HyPerformance® plasma systems deliver superior productivity in X-Y, bevel and robotic cutting and marking applications on metal ranging up to 160 mm (6 1/4”) thick. The combination of faster cutting speeds, rapid process cycling, quick changeovers and high reliability boosts throughput while dramatically lowering operating costs.

Customers can choose the systems and combination of options that best suit their requirements today. Modules are designed to work interchangeably, providing the flexibility to easily upgrade to meet future needs. HyPerformance plasma cuts fine-feature parts with superior quality and consistency, eliminating the cost of secondary operations.

Features and benefits

Incorporating Hypertherm's proven HyDefinition®, LongLife®, and patented PowerPierce®, True Hole®, and True Bevel™ technologies, HyPerformance products offer the ultimate in mild steel cutting performance, as well as excellent stainless steel and aluminum capabilities. Advanced torch and consumable technologies deliver more consistent cut quality over the full consumable life.

HPRXD technologies deliver unequalled stainless steel performance

Hypertherm’s HPRXD® stainless steel technologies provide superior results from thin to the thickest piercing and cutting applications.

HDi thin stainless steel technology

HDi® technology brings HyDefinition cutting performance for stainless steel applications from 3 mm (12 ga.) to 6 mm (1/4").

  • Provides extremely sharp top edge quality, shiny surface finish, and superior angularity with reduced angle variation

Mid-range stainless steel cutting

cut samplesHypertherm’s mixed gas technology significantly improves performance for mid-range stainless steel cutting applications.

  • HPRXD auto-gas console optimally mixes H35 and nitrogen plasma gas with nitrogen shield gas to deliver superior cut quality from 6 mm (1/4") to 80 mm (3.2")
  • Results in reduced angularity and improved consistency with excellent surface finish

PowerPierce technology for thick stainless steel piercing

Patented PowerPierce technology extends robust production pierce capability to 45mm (1-3/4") with 400 amps and 75 mm (3") with 800 amps. Combined with a controlled motion process, the technology provides maximum stainless pierce capability up to 75 mm (3") with 400 amps and 100 mm (4”) with 800 amps.

Liquid cooled shield repels molten material during piercing and cutting to minimize torch damage, and improves shield robustness to reduce downtime and lower operating cost

300 pierces at 50 mm (2”) using HPR400XD with PowerPierce technology

300 pierces at 50 mm (2”) using HPR400XD with PowerPierce technology

41 pierces at 45 mm (1-3/4”), Competitor A without PowerPierce technology

41 pierces at 45 mm (1-3/4”), Competitor A without PowerPierce technology


Typical uses and applications




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