Compare Coast One Electric Press Brakes to Hydraulic Press Brakes

This post compares the features and costs to replace traditional Hydraulic Press Brakes with Coast One Electric Press Brakes and makes a strong business case for upgrading.

CoastOne Electric Press BrakesTraditional Hydraulic Press Brakes
MotorDirect-drive system with servo-electric motors and ball screw(s)Hydraulic motor, pump and fluids
EfficiencyThe Average power consumption of CoastOne electric press brakes is 1-3 kW. It consumes less electricity, conserves energy -only use energy when in motion. Est. 20 to 30 percent more energy efficientTraditional hydraulic press brakes run hydraulic pumps and heating fluids all day. These are less efficient and expensive to run and maintain.
AccuracyCoastOne Offers an extreme accuracy of 0.000079 inches! Also known as 1 micron!Accuracy and repeatability can only reach up to 0.0004”
SpeedCoastOne electric press brakes have a faster output with a direct positioning system. Machines determine position using rotary encoders on servo motors. No hydraulic fluids. Therefore, no extra time to “decelerate” hydraulic ram to positionFast approach speed, but slower ram accelerations and “decelerations” due to use of hydraulic fluid
Noise pollutionElectric press brakes are silent when not in motion. While in motion, the only sound heard is the servo-motor(s) spinning ball screw(s)Hydraulic press brakes are constantly running hydraulic pumps while the machine is on.
GreenMuch lower energy consumption. Fully- electric press brake means there is no oil. CoastOne press brake runs off only 24V when not in motion.Hydraulic press brakes use more energy than fully- electric press brakes due to the hydraulic pumps constantly running when the machines are turned on. Excess oil from hydraulic systems needs disposal. Oil needs to be added/changed
SafetyErgonomics have been incorporated into the design process to keep your operators safe and comfortable to help maximize their productivity. CoastOne press brakes all come standard with a fully-integrated LazerSafe system to protect the operator. Ram will not “drift” with a direct-drive press brake and ram safety spring.Hydraulic press brakes can act differently, depending on the time of day/temperature of the oil. It is very important to make sure the machine comes with safety systems. Ram must always be “blocked” when not in use, due to the possibility of ram “drift.”
Save MoneyCoastOne electric press brakes consume less energy. The lack of hydraulic oil eliminates expensive oil changes, spare parts, valves and maintenance expenses common to hydraulic press brakes.Hydraulic press brakes need oil and filter changes and inspections. They can have seal and line leaks, require oil disposal and have more frequent machine shut-downs. Also, due to oil viscosity fluctuations, you are more likely to create more scrap on hydraulic press brakes than on a direct-drive press brake such as CoastOne machines. The angle you get at the start of the day will be the same angle when you shut the machine down for the night.

Calculate your ROI to upgrade to Coast One Electric Press Brakes.

From our experience, most companies that make the switch see a return on their investment when they upgrade from Hydraulic Press Brakes to Coast One Electric Press Brakes. However, the financial benefits will vary based on the size of your company and your specific business needs. If you need a more detailed analysis, contact us for a free review and calculate your ROI to upgrade to Coast One Electric Press Brakes.