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Plasma cutting consumables last 60% longer

10 January 2020

New from ESAB, the Cutmaster Black Series of enhanced performance plasma cutting consumables is reported to extend operating life by 60% compared to standard life electrodes.

They are featured on the SL60QD™ 1Torch, which comes with the Cutmaster 60i handheld air plasma cutting system. Coupled with internal enhancements on the Cutmaster 60i, the new electrode design increases the unit's rated cut and piercing capacity to 20 mm, a 16.6% improvement. The Cutmaster 60i can sever metal up to 38mm.

"At 16.8kg, the Cutmaster 60i already offered the best power-to-weight ratio on the market. With the Cutmaster Black Series consumables, this 60-amp unit is even more of a cutting beast," says Kris Scherm, Global Manual Plasma Business & Product Director, ESAB. "With Cutmaster Black Series consumables, users will enjoy lower overall operating costs through extended electrode life and obtain more quality cuts per electrode."

Mechanised torch option

For users who want the flexibility to connect a Cutmaster 60i to a cutting table for semiautomated air plasma cutting, ESAB now offers the MechPak mechanised package. MechPak comes with everything users need to get started, including an SL100 mechanised 1Torch with a 7.6m or 15.2m cable, remote pendant, lead with ATC Torch Connection and consumables.

"The MechPak features a power connector for a start/stop trigger integrated with the ATC Torch Connection," says Scherm. "Typically applications would include pairing the Cutmaster 60i and MechPak with an ESAB Miggytrac or Railtrac tractor for semiautomatic cutting, beveling or plasma gouging."

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is a recognized leader in the welding and cutting industry. From time-honored processes in welding and cutting to revolutionary technologies in mechanized cutting and automation, ESAB's welding consumables, equipment, and accessories bring solutions to customers around the globe. For more information, visit www.esab.com or call 01992 769515.