HANOVER, N.H.—Summer 2011—The introduction of advanced application technology advancements to the number one selling metal cutting CNC in the world is on the way. Hypertherm plans to makes the new MicroEDGE Pro CNC with the latest Phoenix® Version 9 Software available to customers this summer.
Like all Hypertherm controllers, the MicroEDGE Pro is designed for reliability and ease of use. Building on the combined strengths and successful history of the MicroEDGE CNC and EDGE Pro CNC, the model delivers customizable performance for a broad range of cutting applications to maximize productivity and profitability.
In addition to Hypertherm’s expertise in plasma cutting including True Hole™ Technology, recent advances in Phoenix Software further expand the functionality of Hypertherm CNCs for multiple plasma bevel designs, waterjet, and rectangular tube/round pipe cutting.
Also new for MicroEDGE Pro is Hypertherm’s proprietary Hypernet communication which quickly allows connectivity between the CNC, ArcGlide torch height control, and HyPerformace plasma or HyIntensity™ FiberLaser through use of an Ethernet cable improving cut process setup. All necessary cut process parameters can be embedded in the customer part program in the CAM Software to reduce setup time while eliminating common process errors and improving productivity.
“We are sure our customers will enjoy the many new benefits of this CNC for new cutting machines or field upgrades,” said Peter Brahan, leader of Hypertherm’s Automation team. “The MicroEDGE Pro builds on the reliability gained from process and production improvements and incorporates the advanced features built into Phoenix software to deliver improved ease of use and versatility.”
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced metal cutting systems for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma and laser systems, consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls and cutting software. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that results in increased productivity and profitability for tens of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for metal cutting innovation dates back more than 40 years, to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The company, consistently named one of the best places to work in America, has more than 1,000 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.