Hypertherm PowerMax 45
This powerful metal plasma cutter from Hypertherm uses the T45V torch and comes with additional consumables for plasma gouging. It’s jammed packed with amazing power in such a tiny package with the machine itself weighing just a little over 37 pounds. Some of the new features from the Powermax 45 includes the Conical Flow design, which increases the plasma arc energy and density allowing for superior cut quality.
It is a good price, yet very user-friendly as it comes with the patented Drag-Cut Technology that the operator can easily follow and it’s boost conditioner allows the system to operate in peak performance for input variations between 200V and 240V, regardless it is connected to a low-line voltage, on motor generators or fluctuation of power input.
Another feature that we must mention about this metal cutting machine would be the CNC interface and FastConnect torch connection, which increases versatility for handheld and mechanized CNC usage. Not to mention the Powercool system that has been designed to cool down internal components for longer usage life and improved uptime. Overall, this is a truly remarkable plasma cutting system to say the least, and just wait till you see the specs.
|Cut Capacity:||Recommended – 1/2 inch or 12mm|
|Maximum – 3/4 inch or 19mm (3/8inch or 10mm for mechanized)|
|Severance – 1 inch or 25 mm|
Gouge Capacity: Metal Removed per hour – 6.2 pounds or 2.8kg.
|Input Voltage:||200-240V, 1 phase, CSA|
|230V, 30A, 1 phase, CE|
|400V, 10A, 3 phase, CE|
|Output Current:||50% Duty Cycle – 45A, 132V|
|60% Duty Cycle – 41A, 132V|
|100% Duty Cycle – 32A, 132V|
Rated Output: 132 VDC
Maximum OCV: 275V
Air Flow Rate: 370 scfh, 6 cfm, 170 I/min
Dimensions: 34.8cm (H) x 17.2cm (W) x 42.6cm (D)
Weight: 37 lbs or 16.8kg
|Product Code:||088016 (Hand Torch 25ft)|
|088022 (Machine Torch 25ft)|
What do we think?
The Hypertherm Powermax 45 will no doubt save you a lot of cutting time while offering precision quality cutting. It also comes with consumables which you can change for plasma goughing making it ideal for many welders and is definitely a popular choice among the welding industry. Some users even claim that it’s parts lasts up to 4 times longer than their older models. So it’s hard to go wrong with this compact beast.