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Lightning HD

The Reference Standard for High Precision Plasma Cutting

The Lightning HD machine represents the state-of-the-art in precision plasma cutting. Our machine design engineers have specified precision fabricated and machined structures combined with all-linear bearing guidance, powerful digital drives and precision transmissions to achieve the highest possible cut quality.

Laser machine design principles ensure that the latest Hypertherm HPR XD plasma cutting systems can achieve the best possible results on the Lightning HD. Our customers report that components cut on the Lightning HD machine with HyPerformance HPR XD plasma and TrueHole hole technology from Hypertherm are comparable with laser cut parts in many cases.

Lightning HD Design Features

  • Dual linear bearings in both X & Y axes … Smooth motion
  • Heavy duty fabricated & machined construction … Accuracy
  • Powerful AC brushless drives … High dynamic performance
  • Direct-drive rack & pinion drives … Accuracy & repeatability
  • Fibre-optic digital network on machine … High precision
  • Powerful PC/Windows based CNC … Ease of use
  • 15” Colour Touch-screen Display & Wizards … Ease of use
  • Heavy duty segmented cutting table … Clean working area
  • Unique perimeter safety system … Safe working area
  • Ballscrew digital torch height control … Best cut quality
  • Hypertherm True Hole capable … The best plasma cut holes
  • Torch collision protection … Longer torch life
  • Dual HPR XD torch option … Double the productivity
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The EDGE Pro CNC incorporates all the latest technology for optimised machine performance and ease of use. The Ethernet digital on-machine network ensures the very best contouring performance for accurate parts. The intuitive user interface via the 15” colour touch screen and on-screen wizards allow even inexperienced operators to achieve great results. Closely integrated with the HPR XD plasma systems, the EDGE Pro exploits plasma’s full potential.

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.

Lightning HD: Designed & Engineered By Experts

The Lightning HD machine represents the state-of-the-art in precision plasma cutting. Our machine design engineers have specified precision fabricated and machined structures combined with all-linear bearing guidance, powerful digital drives and precision transmissions.

Every Lightning HD machine is fully modelled by our design engineers using the latest Creo 3D solid modelling software to facilitate precision manufacture in our Nottingham factory.

Lightning HD machines feature fully machined fabricated beds fitted with dual machine tool grade linear bearings and precision rack and pinion drives for accuracy and smoothness.

Laser spot identification to locate plate edges simplifies machine setup. One of the many time saving features incorporated into the Lightning HD machine range.

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

Lightning HD Machine Applications

  • Steel Service Centre
  • Machinery Manufacturers
  • Marine components
  • Automotive Components
  • General Fabrication
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Architectural Metalwork
  • Stove Manufacturing
  • Offshore Components
  • Structural Steel
  • Sheet metalwork

Lightning HD Customer Options

  • HPR130XD Plasma – 25mm
  • HPR260XD Plasma – 38mm
  • HPR400XD Plasma – 50mm
  • Automatic or Manual Gas Console
  • Bed sizes from 3×1.5m to 8.5×2.5m
  • High speed Pin-matrix marking
  • Single or twin torch capacity
  • Duct extraction / filtration system
  • Procut CAD/CAM nesting software

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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