July 11, 2006
The PowerCut® 650 plasma cutting package from ESAB Welding & Cutting Products cuts up to 5/8-in. material and severs up to -in. material.
The 53-lb. unit is compact in design and is transportable from job to job. A durable torch cable prevents snagging on fixtures and materials. The patented XT nozzle has an extended shape that provides good visibility and consumable life, the company reports. Output is 40 amps at 40 percent duty cycle, 30 amps at 60 percent duty cycle, and 22 amps at 100 percent duty cycle.
It offers drag or standoff cutting and a template-following feature that duplicates curves or straight lines. The adjustable output allows an operator to tailor the current to the material to be cut. Trigger lock-in helps ensure operator comfort on long cuts.