Powermax85®

Overview

Handheld or mechanized plasma system for cutting and gouging metal

 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

  • 15° and 75° 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.

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Specifications

Specifications

Input voltages CSA 200 – 480 V / 1-PH / 50/60 Hz
200 – 600 V / 3-PH / 50/60 Hz
CE 400 V / 3-PH / 50/60 Hz
Input current @ 12.2 kW CSA 200/208/240/480 V / 1-PH
70/68/58/29 A
200/208/240/480/600 V / 3-PH
42/40/35/18/17 A
CE 380/400 V / 3-PH
20.5/19.5 A
Output current 25 – 85 A
Rated output voltage 143 VDC
Duty cycle @ 40° C (104° F) CSA 60% @ 85 A / 230 – 600 V / 3-PH
60% @ 85 A / 480 V / 1-PH
50% @ 85 A / 240 V / 1-PH
50% @ 85 A / 200 – 208 V / 3-PH
40% @ 85 A / 200 – 208 V / 1-PH
100% @ 66 A / 230 – 600 V / 1/3-PH
CE 60% @ 85 A / 380/400 V / 3-PH
100% @ 66 A / 380/400 V / 3-PH
Open circuit voltage (OCV) CSA 305 VDC
CE 270 VDC
Dimensions with handles 19.7" (500 mm) D;
9.2" (234 mm) W;
17.9" (455 mm) H
Weight with 25' (7.6 m) torch CSA 71 lbs (32 kg)
CE 62 lbs (28 kg)
Gas supply Clean / dry / oil-free or nitrogen
Recommended gas inlet flow rate / pressure Cutting: 400 scfh / 6.7 scfm (189 l/min) @ 85 psi (5.6 bar)
Gouging: 450 scfh / 7.5 scfm (212 l/min) @ 70 psi (4.8 bar)
Input power cable length 10' (3 m)
Power supply type Inverter – IGBT

Engine-driven generator operation

Engine drive rating (kW) System output (amps) Performance (arc stretch)
20 85 Full
15 70 Limited
15 60 Full
12 60 Limited
12 40 Full
8 40 Limited
8 30 Full

Cut chart

Material Thickness
(inches)
Thickness
(mm)
Current
(amps)
Maximum cut speed¹
(ipm)
Maximum cut speed¹
(mm/min)
Mild steel 10 GA 3 45 205 5000
Mild steel 1/4 6 85 200 5330
Mild steel 1/2 12 85 70 2000
Mild steel 3/4 19 85 36 920
Mild steel 1 25 85 21 560
Mild steel 1-1/4 32 85 14 350
Stainless steel 1/4 6 85 205 5850
Stainless steel 1/2 12 85 60 1750
Stainless steel 3/4 19 85 30 770
Stainless steel 1 25 85 18 475
Aluminum 1/4 6 85 215 6200
Aluminum 1/2 12 85 85 2400
Aluminum 3/4 19 85 46 1170
Aluminum 1 25 85 25 670

¹ Maximum cut speeds are the results of Hypertherm’s laboratory testing. For optimum cut performance , actual cutting speeds may vary based on different cutting applications. Refer to the operator manual for more details.

Operating Data
Thickness Minimum cut speed
 Handheld cut capacity   Handheld cut capacity
Recommended 1" (25 mm)  20 ipm (500 mm/min)
Recommended 1-1/4" (32 mm)  10 ipm (250 mm/min)
Severance 1-1/2" (38 mm)   5 ipm (125 mm/min)
 Mechanized pierce capacity   Mechanized pierce capacity
5/8" (16 mm) 
Metal removal rate Groove profile
Gouge capacity   Gouge capacity
19.5 lbs. (8.8 kg) per hour .23" (5.8 mm) D x .28" (7.1 mm) W
Ordering information

Standard configurations

Below are some of the most common system configurations which include a power supply , torch and work cable. Additional configurations are listed on our website.

Input voltages Handheld systems

Standard power supply

H85 torch

7.6 m (25')
Handheld systems

Standard power supply

H85 torch

15.2 m (50')
Handheld systems

Power supply with CPC port and selectable voltage ratio

H85 torch

7.6 m (25')
Handheld systems

Power supply with CPC port and selectable voltage ratio

H85 torch

15.2 m (50')
Mechanized systems

Power supply with CPC port and selectable voltage ratio

M65 torch

7.6 m (25')
Mechanized systems

Power supply with CPC port and selectable voltage ratio
M65 torch
15 m (50')
200 – 600 V CSA² 087108 087109 087113 087114 087115 087115
400 V CE³ 087117 087118 087122 087123 087124 087125

² For use in the Americas and Asia , except China.
³ For use in countries that require CE , CCC or GOST marks.

Custom configurations

Power supply options

Standard
power supply
Power supply with
CPC port and selectable voltage ratio
Power supply with CPC port / selectable
voltage ratio and serial interface port (RS-485)
200 – 600 V CSA 087067 087104 087105
400 V CE 087068 087106 087107

Component options
Cable length Torches
H85
Torches
M85
Torches
M85M
Torches
Hand clamp
Work cables
Hand clamp
Work cables
C-style clamp
Work cables
Magnet
Work cables
Ring terminal
Control cables
Remote pendant
Control cables
CNC spade plug⁴
Control cables
CNC spade plug⁵
10' (3 m) 087084 087088 -
15' (4.5 m) 087092 087097 -
25' (7.6 m) 087085 087089 087093 087098 223035 223203 223206 223209 128650 228350 023206
35' (11 m) 087094 087099 -
50' (15 m) 087086 087090 087095 087100 223034 223204 223207 223210 128651 228351 023279
75' (23 m) 087087 087091 087096 087101 223033 223205 223208 223211 128652

⁴ For use with automation equipment that requires divided arc voltage.
⁵ For use when divided arc voltage is not required.

Torch consumable parts

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Nozzles and electrodes are available in various quantities. Contact your distributor for more information.

Consumable type Torch type Amperage Nozzle Shield/Deflector Retaining cap Electrode Swirl ring
Drag-cutting Hand 45 220941 220818 220854 220842 220857
Drag-cutting Hand 65 220819 220818 220854 220842 220857
Drag-cutting Hand 85 220816 220818 220854 220842 220857
Mechanized Machine 45 220941 220817 220854 or 220953 (ohmic) 220842 220857
Mechanized Machine 65 220819 220817 220854 or 220953 (ohmic) 220842 220857
Mechanized Machine 85 220816 220817 220854 or 220953 (ohmic) 220842 220857
Unshielded Machine 45 220941 220955 220854 220842 220857
Unshielded Machine 65 220819 220955 220854 220842 220857
Unshielded Machine 85 220816 220955 220854 220842 220857
FineCut® Hand 45 220930 220931 220854 or 220953 (ohmic) 220842 220947
FineCut® Machine 45 220930 220948 220854 or 220953 (ohmic) 220842 220857
Gouging Hand 220797 220798 220854 220842 220857
Gouging Machine 220797 220798 220854 220842 220857
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