Manual Plasma Cutters fuse peformance and portability.

Press Release Summary:

Built to withstand harsh environments, PowerCut(TM) 1600 and 1300 has external housing resistant to damage, corrosion, and weather. Features include digital readout display, tool-less quick disconnect torch, and automatic mode selection function. Blow back technology, also included, eliminates high-frequency startups that can cause electronic disruptions. Respectively, cutting and severing capacities are 1¼ and 1½ in. for PowerCut 1300 and 1½ in. and 1¾ in. for PowerCut 1600.

Original Press Release:

New Powercut Line Improves Ease of Operation

Florence, SC - ESAB Welding & Cutting Products announces the launch of two new models in its PowerCut(TM) line of Plasmarc(TM) manual cutting packages designed to pack big cutting power into a lightweight portable package. The new PowerCut 1600 and 1300 make cutting easier and more economical with design features to simplify operation, reduce set-up time and enhance consumable life.

Like the other PowerCut models, PowerCut 1300 and 1600 offer the highest speeds and thickness capabilities in their class, as well as high duty cycles, for outstanding productivity and performance. Through a combination of long parts life, high speeds and simple torch design, the PowerCut series offers the lowest cost per foot of cut of any machine in its price class. This power is contained within a durable external housing designed to be damage resistant, corrosion resistant and weather resistant while remaining lightweight for portability. Sensitive internal electronics are suspended from the aluminum frame, insulating them from shock and vibration. Silicone sealed switches are immune to corrosion and dust and dirt infiltration.

New on the PowerCut 1300 and 1600 is a Tool-less Quick Disconnect Torch that disconnects from the machine without the use of wrenches or special tools, allowing easy disassembly for storage, repairs or replacement or to attach a mechanized torch for mechanized applications. A new Digital Readout Display is easy to read and shows the exact pressure or amperage, allowing users to operate with confidence. The display also shows Help Codes to assist in troubleshooting minor errors, thereby reducing downtime.

Blow Back Technology eliminates high frequency startups that can disrupt CNC controls and nearby computer systems. PowerCut 1300 and 1600 also features and automatic Mode Selection function that senses which cutting mode is in operation (Normal Cutting, Gouging and Grate Cutting) and adapts accordingly. An Input Voltage Selector Switch, conveniently located on the back of the machine, allows input voltage to easily be changed from 208 to 460.

Additional features include a side-mounted Automatic Fan Control that allows the fan to run only when necessary to conserve energy and reduce ingested dust and dirt; a Built-in Power Line Conditioner that protects against damage from power line noise and spikes, even with poor quality power; a Torch Wrap and Spare Parts Kit Holder allowing convenient storage of the torch and spare parts in the consumable box; and a Plug N Play Mechanized Option that transform the manual cutting system into a powerful mechanized system for a gantry machine.

The new PowerCut packages also come with a three-year warranty and an option to purchase an extended warranty for a total of five years.

The PowerCut 1300 cuts 1-1/4 in. (32 mm) and severs 1-1/2 in. (38 mm). The PowerCut 1600 cuts 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) and severs 1-3/4 in. (45 mm).

With more than 100 years of experience, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products is one of the world's largest and most knowledgeable manufacturers of welding and cutting equipment and welding filler metals. To ensure customer satisfaction, many ESAB products carry a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Recognized as the technological leader in the industry, ESAB is committed to providing customized solutions for its customers.

For more information on ESAB PowerCut plasma solutions, visit or call 1-800-ESAB-123.

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