Powermax plasma cutters

The Powermax® family of air plasma cutters consists of seven highly portable, professional grade air plasma cutters. Built to withstand heavy duty use in demanding industrial environments, the systems are an ideal choice for hand or automated cutting and gouging of any electrically conductive metal; depending on system size, they offer a severance cut capacity from 16 mm (5/8") at 30 A to 57 mm (2-1/4") at 125 A.

Features and benefits of air plasma cutters

Cut metal quickly and cleanly

Plasma is created when gas is ionized by electrical energy. In Powermax systems, its intense heat (up to 22,000° C) is used to melt metal. Compressed air or nitrogen blows the molten metal away, leaving a clean edge that’s ready to weld in most cases.

Cut or gouge any electrically conductive metal

Whether in a shop, factory, at home, or in the field, Powermax systems cut and gouge all metal types and forms. Most Powermax models are available with a handheld or machine torch exactly tailored to your application. Our two smallest systems — the Powermax30® XP and Powermax30® AIR — also have dual voltage capabilities working on both regular 120 V household power and 240 V power.

Powermax plasma cutter advantages:

  • Best performance in its class
  • State-of-the-art consumable technology delivers faster speeds and better cut quality to help you get more done in less time.
  • High portability, simple controls and a stable plasma arc make Powermax plasma cutters easy to operate, even for beginners.
  • Long consumable life and fast cut speeds lower your cutting and gouging costs.

Powermax plasma cutter requirements:

  • AC power source (fixed or generator)
  • Compressed air – shop air, portable air compressor, or bottled air (nitrogen is often used for stainless steel) – no explosive oxyfuel (excluding Powermax30 AIR plasma cutter which has its own built-in air compressor)
  • Safety equipment – including shaded glasses or face shield, gloves, protective clothing
  • Proper ventilation

Typical uses and applications




Powermax uses and applications

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