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Introducing the Powermax® family of products from Hypertherm.

Performance. Portability. Technology

In 1968, Dick Couch and Bob Dean invented water-injection plasma-arc cutting in a garage in Hanover, and so began the journey of Hypertherm, a brand grown from humble beginnings into a renowned manufacturer of advanced cutting systems with a global reach.

The Powermax® family of products from Hypertherm have always been popular with our hire customers. Consisting of seven portable, professional grade air plasma systems to choose from, the Powermax® range is an ideal choice for hand or automated cutting and gouging of any electrically conductive metal, and an ideal partner for demanding industrial environments such as:

In Powermax® systems, intense heat of up to 22,000° C is used to melt metal, and compressed air or nitrogen blows the molten metal away to leave a clean edge that, in most cases, is ready to weld. All you need is an AC power source (fixed or generator), so whether you are workshop based or out in the field, Powermax® systems can cut and gouge all metal types and forms.

Offering exceptional performance, the Powermax®’s state-of-the-art consumable technology makes your welding job faster and easier, with excellent cut quality. Another bonus is the high portability of Powermax® systems, being the smallest and lightest in its class, and its simple controls and stable plasma arc make these systems easy to use, even for beginners.

RentArc is a dedicated hire specialist and we are delighted to be able to offer Hypertherm’s Powermax® plasma cutting range to our customers. Click here to view our Hypertherm hire fleet.

For example, the Powermax® 30 AIR is a popular, professional grade plasma system featuring its own internal air compressor, making for a highly portability unit offering quick and easy cutting wherever you are working, and whatever you are working on. You get the same great cut quality and performance on any type of metal, including stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel, even if rusted or painted!

Another plus point, and as you would expect from Hypertherm, the Powermax® 30 AIR has been designed and built to last, with great ergonomics that allow you keep on working.

Key features:

Highly portable, the smallest and lightest system in its class

Dual Voltage 110/240v

Operate anywhere with the internal air compressor.

Rugged design and reliability with 3 Year Warranty

Another popular unit from this range is the Powermax® 45XP.

Replacing its predecessor, the Powermax® 45XP delivers increased cut capacity - up to 16mm (5/8") metal, faster cut speeds, as well as gas adjustment for quick, simple setup and operation. You’ll have an extensive array of application capabilities at your fingertips via specialty consumables for fine feature cutting, extended reach cutting, precision gouging and marking.

An ideal tool for many widely used metal marking applications, such as part identification numbers or score lines for weld or bend placement, the 45XP has been specifically designed to provide a stable, low current plasma arc using the precision gouging nozzle and marking shield, resulting in high quality marks using a handheld or machine torch, with either air or argon as a gas source.

If you have any questions about the Powermax® range from Hypertherm please contact our team on +44 (0)23 80 867 789 or email


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