Hypertherm Powermax85 Plasma System


The premier system for cutting 25 mm (1″), the Powermax85® has the same features and options as the Powermax65®, but with more power from an output current of 85 amps. 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.

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Get things done faster with this all in one plasma cutting system.

  • Plasma system with faster cut speeds and superior cut quality.
  • Machine torch that’s designed to work even in the harshest environments.
  • Multiple torch heads allow you to take on several projects with one machine.

Get an efficient and reliable professional plasma system with the Hypertherm® Powermax85 Plasma System. This machine torch system allows for greater cutting speeds, superior cut quality, and better gouging capabilities than other leading plasma systems. Certified by Hypertherm, this plasma cutting system can offer peak performance even in the toughest environments. When you need a rugged and reliable plasma system, then the Hypertherm Powermax85 Plasma System is just what you need. Get the best machine torch system online today!

  • Weighs around 70 lbs depending on attachments
  • Uses clean air or nitrogen
  • CSA certified to use in Americas and Asia (except China)
  • Height: 18”, Width: 9”

Maximum productivity

  • Finish jobs faster with cut speeds two 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


Input voltages CSA 200 – 480 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
200 – 600 V, 3-PH, 50/60 Hz
CE 380/400 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 500 mm (19.7″) D; 234 mm (9.2″) W; 455 mm (17.9″) H
Weight with 7.6 m ( 25′) torch CSA 32 kg (71 lbs)
CE 28 kg (62 lbs)
Gas Supply Clean, dry, oil-free air or nitrogen
Recommended gas inlet
flow rate / pressure
Cutting: 189 l/min (400 scfh, 6.7 scfm) @ 5.9 bar (85 psi)
Gouging: 212 l/min (450 scfh, 7.5 scfm) @ 4.8 bar (70 psi)
Input power cable length 3 m (10′)
Power supply type Inverter – IGBT

Engine-driven generator operation

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


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