Hypertherm Launches the Much Anticipated Powermax 45 XP Plasma Cutter

For those in the metalworking world know Hypertherm makes some of the best plasma cutting units on the market.  Their Powermax 45 unit is the number one selling plasma cutter on the market and for good reason.  It’s a solid model with great performance.  Today they have officially launched the new XP model of the Powermax 45.  The all new Powermax 45 XP has been in the works for over two years and has been slowly teased to it’s customers through promotional videos and photos over the past month or so.  Today it was unveiled and full specifications released.

The main benefits of the XP model are:

  • Wattage increase from 5950 t 6500
  • New precision gouging and marking feature
  • Increased recommended cutting increased from 1/2″ (12mm) to 5/8″ (16mm)
  • Automatic air/gas adjustment
  • Upgraded torch to the Duramax line

We plan on getting our hands on this new model for an unboxing as well as a quick feature review/video and will likely have a longer follow up full Tool Report after putting some miles on it.


View the Hypertherm comparison chart on the Powermax 45 XP versus it’s non XP brother as well as competitor machines.

Comparison Chart


Specifications

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
Recommended
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.
Warranty Power supply: 3-year
Torch: 1-year

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