Hypertherm® Powermax45® XP Plasma System


1/2” INCH PIERCE. The new Powermax45® XP system is designed to give the user more precision, performance, and productivity. The Powermax45® XP is the most versatile and portable 5/8″ inch (16 mm) machine on the market, with a broad set of application capabilities that make it a truly multi-purpose tool. The Powermax45® XP cuts or gouges faster, easier and better than any other product in its class. Hypertherm’s Smart Sense technology ensures that air pressure is always set correctly.

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Get a compact yet highly efficient plasma system.

  • Portable plasma cutter with a 16 mm rated cutting system.
  • Finish jobs faster with this compact machine torch system.
  • Plasma system that’s designed for low environmental impact.

Big things come in small packages, just like the Hypertherm® Powermax45® XP Plasma System. This portable plasma cutting system is perfect may be small, but it certainly packs a punch. With a 16 mm rated cutting system, you can get jobs done quickly with a faster cutting system that provides superior cutting and gouging quality. This plasma cutting system is even more efficient than its predecessors, allowing you to cut more steel with less power and in less time than other plasma systems. Designed for low environmental impact, this machine torch’s components are recyclable. Get your Hypertherm® Powermax45® XP Plasma System online today!

  • Weighs around 30 lbs depending on attachments
  • Uses clean air or nitrogen
  • CSA certified to use in Americas and Asia (except China)
  • Height: 14”, Width: 7”

Easy to use

  • One of our most compact and light weight systems, the Powermax45® XP is the ideal portable plasma cutter for a 16 mm (5/8″) rated cutting system
  • Patented drag-cutting technology makes the Powermax45® XP easy to use – even for first-time operators
  • Smart Sense™ technology ensures that air pressure is always correctly set

Outstanding versatility

  • CNC interface and FastConnect™ torch connection allows both handheld and mechanized operation
  • A wide range of torch and consumable styles to choose from for both handheld and automated processes
  • Extensive array of application capabilities via specialty consumables for fine feature cutting, extended reach cutting, gouging, precision gouging, and marking

Maximum productivity

  • Finish jobs faster, with cut speeds 1.5 times greater than oxyfuel on 6 mm (1/4″) mild steel
  • Superior cut and gouge quality reduces time for grinding and edge preparation
  • New torch disable switch feature allows faster, easier change-out of consumables

Rugged and reliable

  • Duramax® Lock torches are designed for high-impact and heat resistance
  • SpringStart™ technology ensures consistent starting and optimum torch performance
  • Hypertherm® Certified™ reliability ensures peak performance even in the most demanding environments

Designed for low environmental impact

  • Plasma cutting efficiency is 11% better than its predecessor, enabling you to cut more steel with less power, in less time
  • All plasma system components are recyclable
  • 14% lighter than its predecessor and delivers more cutting power


Input voltages
(± 10%)
CSA 200 – 240 V, 1-PH, 50-60 Hz
480 V, 3-PH, 50-60 Hz1
CE/CCC 230 V, 1-PH, 50-60 Hz
400 V, 3-PH, 50-60 Hz
Input current
@ 6.5 kW
CSA 200 – 240 V, 1-PH, 39/32 A
480 V, 3-PH, 9.4 A1
CE/CCC 230 V, 1-PH, 33 A
400 V, 3-PH, 10 A
Output current 10–45 A
Rated output voltage 145 VDC
Duty cycle
@ 40° C (104° F)
CSA 50% @ 45 A, 200 – 240 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 200 – 240 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 200 – 240 V, 1-PH
50% @ 45 A, 480 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 480 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 480 V, 3-PH
CE/CCC 50% @ 45 A, 230 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 230 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 230 V, 1-PH
50% @ 45 A, 400 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 400 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 400 V, 3-PH
Open circuit voltage (OCV) 275 VDC (200 – 240 V, CSA/CE/CCC and 480 V, CSA)
265 VDC (400 V CE/CCC)
Dimensions with handles 442 mm (17.4″) D; 173 mm (6.8″) W; 357 mm (14.1″) H
Weight with 6.1 m (20′) torch CSA 14 kg (31 lbs.)
CE/CCC 15 kg (33 lbs.)
Gas supply Cutting: air (clean, dry and oil-free), nitrogen, F5
Gouging: air (clean, dry and oil-free), nitrogen, F5
Marking: air (clean dry and oil-free) argon
gas inlet
flow rate / pressure
188 I/min (400 scfh) @ 5,9 bar (90 psi)
Input power cable length 3 m (10′)
Power supply type Inverter – IGBT
Engine drive requirement 12.5 kVA (10 kW) for full 45 A output
Electrical efficiency 88%
Recyclability 100%
Certifications CSA certified for use in the Americas and Asia, except China. CCC for use in China. CE, RCM, GOST-TR, UkrSEPRO, and Serbian AAA for use in Europe, Australia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, and other countries where accepted.

Engine-driven generator operation

Engine drive rating System output current Performance (arc stretch)
10 kW 45 A Full
8 kW 45 A Limited
6 kW 30 A Full
Weight 44 oz
Dimensions 25 × 16 × 17 in


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