AirForce® 40i Plasma Cutter | HobartWelders

AirForce® 40i

Clean cuts 5/8" steel. Runs on 120 or 240 V input power.
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What's Included

  • 12 ft. (3.7 m) XT40R hand-held torch
  • 12 ft. (3.7 m) work cable with clamp
  • Cable management included
New! Easier to move.
It's easier to move to your work because it it's 30% lighter - weighs only 21 lbs. - than the previous version.
New! Easier to store.
50% smaller than the previous version making it easier to store in your garage or shop.
New! Enhanced versatility.
More versatile with the addition of MVP technology that allows for connection to 120 V and 240 V input power.
XT40R torch
Designed for increased comfort with an ergonomic trigger safety, more efficient cooling and economical replacement cutting tips
Pilot arc controller
Allows you to cut expanded/perforated metals, as well as painted or coated surfaces, without retriggering the torch.
Wind Tunnel Technology™
Prevents abrasive dust and particles from damaging internal components.
Cooling system operates only when needed reducing power consumption and contaminants drawn into the machine.
Power factor correction (PFC) circuitry
Draws up to 30% less amperage for the same cutting range as compared to the competition. PFC expands operators work area via extension cord, while minimizing nuisance circuit breaker trips caused by voltage drops.
LVC™ line voltage compensation
Provides peak performance power under variable input voltage conditions (+/- 15%) for steady and cleaner-ending cuts.
Internal gas/air filter and regulator
Controls amount of usage and flow or air or gas.
Starts without high frequency
Protects unit by not interfering with or damaging controls or computers.
Easy troublshooting
LED lights for quick troubleshooting of pressure, power and cup situations
MVP adapters
Allow connection to 120 or 240 V receptacles without tools - choose the adapter cord with the right plug that fits the receptacle, and connect it to the power cord with the L6-30R twist lock
Postflow cooling circuit
Extends life of consumables and torch by cooling them with postflow air after trigger is released.
Automatic gouging consumable detection
Adjusts gas pressure to optimize performance, eliminating the need for a manual regulator.
Compatible with engine-driven welders
Complete cutting capability when powered by an engine- driven welder/generator with 240V receptacle of 8 kW or more
Diagnostic Lights
LED lights for quick troubleshooting of pressure, power and cup situations
Hobart 5/3/1 industrial warranty
Five-year warranty on transformers, stabilizers and main rectifiers; three years on generators, PC boards and drive systems; and one year on guns (MIG, Plasma and TIG torches).


Product Literature


Plasma (PAC)

General Specifications

Title AirForce® 40i
Industries Interests Construction and Fabrication
Portability Strap
Capability Gouging
Current Type DC
Rated Output at 104 Degrees Fahrenheit 120 V (15A) 20A at 88 VDC, 60% duty cycle, 120 V (20A) 27 at 91 VDC, 35% duty cycle, 240V 40 A at 140 VDC, 60% duty cycle
Cutting Amperage Min 14 A
Cutting Amperage Max 40 A
Applications Auto/Cycle
Automotive Welding
Mobile Fabrication & MRO
Net Width 5.5 in
Net Height 9 in
Net Length 13.25 in
Net Weight 21 lbs
Warranty 3 Years
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