Manual Plasma Arc Cutting Power Source Buyers' Guide



Model or Series Input   Output Volts Output
Current
(Amps)
Kilowatts Duty
Cycle
Capacity (Inches) Weight
(lbs.)
Air Pressure Required PSI Airflow Required CFM Arc
Start
Volts Phase Hertz Percent Temperature C Recommended Production Thickness mild steel Max Thickness Max. Severance Thickness Max. Pierce Thickness Max. Speed at Recommended Production Thickness IPM Non High Frequency High Frequency
1 3 50 60

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products  Florence, SC

PowerCut 400 110 - 230 85 15 - 30 6 20 40 .375 .5 25 32 70 5
PowerCut 700 208/230 120 30 - 50 10.8 25 40 .625 .75 25 47 80 6.6
PowerCut 900 208/230/400/460/575 120 10 - 60 11 60 40 .875 1.25 18 71 80 6.6
PowerCut 1300 208/230/400/460/575 125 20 - 70 13 60 40 1.125 1.50 10 90 80 6.6
PowerCut 1600 208/230/400/460/575 125 20 - 90 16 40 40 1.50 1.75 8 90 80 6.6
ESP-150 220/230/380/415/460/575 120 30 - 150 31 90 40 2.0 2.5 8 766 75 4
Deuce Pack 150 230/460/575 120 30 - 300 62 90 40 4.0 4.5 8 1,320 75 4

Hypertherm Inc.  Hanover, NH

Powermax45 200 - 240 132 20 - 45 5.95 50 40 .5 .75 1.0 25 37 90 6
Powermax65 200 - 600 139 20 - 65 9 50 - 100 40 .75 1.0 1.25 20 64 85 6.7
Powermax85 200 - 600 143 25 - 85 12.2 40 - 100 40 1.0 1.25 1.5 20 71 85 6.7
Powermax105 200 - 600 160 30 - 105 16.8 70 - 100 40 1.25 1.5 2.0 20 100 75 7.7
Powermax125 480, 600 175 30-125 21.9 100 40 1.5 1.75 2.25 18 106 85 9.2
Powermax30 XP 120-240 125 15-30 3.8 35 40 .375 .5 .625 20 22 80 4

Fastenal  Winona, MN

Blackstone 230 230 230 40 35 .375 .25 .25 .375 21 60 4.5

Lincoln Electric Co., The  Cleveland, OH

Tomahawk® 375 Air 208/230 90 25 35 .3125 .375 .5 22 40 80-110 2.1
Tomahawk® 625 208/230 96 40 35 .5 .625 .75 20 34 80-110 2.1
Tomahawk® 1000 208-575 104 60 50 .75 1.0 1.25 19 45 87-109 2.75

Miller Electric Mfg. Co.  Appleton, WI

Spectrum 875 Auto-Line 208-575 140 60 9.7 60 40 .875 1.25 13 56 90 6.75
Spectrum 875 208/230 140 60 9.8 50 40 .875 1.25 13 56 90 6.75
Spectrum 625 X-TREME 208/230 140 40 6.6 50 40 .625 .875 14 21 90 6
Spectrum 375 X-TREME 115/230 92 27 3.2 35 40 .375 .625 17 18 90 4.5
Spectrum 375 115/230 90 15-27 3.2 35 40 .375 .625 17 55 90 120
Spectrum 125C 120 110 12 2.0 35 40 .125 31

Nu-Tec Systems LLC  Gurnee, IL

Nu-Tec PCA28 115 96 18 1.6 40 40 .1875 .3750 .3125 25 22 40 3.1
Nu-Tec PCA38 230 98 27 2.8 30 40 .250 .625 .500 25 24 40 3.1
Nu-Tec PCA58 230 98 48 4.5 30 40 .500 1.00 .875 23 27 70 6.1
Nu-Tec PCA28K 115 86 14 1.3 30 40 .125 .250 .1875 26 29