A compact footprint built with AKS precision

The industry standard for value in precision CNC plasma cutting

The AKS tru-kut is a CNC X-Y programmable plasma cutting system incorporating a traditional “air” plasma power unit, or the Hypertherm HyDefinition® plasma cutting power supply.


  • 5 x 10 foot plate capacity
  • Heavy-Duty “Unitized” One-Piece Frame
  • Cutting Table 2” Thick Full Plate Load Capacity
  • Water or down draft tank / table
  • Multiple plasma heads or oxy-fuel torches


  • +/- 0.004” per 3’ accuracy of motion
  • 1200 ipm travel speed
  • standard cutting width: 5’
  • lengths: up to 10’


  • Hypertherm Power Max Family
  • Non-Hy-definition traditional “air” plasma
  • Hypertherm XPR “X-Definition™”
  • Hypertherm straight torch or robo-kut 5-axis bevel
  • Hypertherm Auto Gas Control Console


  • X-axis Dual Synchronized Helical Rack & Pinion Drives
  • Bridge Single Y-axis Helical Rack & Pinion Drive
  • Laser pointer for plate alignment and position finding
  • Magnetic breakaway torch
  • Z-axis Hypertherm Sensor™ Advanced THC
  • Side Clean-Out Doors for Scrap / Slag Removal on Downdraft Table


  • Hypertherm SureCut™ technology enabled
  • Hypertherm Edge Connect™ CNC Controller
  • Hypertherm ProNest™ Software
  • 19” Color Touch Screen Console
  • CNC Controller mounted to either side of gantry front

The tru-kut unitized frame is machined in a single set-up, resulting in the highest accuracy of motion in any plasma cutting system on the market.

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What Is SureCut™?

Only AKS Cutting Systems is full-process SureCut™ functional.
Is your plasma cutting system SureCut™?

SureCut™ technology maximizes performance by providing embedded expertise through a combination of tools that includes plasma power supplies, CNC and CAM software.

SureCut™ Benefits

  • Automatically applies optimized cutting parameters, to simplify cutting and reduce operator intervention
  • Easy set up improves job efficiency
  • Provides access to Remote Help™ and troubleshooting which reduces downtime
  • Works across multiple cutting technologies

SureCut™ Hardware Requirements

  • Hypertherm XPR® or HPR® Plasma Power Supply
  • Hypertherm Gas Console Control System (Core, VWI, or OptiMix)
  • Hypertherm Edge Connect™ CNC Controller
  • Hypertherm THC Sensor™ Torch Height Control
  • SureCut™ enabled and True Hole® enabled Cutting Table
  • SureCut™ Software Requirements

    • Hypertherm ProNest™ 2019
    • Advanced Plasma Machine Post Processor (True Hole® requirement)
    • Hypertherm Automatic Nesting
    • ProNest™ Collision Avoidance Module (Rapid Part™ requirement)
    • ProNest™ Annual Software Subscription

    Note: All SureCut™ technologies and benefits are only achievable on SureCut™ enabled and True Hole® enabled cutting tables like the AKS tru-kut Xaccu-kut, and dura-kut.

    The SureCut™ Suite of Tools Includes

    True Hole® True Bevel™ Rapid Part™ Sensor™ THC ProNest 2019™

    tru-kut OPTIONS

    tru-kut X
    Performance Upgrade

    By upgrading to the superior HyDefinition® cutting process, the tru-kut X 510, which is a True Hole® enabled cutting system, is part of the Hypertherm SureCut™ Technology product, and achieves premium plasma cutting performance including Hypertherm advanced cutting features like:

    • Upgrade the plasma power supply from traditional “air” plasma to the Hypertherm HyDefinition® Plasma Power Supply
    • Upgrade software from Hypertherm ProNest LT (light) to full version Hypertherm ProNest including the Advanced Post Processor and the Automatic Nesting Module
    • True Hole®
    • Power Pierce™
    • Rapid Part™
    • True Bevel™
    • Optimized Process Parameters
    • Maximized Consumable Component Life

    The AKS tru-kut X still utilizes all the same exclusive features and benefits of the tru-kut, but now, the cutting performance of the tru-kut X is improved to the level of similar performance of the industry-leading AKS accu-kut. The AKS tru-kut X is the highest value small platform machine available on the market, with superior performance and capability over similar competitive machines.

    Oxy-Fuel Torch

    Complimentary cutting technology on a separate carriage, yet on the same bridge as the plasma torch. The oxy-fuel torch uses oxygen and cutting fuel gas for cutting 1/8” – 6” thick carbon steel and cannot cut stainless steel or aluminum. The oxy-fuel torch is powered by either independent servo control, or mechanical slave linkage. Also included are standard features like:

    • Auto gas control
    • Built-in auto remote ignition
    • Integrated Coolex technology
    • Digitally controlled high capacity manifold gas system
    • Pre-heating transducer and fuel gas transducer
    • Automatic settings for faster oxygen and gas pre-heating, cutting speed and kerf
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    Table / Tank Options

    Water Table
    • Complete steel structure water tank design with removable/replaceable steel slats
    • Removable Scrap Pans are optional and easy-to-clean while keeping table in production
    • Optional water level raise / lower control
    • Water-filled tank to control smoke from cutting process
    • Water table / tank integrated into standard unitized machine design
    Down Draft Table
    • Complete steel structure, including steel floor and removable/replaceable steel slats
    • Side Door Easy Access for easy-to-clean maintenance while keeping table in production
    • Single zone operation with optional smoke collector system integrated to rear single exhaust duct
    • Down draft table integrated into standard unitized machine design

    the AKS tru-kut X comes standard and is fully integrated with the Hypertherm XPR X-Definition™ Plasma Power Supply or Hypertherm HPR-XD Hy-Definition™ family and torches. The AKS tru-kut X is specifically designed to take advantage of the X-Definition™ or Hy-Definition™ arc beam for superior performance. The tru-kut X integration with Hypertherm XPR or HPR plasma power supply units provides Hypertherm SureCut™ technology as a standard feature.

    Learn More About Hypertherm Power Supplies

    Coupled with the Down Draft Table, the Smoke/Dust Collector Filtration Unit provides suction air capable of both removing and filtering the plasma cutting process smoke. It is a stand-alone unit either installed indoors, near the plasma cutting machine, or outdoors for quieter operation. The Smoke Collector unit contains a series of high capacity HEPA filters which efficiently re-circulate clean air back into your plant.

    Learn More About Smoke Collectors

    tru-kut FEATURES

    EDGE Connect
    CNC Controller

    The AKS tru-kut utilizes the Hypertherm EDGE Connect™ CNC Controller, the leading plasma cutting controls package in the industry. The EDGE Connect™ combines Hypertherm’s embedded expertise foundation with AKS Cutting Systems customization.

    • Utilizes Hypertherm Phoenix™ Operating Software
    • 19” Color Projected Capacitive Touch Screen
    • One touch access for support documentation including cutting optimization tips, consumable change instructions and diagnostic tools
    • Configurable Watch Windows™ enable on-screen real time monitoring of key process performance parameters while cutting
    • Two Year Warranty
    • Remote Help™ over the internet reduces down time and the need for on-site visits
    Learn More About EDGE Connect CNC

    • Powerful single solution CAD/CAM nesting software designed for light industrial production
    • Increases material savings, boosts productivity, reduces operating costs and improves part quality
    • Compatible with most drawing formats with direct import of .dxf, .dwg, and CNC simple shapes
    • Uses the patented CutPro® Wizard, with database cut charts, so even new operators can be ready to cut production parts in minutes
    • Enables users to obtain optimal part cut quality with automatic nesting and automatic process optimization
    • Backed by Hypertherm’s global network of professionals for service, support and troubleshooting
    Learn More About ProNest 2019

    Machine Layout