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HYPERTHERM PLASMA CUTTERS
When we ordered our current and 3rd plasma table there was no question which plasma cutter
we ere going with. Hypertherm all the way. Yes I have used other brands, but nothing ‘
compares to the quality, reliability and support you get from Hypertherm. One thing that really
made them shine from the start was the extensive cut charts that were available for their
machines. This really takes the guess work out of setting up and using your machine. The cut
charts are accurate and well tested which I can not say the same for other brands. Another
factor is consumable life and cost. Hypertherm consumables have lasted longer than other
brands I have tried and tend to be less expensive in overall cost of ownership.
Reasons for Choosing Hypertherm:
Quality of machines
Reliability of machines
Long consumable life
Low consumable cost
Extensive cut chart library
Excellent customer service and support.
Hypertherm has a ton of models to choose from. For the hobby, fabrication and light industrial most people will be in the Powermax Series from Hypertherm, which includes the Powermax45 XP, Powermax65, Powermax85, Powermax105 and Powermax125, the bigger the number the more cutting amps.
Choosing the correct fit your your application should include some careful consideration. Pick one model above where you think your max thickness will be. So many people get into the cnc plasma cutting world thinking it will only be a hobby or they are only going to do artwork and quickly find that that they want or need to do more. This is true with the plasma cutter and the table size. If you are teetering save your money and buy the next one up you wont regret it. Your machines can all ways cut at lower power but never higher power than they are designed for.
Hobby Use and Smaller Tables -
The next most common machines are going to be the Powermax65 and Powermax85, The 65 has a machine pierce capacity of 5/8 inches and a hand severance capacity of 1 ¼ inches. The 85 has a max machine pierce of ¾ inches and a max hand severance of 1 ½ inches.
If you need to cut some really thick material on a regular basis you can consider the Powermax105 which has machine pierce of 7/8 inches and a hand severance of 2 inches. The Powermax125 tops out the Powermax line with a machine pierce of 1 inch and a hand severance of 2 ¼ inches. If that is not enough for you then Look at the XPR Products from Hypertherm.
For more info on the different models click the links below.
For and overview of the entire Powermax Series Line Check out: Powermax family Brochure (large pdf. 2.71MB)
Torch Height -
Plasma Table design and quality -
Who do I recommend for purchase of Hypertherm Plasma cutters and Consumables?
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Hypertherm = The most trusted brand in CNC Plasma Cutting
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