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Hypertherm's ProNest Software Revives Old Laser Cutters
Hanover, NH — Hypertherm's ProNest software is breathing new life into a 20-year old laser system reports Service Line, a U.S. manufacturer of industrial machines that wash dirty parts and components.

Service Line, which produces its Renegade parts washers in Wisconsin, was looking for a way to update its laser system. In use since 1993, the company felt the system was no longer running very efficiently. It researched several options before settling on Hypertherm's ProNest software about a year ago.

"We purchased the software for our Trumpf Laser in the summer of 2012 and found it to work very well for us, which wasn't easy considering that our laser is a 1993 model. We had great customer support to help configure and set it up to work with such an old control," says Gary Reuter, an engineer at Service Line.

"We have been using it in production now for over a year and we find it is easy to learn and easy to use and yet still gives us all the features we need to run our laser in a very efficient manner. I would highly recommend this software to anyone looking to improve the performance of their laser or plasma cutting machines." Reuter's comments are echoed by other companies using ProNest software on their laser cutting machines. Richard Webb of Loftis Steel & Aluminum has used ProNest CAM software for nearly a decade. "We have had very good results for programming our two lasers. It's easy to use and learn. When faced with programming questions, answers are very quick and all the people we have dealt with have been very helpful. When upgrading from one version to the next the changes have been seamless with no down time."

ProNest includes many standard features and optional modules geared specifically to laser applications. In addition, the CAM software contains modules focused on business system integration to support increased productivity.

Contact: Hypertherm, P.O. Box 5010, Hanover, NH 03755 800-643-0030 or 603-643-3441 fax: 603-643-5352 E-mail: Web:

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