Understanding Plasma Technology
Powermax Plasma Cutters system cut metal quickly, and cleanly
Plasma Cutters, and its intense heat (up to 22,000C), is created when gas is ionized by electrical energy. Powermax systems use plasma to melt metal, and compressed air or nitrogen to blow the molten metal away, leaving a good quality cut edge ready to weld in most cases. Powermax systems are also effective for gouging metal.
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Powermax 30 Air
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|Handheld cut capacity||Recommended
5/16″ (8 mm)Severance
5/8″ (16 mm)
3/8″ (10 mm)Severance
5/8″ (16 mm)
1/2″ (12 mm)Severance
1″ (25 mm)
3/4″ (20 mm)Severance
1 1/4″ (32 mm)
1″ (25 mm)Severance
1 1/2″ (38 mm)
1 1/4″ (32 mm)Severance
1 3/4″ (44 mm)
1 1/2″ (38 mm)Severance
2 1/4″ (55 mm)
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Cut or gouge any electrically conductive metal
Whether in a shop, factory, at home or in the field, Powermax plasma cutters system cut and gouge all metal types and forms. Most models are available with a handheld or machine torch to fit the application.
Operating a plasma system requires
- AC power source (fixed or generator)
- Compressed air – shop air, portable air compressor or bottled air. Nitrogen is often used for stainless steel.
- Safety equipment, including shaded glasses or face shield, gloves, protective clothing and proper ventilation.