Hypertherm announces new Duramax torch options for Powermax45 plasma system owners
Owners of the world’s most popular air plasma, the Powermax45®, can now upgrade to a Duramax® series torch, the same torch type found on Powermax65, 85, and 105 systems. In replacing the T45 torch originally sold with the Powermax45, owners can enjoy longer consumable life, better cut quality, and more torch and consumable options.
Designed for durability and reliability, Duramax torches include Spring Start™ technology in the electrode to eliminate moving parts and ensure consistent reliable starting. In all, Hypertherm offers its Duramax torch in seven different styles. Owners can choose from 15° hand, mini machine, and robotic torches in addition to the traditional hand and machine torch options with lead lengths up to 15.2 m (50’). The switch to Duramax torches also gives Powermax45 owners access to Hypertherm consumable technologies such as CopperPlus®, Max control gouging, FineCut®, HyAccess™, and FlushCut™.
“Powermax45 customers have been asking us about the ability to use Duramax torches with their system for a long time since it gives them access to so many more cutting and gouging options,” said Jonathan Murphy, a Hypertherm marketing specialist. “With tens of thousands of these in use every day, we wanted to do what we could to help owners take advantage of the newest technology.”
Hypertherm designs and manufactures industrial cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.