Plasma Cutting/Gouging System is designed for manual applications.

Press Release Summary:

Delivering 100% duty cycle at 200 A, PAK® 200i supports hand cutting up to 2¾ in. on mild steel, as well as 10 ipm on 2 in. carbon steel, and will remove up to 25 lb of carbon steel per hour. Upon accidental tip-to-work piece contact, Tip Saver Plus feature folds back current to 35 A to ensure tip is not damaged. System can be configured to operate at 380–415 V, 480 V, or 400 V CE, and dual gas capability promotes cut quality and control on stainless steel and aluminum.

Original Press Release:

Victor® Thermal Dynamics® PAK® 200i Designed for Demanding Manual Cutting and Gouging Applications

ST. LOUIS — Victor® Thermal Dynamics® has launched an improved PAK 200i manual plasma cutting and gouging system, which has the capacity to satisfy the most demanding manual plasma application requirements. The system delivers 100% duty cycle at 200 Amps, is capable of hand cutting up to 2 ¾”  (70mm) on mild steel, as well as 10 ipm (254 mm/min) on 2” (51 mm) carbon steel, and will remove up to 25 lbs. (11.3 kg) of carbon steel per hour.

“The PAK 200i is one of the most powerful manual cutting and gouging systems on the market today,” says Michelle Chamberlain, brand manager. “It provides exceptional cost-performance benefits along with the same great reliability, simplicity, productivity and versatility of the PAK 200.”

The PAK 200i now shares the same case and common platform with the company’s other 200-amp products. Exclusive to the PAK 200i, and particularly useful for gouging applications, is the Tip Saver Plus feature. With accidental tip-to-work piece contact, the current will fold back to 35 Amps to ensure that the tip is not damaged, dramatically extending tip life (view video).

Other features of the PAK 200i include dual gas capability for superior cut quality and control on stainless steel and aluminum. The system, with a standard 2-year parts and labor warranty, can be configured to operate at 380-415V, 480V or 400V CE (European and Asian operation).

The PAK 200i system comes standard with the PCH 200 handheld torch, featuring a 70- or 90-degree torch head angle. The company also offers a 180-degree torch for mechanized applications, such as pipe beveling.

Applications for the PAK 200i include general fabrication, over the road transport trailers, railroad maintenance, vessel manufacturing, pipe beveling and fabrication, petroleum refineries, foundries, chemical plants, mining operations and ship building.  Plasma arc gouging is a fast, economical, and environmentally friendly method of removing just about any metal: carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum, brass and bronze. When compared to conventional air carbon arc gouging, plasma arc gouging with the PAK 200i offers superior removal rates and clear visibility of the gouging area.


Bill Wehrman, Communications Manager

Victor Technologies

Phone: 636-728-3057   


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Chuck Schroeder (PR Representative)

Office: 262-618-4427; Mobile: 414-467-3287


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