Hypertherm Plasma Systems.
HyPerformance HPR400XD Plasma. 
Building on the HyPerformance product line history of delivering superior cut quality and consistency, maximized productivity, minimized operating cost and unmatched process flexibility. The HyPerformance HPR400XD system, with patent pending PowerPierce technology adds the fastest cut speeds and greatest thickness capability to HyDefinition® cut quality at half the operating cost.
Fastest, thickest HyPerformance Plasma on the market!

Patent pending technology enables industry-leading production piercing capability that is 60% thicker (2" or 50 mm mild steel) than HPR260. Patent pending PowerPierce technology enables industry-leading production piercing capability that is up to 25% thicker (2" or 50 mm mild steel) than other higher amperage systems on the market. Patented consumables design delivers HyDefinition cutting at speeds 30% faster than the HPR260.

Lowest operating costs on the market!

Patented LongLife® technology delivers incomparable HyDefinition cut quality at an operating cost of up to 50% less than any systems available on the market.

Superior cut quality over the longest period of time!

Patented system technologies deliver consistent HyDefinition cut quality over the longest period of time. Hypertherm consumables are manufactured with the highest quality standards and latest patented technology to ensure consistent cut quality and longer life. Improved thin stainless steel quality (10 ga to 1/4" or 3 mm to 6 mm).

Most versatile system offered in Hypertherm’s 40-year history!

30 to 400 amp process range enables HyDefinition cutting from 0.5 mm to 80 mm thick material. Unmatched process flexibility to cut and bevel up to 45 degrees (up to 3.2" or 80 mm thick). HPR400XD enables the dry H35 process up to 400 amp for cutting thick stainless steel and aluminium. The addition of an argon process provides improved marking capabilities. Marking and cutting can be done with the same consumables.
HyPerformance HPR400XD Specifications
Mild steel Virtually Dross free   38mm (1-1/2")
  Production (pierce)   50mm (2")
  Severance (edge starts)   80mm (3.2")
Stainless steel Production (pierce)   45mm (1-3/4")
  Severance (edge starts)   80mm (3.2")
Aluminium Production (pierce)   45mm (1-3/4")
  Severance (edge starts)   80mm (3.2")
Speed*     25mm (1")
(Mild steel) Optimum quality   2159 mm/m
      (85 ipm)
Cut angle ISO 9013 range **   2 - 5
Weldability     Ready to weld
Process gases by material Mild steel   O2/Air, O2/O2, Ar/Air
(plasma / shield)      
  Stainless steel   H35/N2, N2/N2, H35-N2/N2, F5/N2, Ar/Air, Air/N2
Aluminium   H35/N2, Air/Air, H35-N2/N2, Ar/Air, Ar/N2
Process amps Not all processes
available for all
  30 - 400
* Note: Take care in comparison: competitors often show maximum cutting speeds rather than speeds that deliver the best cuts, as shown above. Cut speeds listed above deliver best cut quality, but cut speeds can be up to 50% faster.
** ISO 9013 is a standard that defines cut quality of thermally cut parts. The lower the range (range 1 is the lowest), the smaller the angle on the cut face. Cut angle in range 4 is better than in range 5.
Marking and Cutting Stainless Steel