Powermax45 XP plasma cutter

The Powermax45® XP plasma cutter delivers increased cut capacity – up to 16 mm (5/8″) metal – as well as faster cut speeds, and automatic gas adjustment for quick, simple setup and operation. Duramax® Lock torches support handheld and mechanized cutting of a wider range of metal thicknesses, along with precision gouging such as spot weld removal, and marking capabilities.

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System information

Applications

Drag cutting

For dragging the torch directly across the work piece

Drag cutting

Fine feature cutting

For narrow kerf width with minimal dross and heat affected zone

Fine feature cutting

Flush cutting

For cutting closer to base materials using a 45 degree

Flush cutting

Max control gouging

For precise metal removal, shallower gouge profiles and light metal washing

Max control gouging

Max removal gouging

For aggressive metal removal, deep gouge profiles, and extreme metal washing

Max removal gouging

Mechanized cutting

For portable automation and table cutting

Mechanized cutting

Extended reach cutting

For improved visibility and accessibility when cutting in confined spaces

Extended reach cutting

Extended reach gouging

For improved visibility and accessibility when gouging in confined spaces

Extended reach gouging

Marking

For scoring, indicating part identification, hole or weld locations

Marking

Precision gouging

For spot and tack weld removal at very low output current (<25 A)

Precision gouging

Benefits

Easy to use

  • One of our most compact and light weight systems, the Powermax45 XP is the ideal portable plasma cutter for a 16 mm (5/8") rated cutting system
  • Patented drag-cutting technology makes the Powermax45 XP easy to use – even for first-time operators
  • Smart Sense™ technology ensures that air pressure is always correctly set
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Outstanding versatility

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Maximum productivity

  • Finish jobs faster, with cut speeds 1.5 times greater than oxyfuel on 6 mm (1/4") mild steel
  • Superior cut and gouge quality reduces time for grinding and edge preparation
  • New torch disable switch feature allows faster, easier changeout of consumables
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Rugged and reliable

  • Duramax® Lock torches are designed for high-impact and heat resistance
  • SpringStart™ technology ensures consistent starting and optimum torch performance
  • Hypertherm Certified™ reliability ensures peak performance even in the most demanding environments
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Designed for low environmental impact

  • Plasma cutting efficiency is 11% better than its predecessor, enabling you to cut more steel with less power, in less time
  • All plasma system components are recyclable
  • 14% lighter than its predecessor and delivers more cutting power

Learn more about improvements that have been made

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Specifications

Input voltages
(± 10%)
CSA 200–240 V, 1-PH, 50–60 Hz
OR
480 V, 3-PH, 50–60 Hz1
CE/CCC 230 V, 1-PH, 50–60 Hz
OR
400 V, 3-PH, 50–60 Hz
Input current
@ 6.5 kW
CSA 200–240 V, 1-PH, 39/32 A
OR
480 V, 3-PH, 9.4 A1
CE/CCC 230 V, 1-PH, 33 A
OR
400 V, 3-PH, 10 A
Output current 10–45 A
Rated output voltage 145 VDC
Duty cycle
@ 40° C (104° F)
CSA

50% @ 45 A, 200–240 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 200–240 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 200–240 V, 1-PH
50% @ 45 A, 480 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 480 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 480 V, 3-PH

CE/CCC 50% @ 45 A, 230 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 230 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 230 V, 1-PH
50% @ 45 A, 400 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 400 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 400 V, 3-PH
Open circuit voltage (OCV) 275 VDC (200–240 V, CSA/CE/CCC and 480 V, CSA)
265 VDC (400 V CE/CCC)
Dimensions with handles 442 mm (17.4″) D; 173 mm (6.8″) W; 357 mm (14.1″) H
Weight with 6.1 m (20') torch CSA 14 kg (31 lbs.)
CE/CCC 15 kg (33 lbs.)
Gas supply Cutting: air (clean, dry and oil-free), nitrogen, F5
Gouging: air (clean, dry and oil-free), nitrogen, F5
Marking: air (clean dry and oil-free) argon
Recommended
gas inlet
flow rate/pressure
188 I/min (400 scfh) @ 5,9 bar (90 psi)
Input power cable length 3 m (10′)
Power supply type Inverter – IGBT
Engine drive requirement 12.5 kVA (10 kW) for full 45 A output
Electrical efficiency 88%
Recyclability 100%
Certifications CSA certified for use in the Americas and Asia, except China. CCC for use in China. CE, RCM, GOST-TR, UkrSEPRO, and Serbian AAA for use in Europe, Australia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, and other countries where accepted.
Warranty Power supply: 3-year
Torch: 1-year

1 For use in North America only.

Engine-driven generator operation

Engine drive rating System output current Performance (arc stretch)
10 kW 45 A Full
8 kW 45 A Limited
6 kW 30 A Full

Cut capacity

Capacity Thickness Cut speed
  Cutting
Recommended 16 mm (5/8″)
22 mm (7/8″)
500 mm/min (20 ipm)
250 mm/min (10 ipm)
Severance (hand cutting) 29 mm (1-1/8″) 125 mm/min (5 ipm)
Pierce* 12 mm (1/2″)  

* Pierce rating for handheld use or with automatic torch height control.

Capacity Metal removal rate Groove profile
  Gouging
Typical gouge 3,4 kg (7.5 lbs.) per hour 3,2 mm (.12″) D x 6,8 mm (.26″) W

Production cut chart

Material Thickness
inches
Current
amps
Production cut speed*
ipm
Mild steel 10 GA 45 181
1/4 45 72
3/8 45 38
1/2 45 24
5/8 45 16
Stainless steel 10 GA 45 134
1/4 45 59
3/8 45 29
1/2 45 19
5/8 45 13
Aluminum 1/8 45 263
1/4 45 104
3/8 45 42
1/2 45 26
5/8 45 14
Material Thickness
mm
Current
amps
Production cut speed*
mm/min
Mild steel 3 45 5590
6 45 2110
10 45 920
12 45 690
16 45 400
Stainless steel 3 45 4725
6 45 1695
10 45 870
12 45 540
16 45 320
Aluminum 3 45 7120
6 45 3095
10 45 1015
12 45 745
16 45 340

* Production cut speeds are the results of Hypertherm's laboratory testing. For optimum cut performance, actual cutting speeds may vary based on different cutting applications. Refer to the operator manual for more details.

 

 Environmental stewardship is a core value of Hypertherm. Our Powermax products are engineered to meet and exceed global environmental regulations including the RoHS directive.

Buying information

Visit our where to buy page to find a potential partner, or contact Hypertherm directly if you need further assistance.

Standard configurations

Below are some of the most common system configurations which include a power supply, torch and work cable.

  75° hand torch 75° and 15° hand torch
Power supplies Voltage configuration 6,1 m (20′) lead 15,2 m (50′) lead 6,1 m (20′) leads
    without remote pendant
Standard power supply 200-240 V CSA1 088112 088114  
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 200-240 V CSA1 088113 088115 088124
Standard power supply 480 V CSA1 088126 088128  
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 480 V CSA1 088127 088129  
Standard power supply 230 V CE/CCC3 088130 088132  
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 230 V CE/CCC3 088131 088133  
Standard power supply 400 V CE/CCC3 088144 088146  
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 400 V CE/CCC3 088145 088147  
  180° full-length machine torch 180° full-length machine torch and 75° hand torch
Power supplies Voltage configuration 7,6 m (25′) lead 10,6 m (35′) lead 15,2 m (50′) lead 6,1 m (20′) and 7,6 m (25′) leads
with remote pendant without remote pendant with I/O cables (no pendant) with remote pendant with remote pendant without remote pendant with I/O cables (no pendant) with remote pendant
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 200–240 V CSA1 088116 088121   088117 088118 088122   088123
Power supply with CPC port, voltage divider, and serial port 200–240 V CSA1     088119       088120  
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 230 V CE/CCC3 088134 088141   088135 088136      
Power supply with CPC port, voltage divider, and serial port 230 V CE/CCC3     088139       088140  
Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider 400 V CE/CCC3 088148 088155   088149 088150      
Power supply with CPC port, voltage divider, and serial port 400 V CE/CCC3     088153       088154  

1 For use in the Americas and Asia, except China.
2 For use in North America only.
3 For use in all regions except North America.

Custom configurations

Select a power supply, torch, torch consumable kit, work cable and other components.

Power supply options

  Standard power supply Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider Power supply with CPC port, voltage divider and serial port
200–240 V CSA1 088092 088104 088105
480 V CSA2 088095 088110 088111
230 V CE/CCC3 088093 088106 088107
400 V CE/CCC3 088094 088108 088109

1 For use in the Americas and Asia, except China.
2 For use in North America only.
3 For use in all regions except North America.

Starter kit consumable options

When ordering a customized system you can select from the following consumable kits:

  Handheld Mechanized Mechanized with ohmic retaining cap
Kit 428559 428560 428561

Duramax® Lock torch options

Duramax robotic and mini machine torches, along with Duramax Hyamp® torches are also compatible with the Powermax45 XP.

  Hand torches Machine torches Robotic torches
Cable length 75° 15° 180° Mini 180° 45° 90° 180°
4,5 m (15′)     059476* 059481*      
6,1 m (20′) 088164 088162          
7,6 m (25′)     088167 059482* 059464* 059465* 059466*
10,6 m (35′)     088168 059483*      
15,2 m (50′) 088165 088163 088169 059484*      
22,8 m (75′) 059475* 059472* 059480*        

* Without torch disable switch

Cable options

  Work cables Control cables
Cable length Hand clamp Remote pendant CNC, spade connector, divided voltage CNC, spade connector, no divided voltage RS-485 Serial comm, unterminated RS-485 Serial comm, D-sub
7,6 m (25′) 223595 128650 228350 023206 223236 223239
15,2 m (50′) 223596 128651 228351 023279 223237 223240
22,8 m (75′) 223127 128652        

Resources

Manuals and documents
 

Torches and consumables

 
Hypertherm cartridges

Upgrade to the new cartridge consumable platform!

The Hypertherm cartridge consumable platform is a revolutionary change to standard air plasma consumables. Each single-piece cartridge is optimized by process and amperage to ensure performance while dramatically simplfying the parts needed to cut or gouge with plasma.

 

Hypertherm cartridges and adapter upgrade

Available in Asia (except India), Australia, New Zealand, and South America on October 18, 2021, and worldwide on January 17, 2022.

Cartridge adapter

The cartridge adapter provides an optional upgrade to convert from the use of standard consumables to the new Hypertherm cartridge consumable platform.

The cartridge adapter is designed to work with the following systems and torches. Please note, when using the cartridge on a Duramax® or Duramax® Lock torch with the adapter, no data is transferred from the cartridge to the system for automated process setup or to provide cartridge usage data. That functionality is available for Powermax® SYNC™ systems with SmartSYNC™ torch technology.

Hypertherm cartridge adapter

System

Torch type

Adapter part number

Powermax45® XP

Duramax® Lock hand, machine, and robotic

428951

Powermax65®

Duramax hand, machine, and robotic

Powermax85®

Powermax105®

Drag cutting and FineCut® for hand torches

Hypertherm cartridges

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

Cartridge

45 A

428927

FineCut drag cutting

428928

Replaces this stack-up

Shield

Nozzle Electrode

Retaining cap

Swirl ring

220818

220941

220842 or
220777

220854

220857

220931

220930

220947

Mechanized and FineCut® for machine torches

Mechanized and FineCut for machine torches

Mechanized cartridges can be used on hand torches if a stand-off is desired.

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

Cartridge

45 A

428925

FineCut mechanized cutting

428926

Ohmic ring kit

428895

(contains 3 #420580 ohmic rings)

Replaces this stack-up

Shield

Nozzle Electrode

Retaining cap

Swirl ring

220817 or
220955

220941

220842 or 220777

220854 or 220953

220857

220948 or 220955

220930

220947

Max removal and max control gouging

Max removal and max control gouging

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

Cartridge

Max removal gouging 45–85 A

428932

Max control gouging 45–85 A

428933

Replaces this stack-up

Shield

Nozzle Electrode

Retaining cap

Swirl ring

220798

220797

220842

220854

220857

420480

Standard consumables

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