Select below from Kempler’s large selection of pre-owned mechanical press brakes.
Do you have a mechanical press brake that you are no longer using?
That old mechanical brake may still be worth money or have trade-in value. Kempler Industries buys more used mechanical press brakes than almost any other used machinery dealer in America. Sell or trade your mechanical brake to Kempler and use the equity to improve your fabricating department. Contact our equipment buying team to discuss your surplus mechanical brake.
Mechanical press brakes dominated the brake market for the first half of the 20th century. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, the increased popularity of hydraulic press brakes reduced the demand for mechanical press brakes. Fabricators appreciated the control and safety that hydraulic brakes afforded them. That being said, mechanical press brakes have their own advantages that are often overlooked by today’s fabricators.
Mechanical press brakes possess certain attributes that make them preferable to hydraulic brakes in certain applications. Mechanical brakes have two connections to the crank shaft and a fixed stoke length contributing to precise repeatability. Therefore, punching and pressing applications are frequently better suited to mechanical press brakes than to their hydraulic counterparts.
Mechanical press brakes have other advantages too. Mechanical brakes are often significantly more affordable than hydraulic brakes. Mechanical brakes can be easier to operate than hydraulic brakes. Also, some operators still prefer the control that a mechanical slip disc clutch gives them over the machine.
Pre-owned mechanical press brakes have been an important part of Kempler’s inventory since the company was founded in 1962. Kempler Industries continues to offer a wide range of used mechanical press brakes from different eras at a range of prices. Kempler has vast experience buying and selling used mechanical press brakes manufactured over the last 100 years.