There’s a portable Powermax® system that’s right for just about any cutting job you can throw at it. To make the best choice, here are a few things to consider:

  • What thickness of metal will you be cutting?
    Powermax plasma can cut from sheet metal to 55 mm (2-1/4"). Choose the Powermax system with the recommended capacity for the thickness of metal you expect to cut 80% of the time or more.

  • Will the cutting or gouging be done by a handheld torch or with an automated machine?
    For automated cutting, select a machine-torch compatible Powermax system with interface options for automation equipment like a CNC table, robot and track cutters.

  • What electrical service is available?
    Knowing the incoming line voltage, phase and breaker size where the system will be used ensures your electrical service can support the Powermax system you choose.

  • Will the plasma system be powered by an engine drive generator?
    Each Powermax system requires a minimum kilowatt output to deliver full performance.

  • What is your compressed gas source?
    Powermax systems require compressed air or nitrogen for operation. The gas must be dry and free of contaminants. An optional filter is available to ensure clean and dry gas.
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Handheld cut capacity

Recommended 5/16" (8 mm)

Severance 5/8" (16 mm)

Recommended 3/8" (10 mm)

Severance 5/8" (16 mm)

Recommended 5/8" (16 mm)

Severance
1 1/8" (29 mm)

Recommended 3/4" (20 mm)

Severance
1 1/4" (32 mm)

Recommended 1" (25 mm)

Severance
1 1/2" (38 mm)

Recommended 1 1/4" (32 mm)

Severance
1 3/4" (44 mm)

Recommended 1 1/2" (38 mm)

Severance
2 1/4" (55 mm)

Mechanized pierce capacity1 Not applicable Not applicable 1/2" (12 mm) 5/8" (16 mm) 3/4" (20 mm) 7/8" (22 mm) 1" (25 mm)
Input voltage at 50/60 Hz

CSA 120 – 240 V, 1-PH

CE 120 – 240 V

CSA 120 – 240 V, 1-PH

CE 120 – 240 V, 1-PH

CCC 120 – 240 V, 1-PH
CSA 200 – 240 V, 1-PH

CSA 480 V, 3-PH

CE/CCC 230 V, 1-PH

CE/CCC 400 V, 3-PH
CSA 200 – 480 V, 1-PH

CSA 200 – 600 V, 3-PH

CE 400 V, 3-PH
CSA 200 – 480 V, 1-PH

CSA 200 – 600 V, 1/3-PH

CE 400 V, 3-PH
CSA 200 – 600 V, 3-PH

CE 230 – 400 V, 3-PH

CE 400 V, 3-PH

CCC 380 V, 3-PH
CSA 480 V, 3-PH

CSA 600 V, 3-PH

CE 400 V, 3-PH

CCC 380 V, 3-PH
Duty cycle at full output2 CSA 35%
240 V, 1-PH

CE 35%
240 V, 1-PH
CSA 35%
240 V, 1-PH

CE 35%
240 V, 1-PH

CCC 35%
240 V, 1-PH
CSA 50%
200 – 240 V, 1-PH

CSA 50%
480 V, 3-PH

CE/CCC 50%
230 V, 1-PH

CE/CCC 50%
480 V, 3-PH
CSA 50%
230 – 600 V, 1/3-PH

CE 50% 380/400 V, 3-PH
CSA 60%
230 – 600 V, 3-PH

CE 60%, 380/400 V, 3-PH
CSA 80%
480 – 600 V, 3-PH

CE 80%
400 V, 3-PH

CCC 80%
380 V, 3-PH
CSA 100% 480/600 V, 3-PH

CE 100%
400 V, 3-PH

CCC 100% 380 V, 3-PH
Gas Internal compressed air Air or nitrogen Air or nitrogen Air or nitrogen Air or nitrogen Air or nitrogen Air or nitrogen
Motor generator requirements for full arc stretch at full output 5.5 kW 5.5 kW 10 kW 15 kW 20 kW 30 kW 40 kW

1 With automatic torch height control
2 Additional duty cycles at other voltages are available in product specification tables.

CSA models are for use in the Americas and Asia, except China.
CE models are for use in countries that require CE or GOST marks.
CCC models are for use in China.