Wilhelmsen Ships Service launches new plasma cutter

plasma cutterSEPTEMBER 3, 2012 — Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is launching a new high capacity portable plasma cutter designed specifically for marine use.

The new Unitor UPC1041 has been designed help shipowners and operators work towards ensuring environmentally-sound processes onboard.

“In today’s market," said WSS Marine Products Director Danny Ingemann, "customers are becoming more aware of the need to increase operational efficiency. The Unitor UPC1041 is capable of cutting and gouging numerous types of metals using the available compressed air onboard. It is superior to gas cutting in that it also cuts stainless steel, cast iron, copper and aluminum, greatly reducing consumption of oxygen and acetylene."

Compact and lightweight for ease of use onboard, the UPC1041 is claimed to offer the best performance- to- weight ratio currently on the market currently. Its design features an active fan control system, reducing dust and dirt inside the cutter and strengthening the system functionality.

A direct torch connection negates problems usually associated with twisting the torch connection, and double coated electronics further improve reliability. The UPC1041 has a high duty cycle and is tolerant to high ambient temperatures onboard.

Product Specification:

  • 15 kg, size L 550 mm X W 180 mm X H 320 mm
  • User friendly and easy to operate
  • Cutting capacity up to 40mm steel
  • Cutting speed of more than half a meter per minute on 13 mm steel plate
  • Can be connected to 3 phase 380 (400) V or 440 V power supply
  • Power switch with built in 32 A fuse, eliminating problems due to connecting to wrong size fuse
  • Slim and ergonomic nozzle design gives good overview of cutting arc
  • Robust and sturdy cover plate cabinet that also protects the filter regulator.
  • Torch fitted with safety switch for additional safety.
  • Robust semiautomatic metal pressure regulator with self-draining water trap.
  • Compliant with WEE (2002-96/EC) and RoHS (2002/95/EC)

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