Amico Power CTS-200 is all in one Welding machine, Plasma cutter, TIG torch, and Stick Arc with 50 amps of plasma cutting power. This unit is suitable for welding enthusiasts with general light welding needs and small business owners. It can also use for portable repairs and small projects—plasma cutter 5-50A ideal for cutting a maximum thickness of 1.5 inches.
DC output can use to weld all types of metals, including steel, chrome-moly, stainless, titanium, and many more. A DC Stick/Arc power output ranging from 20-200A, a quick Arc start, a stable welding Arc, a deep pool, and a good weld shape make this welding station suitable for many different electrode types.
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Amico CTS-200 Review
The Amico CTS-200 is ideal for many applications as it is a multipurpose Plasma Cutter, TIG torch, and Stick Arc. The new CTS-180 has powerful severance and cut thickness, higher duty cycles, a heavier design, and a more robust TIG torch.
As a 3-in-1 unit, this unit is an excellent option for those looking for a valuable addition to their workshop.
A plasma system is sometimes used for metalworking projects that require welding, while others use a TIG torch to make the process easier. In addition, it’s easy to stay cool with CTS-200, as it comes with a TIG torch that saves time and money by keeping out of the heat.
It features a cut thickness of 3/4 inch and severance thickness of 1 inch, as well as a stable welding arc; the unit can use at home and in the welding shop.
It allows the user to weld joints and materials indoors and outdoors, even in drafty places, using the Stick Arc. As well, the Arc offers a cost-effective way to join dirty/rusty metals.
Some people might mistake this Amico machine for a plasma system rather than a welding tool. In practice, however, the plasma cutter makes it complete by being its core.
Wave-Form Control System
Amico’s System protects against unexpected short circuits and surges during Arc burn cycles. It’s one of the several patents the company holds.
Control systems are crucial for the unit’s safety because it does not require human interaction to operate.
A temperature control system makes the unit more convenient to use. However, the critical function of this control is to maintain fan dormancy. That indicates not to worry about when (or how long) the fan will work or remain dormant. Miller Multimatic 200 also provide the same feature as this.
The control of amperage is also a core function when it comes to plasma functionalities. During the cutting operation, the cutting current can control precisely. This affects the machine’s efficiency and quality of cut.
This system is equipped with a specially designed IGBT technology that starts the plasma arc and initiates the process exclusively. When it comes to plasma cutting projects, IGBT technology is a great option. Plasma cutters are high-frequency and rely on a high-voltage circuit for electricity to drive the cutting action. These machines are designed for the professional market where plasma cutting is needed.
However, due to the specific duty cycles required by this machine, the IGBT comes with high voltage and heat tolerance capabilities. So as long as the unit is up and running, there is no need to worry.
- Type: Plasma Cutter, TIG-Torch, Stick/Arc
- Weight: 40 lbs.
- Product Size: 19.5 x 9.0 x 14 in.
- Supply Power: 115V/230V/60Hz/1-Phase
- Thickness: 1.0 inch
- Movement Speed: 12.5 inch
- Efficiency: 85%
- Power factor: 0.93
- Nominal DC Open Circuit Voltage: 73V
- Gas Supply: Clean Dry Oil-Free Air
- Gas Pressure Range: 45 psi – 75 psi
- Recommended Gas Inlet Flow (Rate/Pressure): 3.6 scfm @ 70 psi
- Output Terminal Type: Direct Wire
- Cooling Method: Fan Air Cooled
- Duty Cycle:
- TIG Torch: 60% at 200A & 100% at 126A
- Plasma Cutter: 60% at 50A & 100% at 32A
- STICK ARC: 60% at 200A & 100% at 126A
- Welding current Range:
- TIG Torch: 230V / 20-200A &115V / 20-140A
- Plasma Cutter: 230V / 5-50A & 115V / 5-35A
- STICK ARC: 230V / 20-200A & 115V / 20-140A
- Rated Input Current:
- Plasma Cutter: 27.1A / 230V & 35.7A / 115V
- TIG Torch: 19.6A / 230V & 23.7A / 115V
- STICK ARC: 30.4A / 230V & 39A / 115V
- Welding output,104F(40C):
- TIG Torch: 200A / 18V
- Plasma Cutter: 50A / 100V
- STICK ARC: 200A / 28V
After reviewing it, everything is clear: What are the most important things to remember about this plasma cutting and welding combination? What are its benefits to the workshop and personal needs?
A CTS-200 can offer a lightweight design, inverter technology, and essential accessories in addition to digital control. As a result, it is a versatile machine for various applications, such as the home workshop, the auto body shop, and others. Forney 299 is also one of the best option to use as a flux core welder.
Those who are interested in the machine will benefit from its features and build quality.
- Home welders
- An auto body shop worker
- Simple repair service for welding enthusiasts
- Diy hobbyists needing to tackle plasma cutting and portable repair work
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