Hypertherm Powermax30 Air is a professional standard hand-held plasma cutter. It runs on compressed air. Its features include a built-in air compressor, lightweight, dual voltage, and single phase. This plasma cutter operates on both 120 V and 240 V AC power. It has Auto-Voltage technology that automatically detects input voltage, eliminating the need for a manual change of power option. The power supply is an IGBT-type inverter that delivers efficient switching. The cutter provides a maximum output current of 30 Amp, and duty cycles are 35 % @ 240 V and 20% @ 120 V. The machine is durable. Here we would like to write an informative review about the hypertherm powermax 30 air plasma cutter. The plasma cutter is certified by CSA for America and Asia.
Key Features of Hypertherm Powermax 30 Air Plasma Cutter
The Hypertherm powermax 30 plasma cutter features an internal air compressor and moisture removal system (filter). So, the system saves costs by removing the need for an external air source and a moisture filter. A set of patent-pending consumables optimizes airflow through the torch that ensures a steady, consistent, and uniform cut.
Dual Voltage Inverter Power Supply
The power supply unit of the Powermax 30 is an inverter of insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) type. The IGBT circuit provides a high power/voltage switching capacity in the power source. The powermax30 air is a dual-voltage plasma cutter meaning the unit is workable with either 240 V or 120 V input voltage. The auto-Voltage technology of the system automatically detects input voltage after plugging into mains power.
Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
Air T30 Rugged Torch
The air T30 torch of the Powermax 30 plasma cutter is robust enough to bear heat and impact. The torch's ergonomic design provides comfort for long working sessions. The torch can produce a continuous pilot plasma jet. So, the torch doesn't require retriggering for a rapid cut of rusted metals.
The Powermax30 cutter can produce 2.5 kW of cutting power at 30 Amps output current. The Powermax30 air plasma cutter cuts faster and more quickly with lesser secondary work needed. Also, a highly efficient built-in air moisture filter enables this cutter to deliver excellent cuts even in hot and humid environments.
Fast Cutting Capacity
The Powermax30 air plasma can deliver performance in all conditions. It can cut a wide range of metal types with varying thicknesses.
Recommended cutting thickness of the system is 8 mm (5/16") at 20 inches per minute (IPM) and 10 mm approx (3/8 inch) at 10 IPM cutting speed. The severance cutting capacity of this cutter is 16 mm (5/8") at a 5 IPM cutting speed.
At 120 V input voltage and 20 Amp recommended output, the cutter's cutting capacities are 3 mm (10 Gauge) at 30 IPM, 6 mm (1/4") at 14 IPM, and 10 mm (3/8") at 5 IPM cutting speed.
Heavy-Duty and Light
The Powermax30 can endure harsh environmental conditions. Hassleless carrying to a work site, no need to move, install or maintain additional air compressors. The unit features a handle on the top and a strap for easy carrying. It is a compact, lightweight system making it highly durable and portable.
Engine Drive Compatible
The Powermax30 AIR is operable on engine drive welder power. It can deliver its highest capacity output current of 30 Amps when provided by a 5.5 kW power engine drive welder.
Certification & Warranty
The Hypertherm Powermax30 is a USA-made plasma cutter. The Canadian standards association (CSA) authorizes the cutting machine for use in America and Asia, excluding China. It also carries the approval of CE, C-Tick, and CU/GOST for use in Australia and Europe. The power supply has a 3-year warranty while the torch has a 1-year warranty.
The Powermax 30 air plasma cutter can cut various metal types and thicknesses like stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, and alloys. It can cut painted or rusted metals. This cutter is perfect for industries of agriculture, construction, HVAC, automotive repair, vehicle modification, various maintenance, fabrications, rescue operations, and many others.
The Hypertherm company places highest priority on its environmental obligations. Accordingly, the engineering of all Powermax 30 machines fully comply with or exceeds the requirements of global environmental directives, including the RoHS regulations.
What Includes with The System?
- Power supply module
- AIR T30 hand-held torch with 15 feet (4.5 m) cable
- Work clamp with 15 feet (4.5 m) cable
- 240 V/20 Amp plug with adapters for 120 V/15 Amp and 240 V/20 Amp circuits
- 10 feet long input power cord
- User manual
- Work safety manual
- Electrode and nozzle, one piece each
- Shoulder carrying strap
Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
FAQs About Hypertherm Powermax30 Air Plasma Cutter
Q: Will Powermax30 air plasma work with an external air compressor?
No. There is no scope for connecting an external air compressor to a Powermax 30 plasma cutter. This unit doesn't need any gas supply from outside. However, the onboard air compressor and moisture remover are impressive and durable.
Q: Is Powermax 30 air operable with a generator?
Yes, the powermax30 air cutter comfortably runs with a generator.
Q: How do Powermax 30 Hypertherm drains its moisture filter?
The Hypertherm Powermax 30 automatically drains the accumulated water in the water separator. The discharging of the excess water occurs through the bottom of the system without needing any service work.
The Powermax30 air plasma system offers the advantage of hassle-free transport of the entire set-up to the work site due to the lightweight and built-in air compressor and water filter. It has the highest cutting power compared to rival cutters with similar features. We hope that the above review helps gain a proper understanding of the capabilities of the Hypertherm Powermax 30 Air Plasma Cutter.