Hypertherm XPR

The XPR™ represents the most significant advance in plasma cutting technology, ever.

All AKS plasma cutting tables use the industry standard Hypertherm™ XPR® to provide maximum performance with accuracy and reliability.

Hypertherm™ XPR® Plasma Supply

The next generation Hypertherm™ XPR® plasma represents the most significant advancement in plasma cutting technology, ever.

The XPR offers unmatched X-Definition™ cut quality on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

The XPR® increases cut speed, and dramatically improves productivity while slashing operating costs.

The Hypertherm™ XPR® Family of plasma power supply units includes a 170 amp unit and a 300 amp unit and replaces the older model Hypertherm™ HPR Family.

X-Definition XPR Family BROCHURE



X-Definition™ XPR170

Introducing the newest member of the X-Definition™ family, the Hypertherm XPR170 power supply.  X-Definition™ Performance at a lower price point.

X-Definition™ XPR170 Brochure



X-Definition™ XPR300

The workhorse Hypertherm XPR300 power supply is the standard in the industry to maximize overall performance and profitability.

X-Definition™ XPR300 Brochure


 

The XPR™ represents the most significant advance in plasma cutting technology, ever.

This next generation system redefines what plasma can do by expanding its capabilities and opportunities in ways never before possible. With unmatched X-Definition™ cut quality on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum, the new XPR™ increases cut speed, dramatically improves productivity and slashes operating costs up to 50% reduction. New ease-of-use features and engineered system optimization make the XPR™ easier to run with minimal operator intervention, while also ensuring optimal performance and unmatched reliability.

Features and Benefits

Industry-leading cut quality – X-Definition

XPR™ and X-Definition™ technology significantly enhances cut quality, by blending NEW XPR technology with refined HPR Hy-Definition™ processes, for next generation, superior X-Definition™ cutting. Whether on mild steel, or a broad range of non-ferrous applications, like stainless steel and aluminum, the XPR™ cutting technology

  • Improves cut quality and consistency on mild steel
    • Consistent ISO range 2 results on thin mild steel
    • Extended ISO range 2 cut quality results compared with earlier plasma technology
  • Extends Hypertherm’s HyDefinition® process to deliver cleaner, sharper, more consistent edge quality on stainless steel and aluminum
  • Superior results on aluminum using Vented Water Injection™ (VWI)


Optimized productivity, lower operating costs

Building on Hypertherm’s industry-leading productivity technologies, XPR is engineered to give you maximum cutting efficiency and reduced operating costs.

  • Dramatic improvement in consumable life on mild steel applications
  • Thicker piercing capability than competitive plasma systems
  • Significantly lower operating costs than previous generation technology
  • High quality argon marking using the same cutting consumables

 

Sets a new standard for efficiency and ease of use

New ease-of-use features and engineered system optimization make XPR easier to run with minimal operator intervention, while ensuring optimal performance and rock-solid reliability.

  • Fewer consoles and connections reduce components and complexity
  • EasyConnect™, tool-less connection to the TorchConnect™ console simplifies setup and replacement
  • Advanced autogas capability lets you select and drive all cutting processes directly from the CNC
  • Patent pending QuickLock™ electrode delivers easy 1/4-turn tightening, reducing job setup time
  • Built-in WiFi lets you select cutting processes and monitor multiple systems from most mobile devices and laptops


Engineered System Optimization

The XPR X-Definition™ cutting system has many advances due to an array of new process technologies. Here’s a look at some of these key advanced processes.

  • Arc Response Technology

The XPR’s advanced power supply technology, called Arc Response Technology™, provides highly responsive, rapid system feedback and automatically intervenes to eliminate events that negatively impact system efficiency and consumable life.

The technology senses what is happening with the plasma arc, and automatically intervenes to reduce the impact of an electrode blow-out and possible torch failure. This feature can also sense when the arc is about to terminate in an uncontrolled manner. The XPR power supply senses when a ramp down error is about to occur and rapidly terminates the arc in a controlled manner for a threefold increase in realized consumable life.

  • Automatic torch protection

The chopper module senses the onset of catastrophic electrode blowout failure and shuts down the system, protecting the torch from potential damage and enabling improved consumable optimization.


  • Arc Response Technology

The XPR’s advanced power supply technology, called Arc Response Technology™, provides highly responsive, rapid system feedback and automatically intervenes to eliminate events that negatively impact system efficiency and consumable life.

The technology senses what is happening with the plasma arc, and automatically intervenes to reduce the impact of an electrode blow-out and possible torch failure. This feature can also sense when the arc is about to terminate in an uncontrolled manner. The XPR power supply senses when a ramp down error is about to occur and rapidly terminates the arc in a controlled manner for a threefold increase in realized consumable life.

  • Automatic ramp-down error protection

The chopper module senses when a cut is about to end in an uncontrolled manner – without proper ramp down of current and gas flow. It automatically initiates a rapid ramp-down sequence protecting the electrode, dramatically extending consumable life – over 3 times that of competitor systems.

OTHER XPR ADVANTAGES

HyFlow vortex or vented nozzle technology

A unique two-piece vented nozzle design that aligns and focuses the plasma arc for increased arc stability and energy density resulting in a cleaner, sharper, more consistent edge quality on all steel including stainless steel and aluminum.

Advanced Gas Process Control & Delivery

Three gas console options: (All consoles can be fully controlled through the CNC for high productivity and ease of use.)

Core – Unmatched mild steel cutting performance and superior angularity and edge finish on stainless steel up to 12 mm (1/2″). This is delivered through a new N 2 HDi ® process that prevents the mixing of air into the plasma gas, creating an improved, brighter edge finish.

Vented Water Injection™ (VWI) – All Core console capabilities plus argon marking and a more than 10% increase in piercing thickness with argon-assist. Significantly enhanced stainless steel and aluminum capabilities are delivered with the addition of F5 HDi processes and patent pending Vented Water Injection (VWI), which features a vented N2 plasma gas and H2O shield gas for less angularity and squarer cut edges on stainless steel and especially aluminum

OptiMix™ – All the capabilities of the Core and VWI consoles plus discrete 3-gas mixing – Ar, H 2, and N 2 – for the world’s most flexible, premium stainless steel and aluminum cutting capability.

Gas console gases/fluids


Plasma dampening

Patent pending technology adds a chamber in the nozzle to absorb the pressure and flow fluctuations that create arc instability during cutting with lower current, highly constricted arcs required for thin stainless applications. This eliminates wavy and irregular cut surfaces.

Vent-to-shield

Technology in which hydrogen from the vented plasma gas is reclaimed and mixed with the shield gas, reducing angularity and delivering more consistent edge color on stainless steel up to 12 mm.

Cool nozzle™

Patent pending feature on the 300-amp oxygen process in which liquid cooling is sent directly to the nozzle bore, increasing cut quality over the life of the consumables by more than 40%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced arc stability

Technology that modifies impingement of the shield gas for improved arc stability when coming out of a pierce hole or out of an acute angle for reduced lead-in lengths and improved cut quality.

WiFi Capability

Built into the XPR power supply unit. Owners and operators can use this feature to monitor the system and even perform process set-up tasks from a phone, tablet, or other portable device. The WiFi can also connect to a LAN for users who want to monitor multiple systems at once. Built in WiFi Capability enables connectivity to your smart device for convenient system monitoring, process set up and connectivity to the LAN for multiple system tracking.

TrueHole® for XPR™

  • Bolt hole quality is delivered automatically without operator intervention
  • Narrows the gap with laser hole quality making the plasma process suitable for many jobs previously cut with laser
  • Virtually eliminates hole taper
  • Improves top and bottom level roundness
  • Delivers true “bolt-hole” quality
TrueHole® for XPR™ BROCHURE

TrueBevel™ for XPR™

  • Setup time and scrap material are greatly reduced for new job setup due to reduced trial and error
  • Bevel cut sequence recommendation is provided for improved accuracy and consistent quality
  • Scalable parameter tables with embedded equations allow users to add new angles with ease for V, A and Top-Y
  • True Bevel technology works with all common bevel head designs and covers V, A, Top-Y, X and K style cuts for mild steel

TrueBevel™ for XPR™ BROCHURE


RapidPart™ for XPR™

Achieve greater productivity by reducing cut-to-cut cycle time. Rapid Part™ controls and optimizes every step in the plasma cutting process – without operator intervention – so you can focus on your business and your customers.

  • Increases the number of parts produced per hour by up to 100%.
  • Less cut-to-cut cycle time means increased productivity
  • Scalable parameter tables with embedded equations allow users to add new angles with ease for V, A and Top-Y
  • Rapid Part technology, part of Hypertherm’s SureCut™ technology, reduces the cut-to-cut cycle time by up to 80% and the time it takes to cut each part by about 50%, compared to competitive THC (Torch Height Control).

RapidPart™ for XPR™ BROCHURE


EasyConnect™ & QuickLock™

In addition to automatic system monitoring, the XPR contains a number of other features to redefine ease-of-use. It includes a patent-pending QuickLock™ electrode in which the electrode is tightened and loosened in a ¼ turn, an EasyConnect™ tool-less connection to the TorchConnect™ console, and a torch design that enables one handed torch change-outs.

QuickLock™ electrode enables easy, ¼ turn insertion and removal capability.

The XPR EasThe XPR torch can be easily inserted or removed with one hand EasyConnect™ and only 1-¼ turns

 

The XPR EasyConnect™ fitting makes installing or replacing the TorchConnect™ torch lead simple and easy

Argon Marking

High quality “Argon Marking” which uses the same cutting consumables, with no change out required, and allows for a rapid and efficient marking process, with superior marking results, compared to traditional nitrogen marking.

Better for the Environment, too!

The XPR system reduces consumable use, energy and the carbon footprint.

  • 64% less consumable copper material is used per foot of cut
  • System is 99.5% recyclable and packaging is 100% recyclable
  • The carbon impact of magnetics is 77% lower than its predecessor
  • 62% higher power-to-weight ratio and 14% faster cuts

 

 

 

Video: Hypertherm XPR300
X-Definition™ Plasma Supply Unit

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