Order the NEW Powermax125 from Rapid NOW!

by Rapid Welding 27. November 2013 08:31

Hypertherm's Powermax125 system made its global debut at the Schweissen and Schneiden 2013 International Trade Fair for joining, cutting and surfacing technology back in September, and by all accounts the event was a big success for all 1,017 exhibitors, attracting many trade visitors from different countries and industries (including representatives from Rapid) over the six day event.

At Essen it was promised this system would become available in the closing stages of 2013, and that's a promise kept. Rapid is pleased to announce that as of this week, the Powermax125 is available to buy online.

The Powermax125

The Powermax plasma system is a useful and versatile tool suitable for any place of work. Whether you are shop or factory based, at home or out and about in the field, this widely popular range has grown to incorporate the Powermax125, the most powerful Powermax air plasma cutting and gouging system.

Enabling thicker and faster cuts on a wide variety of metal types, the Powermax125 is designed to comfortably cut 38mm material and severance cut up to 57mm with hand cutting torches, and has a 25mm mechanised pierce capability. It offers a 125amp output at 100% duty cycle providing maximum productivity and efficiency, thus affording greater productivity and lower operating costs to the user. 

Brief Overview of Features 

  • Increased productivity with cut speeds 5 times greater than oxyfuel on 12mm mild steel.
  • Superior cut and gouge quality, meaning less time spent on grinding and edge preparation.
  • 100% duty cycle maximizes cutting time
  • Reduce costs with consumable life up to four times longer than other systems in this amperage range.
  • Electrode end-of-life detection protects the torch and work-piece from damage by automatically stopping power when the electrode is overused.
  • No need to change the air pressure. Smart Sense™ technology ensures that it is always correctly set.

All models of the new Hypertherm125 plasma are now available from Rapid online. Just click on the link and the website page will open in a new window.

Alternatively give Andy a call to discuss you requirements on:

+44 (0)23 92 214 214

For more info on this product and other Hypertherm systems, visit  Rapid 's extensive online store or go to Hypertherm website





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Still Having Fun in Essen

by Rapid Welding 18. September 2013 13:57

Well, we're still in Essen, Germany, and having loads of fun catching up with suppliers, ex-employees and friends alike.

Obviously we made a bee-line for the Air Products stand and we were sehr beeindruckt (very impressed) with how it looked.


Do I recognise that dress from somewhere, Marianne?


We also caught up with Richard Etchings, Andrew Thomas, and Philip Goldney from Wellington Welding - local competitors of Rapid and a bunch of great people we consider as 'old friends' - who says you can't all get on! While we were all nattering,  we bumped into our old mucker Nick Dully from JSP ( ex-Rapid so obviously a great guy!)  and we thought it was a great photo opportunity not to be missed.


 Our Roy, with the lads from Wellington Welding and Nick Dully from JSP


Of course, no welding event would be complete without a visit to the Weldability Sif stand! 


 Um, Marianne, there's someone photo bombing behind you!

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Rapid at Essen

by Rapid Welding 16. September 2013 10:45


This week we are in Essen visiting the 18th international trade fair, demonstrating the 'international specialist world of joining, cutting and surfacing'.

Stopping by the Kemppi stand, we had the pleasure of meeting Valtteri Bottas, the F1 Williams Team driver who is in Germany visiting the trade fair with his lovely grid girls!

 Valtteri Bottas with his grid girls ... I mean with Roy & Marianne from Rapid


Stay posted for more updates.


For more details on the fair, visit:



For more info on Kemppi and Valtteri Bottas at Essen, visit:


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