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HyPerformance HPR260XD

Hypertherm HPR260XD Plasma

The HPR260XD combines fast cutting speeds, rapid process cycling, quick changeovers, and high reliability to maximize productivity, and is now available with new patent-pending True Hole technology.

  • Virtually dross free cutting capacity
    - mild steel 32 mm (1 1/4")
  • Production pierce capacity
    - mild steel 38 mm (1 1/2")
  • Maximum cutting capacity (edge start)
    - mild steel 64 mm (2 1/2")
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Benefits

HyPerformance Plasma HPR260XD is a 260-amp system that delivers the virtually dross-free cut quality of HyDefinition, but does it with greater consistency, faster cut speeds, longer consumable life and half the operating cost.

Mild Steel

Dross free
Production (pierce)
Severance (edge starts)

32 mm (1-1⁄4") 
38 mm (1-1⁄2")
64 mm (2-1⁄2")
Stainless Steel Production (pierce)
Severance (edge starts)
32 mm (1-1⁄4")
50 mm (2")
Aluminum Production (pierce)
Severance (edge starts)
25 mm (1")
50 mm (2")
(Mild steel)
Book specification at highest output current 12 mm (1/2")
3850 mm/m
(145 ipm)
Cut angle ISO 9013 range** 2-4
Ready to weld
Process gases
by material

Mild steel

Stainless steel

02/Air, 02/02,

H35/N2, N2/N2, H35-N2/N2, F5/N2,
Ar/Air, Ar/N2 

H35/N2, Air/Air,
Ar/Air, Ar/N2
Process amps
Not all processes available
for all materials

* 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.
Superior cut quality and consistency
  • HyPerformance Plasma cuts fine-feature parts with superior quality and consistency, virtually eliminating the cost of secondary operations.
  • Patented technologies such as HyDefinition and LongLife®, deliver more consistent cut quality over a longer period of time than other systems available on the market.
  • True Hole™ technology, for HyPerformance Plasma auto gas systems, produces hole quality that is significantly better than what has been previously achievable using plasma.*
  • HyPerformance Plasma cuts mild steel and stainless steel from thick to thin with a mirror-like finish.
  • Hypertherm consumables are manufactured with the highest quality standards to ensure consistent performance.
Unmatched reliability
  • Hypertherm combines four decades of experience and world-class design, manufacturing and testing processes to build in reliability that you can trust.
  • Patented LongLife technology significantly improves consumable life for both oxygen and air processes.
  • 100% duty cycle for the most demanding production requirements.
  • Fastest cut speed per amp compared to its closest competitors.

More parts per hour
  • HyPerformance Plasma systems provide faster cut speeds to produce more parts per hour
  • Hypertherm's PowerPierce® technology makes it possible to cut thicker than ever before and replace slower-cutting oxyfuel technology.
  • HyPerformance Plasma's superior quality and consistency maximize the number of parts produced per hour by minimizing time-consuming secondary operations.