January 26, 2021

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has introduced its new Cutmaster® 40 manual plasma cutting system. It weighs 10 kg, offers a rated output of 40 amps at 35 percent duty-cycle and delivers a recommended cut and pierce capacity on 12 mm steel and can sever steel up to 16 mm. It uses 200 – 240VAC ± 10% 50/60 Hz 1ph main power and can run off a generator with at least 8kW.

“Head-to-head evaluations against leading competitors confirmed that the Cutmaster 40 delivers superior cutting performance and unprecedented power and mobility,” says Kris Scherm, Global Manual Plasma Business & Product Director, ESAB. “The arc stretch enables the unit to maintain cutting performance while cutting in tight corners or working unusual positions.”

 The Cutmaster 40 features a rugged, weather-proof (IP23 rated) three-handle case that better protects the unit, especially during transportation in the back of a work truck. The handles make it easier to move the unit in tight quarters, as well as help organise the cables. The unit is designed for general fabrication, construction, training schools, plumbing and HVAC, metal/building/roofing, maintenance/repair, agricultural, ornamental work and autobody repair and restoration.

The Cutmaster 40 comes with the proven SL60 1Torch™ with 5 m torch lead. Further, because it uses ESAB’s ATC® torch connection (standard on all Cutmaster units), operators can connect an additional 7.6 m of torch lead. The work cable uses a standard 50 mm dinse connection, while the robust work clamp creates a strong electrical connection.

“We designed the torch and work cables to disconnect in seconds, which improves cable management when moving the unit,” adds Scherm. “Also, because these items can get damaged, the quick disconnect design makes them easily replaceable.”

The SL60 1Torch comes with the Cutmaster Black Series electrodes, which extend operating life by up to 60 percent. As a result, they lower cutting cost and downtime, as well as maintain cut performance over a longer time period. ESAB backs the Cutmaster 40 with a 3-year warranty on the power supply and a 1-year warranty on the 1Torch.

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Caption: The Cutmaster 40 manual plasma cutter weighs 10 kg and delivers a recommended cut and pierce on 12 mm metal, delivering a superior combination of power and portability.