Hypertherm’s MAX100 plasma cutting system is designed br cutting most metals from gauge to 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) thick. In addition to hand cutting, it can be used with a machine torch and a THC-2 Torch Height Control system (Instruction manual IM-20) for high-speed mechanized cutting.
The MAX100 provides contiously variable current output from 30 to 100 amps for optimum performance on al thicknesses of metal up to 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) thick. This allows the operator wide variations in cutting speeds on the same thickness of metal. Three nozzle sizes (40-amp, 80-amp and 100-amp) are provided to produce high quality cuts throughout its range of cut thicknesses.
The system provides a continuous pilot arc which alows high quality cutting of perforated or expanded metal without any appreciable deterioration in parts life. This feature is only available for use with the small nozzle up to 40 amps of output.
Cut quality is superior and torch parts life is several times longer than any other air plasma cutting system. The unique MAX100 power supply design uses transistor technology to produce a very smooth constant current DC output.
Air is used as the primary plasma gas, providing low operating costs combined with high-speed perfoamance. Cylinder air or shop air can be used as long as it is free of moisture, oil and particulate matter contamination. For better cut quality on metals such as stainless steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous materials, nitrogen can be used as the plasma gas. (A nitrogen electrode is the only part change required to switch from air to nitrogen.) A regulator and air fitter are provided to ensure that the correct pressure and air flow are supplied to the system at the proper quality.