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Lightning S

Precision Plasma & Flame Cutting

The new Lightning S machines offer unparalleled precision and cutting performance from a rail based machine due to the innovative linked rail concept which increases machine rigidity. Lightning S is optimised for precision plasma cutting up to 400A and can be fitted with up to six flame cutting torches. Cutting width can be specified from 1.5m to 3m and cutting length can be up to 20m. Precision linear bearings, direct rack & pinion transmission and digital AC brushless drives produce smooth accurate motion resulting in the highest cut quality. Integrated safety features such as the sliding safety system, spark screens ensure operator safety.

Lightning S Design Features

  • Precision fabricated & machined design … Robust Machine
  • Range of sizes to suit main applications … Flexible
  • Linked rail system … High machine rigidity on rail machine
  • Machine shipped on base rail set … Quick installation
  • Low level precision rails … High stability & accessibility
  • Direct-drive rack & pinion drives … Accuracy & repeatability
  • Multiple plasma/flame cutting torches … Maximum Productivity
  • Fibre-optic digital network on machine … High precision
  • 15” Colour Touch-screen Display & Wizards … Ease of use
  • Integrated cable chain handling … Reduced tripping hazards
  • Unique perimeter safety system … Safe working area
  • Ballscrew digital torch height control … Best cut quality
  • Remote Diagnostic Capability … Rapid fault identification
Talk to us about your plasma cutting requirements today:
0115 939 1888

The MicroEDGE 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 MicroEDGE 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 – a 130A system with the fastest cut speeds in its class.

The latest Powermax systems from Hypertherm are fitted to the Lightning S machine. The reliable inverter based design delivers even better cut quality and cutting speeds. Consumable life is also improved and Powermax plasma cutting systems offer the lowest running costs in their class. Fully integrated with the Lightning S CNC machine, these units will cut mild steel, galv, stainless and aluminium. Powermax systems are easy to use and require virtually no maintenance.

Flame cutting can cut carbon steels up to 300mm and beyond with a good, clean square cut. Cutting speeds are slower than plasma but additional cutting torches can be added at relatively low cost so multiple torch cutting can boost productivity. Propane or Acetylene (or other gases on request) can be specified as the fuel gas. Options such as automatic torch ignition and capacitive height control are available.

Lightning S : Innovative Design Features Giving High Performance

The Lightning S machines offer unparalleled precision and cutting performance due to the innovative linked rail concept which increases machine rigidity. Lightning S is optimised for precision plasma cutting and can be fitted with up to six flame cutting torches.

Lightning S has integrated safety systems and spark guards for enhanced operator protection. Cable chain handling system is integrated into the machine to eliminate trip hazard.

End-on operator position offers improved protection and better ergonomics. Electrical control panel is integrated into the machine gantry producing a clean and tidy look.

Innovative linked rail design combined with heavy duty precision rails produces high machine rigidity which translates to precision cutting at high plasma cutting speeds.

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

Lightning S Applications

  • Yellow goods manufacture
  • Structural Steel
  • Steel Service Centre
  • Machinery Manufacture
  • Offshore infrastructure
  • HGV Trailer Manufacture
  • Skip & Waste Handling Equipment
  • Fork truck & Crane Manufacture
  • Mining equipment manufacture
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Marine Industry

Lightning S – Machine Options

  • HPR130XD Plasma – 25mm
  • HPR260XD Plasma – 38mm
  • HPR400XD Plasma – 50mm
  • Range of Hypertherm Plasma
  • Flame Cutting – 300mm
  • Bed sizes from 3×1.5m to 20x3m
  • Up to 6 cutting torches
  • Fume-extraction cutting tables
  • Duct extraction / filtration system
  • Duct extraction / filtration system
  • High speed Pin-matrix marking
  • Procut CAD/CAM nesting software

Contact Esprit Automation

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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