CNC systems from Hypertherm are delivered worldwide with cutting expertise built in, providing consistent product performance with easy-to-use software that empowers the operator to make the optimal cut, every time.
Phoenix® software is the core operational interface and is common across the entire Hypertherm family of CNC systems. The software is designed specifically for the X-Y and bevel cutting market.
Key benefits include:
- Integrated communications to plasma and torch height control systems for automated and expert control of the cutting process
- Built-in cut charts for automatically setting process parameters for mild steel, stainless, and aluminum to enable consistently optimized cutting performance
- Wizards and diagnostic support tools that enable easy setup, use and rapid troubleshooting
- The Remote Help utility that enables expert cutting system diagnostics over the internet to reduce downtime
- Built-in help and cutting optimization tips for improving table performance and process outcomes at the touch of a button.
Ease of use:
The patent-pending CutPro wizard is an intuitive step-by-step process that guides the operator through the most frequently required job setup steps. In field trials, new operators began cutting high-quality parts in less than 5 minutes without training, drastically reducing the “hire to cut” time. This means that multiple operators across multiple shifts can quickly produce consistent results, making it so you have your best operator on every shift.
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Built in Expertise
Hypertherm CNCs simplify setup by providing factory default cut charts and consumable information. This takes the guesswork out of process setup for the operator.
Through years of cutting experience, Hypertherm engineers have learned the critical parameters to achieve superior quality performance on every part. Using a feature called Hypertherm PPS (Part Program Support), the communication of these parameters can be done in the part program to achieve superior cuts every time.
PPS capability includes changing processes automatically (i.e., marking to cutting), using custom parameters for process settings, and adapting the speed of the cutting torch to specific part requirements.
When adjustment is needed, Phoenix software also offers the operator on-screen cutting optimization of the plasma cutting process.
Watch Windows enable on-screen, real-time monitoring of key process and performance information while cutting.
Examples of variables that can be monitored include:
- Estimated processing time for the part or nest
- Plasma process information
- Table motion commands and feedback for quality of motion detail
- Status of system inputs and outputs
- Cutting parameters such as speed, arc voltage, kerf width, gas flows, etc.
These windows are always visible and accessible during the cutting operation providing the operator the ability to monitor the table performance at any time.
Remote help servicability Remote Help is an internet based tool that allows the table manufacturer (and Hypertherm, if needed) to be virtually in your factory within minutes. CNC, plasma system and cutting table diagnosis and repair can often be accomplished without an on-site visit. This means that cutting tables can be up and running quickly and without costly travel and wait time.
Remote Help features include:
- Fast and secure connectivity
- Safe remote access to the CNC to view and modify setups
- Secure and rapid transfer of files
- Up to 15 parties can join the same session
- Ability to conduct HyPerformance® Plasma diagnostics remotely
- Useful for technical training
- Free access for all parties