"Although these plasma cutters are in some cases 20 years old, we know there are tens of thousands of people in the marketplace who still use and count on these particular Powermax and MAX systems every day," said Clayton Gould, product marketing manager at Hypertherm.

"We believe they should have the benefit of the best plasma cutting technology available."

The new Duramax torches include an ergonomic 75 degree hand torch and convertible machine torch. In addition to the Powermax600, Powermax800, Powermax900, MAX42 , and MAX43 systems, Duramax retrofit torches are available for Powermax1000, Powermax1250, and Powermax1650 systems. 

All of these torches provide:

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  • Longer consumable life for a lower overall cost of cutting
  • The ability to consolidate consumable inventories across multiple product families.
  • The same torch connection system as the original system torches, which makes retrofitting easy  end_mark

—From Hypertherm news release