Thermal Dynamics, an ESAB brand, has launched its new Cutmaster Black Series of enhanced performance plasma cutting consumables, which extend operating life by 60 percent 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 3/4 in., a 16.6 percent improvement. The Cutmaster® 60i can sever metal up to 1-1/2 in.
“At 37 lbs., 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.” The SL60QD™ 1Torch® with Cutmaster Black Series consumables is also available as an option for the Cutmaster 58 handheld air plasma cutting system. This unit can pierce and cut 5/8 in. metal, has a maximum sever capacity of 1 in. and features the classic Cutmaster design.Mechanized Torch Option For users who want the flexibility to connect a Cutmaster 60i to a cutting table for semiautomated air plasma cutting, Thermal Dynamics now offers the MechPak mechanized package. MechPak comes with everything users need to get started, including an SL100 mechanized 1Torch with 25 ft. or 50 ft. 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.” The Cutmaster 60i and 58 are covered by ESAB’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which provides purchase protection any time with the first 100 days of purchase. The units include an industry leading 4-year warranty on the power supply and a 1-year warranty on the 1Torch. 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 1-800-ESAB123.