Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, announces its most significant advance in mechanized plasma cutting ever, with the introduction of an entirely new class of plasma called X-Definition. This new plasma is available for the first time in a 300 amp plasma system called the XPR300.
X-Definition class plasma combines engineering advances and refined high definition plasma processes to deliver unmatched plasma cut quality on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Laboratory testing shows ISO-9013 Range 2 cut quality on thin mild steel and extended ISO Range 3 cuts on thicker metals. To reach this point Hypertherm engineers had to develop a number of new patent-pending processes like Vented Water Injection (VWI), plasma dampening, and Vent-to-Shield technologies.
The end result is squarer cut edges, markedly less angularity, and excellent surface finish on non-ferrous metals like aluminum and stainless steel.
X-Definition Plasma is available in Hypertherm’s new XPR300. New technology makes it more efficient than any other plasma system.
The XPR300 cuts faster and uses power more efficiently than earlier Hypertherm systems like the HyPerformance HPR260XD. Piercing capability is also improved thanks to increased power and an exclusive argon-assist process which enables 30 percent thicker piercing on mild steel and a 20 percent increase on stainless steel. Additionally, consumable life and cut quality over the life of the consumables get a dramatic boost from advances such as Cool Nozzle and Arc Response Technology.
“The arrival of X-Definition Plasma and our new XPR300 is a huge step forward in the capabilities of plasma technology,” said Phil Parker, product marketing manager for Hypertherm XPR Plasma. “The combination of faster cut speeds, unparalleled cut quality, intuitive features, and automatic system monitoring make it our most advanced and productive plasma yet. It really opens up a wide range of opportunities for companies by providing cut quality and consistency that may make it suitable for applications which have previously been associated with laser, but with the much lower initial investment costs associated with plasma.”
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