programming, the CNC press brake can bend complex workpieces according to the program.

A more advanced CNC press brake is a bending center with a robotic arm.

CNC press brake is suitable for complex bending, which can improve the output and bending efficiency.

The disadvantage of CNC press brake is its high cost. Compared with NC press brakes, the purchase and training costs of CNC press brakes are high.

Because the operation of a CNC press brake is more complex, the requirements for operators are higher than that of an NC press brake.

CNC press brake is very suitable for complex workpiece bending or factories that have requirements for mass production.

Because of its high accuracy, the processed workpiece hardly needs to be reworked.

Comparison of NC Press Brake and CNC Press Brake

One of the differences between the CNC press brake and the NC press brake is the function and accuracy of the control system.

NC press brake mainly controls the bending process through the NC system.

The controller of the CNC press brake is controlled by the computer control system.

The computer control system can program complex algorithms and accurately control the dies, back gauge, and other parts.

Another difference between the CNC press brake and the NC press brake is the degree of automatic operation.

The CNC press brake has a higher level of automation. For example, the bending center is equipped with a robotic arm, so the operator only needs to feed and unload the material.

NC press brake is more popular because of its low cost and is suitable for most metal sheet bending.

Although CNC press brake is more expensive, it has a high level of automation and bending accuracy and can process large quantities of complex workpieces.


This blog introduces the advantages, disadvantages, and differences between CNC press brakes and NC press brake

In general, the CNC press brake is more advanced than the NC press brake, which can provide more accurate bending and higher quality products.

The NC press brake has a high cost-performance ratio and is cheaper than the CNC press brake, but it has complete functions and high bending accuracy.

If you need to purchase a CNC press brake or NC press brake, you can contact the product expert.

ADH is a professional manufacturer of sheet metal processing machines, which can provide you with cost-effective products and high-quality services.


What Are the World's Famous Press Brake Manufacturers?

The global market demand for sheet metal processing is still growing, so the press brake market is also growing.

There are many press brake manufacturers, how to choose the right press brake brand?

At present, the world-famous press brake manufacturers include Amada, Trumpf, Accurpress, Bystronic, Durma, Salvagnini, LVD, Prima, etc.

Famous brands have brand guarantee, so the quality and after-sales service are guaranteed.

But the price is relatively expensive. You can choose a relatively unknown but cost-effective press brake brand according to your own needs.

What Is A Hydraulic Press Brake?

Hydraulic press brake is a kind of press brake, which uses hydraulic device as power device.

The main components of hydraulic press brake include hydraulic device, ram, punch and die, controller, etc.

The hydraulic press brake has two hydraulic cylinders, which are driven by the motor to generate driving force.

Hydraulic press brake has the advantages of high speed, small resistance, high bearing capacity and large pressure.

Hydraulic press brake has different types of motors and tonnage, and can handle materials with different characteristics.

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