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Lightning D

Compact and Cost Effective Precision Cutting

Lightning D Series machines cover a wide range of applications. Manufactured as a single fabricated structure the Lightning D has an integral segmented fume-extraction cutting table. Lightning D machines can be specified with a range of plasma cutting systems including HyPerformance HPR XD, HSD130 and the full range of Powermax plasma cutting systems. Available in a range of sizes from the baby 2.5×1.25m machine up to 8mx2m, the flexible Lightning D offers precision cutting and high productivity. Linear bearings and direct-drive rack and pinion transmissions in both axes combined with Digital AC brushless drives and the EDGE Pro CNC deliver smooth accurate cutting from gauge to 25mm.

Lightning D Series Design Features

  • One piece machined and fabricated frame … Stable and accurate
  • Machine tool grade linear bearings in all axes
  • Powerful AC brushless drives … High dynamic performance
  • Single or dual plasma options … High Productivity
  • Range of standard sizes up to 8mx2m … Flexible
  • Direct-drive rack and pinion drives … Accuracy and repeatability
  • Fibre-optic digital network on machine … High precision
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The EDGE Pro CNC incorporates all the latest technology for optimised machine performance and ease of use when plasma cutting or flame cutting.
The Ethernet digital on-machine network ensures the very best contouring performance for accurate parts. The intuitive user interface and on-screen wizards allow even inexperienced operators to achieve great results. Closely integrated with plasma and flame cutting systems, the EDGE Pro facilitates maximum productivity.

HyPerformance Plasma cuts fine feature parts with superior quality and consistency, virtually eliminating the cost of secondary operations.
Available in four sizes, the HPR XD plasma cutting systems cover all applications. Cutting mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium from gauge to 50mm and beyond, the HPR XD units produce high quality, consistent results over the life of the consumables. HyPerformance plasma delivers unprecedented cutting speed & quality.

Hypertherm LongLife Air & Oxygen plasma cutting systems offer heavy duty high productivity capability with oxygen cut quality. HySpeed and MAXPRO200 systems have patented LongLife consumable technology which gives dramatically longer consumable life than competitors and much lower operating costs. Systems in the range include the HySpeed HSD130

Lightning D Series: Engineered For Precision and Performance

Lightning D machines cover a wide range of applications. Manufactured as a single fabricated structure they have an integral segmented fume-extraction cutting table and can be specified with a range of plasma cutting systems.

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

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

Plate-rider torch height control can be specified with the Lightning D machine for high speed sheet cutting.

Plate marking for part numbers, bending lines or marking out for assembly is available on the Lightning D; Arc marking or Pin-matrix marking are available.

Lightning D Applications

  • Lintel manufacture
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • HVAC Ductwork
  • Flue and Chimney manufacture
  • Pipework
  • Sheet-metalwork
  • Specialist vehicles
  • Fork-truck manufacture
  • Light/medium fabrication
  • Fan manufacture

Lightning D Machine Options

  • Plate rider or Ballscrew Height Control
  • Bed sizes from 2.5×1.25m to 8x2m
  • HPR130XD Plasma
  • HSD130 Plasma
  • Hypertherm Powermax Plasma
  • Second torch option
  • Duct extraction / filtration system
  • High speed Pin-matrix marking
  • Procut CAD/CAM nesting software
  • Camduct CAD/CAM for HVAC

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  • "Having dealt with Esprit for 8 years now we have purchased 2 machines from them and found them to be extremely well built. The cut quality is excellent from the thinnest to the thickest plates. From sales and management to technical and service all of their team are knowledgeable, helpful and dependable. They have helped us to grow and as such we would always recommend Esprit."
    - John Ready I General Manager I Eggleston Steel Ltd.
  • "Thanks to our four Esprit Lightning HD1500 x 6.5 m machines the quality and quantity of BM catalysts being produced has increased exponentially."
    - Toby Massey I Managing Director I BM Catalysts Ltd
  • "Don't know why I didn't get one of these machines 10 years ago"
    - Ivan Patterson I Managing Director I Barker and Patterson