Hypertherm is unveiling the Powermax45, a portable half-inch plasma cutting and gouging system. The Powermax45 is a single-gas system (air and nitrogen) designed for both hand-held and mechanized applications. With a recommended half-inch cut capacity, and 1-inch severance, the 37-pound system is ideal for cutting and gouging applications in many industries including duct cutting, truck and trailer fabrication, as well as facility and equipment maintenance of all types, including manufacturing and agricultural. The system is designed to deliver consistent performance even with low-line conditions or when connected to a motor generator. This feature - along with its light weight - provides additional versatility as it allows the Powermax45 to be easily used in various locations. In addition, it is designed with a built-in CNC interface and 50:1 voltage divider, making it ideal for mechanized cutting of ductwork and other materials up to 3/8 inches. The system includes a disconnect torch for simplified transitions between handheld and mechanized applications. And unlike oxy-fuel systems, the Powermax45 requires no pre-heating of the work piece and no regulating flammable gases.

Hypertherm Inc., P.O. Box 5010, Hanover, NH 03755; (800) 643-0030; fax (603) 643-5352;www.powerfulplasma.com.