The Powermax65® plasma system is a versatile tool for heavy-duty cutting and gouging in demanding environments. Designed to maximize uptime and productivity, the system offers the latest technological innovations, such as Smart Sense™ technology to automatically adjust the gas pressure. With a variety of Duramax™ torch styles, operators can easily select exactly the right tool for the job: hand cutting or gouging, portable automation, X-Y table, and robotic cutting or gouging.


Maximum productivity

  • Finish jobs faster with cut speeds one and a half times greater than oxyfuel on 12 mm (1/2”) mild steel
  • Superior cut and gouge quality let you spend less time on grinding and edge preparation
  • Multiple, easy-to-use torch styles let you tackle a wide variety of jobs using the same system

Easy-to-use for cutting and gouging

  • No need to change the air pressure – Smart Sense™ technology ensures that it is always correctly set
  • SpringStart™ technology ensures consistent starting and a more reliable torch
  • Drag cut at full output with a patented shield that reduces dross buildup for smoother cutting

Rugged and reliable

  • Hypertherm Certified™ reliability ensures peak performance even in the harshest environments
  • Duramax™ torches are designed for high-impact and heat resistance

Operating Data

Capacity Thickness Cut speed


Recommended 20 mm (3/4") 500 mm/min (20 ipm)
25 mm (1") 250 mm/min (10 ipm)
Severance (hand cutting) 32 mm (1-1/4") 125 mm/min (5 ipm)
Pierce * 16 mm (5/8")

* Pierce rating for handheld use or with automatic torch height control

Capacity Metal removal rate Groove profile


Typical gouge 4,8 kg/hr
(10.7 lbs/hr)
3,5 mm D x 6,6 mm W
(0.14" D x 0.26" W)