The Powermax30® AIR is Delivering BIG performance

by Rapid Welding 4. April 2018 14:12
The Powermax30® AIR is Delivering BIG performance for Welders! 

The Powermax30® AIR is delivering 
BIG performance in a small size, lightweight unit. A professional grade plasma system, the Powermax30® Air features its own built-in air compressor for high portability and quick, easy cutting, allowing for operation absolutely anywhere there’s single-phase power. Not only this, but coupled with the highly effective moisture removal system, the Powermax30® Air gives great cut quality and performance in hot and humid conditions. It's easy to set up and operate, and you can expect superior cut quality and faster cutting speeds, meaning increased productivity with the added bonus of needing only one tool for a variety of metal types and thicknesses. 

Just plug it in, attach the work clamp and you’re ready to cut any metal! 

Features include: 

·       Laughing Hypertherm Earth Clamp.

·   Laughing    3 year warranty.

·   Laughing    Built in compressor.

·    Laughing Lightweight - 13 kilos.

·     Laughing Cuts up to 16mm severance cut, 8mm quality cut.

·  Laughing    Runs on 110v or 240v (smart switching)

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Hypertherm HyAccess Extended Reach Consumables Available From Rapid NOW!

by Rapid Welding 23. October 2014 12:40

Working in confined or hard to reach spaces? Hypertherm's HyAccess Extended Reach Consumables for Powermax systems might just be the solution.

Compatible with the T45v torches for the Powermax45 and the Duramax LT for the Powermax30 XP, HyAccess Extended Reach Consumables provide extra reach - over 3 inches beyond standard Hyperthem consumables- allowing for improved accessibility and, very importantly, visibility when cutting or gouging in hard to access spaces.


 Hypertherm HyAccess Extended Reach Consumables: When space is at a premium

Visit the Rapid Welding website to view Hypertherm's HyAccess product list by clicking here. If you require further assistance, follow the link to chat live or request call back with our very own product specialist, Andy.

For more information on Hypertherm's HyAccess Extended Reach Consumables and other products, click here. 

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Introducing the NEW Hypertherm Powermax30 XP

by Rapid Welding 21. January 2014 14:40


'Rugged and Reliable' - We like the sound of that!

This is the claim made by Hypertherm about the new Powermax30 XP, set to be formally introduced on February 3rd, 2014. With that date just over a week away, Hypertherm have taken pity on us and released some information about this highly anticipated high performance plasma cutting system.

Here's a brief overview to tantalise your tastebuds!

Easy to use, and with 50% more cutting power than the original Powermax30 system, the new design makes for a versatile tool with a cutting ability of up to 16 mm.

 The 'rugged', I'm guessing, comes from the new Duramx LT (light) torch, which has been designed to survive impact and heat damage, while according to Hypertherm, the Powermax30 XP has twice the consumable life of its predecessor and is '70% more efficient on average for lower cutting costs', which makes it very 'reliable' sounding indeed. 

 But, as with all new innovations, it can't simply be a case of out with the old and in with the new. In their press release, Hypertherm confirmed they will continue producing consumables, replacement torches and other parts for the Powermax30 in the future, and any new orders for the old system will still be accepted on a 'while stocks last' basis.

Rapid customers will be delighted to know that as of the 10th February, 2014, orders for this new system will be available for delivery.

For information and updates on this great new system, and for all Hypertherm products, take a look at their website by clicking here.

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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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The New Hypertherm CopperPlus Electrode for Duramax Torches

by Rapid Welding 19. June 2012 10:25

Technology Upgrade Alert!


There is always something shiny and new to talk about appearing on the market, and the new Hypertherm CopperPlus Electrode is no different. It has been designed for use with handheld Duramax torches when cutting 12mm or under, and with two times longer consumable life over original Hypertherm consumables designed for the system, it is now possible to cut more parts, reduce operating costs and lessen down time. Upgrading is easy - the CopperPlus is a drop-in replacement for the standard Duramax electrode, and it is compatible with Duramax torches installed on Powermax 65, 85, 1000, 1250, 1650, 600, 800, 900, MAX 42 and 43.

The Hypertherm CopperPlus Electrode for Duramax torches is now available to purchase online from Rapid - simply click here  for more information.

Rapid Product ref: 220777


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