Hypertherm Powermax65 Air Plasma System

Hypertherm Powermax65

Hypertherm Powermax65

Hypertherm’s Powermax65 is a 65 amp conventional air plasma cutting system with a recommended machine cutting thickness of 3/8″ (10 mm) and a maximum machine cutting thickness of 1/2″ (12 mm).

The Powermax65 is normally sold with Hornet Cutting Systems’ single-side drive machines.






Operating Data

Thickness Minimum Cut Speed
  Handheld cut capacity  
3/4″ (19 mm)1″ (25 mm) 20 ipm (500 mm/min)10 ipm (250 mm/min)
Severance 1-1/4″ (32 mm)  5 ipm (125 mm/min)

Mechanized pierce capacity

  1/2″ (12 mm)  

Metal Removal Rate Groove Profile
  Gouge capacity  
  10.7 lbs (4.8 kg) per hour  0.14″ (3.5 mm) D x 0.26″ (6.6 mm) W


Key Power Supply Advantages

  • Smart Sense™ technology automatically adjusts the gas pressure according to cutting mode and torch lead length for optimal performance.
  • Boost Conditioner™ circuit (on CSA models) improves performance on low-line voltage, motor generators, and fluctuating input power
  • FastConnect™ torches, CNC interface, and four work lead styles increase versatility for handheld and mechanized use.
  • Simplified control panel with LCD screen for easy operation.

Key Torch Advantages

  • 15⁰ and 75⁰ Duramax™ series hand torches enable operators to easily select the right tool for the job. The handle is more heat resistant and performs at least five times longer in high impact tests than previous torches.
  • Standard and short-barreled Duramax™ series machine torches allow a wide variety of mechanized applications with X-Y tables, track systems, pipe and robotic cutting systems.
  • Conical Flow™ nozzle increases arc energy density for superior cut quality with little dross.
  • Patent pending shield reduces dross buildup and enables smoother drag cutting for a better cut.

Machine Model Availability


Hypertherm Powermax45


Hypertherm Powermax85


Hornet XS