ESABS Most Portable Welding & Cutting Machines Just Got More Portable

Florence, SC -- ESAB Welding & Cutting Products introduces convenient carrying cases for two of its most portable welding and cutting machines, MiniArc® 161LTS power source for GTAW/Stick welding and PowerCut® 400 manual plasma cutting system. These lightweight, highly portable systems are now more portable than ever, making them ideal for transport on or offsite as the job demands.

Weighing only 18 pounds, the MiniArc 161LTS is an extremely portable, 115 or 230 V, single-phase machine that provides outstanding results for GTAW (TIG) and Stick welding, and is able to use cellulosic 6010 electrodes with ease. The Automatic Primary Select function configures to the primary input supplied.  When welding in DC mode, the machine ranges from 5 to 160 Amps.

The MiniArc 161LTS is easy to operate. A fixed hot start function allows the operator to easily strike an arc without the electrode sticking to the plate. The machine’s fixed arc force permits deeper penetration into the plate without the electrode sticking. Another standard feature, the Lift Arc TIG, gives the welder the ability to lift the tungsten, eliminating the risk of depositing tungsten into the plate.

ESAB’s MiniArc 161LTS comes fully assembled, ready to weld and packaged in a rugged, protective carrying case. The carrying case features locking clips with easy carrying handle and includes a quick-reference guide inside.

ESAB now also offers the PowerCut 400 plasma cutting package, part of the PowerCut Series, a full range of manual plasma cutting products. Designed with ESAB Plasmarc™ technology, PowerCut machines are more powerful and durable than any other machine in their class. They also make plasma cutting easier and more economical, delivering reliability, high production, and a wide variety of performance features.

The PowerCut 400 has a manual cutting capacity of up to 3/8 inch, and severs up to ½ inch. Recommended piercing capacity is 3/16 inch.

The unit features adjustable voltage and can easily adapt to 110V-230V by simply changing the adaptor plugs provided. Automatic air pressure sets the air pressure for the application without operator intervention. Blowback technology eliminates high-frequency startups that can disrupt CNC controls and nearby computer systems. The machine is also generator-friendly and compatible with engine-driven welders when power is not accessible in the field.

The PowerCut 400 weighs in at 32 pounds and is easily carried to the job site or around the shop in its ready-to-go carrying case. This rugged yet lightweight carrying case is made of durable material. It includes a handy cutting guide inside, which provides information on cutting parameters as well as torch consumables replacement. The plasma cutting package ships fully assembled, ready to cut.

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 or call 1-800-ESAB123.


Doug Smith


Sue Bartholomew


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