Plasma Cutter packs 5/8 in. cut rating into 21lb package.

Press Release Summary:

Spectrum 625 X-TREME 40 A plasma cutter measures 9 x 5.5 x 13.25 in., runs on 240 V input power, and cuts 5/8 mild steel at 12 ipm and ¼ in. steel at 60 ipm. Auto-Refire(TM) technology eliminates retriggering of torch when cutting fences or other expanded metal material, while electronically controlled air system automatically adjusts torch air pressure. X-CASE(TM) provides protection during transport and storage, and fits plasma unit, consumable box, eye protection, gloves and other accessories.

Original Press Release:

New 21 lb. Miller Spectrum® 625 X-TREME(TM) Plasma Cutter Redefines 40-Amp Portability, Versatility

Miller's 40-amp Spectrum 625 X-TREME plasma cutter packs a 5/8-in cut rating into a 21-lb. package, making it light enough to be carried by its shoulder strap and small enough to be easily packed away for transport or storage.

Key Facts and Features:

o 40-amp unit weighs just 21 lbs., light enough to be carried by its shoulder strap

o At 12 inches per minute, cuts 5/8 mild steel; cuts ¼-steel at 60 inches per minute.

o Automatic Air Regulation automatically adjusts torch air pressure for optimum cutting and gouging performance. No need for pressure gauge or manual regulator knob on the unit.

o Auto-Refire(TM) eliminates retriggering when cutting fences, grates and other expanded metal.

o Line Voltage Compensation provides rock-steady output even with fluctuations in input power.

o Ideal for body shop, light construction, maintenance and personal-use applications

APPLETON, Wis. February 16, 2009--With today's introduction of the Spectrum® 625 X-TREME(TM), Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has redefined the 40-amp plasma-cutting category. The Spectrum 625 X-TREME provides a powerful 5/8-in. cut rating on mild steel, but, at 21 lbs., this lunchbox-sized unit is light enough to be carried by its shoulder strap. With an overall size of 9 in. x 5.5-in. x 13.25 in., the Spectrum 625 X-TREME takes up minimal space on the workbench or in the truck. It is more than 400-percent smaller and 50-percent lighter than the 40-amp unit it replaces. The Spectrum® 625 X-TREME(TM) is ideal for body shop, light construction, maintenance and personal-use applications.

While designed to professional standards for construction, MRO and body shop applications, the Spectrum 625 X-TREME is also ideal for personal users who desire portability, reliability and a 5/8-in. rated cut capacity. Rated cutting capacity is the speed at which an operator achieves a smooth, steady cut at approximately 10 inches per minute (IPM). On thinner materials, the unit's travel speed is increased for greater productivity. For example, on ¼-in. mild steel, travel speed increases to 60 i.p.m.

For ultimate customer convenience, the Spectrum 625 X-TREME offers an electronically controlled air system that eliminates the need for the operator to adjust the air pressure and automatically compensates for input air variations and automatically reduces air pressure when gouging consumables are placed in the torch. The Spectrum 625 X-TREME runs off 240 V input power and can operate on a generator with an output of 10,500 watts. Miller Line Voltage Compensation (LVC(TM)) ensures that output remains steady even if input voltage varies by ± 10 percent.

The Spectrum 625 X-TREME fits easily into its rugged, drop-tested X-CASE(TM) to provide exceptional protection during transport and storage. Opening from the top, the X-CASE offers plenty of room for the plasma unit, consumable box, eye protection, gloves and other accessories.

The Spectrum 625 X-TREME features Auto-Refire(TM) technology, which eliminates the need to retrigger the torch when cutting expanded metal, such as grates or fences. The unit also features Auto-Post Flow, which automatically calculates the amount of postflow needed to optimize consumable cooling. For more information about the Spectrum 625 X-TREME and other portable Miller plasma systems, go to

About Miller

Miller Electric Mfg. Co., headquartered in Appleton, Wis., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).

For more information, visit Miller's Web site at, call 1-800-4-A-Miller (800-426-4553), e-mail, fax 877-327-8132, or write to Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058.

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