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Esprit Lightning D machines are compact & flexible plasma cutters that cover a wide range of applications and produce high-quality accurate components in virtually all metals.

Manufactured as a single fabricated structure with machined mounting and alignment faces, the Lightning D has an integral segmented fume extraction cutting table.

A Lightning D can be specified with a range of Hypertherm plasma cutting systems including HyPerformance HPR130XD, MAXPRO200, and the full range of Powermax plasma cutting systems.


High performance

Hypertherm Rapid Part Technology Enabled

stable & accurate

One Piece Machined & Fabricated Frame

Easy To Use

Straightforward Touch Screen 

compact design 

Small Footprint Available In Range of Sizes

Esprit Automation Ltd Lightning D Compact CNC Plasma Cutter

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The flexible Lightning D machine offers precision cutting and high productivity.

Despite its impressive performance, this compact plasma cutter will not take up extensive space in your workshop and hence is a great choice for smaller businesses. It is available in a range of sizes from 3 m x 1.5 m up to 6.5 m x 2 m.

The Lightning D machines have hardened and ground linear bearings in both axes and are available with either pneumatic plate-rider or precision arc-voltage torch height controls dependent upon the application. All machines are equipped with Hypertherm EDGE Connect CNC and digital AC brushless drive systems for smooth accurate cutting from gauge to 25 mm.

For more information about our Lightning D flexible & compact plasma cutter, or to make an appointment for a live demo, call us at +44 (0) 115 939 1888 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.


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Esprit Lightning D Compact Plasma Cutter
Lightning D Compact Plasma Cutter
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all-in-one solution

Our Lightning D machine is a compact, all-in-one plasma cutter that delivers high performance. It is manufactured as a single fabricated structure, has an integral segmented fume-extraction cutting table, and can be specified with a range of powerful Hypertherm plasma cutting systems.



The Lightning D machine is a great partner for both HVAC & sheet metal work as well as medium fabrication applications.


power of hypertherm

Despite its more modest size, this compact plasma cutter can be fitted with a range of powerful Hypertherm HyPerformance & Powermax systems.


Rapid Fault Identification

Each machine has a remote diagnostic capability which allows the operator to spot any fault instantly, heavily reducing the chance of faulty batches.



Lightning D machines are fitted with a rigid torch protection system to minimise damage in the event of a torch collision.



The Lightning D Series machines are shipped as a single-piece fabricated bed and can quickly be installed and in production.

Hypertherm XPR 170 Plasma Cutting System

Hypertherm XPR 170

Our Lightning D machines can be fitted with the powerful Hypertherm XPR 170 plasma cutting system. This versatile 170-amp system is designed and built for maximum performance and combines fast cutting speeds with high reliability. The result is an unmatched cut quality and maximum productivity, enabling small & medium businesses to focus on other aspects of their production or sales, further fuelling their overall growth.

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Esprit Automation CNC Software Solutions

Esprit CNC Software

Leveraging our 30+ years of experience designing and building the finest CNC cutting machines in the UK, Esprit Automation has developed a portfolio of software solutions that will maximise the results from your machine investment. Ranging from easy-to-use CAD/CAM software to comprehensive manufacturing management systems, we can offer the right software solutions tailored to your needs.

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Esprit Automation Ltd Offers Reliable Service & Support On All Compact Plasma Cutters


We at Esprit Automation understand that downtime is not an option for many of our customers. That is why we take pride in offering the best possible after-sales service & support. Our team of experienced engineers is at your disposal for training or maintenance services. Esprit Automation also holds the largest stock of spare parts & consumables in the UK, which can be delivered as soon as the next day.

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“Your machine has revolutionised our business, it’s just coming up to the 2 years anniversary of the installation and already the machine has paid for itself”… “I am in the process of putting up a new unit on the site and Esprit will get my business again.”

BA Caulkett Ltd.

Family Run Business, Suffolk, UK

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