Air Plasma Systems support automated and mechanized cutting.

Press Release Summary:

With cutting and piercing capacities from ¼–5/8 in., Models A40, A60, A80, and A120 provide 80% duty cycle at respective rated outputs of 40, 60, 80, and 120 A. Systems feature CNC interface connection that offers Start/Stop, Ok to Move, and divided arc voltage signals. For location flexibility, A-Series systems can use 208–230 V or 460 V single-phase power, as well as 3-phase power. Users can switch between automated and manual cutting, and systems automatically detect type of torch attached.

Original Press Release:

ESAB Introduces A-Series Air Plasma Systems for Automated and Mechanized Cutting

Florence, SC – ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced its ESAB A-Series air plasma systems for automated and mechanized cutting. Based on proven technology, the A-Series combines durability and performance in a compact, economical package. All A-series plasma cutters — the A40, A60, A80 and A120 — provide an 80 percent duty cycle at their respective rated outputs of 40, 60, 80 and 120 amps.

Production cutting and piercing capacities range from 1/4 to 5/8 inch, with details as follows:

ESAB A-Series

Output @ 80% Duty Cycle

Production Pierce & Cut

Maximum Pierce & Cut



40 amps

6 mm

12 mm

19.5 kg


60 amps

10 mm

15 mm

19.5 kg


80 amps

12 mm

20 mm

28.6 kg


120 amps

15 mm

20 mm

28.6 kg

Cut capacity of the ESAB A-Series systems for automated air-plasma cutting.

A-Series units feature a CNC interface connection that offers "start/Stop", "OK to MOVE" and divided arc voltage signals. Dedicated automation software improves cycle time and performance in many applications, and the system automatically detects the type of torch attached.

The SL100SV 1Torch from Thermal Dynamics includes gas ports that eliminate the need for a separate plasma gas distributor and provides longer consumable parts life and better cutting performance. Other benefits of the 1Torch include a valve-in-torch design that reduces cycle time between cuts to increase productivity.

The A-Series offers the flexibility to switch between automated and manual plasma cutting simply by connecting an SL60 or SL100 manual 1Torch. This enables fabricators to use a single plasma system for shop and field work, or to manually cut parts when hand-held cutting makes more sense. For location flexibility, all A-Series systems can use 208-230V or 460V single-phase power, as well as three-phase power. The A-Series is the only plasma system in the market that provides 120A cutting power on single phase 208-230V input voltage.

ESAB 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.

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