EZICUT/ADVANCECUT 40
PLASMA CUTTERS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Contents
Know Your Machine..........................................................5
Quick Start Guide..............................................................7
Available Parts & Accessories...........................................8
Wiring Diagrams................................................................9
Care & Maintenance.........................................................11
Other Knowledge & Resources........................................14
Troubleshooting......................................................15
Safety..............................................................................16
Warranty.........................................................................23
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EZICUT
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PLASMA CUTTER
Professional 40A Plasma Cutter with the latest IGBT technology. Paired with an advanced technology pilot arc plasma
torch means you can clean cut steel in excess of 18mm thick! Designed for the light industrial user, automotive
workshop or serious home handyman.
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IGBT inverter technology for smooth & stable output and increased reliability
Microprocessor control system for superior & dynamic arc characteristics
External air regulator with water trap/ filter for easy adjustment & servicing
Euro connect torch system for safe & robust connection to machine
Advanced strata plasma torch with european torch head for superior cutting
performance and consumable life
Non HF arc starting system for increased reliability and low EMF pollution
Automatic pilot arc control system for increased cutting capability, especially for discontinuous cutting
Lightweight & compact design, ideal for portable applications Strong environmental protection (IP23) againt moisture, salt spray and corrosion
High quality & over specified electronic components for durability & reliability
Intelligent protection system protects plasma torch from damage from incorrect air pressure, consumables not in place, excessive pilot arc use
Air flow manual activation
switch to set and test air
pressure without the need to trigger the torch.
PILOT ARC IGBT INVERTER INTELLIGENT CORROSION
230V 50HZ
START
DIMENSIONS:WEIGHT:
INPUT POWER
SUPPLY:
230V AC 15A
460 x 146 x 278mm
6.2kg
50Hz
MAX. INPUT
CURRENT:
GENERATOR
CAPACITY:
30A
7KVA
CURRENT
DUTY CYCLE:
OUTPUT:
20-40A
TECHNOLOGY
CUT
CAPACITY:
PROTECTION RESISTANT SINGLE PHASE
SYSTEM
SEVERANCECOMPRESSEDSTANDARDS:
CAPACITY:
AIR REQ.
Steel 20mm
100% @ 30A
Steel 25mm
Alum. 16mm
110L/min
5bar
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ADVANCECUT 40
PLASMA CUTTER
The ultimate single phase plasma cutter clean cuts over 20mm steel thanks to PFC technology. Powerful compact
package with adjustable post gas industrial pilot arc torch and digital display for the most serious industrial user.
Guaranteed to perform in the harshest conditions.
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IGBT inverter technology for smooth & stable output and increased reliability
Active PFC technology for increased duty cycle and energy efficiency
Multi voltage input, can even be used with long extension lead reliably.
Protected external air regulator with water trap/ filter for easy adjustment & servicing
Euro connect torch system for safe & robust connection to machine
Advanced strata plasma torch with european torch head for superior cutting
performance and consumable life
Non HF arc starting system for increased reliability and low EMF interference
Auto pilot arc control system for increased cutting capability
Lightweight & compact design ideal for portable applications High quality & over specified electronic components for durability & reliability
Intelligent protection system protects plasma torch from damage from incorrect air pressure, consumables not in place, excessive pilot arc use.
Air flow manual activation switch to set & test air pressure without the need to trigger
the torch.
INTELLIGENT IGBT INVERTER CORROSION
PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY RESISTANT
SYSTEM
DIMENSIONS:WEIGHT:
INPUT POWER
SUPPLY:
230V AC 15A
480 x 146 x 278mm
7kg
50Hz
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MAX. INPUT
CURRENT:
21A
GENERATOR
CAPACITY:
5KVA
CURRENT
DUTY CYCLE:
OUTPUT:
20-40A
230V 50HZ
SINGLE PHASE
CUT
CAPACITY:
SEVERANCECOMPRESSEDSTANDARDS:
CAPACITY:
AIR REQ.
Steel 20mm
100% @ 30A
Steel 25mm
Alum. 16mm
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SPIKE/
POWER FACTOR MULTI
CORRECTION VOLTAGE GENERATOR
SAFE
110 - 230V
110L/min
5bar
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Know Your Machine
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*Denotes more detailed explanation of function to follow.
1. Cutting Current Control Knob.
2. Power Indicator. Lights when Input Power
Connected and Machine Switched On.
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3. Power Error/ Overload Indicator*
4. Torch System Error Indicator*
5. Cutting Power Indicator. Lights when Cutting Power Circuit Activated.
6. Air Control Run/ Set Switch *
7. Earth Lead Connection Socket.
8. Plasma Torch Euro/ Central Connector
Rear View
9. Air Pressure Regulator Outlet Pressure Gauge
10. Air Pressure Regulator Knob
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11. Compressed Air Inlet
12. Air Condensate Filter/ Trap Bowl
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13. Air Filter Condensate Drain Tube
Further Controls Explained
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Overload/ Error Indicator (3)
Lights when over voltage, over current or electrical
overheating (due to exceeding duty cycle) is detected
and protection is activated.
When protection is activated, welding output will be
disabled until the safety system senses the overload
has reduced sufficiently and indicator lamp goes out.
May also trigger if machine experiences an internal
power circuit failure.
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Torch System Error Indicator (4)
Lights when issue with torch system or air supply
detected and cutting output is disabled as a result.
Flashing light means that torch shield cap is not installed. Continuous light means likely damaged or
missing torch consumables or insufficient air pressure supply to the torch.
Compressed Air Testing/Setting Switch (6)
When positioned as ‘set’ compressed air control
valve is open continuously. This is useful for testing
and setting the air pressure without having to activate
the trigger circuit. ‘Run’ position is normal operation.
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Tips & Tricks
Air Regulator Pressure Adjustment
Correct air pressure is critical for plasma cutting. Incorrect air pressure will cause poor cut quality, lack of
cutting power, damage to the plasma torch and consumables and potentially damage the power source.
Optimum air pressure is between 0.45 and 0.5 MPa
(65-75psi). Air pressure should be set with the air
flowing through the torch, as the pressure with the air
flowing will normally be less than static pressure, due
to flow losses through the torch system. To unlock
the pressure regulator knob in order to adjust it, pull
the knob upwards. Once the pressure is set correctly,
push the knob down again to lock it into place.
Air Filter/ Water Separator
As with correct air pressure, clean, dry air is also critical for plasma cutting machine performance and reliability. The EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40 is supplied
with an air filtration/ moisture separator to assist with
providing suitable air supply. The moisture separator
is self-draining, the water drain tube exits out the bottom of the clear condensate bowl. It is normal to see
moisture coming from this tube periodically. If excessive amounts of water or oil are being produced in the
condensate bowl and drain line, the compressed air
supply should be checked for issues.
Pilot Arc System
The EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40 use a pilot arc
system to establish the main cutting arc. A pilot arc
system is a circuit where the return is back through
the torch head and cable. This means it can create
a small arc with some cutting power without making any electrical connection with the main machine
earth. This is especially useful for starting cuts on
material that does not have a good initial earth connection, such as paint, rust, scale.
Once the pilot arc is established and power is flowing
back through the main earth, the pilot arc is switched
off and the main arc started. Please note the pilot
arc circuit is only designed to operate for short periods of time as an auxiliary starting system, so it has
a safety protection that only allows the pilot arc to
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run for short periods at a time. In addition to this,
these models also have a plot arc controller system
if the main arc cuts out and the torch remains to be
triggered, the pilot arc will reignite. This is useful for
cutting discontinuous workpieces like mesh or grids.
It is very important to recognise that plasma torch
consumables wear as part of normal operation and
should be replaced in a timely manner. Operating a
torch with worn consumables will cause poor cutting
results and possible damage to the torch and machine itself. Damage caused by untimely replacement
of consumables will not be covered by warranty.
Use the following guidelines to determine when consumables should be replaced:
Cutting Tips: The cutting tip has a small calibrated
orifice that the plasma passes through. If the orifice
becomes partially blocked, deformed or enlarged, the
cutting tip should be replaced.
Electrodes: The electrode has a small silver ‘hafnium’
insert in the end of the tip. This is what generates the
plasma ions. Once the hafnium insert is gone or is
damaged the tip must be replaced.
Swirl Ring/Retaining Cap: These should be replaced
if broken, chipped, cracked or badly heat damaged.
Tips and electrodes: These should wear reasonably
evenly and it is normal practice to replace them both
together. If a new tip is inserted with a worn electrode the tip will wear much more quickly than if the
electrode was also replaced at that same time. If tips
or electrodes are wearing much faster than the other
component it is likely to be caused by one of the following: poor operator technique, incorrect air supply
or damaged torch head.
It is also very important to only use genuine Strata
consumables and parts for the XT4000 torch. They
are engineered to suit the machine and non-genuine
items may cause lack of performance, short life span,
torch and machine damage and void warranty.
Duty Cycle Rating
Cutting duty cycle is the percentage of actual cutting
time that can occur in a ten minute cycle. E.g. 20%
at 40 amps - this means the plasma cutter can oper-
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ate at 40 amps for 2 minutes and then the unit will
need to be rested for 8 minutes. All duty cycle ratings
are based on an ambient air temperature of 40°C with
50% humidity, which is the international standard for
such a rating. In an environment with temperatures
exceeding 40°C, the duty cycle will be less than stated. In ambient temperature less than 40°C, duty cycle
performance will be higher.
Quick Start Guide - Plasma Cutter Installation
Electrical Connection
The EZICUT 40 and ADVANCECUT 40 are designed to
operate on a 15A 230V AC power supply.
The AdvanceCut Multivoltage technology (not including EZICUT 40) allows the machine to operate on a
very wide range input voltages down as low as 90V.
This means that limited capacity power supplies and
long extension leads may be used without damaging
the plasma cutter.
However, as the supply voltage decreases, the maximum output current and duty cycle will also decrease.
To utilise the full output capacity of the machine using
an extension cord, it should be a heavy duty version
with a minimum cable core size of 2.5mm2. It is recommended to use the Euroquip industrial duty 15A
extension lead, part number; 16895.
The EZICUT 40 does not have PFC/ multivoltage technology. This means if an extension cord must be
used, it should be a heavy duty version with a minimum cable core size of 2.5mm2. It is recommended
to use the Euroquip industrial duty 15A extension
lead, part number; 16895.
Compressed Air Requirements
A reliable and consistent supply of clean dry compressed air is essential for proper operation. Although
the machine contains its own internal air supply filtration system it is recommended the compressed air
supply should have external filtration in the line feeding the machine, both a standard water trap (sintered
bronze filter) and also a coalescing filter (for oil in
air). The air requirement is a minimum of 120 l/min
(4.5cfm) Free Air Delivery (FAD) at 75psi pressure.
This normally means the compressor must be a belt
drive model or if a direct drive it must have a motor
power of 2.5HP or greater.
The air must be dry and free of oil and moisture
(normally a symptom of older, worn out compressors). The air hose must also be of sufficient size
(3/8”/10mm minimum) to supply the machine
Operating Environment
Adequate ventilation is required to provide proper
cooling for the EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40. Ensure
that the machine is placed on a stable level surface
where clean cool air can easily flow through the unit.
The has electrical components and control circuit
boards which may be damaged by excessive dust and
dirt, so a clean operating environment is important
for reliable product life.
Basic Operation
1.1 Connect the earth cable quick connector to the
earth connection socket (7) Connect the earth
clamp to the work piece. Contact with the work
piece must be firm contact with clean, bare metal,
with no corrosion, paint or scale at the contact
point.
1.2 Connect the plasma torch to the machine central
connector (8) ensuring the collar is done up firmly.
1.3 Connect the machine to suitable mains power using the mains input power lead. Switch the mains
power switch to ‘on’ to power up the machine.
1.4 Connect the compressed air supply to the filter/
regulator inlet (11). Check the air pressure (10).
Trigger the air flow using the ‘set’ function (6),
check the air pressure again and adjust if necessary. Return the switch to ‘run’ position.
1.4 Select the output current using the current control
knob (1). You are now ready to plasma cut!
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Available Parts & Accessories
EZICUT 40 / ADVANCE CUT 40:
17373
60A Plasma Cutting Torch X 6Mt Coaxial Cable
AEL3550
Earth Lead 16mm2 cable, 35-70mm plug, 3m
S500EC
Strata 500a Earth Clamp
CP3550
Cable Plug - 35-50mm³ - Male
DW3000
Auto Darkening Helmet, Shade 9-13
DW4000
Auto Darkening Helmet, Shade 9-13 with Grinding Visor
DW7000
Auto Darkening Helmet, Shade 9-13 with Grinding Visor And PRSL Filtration System
XT4005-08
Cutting Tip 0.8mm 20-30A (5Pk)
XT4005-09
Cutting Tip 0.9mm 30-40A (5Pk)
XT4005-10F
Flat Cutting Tip 1.0mm 40-50A (5Pk)
XT4005-08L
Ext Cutting Tip 0.8mm 20-30A (5Pk)
XT4005-09L
Ext Cutting Tip 0.9mm 30-40A (5Pk)
XT4003
Standard Electrode (5pk)
XT4003L
Extended Electrode (5Pk)
XT4006
Gas Distributor
XT4007
Retaining Cap
XT4008
Double Pointed Spacer
XT4001
Torch Head
XT4011
Handle - Complete with Trigger
PDL15
Plug - 3 Pin 15A 250V Straight
These accessories listed are available from your Strata Supplier. Refer to the Strata
Catalogue, your Strata Supplier or look online at www.strata.co.nz for other accessories
and consumables available.
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Wiring Diagram
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Wiring Diagram
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Care & Maintenance
• Check for damaged parts. Do not use the plasma
cutter with damaged parts.
Keep your Plasma Cutter
in Top Condition
• A damaged plasma cutter must be carefully
checked by a qualified person to determine that
it will operate properly. Check for breakage of
parts, mountings and other conditions that may
affect its operation. An authorised service centre
should properly repair a damaged part. Have your
machine repaired by an expert.
The EZICUT / ADVANCECUT 40 does not require any
special maintenance, however the user should take
care of the machine as follows:
This appliance is manufactured in accordance with
relevant safety standards. Only experts must carry
out repairing of electrical appliances, otherwise
considerable danger for the user may result. Use only
genuine replacement parts. Do not use modified or
non-genuine parts.
• Regularly clean the ventilation slots.
• Keep the casing clean.
• Check all cables before use.
• Check work leads/clamps and torches before use.
• Replace worn earth clamps that do not provide a good connection.
• Replace worn consumable parts in a timely manner.
• Use a soft cloth or brush to clean electrical components.
Storing the Plasma Cutter
When not in use the plasma cutter should be stored in
a dry and frost-free environment.
WARNING! Before performing cleaning/maintenance, replacing cables / connections , make
sure the welding machine is switched off and
disconnected from the power supply.
• Do not use liquid cleaning products, water or especially solvents.
• Do not use compressed air to clean electrical
components as this can force dirt and dust
further into components, causing electrical short
circuits.
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Plasma Cutting Guide
Amperage Guide
Material
Thickness (mm) 0.5
2
4
6
8 10
Output Current
Dial Position (7) 2-4 4-6 5-7 7-8 8-9 10
EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40 Although the machine
contains its own filtration system, it is recommended
the compressed air supply have external filtration in
the line feeding the EZICUT 40 / ADVANCE CUT 40,
both a standard water trap (sintered bronze filter)
and, a coalescing filter (for oil in air). The EZICUT 40
/ ADVANCE CUT 40 requires a minimum of 120 L/min
(4.5cfm) Free Air Delivery (FAD) at 75psi pressure.
This normally means the compressor must be a belt
drive model or if a direct drive, must have a motor
power of 2.5HP or greater.
The air must be dry and free of oil and moisture
(normally a symptom of older, worn out compressors). The air hose must also be of sufficient size
(3/8”/10mm minimum) to supply the machine.
Cutting Guide
Effect of Cutting Speed
Cutting with the EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT40
TOO FAST
TOO SLOW
CORRECT
1. Hold the tip of the Torch within 3-4mm the work
piece, at about 15- 30° angle to avoid damaging
the tip.
Electrical Connection
The EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40 is designed to run
on a standard 15A 230V AC power supply. If an extension cord must be used, it should be no longer than
10m and be a heavy duty industrial 15A version with
a minimum cable core of 2.5mm2.
Operating Environment
Adequate ventilation is required to provide proper
cooling for the EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40. Ensure
that the machine is placed on a stable level surface
where clean cool air can easily flow across the unit.
The EZICUT 40 / ADVANCECUT 40 has electrical components and control circuit boards which will be damaged by excessive dust and dirt, so a clean operating
environment is essential.
Compressed Air Requirements
A reliable and consistent supply of clean dry compressed air is essential for proper operation of the
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After turning the Power Switch (12) to the ON position and making control and air pressure adjustments, proceed as follows:
2. Depress the torch switch. (Air and the high frequency spark should energize)
3. As the high frequency spark jumps to the work
piece, the main plasma arc will ignite and start
cutting.
4. After starting the cut, the tip can be dragged
along the work piece if cutting up to 3mm thick
material. When cutting material greater than
3mm, maintain a 3.2mm tip-to-work (standoff)
distance.
5. When ending a cut, the torch switch should be
released and lifted off the work piece just before
the end of the cut to minimize double-arcing
which can damage the tip. This is to prevent the
high frequency arc starting from reigniting
after cutting arc extinguishes.
6. In the post-flow mode, the arc can be restarted
immediately by depressing the torch switch.
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the tip near (not touching) the edge of the work
piece at the point where the cut is to start. When
starting at the edge of the plate, do not pause at
the edge and force the arc to ‘reach’ for the edge
of the metal.
Piercing Technique
2. When the arc breaks
through the work, bring the
torch to an upright position
and proceed to cut
1. To start a pierce, tilt the torch
to prevent molten material from coming
back against and damaging the torch.
NOTE: Keep moving while cutting. Cut at a steady
speed without pausing. Maintain the cutting speed so
that the arc lag is 10° to 20° behind the travel direction. Use a 5° - 15° leading angle in the direction of
the cut.
Operating Techniques
1. Piercing - Materials (up to 3.2mm/1/8in. thick)
may be pierced with the torch touching the
work. When piercing thicker materials (up to
4.8mm stainless or carbon steel) at an angle,
position the torch 0.5mm (.02”) above the work
piece.
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It is advisable when piercing thicker materials to
drill a small pilot/starting hole in the work piece
which makes it a lot easier and gives increased
tip life. Start the cutting arc, then immediately
raise the torch to 1.6mm (1/16”) stand-off and
move the torch along the cut path. This will reduce the chance of spatter from entering the
torch and prevent the possibility of welding
the tip to the plate. The torch should be angled
at about 30° when starting to pierce, and then
straightened after accomplishing the pierce.
Grate Cutting - For rapid restarts, such as grate
or heavy mesh cutting, do not release the torch
switch. This avoids the 2 second pref-low portion of the cutting cycle.
3. Edge Starting - For edge starts, hold the torch
perpendicular to the work piece with the front of
Cutting Speed Guide
Thickness Cutting Speed
Material (mm)(mm/s)
Carbon
1.6 150
Steel
3.2 50
(AISI 1020)
6.4 20
Stainless
1.6 140
Steel
3.2 40
(AISI
304)
6.4 15
1.6 190
Aluminium
3.2 85
(6061)
6.4 30
Note: The speeds given here are typical for best quality cuts. Your actual speeds may vary depending on
material composition, surface condition, operator
technique, etc. If cutting speed is too fast, you may
lose the cut. With slower speeds excessive dross may
accumulate. If speed is too slow, the arc may extinguish. Air cutting typically produces a rough face on
stainless steel and aluminium.
Establish the Cutting Arc as Quickly as
Possible.
4. Drag Cutting - Position torch tip slightly above
work piece, press torch switch and lower torch
tip forward work piece until contact is made and
cutting arc is established. After cutting arc is established, move the torch in the desired direction
keeping the torch tip slightly angled, maintaining contact with the work piece. Avoid moving
too fast as would be indicated by sparks radiating from the topside of the work piece. Move
the torch just fast enough to maintain sparks
concentration at the underside of the work piece
and making sure the material is completely cut
through before moving on. Adjust drag speed
as desired/ required.
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5.
Direction of Cut - The plasma gas stream swirls
as it leaves the torch to maintain a smooth
column of gas. This swirl effect results in one
side of a cut being more square than the other.
Viewed along the direction of travel, the right
side of the cut is more square than the left.
Left Side Cut Angle put line voltage, air pressure, etc. Generally there is
an inversely proportional relationship between output
current and speed of cut. Do not use more output current than is necessary and adjust speed of cut toward
minimizing dross build-up on underside of cut. Experiment with adjusting current and speed to minimize dross.
Right Side Cut Angle
When dross is present on carbon steel, it is commonly referred to as either ‘high speed, slow speed, or top
dross’. Dross present on top of the plate is normally
caused by too great a torch to plate distance.
To make a square-edged cut along an inside diameter
of a circle, the torch should move counter clockwise
around the circle. To keep the square edge along an
outside diameter cut, the torch should travel in a
clockwise direction.
6. Quality Cuts – Dross (slag) is the excess material
that spatters and builds up on the underside of the
work-piece as you cut. Dross occurs when the operating procedure and technique is less than optimal.
It will require practice and experience to obtain cuts
without dross. Although less than optimal cuts will
contain dross, it is relatively easy to remove by breaking it off using pliers or chipping off with a chisel or
scraping or grinding the finished cut as needed and is
generally only a minor inconvenience.
A combination of factors contributes to the build-up
of dross. They include; material type, material thickness , amperage used for the cut, speed of the torch
across the work-piece, condition of the torch tip, in-
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‘Top dross’ is normally very easy to remove and can
often be wiped off with a welding glove. ‘Slow speed
dross’ is normally present on the bottom edge of the
plate. It can vary from a light to heavy bead, but does
not adhere tightly to the cut edge, and can be easily
scraped off. ‘High speed dross’ usually forms a narrow bead along the bottom of the cut edge and is very
difficult to remove. When cutting troublesome steel,
it is sometimes useful to reduce the cutting speed to
produce ‘slow speed dross’. Any resultant clean up
can be accomplished by scraping, not grinding.
Other Knowledge
& Resources
Please refer to Euroquip website
www.euroquip.co.nz/ Downloads.html
for knowledgebase articles & operation videos.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION
Torch will not come on
• Power switch OFF
• Air supply is not of sufficient volume or pressure
• Work piece ground clamp not attached.
• Turn power switch to the ON position
• Check air supply (60–80 PSI, 3.5cfm required)
• Attach to work piece or to steel table with work piece securely clamped to table
Sparks are shooting upward
instead of down through the
material.
• Plasma torch is not piercing the material
• Torch may be too far away from the workpiece
• Material may not be earthed properly
• Travel speed too fast
• Increase current
• Decrease the distance of your torch to the
workpiece
• Check connections for proper earth
• Reduce speed
Beginning of cut not
completely pierced
• Possible earth connection problem
• Check all connections
Dross build-up on parts of
cuts
• Tool/material building up heat
• Cutting speed too slow or current too high
• Worn torch parts
• Allow material to cool then continue cut.
• Increase speed and/or reduce current until dross is reduced to minimum
• Inspect and repair or replace worn parts
Arc stops while cutting
• Cutting speed too slow
• Torch is too high, away from material
• Worn torch parts
• Workpiece earth cable disconnected
• Increase speed until problem solved
• Lower torch to recommended height
• Inspect and repair or replace worn parts
• Connect workpiece earth clamp to work
piece or steel table.
Insufficient penetration
• Cutting speed too fast
• Torch tilted too much
• Metal too thick for plasma capacity
• Worn torch parts
• Slow down travel speed
• Adjust tilt
• Several passes may be necessary
• Inspect and repair or replace worn parts
Arc sputters/flares
• Water in the air supply
• Install air drier or additional filtration
Consumables wear quickly
• Exceeding unit capability
• Excessive ARC starting HF use
• Improperly assembled torch
• Inadequate air supply, pressure too low
• Faulty air compressor
• Material too thick, increase angle to prevent blow back into torch tip
• Do not operate HF ARC starting for more than 3 seconds - you can also start with torch in contact with metal or within 1/16” of metal
• See section ‘Replacing Consumables’
• Check air filters, increase air pressure
• Check air compressor operation and make sure input air pressure is at least 100 PSI
Circuit breaker/fuse trips
while operating
• Extension cord being used is not heavy
duty
• Use a heavy duty extension cord (2.5mm
diameter)
If you have any problems in setting up or operating the machine, please first re-consult this manual.
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2. Avoid unintentional starting. Make sure the plasma
cutter is setup correctly and you are prepared to begin work before turning on the plasma cutter.
Safety
Store and Retain this Manual
Retain this manual for the safety warnings and precautions, assembly, operating, inspection, maintenance and cleaning procedures. Write the product’s
serial number into the NOTES section at the rear, and
keep this manual and the receipt in a safe and dry
place for future reference.
Important Safety Information
Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may
result in electric shock, fire, serious injury and/or
death. Save all warnings and instructions for future
reference.
3. Unplug before performing maintenance.
Always unplug the plasma cutter from its electrical
outlet before performing any inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
4. Never leave the plasma cutter unattended whilst
plugged in to power. Turn power off before leaving
the plasma cutter unattended.
5. Do not touch live electrical parts. Wear dry, insulating gloves. Do not touch the electrode or the conductor tong with bare hands. Do not wear wet or damaged gloves.
6. Protect yourself from electric shock. Do not use
the plasma cutter outdoors in wet conditions.
This is the safety alert symbol to alert you to potential
personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER! indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING! indicates a hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol,
indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTE, used to address practices not related to personal injury.
8. People with pacemakers should consult their
physician(s) before using this machine.
WARNING!
Electromagnetic fields in close proximity to a
heart pacemaker could cause interference, or
failure of the pacemaker. The use of a plasma
cutter is NOT RECOMMENDED for pacemaker
wearers. Consult your doctor.
9. Ensure that the unit is placed on a stable location
before use.
General Safety Warnings
1. Maintain labels and nameplates on the plasma cutter
These carry important information. If unreadable or
missing, contact Euroquip for a replacement.
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7. Avoid inhaling dust. Some dust created by power
sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, cutting, welding
and other construction activities, contain chemicals
known to cause cancer, birth defects or other harm.
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on
how often you do this type of work. To reduce your
exposure to these chemicals, work in a well-ventilated
area, and work with approved safety equipment, such
as dust masks that are specially designed to filter out
microscopic particles.
WARNING!
If this unit falls while plugged in, severe injury,
electric shock, or fire may result.
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10. Transportation Methods Lift unit with the handles
provided, or use a handcart or similar device of adequate capacity. If using a fork lift vehicle, secure the
unit to a skid before transporting.
CAUTION!
Disconnect input power conductors from deenergized supply line before moving the plasma cutter
11. Exercise good work practices. The warnings, precautions, and instructions discussed in this instruction manual cannot cover all possible conditions and
situations that may occur. It must be understood by
the operator that common sense and caution are factors which cannot be built into this product, but must
be considered by the operator.
Plasma Cutter Safety Instructions
& Warnings
WARNING!
Protect yourself and others from possible serious injury or death. Keep children away. Read
the operating/Instruction manual before installing, operating or servicing this equipment.
Have all installation, operation, maintenance,
and repair work performed by qualified people.
If an operator does not strictly observe all safety rules
and take precautionary actions, plasma cutting products and processes can cause serious injury or death,
or damage to other equipment or property.
Safe practices have developed from past experience
in the use of welding and cutting. These practices
must be learned through study and training before
using this equipment. Some of these practices apply
to equipment connected to power lines; other practices apply to engine driven equipment.
Anyone not having extensive training in welding and
cutting practices should not attempt to use these machines.
WARNING!
Only use safety equipment that has been approved by an appropriate standards agency.
Unapproved safety equipment may not provide
adequate protection. Eye and breathing protection must be AS/NZS compliant for the specific
hazards in the work area.
DANGER!
Always wear AS/NZS compliant safety glasses
and full face shield fitted with appropriate filter
shade number. (Refer Filter Table on page 18.)
CAUTION!
Heavy-duty work gloves, non-skid safety shoes
and hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
CAUTION!
Have the equipment serviced by a qualified repair person using identical replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is maintained.
Personal Safety
CAUTION!
Keep the work area well lit. Make sure there is
adequate space surrounding the work area. Always keep the work area free of obstructions,
grease, oil, trash, and other debris. Do not use
equipment in areas near flammable chemicals,
dust, and vapours. Do not use this product in a
damp or wet location.
1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating equipment. Do
not use a tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of distraction when operating equipment
may result in serious personal injury.
2. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of
the plasma cutter in unexpected situations.
Safe practices are outlined in the European Standard
EN60974-1 entitled: Safety in welding and allied processes.
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Personal Safety
CAUTION!
Keep the work area well lit. Make sure there is
adequate space surrounding the work area. Always keep the work area free of obstructions,
grease, oil, trash, and other debris. Do not use
equipment in areas near flammable chemicals,
dust, and vapours. Do not use this product in a
damp or wet location.
not use a tool while you are tired or under the
influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of distraction when operating equipment
may result in serious personal injury.
2. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better control of
the plasma cutter in unexpected situations.
1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating equipment. Do
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Arc Rays can Burn Eyes and Skin
DANGER!
Arc rays from the welding process produce
intense heat and strong ultraviolet rays that
can burn eyes and skin.
1. Use a Welding Helmet or Welding Face Shield fitted with a proper shade filter (refer AS 60974-1,
AS/NZS 1337.1 and AS/NZS1338.1 Safety Standards) to protect your face and eyes when plasma
cutting or watching. (See Filter Table on pg 18)
2. Wear approved safety glasses. Side shields are
recommended.
3. Use protective screens or barriers to protect
others from flash and glare; warn others not to
watch the arc.
4. Wear protective clothing made from durable, flame-resistant material (wool and leather) and
foot safety protection.
5. Never wear contact lenses while plasma cutting.
Noise Can Damage Hearing
CAUTION!
Noise from some processes can damage hearing. Use AS/NZS compliant ear plugs or ear
muffs if the noise level is high.
Work Environment Safety
DANGER!
Remove any combustible material from the
work area.
1. When possible, move the work to a location well
away from combustible materials. If relocation
is not possible, protect the combustibles with a
cover made of fire resistant material.
2. Remove or make safe all combustible materials
for a radius of 10 metres around the work area.
Use a fire resistant material to cover or block all
doorways, windows, cracks, and other openings.
3. Enclose the work area with portable fire resistant
screens. Protect combustible walls, ceilings,
floors, etc., from sparks and heat with fire resistant covers.
4. If working on a metal wall, ceiling, etc., prevent
ignition of combustibles on the other side by
moving the combustibles to a safe location. If
relocation of combustibles is not possible, designate someone to serve as a fire watch, equipped
with a fire extinguisher, during the plasma cutting process and well after it is completed.
5. Do not weld or cut on materials having a combustible coating or combustible internal structure, as
in walls or ceilings, without an approved method
for eliminating the hazard.
6. After plasma cutting, make a thorough examination for evidence of fire. Be aware that visible
smoke or flame may not be present for some
time after the fire has started. Do not weld or cut
in atmospheres containing dangerously reactive
or flammable gases, vapours, liquids, and dust.
Provide adequate ventilation in work areas to prevent accumulation of flammable gases, vapours,
and dust.
7. Do not apply heat to a container that has held
an unknown substance or a combustible material whose contents, when heated, can produce
flammable or explosive vapours. Clean and purge
containers before applying heat. Vent closed containers, including castings, before preheating,
welding, or cutting.
Electricity Can Kill
DANGER!
Touching live electrical parts can cause fatal shocks
or severe burns. The electrode & work circuit is
electrically live whenever the output is on.
1. Do not touch live electrical parts.
2. Wear dry, hole-free insulating gloves and body
protection.
3. Insulate yourself from the work and the ground
using dry insulating mats or covers.
4. Disconnect input power before installing or servicing this equipment. Lock input power, disconnect switch open, or remove line fuses so power
cannot be turned on accidentally.
5. Properly install and ground this equipment according to national, state, and local codes.
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6. Turn off all equipment when not in use. Disconnect power to equipment if it will be left unattended or out of service.
7. Do not use worn, damaged, undersized, or poorly
spliced cables.
8. Do not wrap cables around your body.
9. Connect work piece to a good electrical ground.
2. Do not plasma cut where flying sparks can strike
flammable material.
3. Remove all flammables within 10m of the plasma
cutting site.
4. Be alert that plasma cutting sparks and hot materials can easily go through small cracks and
openings to adjacent areas.
5. Watch for fire, and keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
10. Use only well-maintained equipment. Repair or
replace damaged parts as soon as practical.
6. Be aware that plasma cutting on a ceiling, floor,
bulkhead, or partition can cause fire on the hidden side.
Fumes And Gases
7. Do not plasma cut on closed containers such as
tanks or drums.
WARNING!
Plasma cutting produces fumes and gases.
Breathing these fumes and gases can be hazardous to your health.
1. Keep your head out of the fumes. Do not breathe
the fumes.
2. If inside, ventilate the area and/or use an exhaust
at the arc to remove welding fumes and gases.
3. If ventilation is poor, use an approved air-supplied respirator.
4. Read the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the manufacturer’s instruction for the metals, consumables, coatings, and cleaners.
Sparks & Hot Metal
WARNING!
Chipping and grinding causes flying metal, and
as welds cool they can throw off slag.
1. Wear an AS/NZS approved face shield or safety
goggles. Side shields are recommended.
2. Wear appropriate safety equipment to protect the
skin and body.
5. Work in a confined space only if it is well ventilated, or while wearing an air-supplied respirator.
Be sure the breathing air is safe.
6. Do not use plasma cutter in locations near degreasing, cleaning, or spraying operations. The
heat can react with vapours to form highly toxic
and irritating gases.
Fire & Explosive Risks
WARNING!
Sparks and spatter fly off when plasma cutting..The flying sparks, hot metal, workpiece,
and hot equipment can cause fires and burns.
Accidental contact of electrode or welding wire to
metal objects can cause sparks, overheating, or fire.
1. Protect yourself and others from flying sparks
and hot metal.
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Warranty
As part of an on-going commitment to excellence in product support, Euroquip offers a comprehensive product
warranty program.
Warranty does not cover pre delivery service and adjustment, or failure that may occur as a result of lack of/ incorrect pre delivery service and adjustment.
In order to qualify for full warranty support, your product
must be registered. Product not registered with Euroquip is
supported by a base 12 month warranty only. Spare parts
and technical support will not be available for an unregistered product outside of this base warranty period. If a
Euroquip dealer has not already registered your product,
please register it online or download a physical registration
form at www.euroquip.co.nz.
Warranty does not cover any incidental, indirect or consequential loss, damage or expense that may result from any
defect, failure or malfunction of a product.
Registered warranty period for the EZICUT 40:
Commercial Use: 24 Months Domestic Use: 24 Months
Registered warranty period for the ADVANCECUT 40:
Commercial Use: 36 Months Domestic Use: 36 Months
Warranty covers failure caused by manufacturing and material defects in the product, during the warranty period
specified. The warranty period begins when the product is
purchased by the end user. Warranty is not transferrable
and is only claimable by the original purchaser.
Warranty does not cover parts that are subject to wear and
tear from usage.
Warranty covers failure of a product caused by defective
materials and/or manufacturing for the period given and
the usage specified by Euroquip. The warranty period
begins when the product is purchased by the end user.
Warranty is not transferrable and is only claimable by the
original purchaser.
Warranty also does not cover failure caused by the untimely replacement or service of the above wearing parts. Evidence must be provided that the product has been maintained and serviced suitably for a claim to be considered
under warranty.
Failure caused by incorrect operation of the product, lack
of proper care and maintenance of the product, external
damage, external circumstances such as contaminated
fuel or poor water supply, modifications to the product, attempted repair/ service by a party other than an Approved
Service Agent, is not covered under warranty.
Should any issue be found to be a combination of a warranty failure and a non-warranty issue, the repair cost component to rectify and repair the non-warranty failure is the
customers’ full responsibility.
The decision that an issue with a product qualifies as a
warranty claim is made at the sole jurisdiction of Euroquip.
No costs incurred will be considered under warranty if repairs are carried out by a party other than a Euroquip Approved Service Agent, unless with prior consent in writing
from Euroquip.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to deliver a product under warranty to the nearest relevant service agent or
product reseller. Warranty does not cover call outs, mileage and freight costs.
If a product is repaired under warranty, parts and labour required for the repair will be supplied at no charge. Warranty
assessment and repair will be scheduled and executed according to the normal work flow at the service location and
depending on the availability of suitable replacement parts.
This warranty policy is an additional benefit and does not
affect the legal rights of any end user, reseller or service
agent.
Scan here to register your product
http://www.euroquip.co.nz/Contact+Us/
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provide you with the best service and reliability in
the industry. This product is backed by our extensive
warranty and world-wide service network. To locate
your nearest distributor or service agency visit www.
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