Powermax30 AIR plasma system

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Despite its small size, the Powermax30® AIR delivers big performance. The smallest, lightest handheld plasma cutting system in its class, it includes its own built-in air compressor, so you can use the Powermax30 AIR anywhere there’s single-phase power. Just plug it in, attach the work clamp and you’re ready to cut.

Suggested retail price Complete configurations starting at $2,020.00 USD
Type Plasma systems
Product line Powermax
Material type Mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum

Easy to set up and operate

  • Internal compressor eliminates the need for an external air compressor and filter
  • Plug into any 120 or 240 V power (convenient Auto-Voltage™ technology and plug adapters included)

Superior performance in a compact package

  • Patent-pending consumable design enables consistent cutting by optimizing the airflow from the compact, internal compressor
  • Quickly cut metal grate or rusted metal without retriggering with the continuous pilot arc feature
  • Fast cutting speeds and superior cut quality let you finish jobs quicker, with fewer secondary operations

Relative cut performance on mild steel (chart)

Exceptional versatility

  • Just one tool is all you need to cut a variety of metal types and thicknesses
  • Small size and light weight let you take the Powermax30 AIR to the work, rather than bringing the work to the system – an ideal solution for a wide range of cutting applications
  • Built to withstand heavy-duty use in the most demanding environments

Input voltages 120-240 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
Input current @ 2.5 kW 120-240 V, 1-PH, 29-15 A
Output current 15-30 A
Rated output voltage 83 VDC
Duty cycle @ 40°C (104°F) 35%, 240 V
20%, 120 V
Open circuit voltage (OCV) 256 VDC
Dimensions with handles 420 mm (16.5") D; 195 mm (7.7") W; 333 mm (13.1") H
Weight w/ 4,5 m (15') torch 13.5 kg (29.8 lbs)
Input power cable length 3 m (10')
Power supply type Inverter - IGBT
Engine drive requirement 5.5 kW for full 30 A output
Certifications CSA-certified for use in the Americas and Asia, except China CE, C-Tick, CU/GOST, Ukr, and Serbian — for use in Europe, Australia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, and other countries where accepted.
Warranty Power supplies have a 3-year warranty and torches a 1-year warranty.



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

CapacityThicknessCut speed


Recommended 8 mm (5/16") 500 mm/min (20 ipm)
  10 mm (3/8") 250 mm/min (10 ipm)
Severance 16 mm (5/8") 125 mm/min (5 ipm)

Cutting with 120 V input power

The maximum recommended output of 20 A, the cut capacities are:

  • 3 mm (10 gauge) at 762 mm/min (30 ipm)
  • 6 mm (1/4") at 355 mm/min (14 ipm)
  • 10 mm (3/8") at 125 mm/min (5 ipm)

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Money well spent!

6/28/2017 12:45:09 PM

This cutter is awesome! I had a build which required 60 holes drilled at an angle for directing air flow. Just gouged without straightening to a 90. Took a little over 5 minutes to complete! Awesome!

Excellent, dependable, and widely useful equipment.

11/25/2016 4:30:10 PM

Besides being a physician, I often find myself modifying wheelchairs and designing/fabricating adaptive recreational equipment for the disabled. Afterwards, I found myself starting a blacksmith shop. It is very hand to take on job sites ... Read more

BNG Metalmecânica, Brazil

2/17/2016 12:30:29 PM

Because our company provides service in very remote places where the access for air compressors is very limited, the portability of the Powermax30 AIR with the internal compressor, makes it ideal for field services. It also eliminates the ... Read more

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Power supplySystem part number with 4,5 m (15') AIR T30 torch
120-240 V CSA1 088097
120-240 V CE2 088098

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

System includes:

  • Power supply, AIR T30 hand torch with 4,5 m (15') lead and work clamp with 4,5 m (15') lead
  • 240 V/20 A plug with adapters for 120 V/15 A and 240 V/20 A circuits (CSA model)
  • Operator and safety manuals
  • 1 nozzle and 1 electrode
  • Carrying strap


  • Powermax30 AIR Overview

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  • Powermax30 AIR setup video

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