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Publication Date: 10/1/2010
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Hypertherm Releases 2 New Plasma Torch Systems
Hanover, NH — Hypertherm has released the Powermax65® and Powermax85®: two new plasma cutting systems that come with more torch options, technological innovations, and a more rugged torch design for greater durability in harsh cutting environments.

Four new torch options — an ergonomic 75° hand torch, a 15° hand torch for gouging and cutting in tight locations, a 15-in. (381mm) full-length machine torch, and a 6-in. (152mm) short-barreled machine torch for robotic and pipe-cutting applications — provide greater versatility. Operators can now easily cut metal that may have been hard to access in the past. In addition, the torches, which are part of the company's new Duramax series, are up to five times more rugged and durable than before.

A number of technological advances offer improved cut performance, reliability, and ease of use. Smart Sense technology boosts efficiency by automatically adjusting gas pressure to the cutting mode and torch length, while Spring Start technology in the electrode increases reliability by eliminating moving parts in the torch body. Despite the new features, the new systems are a third smaller and up to 20 percent lighter than the systems they will replace in the Powermax lineup.

The Powermax65 comes with a recommended 3/4-in. (19mm) cut capacity and 1-1/4-in. (32mm) severance rating, while the recommended cut capacity for the Powermax85 is 1 inch (25mm) with a 1-1/2-in. (38mm) severance rating.

Contact: Hypertherm, P.O. Box 5010, Hanover, NH 03755 800-643-0030 or 603-643-3441 fax: 603-643-5352 E-mail: Web:

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