Air/Oxy Plasma

High performance industrial products for every cutting and gouging need

Hypertherm’s Powermax line of products consists of six highly portable air plasma systems for hand or automated cutting and gouging of any electrically conductive metal. With a severance cut capacity range from 16mm at 30 A to 55mm at 125 A, Powermax systems will help you get your work done faster, easier, more reliably and at lower cost.

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Hypertherm Plasma

Our Air/Oxy Systems:

Powermax30® Air

The new Powermax30® AIR delivers high performance in a compact, portable package. With a built in air compressor, it’s the smallest, lightest handheld plasma cutting system in its class so you can take the Powermax30 AIR to where the work is rather than bring the work to the system. Because it’s highly portable, it can be used for a wider range of applications. It’s also simple to setup and operate. You can plug into any single phase power from 120-240V.

The small size and light weight of the new Powermax30® AIR, with an internal compressor, make it a highly portable system enabling metal cutting just about anywhere there is single phase power. Simply plug it in, attach the work clamp and you are ready to cut. The internal compressor eliminates the need for an external air compressor and filter to operate the plasma system. The fast cutting speeds and superior cut quality of Powermax plasma enable you to finish jobs quicker.

Operating Data:

CapacityThicknessCut Speed
Recommended8 mm500 mm/min
10 mm250 mm/min
Severance16 mm125 mm/min

Powermax30 Air Performance Chart

Powermax45

Our best selling system, the Powermax45 is the most versatile and portable 12 mm machine on the market, with a broad set of application capabilities that make it a truly multi-purpose tool. The Powermax45 cuts or gouges faster, easier and better than any other product in its class.

Operating Data:

CapacityThicknessCut Speed
Recommended12 mm500 mm/min
19 mm250 mm/min
Severance25 mm125 mm/min
Pierce12 mm-

Capacity (Gouging)Metal Removal RateGroove Profile
Typical Gouge2.8 kg/hr3.3 mm D x 5.5 mm W


Powermax45 Performance Chart

Powermax65

Offering the latest technological innovations, like Smart Sense™ technology to automatically adjust the gas pressure, the Powermax65 helps you do more than ever before. Seven Duramax™ torch styles provide greater versatility and enable operators to select the right tool for the job.

Operating Data:

CapacityThicknessCut Speed
Recommended20 mm500 mm/min
25 mm250 mm/min
Severance32 mm125 mm/min
Pierce16 mm-

Capacity (Gouging)Metal Removal RateGroove Profile
Typical Gouge4.8 kg/hr3.5 mm D x 6.6 mm W


Powermax65 Performance Chart

Powermax85

The premier system for cutting 25 mm, the Powermax85 has the same features and options as the Powermax65, but with more power from a max output current of 85 amps. A variety of Duramax torch styles provide exceptional versatility for hand cutting or gouging, portable automation, X-Y table and robotic cutting or gouging.

Operating Data:

CapacityThicknessCut Speed
Recommended25 mm500 mm/min
32 mm250 mm/min
Severance38 mm125 mm/min
Pierce20 mm-

Capacity (Gouging)Metal Removal RateGroove Profile
Typical Gouge8.8 kg/hr5.8 mm D x 7.1 mm W

Powermax85 Performance Chart

Powermax105

The Powermax105 delivers superior cut capabilities on 32 mm thick metals. It has the duty cycle and industrial performance necessary for tough cutting and gouging jobs. Seven Duramax torch styles provide versatility for hand cutting, portable automation, x-y table cutting, and robotic cutting and gouging.

Smart Sense™ technology automatically adjusts the gas pressure according to cutting mode and torch lead length. It also detects electrode end-of-life, automatically turning off power to the torch to prevent potential damage to other parts or to the workpiece.

Operating Data:

CapacityThicknessCut Speed
Recommended32 mm500 mm/min
38 mm250 mm/min
Severance50 mm125 mm/min
Pierce22 mm-

Capacity (Gouging)Metal Removal RateGroove Profile
Typical Gouge9.8 kg/hr6.4 mm D x 7.4 mm W

Powermax105 Performance Chart

Powermax125

With the maximum power and performance for air plasma, the new Powermax125 cuts fast and thick. A 100% duty cycle, a 25 mm mechanized pierce capability, and a gouging metal removal rate of 12.52 kg/hr make the Powermax125 the tool for any industrial cutting and gouging job.

New Duramax Hyamp torch styles provide versatility for hand cutting, portable automation, x-y table cutting, and robotic cutting and gouging. SmartSense™ technology automatically adjusts the gas pressure according to cutting mode and torch lead length. It also detects electrode end-of-life, automatically turning off power to the torch to prevent potential damage to other parts or the workpiece.

Operating Data:

CapacityThicknessCut Speed
Recommended38 mm457 mm/min
44 mm250 mm/min
Severance57 mm125 mm/min
Pierce25 mm-

Capacity (Gouging)Metal Removal RateGroove Profile
Typical Gouge12.52 kg/hr4.3-7.9 mm D x 6.1-9.9 mm W

Powermax125 Performance Chart

MAXPRO200

The MAXPRO200 plasma cutting system achieves impressive cut speeds, consistent cut quality and exceptional consumable life with air or oxygen plasma gas. Optimized cutting parameters are automatically set and controlled in one step for easy operation. Engineered for heavy-duty, high capacity mechanized and handheld cutting and gouging, the MAXPRO200 delivers reliable performance across a wide range of industrial applications.

Operating Data:

CapacitySteel TypeThickness
Virtually dross-free cuttingMild20 mm
Production PierceMild32 mm
Stainless25 mm
SeveranceMild75 mm
Stainless64 mm

HySpeed HSD130

HySpeed Plasma HSD130 is an easy-to-use oxygen plasma system that is more productive and more cost-effective than other metal cutting solutions such as oxyfuel, air plasma, and non-LongLife oxygen plasma systems.

Easiest plasma system available on the market for oxygen and air plasma cutting - easy to install, easy to run, easy to troubleshoot. With our patented LongLife technology and 100% duty cycle, HySpeed Plasma is in a class of its own.

Operating Data:

CapacitySteel TypeThickness
Virtually dross-free cuttingMild16 mm
Production PierceMild25 mm
Maximum cutting capacity (edge start)Mild38 mm