Esprit Automation is the first company around the world to offer superb hole quality up to 5:1 ratio on XPR300
With Hypertherm’s True Hole technology for XPR300 only going up to 2:1 hole diameter to material thickness ratio, Esprit’s in-house software development team created Smart Hole for Procut to provide equivalent hole quality over a much wider range.
XPR300 launched with refined True Hole – limited to 2:1
In 2017, Hypertherm launched their next generation XPR300 plasma system. They also refined True Hole technology to provide even better hole quality. However, the hole diameter to material thickness ratio only varies from 2:1 to 1:1 which posed a problem to a number of customers.
Smart Hole for XPR300 – superb hole quality up to 5:1
Trailer manufacturers, accustomed to putting large pins through plates with HPR XD plasma systems and Procut, asked if it was possible to do the same with XPR300.
Taking this feedback on board, Esprit realised how important large holes with equivalent cut quality to XPR300 True Hole was for all its customers. Consequently, Esprit’s in-house software development team created Smart Hole for Procut. When combined with True Hole, Smart Hole delivers excellent hole quality from 5:1 down to 0.75:1.
Esprit Smart Hole for XPR300
- 5:1 to 2:1 = Smart Hole
- 2:1 to 1:1 = True Hole
- 1:1 to 0.75:1 = True Hole extension
Smart Hole is automatically applied for mild steel cutting of thicknesses up to 25 mm where True Hole is not available.
To learn more about Smart Hole and how it can help you do more with your plasma cutting, contact Dave Ward, Esprit’s Software Support Expert, on 0115 921 0411 or [email protected].