Powermax Air Filter is Key to Optimal Plasma Cutter Performance


Hypertherm Associates highlights the critical role of clean and dry air in maximizing the performance of Powermax® plasma cutters. Despite the common practice of investing in advanced filtration for air compressors, the path of air from the compressor to the plasma cutter is frequently neglected.

Hypertherm Associates, a U.S.-based manufacturer, produces industrial cutting products and software. Its range includes Hypertherm plasma and OMAX waterjet systems, utilized globally for various applications such as ship, airplane, and railcar construction, steel building erection, heavy equipment fabrication, wind turbine assembly, and more.

Alongside cutting systems, the company also develops CNCs, and software known for their performance and reliability, leading to enhanced productivity and profitability for numerous businesses worldwide. Established in 1968, Hypertherm Associates is entirely owned by its employees, boasting around 2,000 Associates and a global presence through operations and partner networks.

This oversight leads to the buildup of condensation, oil contamination, and impurities in the air lines. These issues can significantly reduce the efficiency of the plasma cutter and pose a risk to its crucial components. The Powermax air filter has emerged as a robust solution to tackle various challenges in the plasma cutting process.

This innovative 1-micron air filter, when installed at the Powermax gas inlet, effectively blocks water, particles, and contaminants from reaching the plasma cutter. By ensuring the air supply remains dry and clean, this filter plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal performance levels.

One of the key benefits of the Powermax air filter is its ability to eliminate moisture and impurities from the air supply. This not only protects the plasma cutter from performance-degrading contaminants but also ensures a seamless installation process. As a result, users can expect extended consumable life, improved cut quality, and enhanced overall system longevity.

The Powermax air filter offers several notable features, including easy installation options. It can be mounted directly on the Powermax or wall-mounted using a custom bracket. Additionally, it promises significant cost savings over the life of the Powermax system, potentially amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Rafael Barera, Marketing Director for Light Industrial Plasma products, is enthusiastic about the advantages of the air filter. He notes, “This filter improves plasma cutting, making operations smoother for fabricators and manufacturers. It’s a cost-effective solution that boosts efficiency and reduces downtime caused by consumable-related issues.”

The Powermax Air Filter (Part Number: 128647) is now available for purchase from authorized Hypertherm distributors. From February 19th to March 29th, Hypertherm is offering a special promotion for customers in EMEIA. With every purchase of a Powermax system (excluding the Powermax30 AIR), a complimentary air filter is included.


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