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Powermax45 plasma system

Note: The Powermax45 power supply is no longer manufactured. However, Hypertherm continues to make original torches, replacement torches, consumables and repair parts. Our Technical Service Associates will continue to support this product.

Small but powerful, the Powermax45® plasma system is the most versatile 12 mm (1/2") plasma cutting and gouging system available. The easy-to-use system is light enough to be carried anywhere on the job site – and wherever you put it to work, it outperforms every other product in its class. Patented consumables designs deliver superior cut and gouge quality with less edge preparation, and cut speeds 188% faster than oxyfuel on 1/4" mild steel.

 

System information

Benefits

Easy to use

  • Small size and light weight offer exceptional portability for a 12 mm (1/2") rated cutting system
  • With patented drag-cutting technology and operator-friendly design, the Powermax45 is easy to use, even for first-time users

Versatile performer

  • Allows both handheld and mechanized operation with CNC interface and FastConnect™ torch connection
  • Smart engineering and a comprehensive feature set make the Powermax45 a valuable multi-purpose tool for a wide range of applications

Rugged and reliable

  • Hypertherm Certified™ reliability ensures peak performance even in the most demanding environments
  • Powercool™ design cools internal components more effectively for longer system life and improved uptime

Specifications

Input voltages
(± 10%)
CSA 200 – 240 V, 1-PH, 50-60 Hz
480 V, 3-PH, 50-60 Hz
CE 230 V, 1-PH, 50-60 Hz
400 V, 3-PH, 50-60 Hz
Input Current @ 5.95 kW CSA 200/230 V, 1-PH, 34/28 A
480 V, 3-PH, 9 A
CE 230 V, 1-PH, 30 A
380/400 V, 3-PH, 10.5/10 A
Output current 20 - 45 A
Rated output voltage 132 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
CE 50% @ 45 A, 230 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 230 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 230 V, 1-PH
CE 50% @ 45 A, 380/400 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 380/400 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 380/400 V, 3-PH
Open circuit voltage (OCV) 275 VDC
Dimensions with handles 426 mm (16.75") D; 172 mm (6.75") W;
348 mm (13.7") H
Weight with 6.1 m (20') torch CSA 17 kg (37 lbs)
CE 16 kg (35 lbs)
Gas Supply Clean, dry, oil-free air or nitrogen
Recommended gas inlet
flow rate / pressure
Cutting: 170 l/min (360 scfh; 6 scfm) @ 80 psi (5.5 bar)
Gouging: 360 scfh; 170 l/min (6 scfm) @ 60 psi (4.1 bar)
Input power cable length 3 m (10')
Power supply type Inverter - IGBT

Engine-driven generator operation

Engine drive ratingSystem output currentPerformance (arc stretch)
8 kW 45 A Full
6 kW 45 A Limited
6 kW 30 A Full

 

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

Operating data

CapacityThicknessCut speed
 

Cutting

Recommended 12 mm (1/2") 500 mm/min (20 ipm)
  19 mm (3/4") 250 mm/min (10 ipm)
Severance (hand cutting) 25 mm (1") 125 mm/min (5 ipm)
Pierce* 12 mm (1/2")  

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

CapacityMetal removal rateGroove profile
 

Gouging

Typical gouge 2,8 kg/hr (6.2 lbs/hr) 3,3 mm D x 5,5 mm W (0.13" D x 0.22" W)

Production cut chart

MaterialThicknessCurrentMaximum cut speed *
inchesmmampsipmmm/min
Mild steel 10 GA 3 45 175 4445
1/4 6 45 75 1905
3/8 10 45 40 1016
1/2 12 45 25 635
3/4 19 45 10 254
1 25 45 5 127
Stainless steel 10GA 3 45 150 3810
1/4 6 45 55 1397
3/8 10 45 32 813
1/2 12 45 18 457
3/4 19 45 9 229
Aluminum 10 GA 3 45 280 7112
1/4 6 45 100 2540
3/8 10 45 42 1067
1/2 12 45 25 635
3/4 19 45 10 254

*Maximum 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.

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.

 Handheld systemsMechanized systems
Input voltages T45v torch
6 m (20')
T45v torch
15 m (50')
T45m torch
7.6 m (25')
T45m torch
10.7 m (35')
T45m torch
15 m (50')
200 – 240 V CSA 1 088016 088017 088022 088023 088024
480 V CSA 2 088072 088073      
230 V CE 3 088018 088019 088025 088026 088027
400 V CE 3 088020 088021 088028 088029 088030

1 For use in the Americas and Asia, except China.
2 For use North America.
3 For use in countries that require CE, CCC or GOST marks.

Custom configurations

Select power supply, torch, work cable and other components.

Power supply options

 Power supply with CPC port and 50: 1 voltage ratio
200 – 240 V CSA 088013
480 V CSA 088068
230 V CE 088015
400 V CE 088014

 

Component options

 TorchesControl cables
Cable length T45v T45m Remote
pendant
CNC spade
plug 4
CNC spade
plug 5
6 m (20') 088008        
7.6 m (25')   088010 128650 228350 023206
10.7 m (35')   088011      
15 m (50') 088009 088012 128651 228351 023279

4 For use with automation equipment that requires divided arc voltage.
5 For use when divided arc voltage is not required.

Resources

Manuals and documents
Maintenance
 

Torches and consumables

T45 torch consumable parts

Electrodes, nozzles and shields are available in bulk quantities. See chart below for bulk kit ordering information.

Convenient Essential consumable kits are available. See chart below for content and ordering information.

T45v drag-cutting parts

Shield/Deflector Retaining cap Nozzle Swirl ring Electrode


Look for the blue package.

 

Consumable typeTorch typeAmperageShield/DeflectorRetaining capNozzleElectrodeSwirl ring
Drag cutting Hand 30 220569 220483 220480 220478 220479
45 220674 220713 220671 220669 220670
Mechanized Machine 45 220673 220713 or 220719 (Ohmic) 220671 220669 220670
Gouging Hand 220675 220713 220672 220669 220670
Machine

 

HyAccess™ consumables

For more information on HyAccess consumables, visit the HyAccess product page.

Retaining cap Nozzle Electrode Swirl ring
Consumable typeTorch typeAmperageElectrodeNozzle, cuttingNozzle, gougingRetaining capSwirl ring
HyAccess Hand 15-45 420137 420144 420147 420148 220670

For a full torch and consumable breakdown of the handheld plasma systems please download the full catalog.

Consumable kits

Essential consumable kits keep your Powermax up and running with an array of genuine Hypertherm cutting consumables. See chart below for kit contents and ordering information.

Essential kit

Handheld CSA 851478
Handheld CE 851477

Essential consumable kit

Kit contents

Part #DescriptionCSA QtyCEQty
220674 Shield 2 2
220717 Deflector 1 0
220713 Retaining cap 1 1
220671 Nozzle 45 A 6 7
220718 Unshielded cutting nozzle 1 0
220669 Electrode 7 7
220670 Swirl ring 1 1
  Total 19 parts 18 parts
Dual electrode/nozzle pack available. Part # 428442.
 

HyAccess consumables give you the ability to cut in hard-to-reach places.

HyAccess

Powermax45 428337

Kit contents

Part #Part typeAmperage/descriptionQty
420137 Electrode 15 - 45 A 2
420144 Nozzle, cutting 15 - 45 A 1
420147 Nozzle, gouging 15 - 45 A 1
420148 Retaining cap 15 - 45 A 1
420211 Swirl ring* 15 - 45 A 1
    Total 6 parts

*Swirl ring part number 220670 is also compatible.

 

 

 

HyAccess cutting starter pack

Powermax45 428443

Kit contents

Part #Amperage/descriptionQty
420148 Retaining cap 1
420144 Nozzle 1
420137 Electrode 1
  Total 3 parts

 

 

 

HyAccess gouging starter pack

Powermax45 428444

Kit contents

Part #Amperage/descriptionQty
420148 Retaining cap 1
420147 Nozzle 1
420137 Electrode 1
  Total 3 parts

 

 

HyAccess consumables give you the ability to cut in hard to reach places.

Bulk packages

Kit contents

ContentsBulk SKU order #Part typeQty
220669 228844 Electrode 25
220671 228843 Nozzle 25
220673 228845 Shield 10

Media gallery

  • Powermax Demonstration Video

    Watch a Powermax demonstration

    09:59

  • Introducing HyAccess extended consumables

    See HyAccess extended consumables video

    02:07

  • Automotive applications

    Watch Powermax automotive applications

    01:20

  • Powermax45 fast connect

    Fast connection for Powermax45

    00:03

  • Powermax45 mechanized cutting 6mm stainless

    Watch a video of Powermax45 mechanized plasma system cutting 6 mm stainless steel

    00:22

  • Powermax45 gouging

    Watch a Powermax45® gouging

    00:25

  • Powermax45 preparation and cut

    Watch a video on preparing to cut with a Powermax45 plasma system.

    01:19

  • Powermax45 handheld cutting 12mm stainless

    Watch a Powermax45® handheld plasma system cut 12 mm stainless steel

    00:29

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