In 1957, Dr. James Browning and Merle Thorpe founded Thermal Dynamics, when plasma cutting was first being developed. Since then, we’ve been early innovators and industry leaders.
In the 1960s, our company designed and built several high-power research systems for the NASA space program. These systems were used by NASA to simulate reentry conditions for Project Mercury and other space projects.
Since then, we’ve maintained our reputation for innovation with many industry firsts. In fact, we were first to introduce:
- A unit that combined a cooling system and a console with the PAK 40.
- A single phase machine with the PAK 5.
- A system that used air as plasma gas with the PAK 3.
- A cutting system with a built-in air compressor with Drag-Gun.
We continue to lead the way in the industry with our Cutmaster series, including our Cutmaster 50+. It is a hand-held plasma cutting machine that provides both power and portability. With its lightweight design and three handles, it’s simple to grab and go. You can even use it in demanding, tough environments thanks to its industrial, all-weather housing.
It also features a bright 10.9 cm (4.3 in.) TFT LCD display with glove- friendly adjustment knobs to simplify use and provide greater control and flexibility. That means you don’t have to take your gloves off and waste time when you need to make an adjustment, like switching between the normal and grate cutting modes.
It also comes with an industrial SL60 1Torch, featuring 2T/4T function, a safety trigger lock, and a double-tap trigger to conserve bottled air. There’s even a post-cut air purge to expand consumable life.
Other features include:
- Input 480 V, 3-phase power
- 60% duty cycle at 50 A with cutting voltage 150 V
- Cutmaster Black Series consumables included for up to 60% longer life
- Intuitive design that is easy to set up and use
In addition, the Cutmaster 50+ also offers CNC functionality with a pre-installed 14 pin CPC receptacle and voltage divider. This allows for 1) Start/Stop, 2) OK to Move, and 3) Divided Arc Voltage (ratio 20:1, 30:1, 40:1, 50:1, 80:1).
Plus, with Thermal Dynamics, it’s easy to mechanize. One, two and you’re through. Just select your mech pack length and choose your optional accessories. It’s that simple. We offer two mech pack lengths to choose from – 25 or 50 feet – and a range of optional accessories, from different track lengths to a pinion assembly and more.
Behind all this? An industry leading 3-year warranty on the power supply and a 1-year warranty on the torch and leads.
At Thermal Dynamics, we redefined high-precision in the plasma industry with the invention of the modern plasma electrode and lightweight manual plasma equipment. Now, we’re continuing to lead the way in industry innovation with best-in-class cutting performance from Cutmaster 50+.