Miller Spectrum 2050
This is one of the dated yet powerful plasma cutter from Miller which can be powered by any welding generator with output of 8kw or more. This means you can use generators such as the Bobcat or Trailblazer to provide power to the unit.
The unit comes with all the features from previous models including the Auto-Line, Wind Tunnel Technology, LVC with range 187 to 630 volts, Fan on Demand, Quick Connect torch etc, along with new functions that previous versions don’t have.
One of the exciting new addition of this plasma cutting system is the PFC (Power Factor Correction) which corrects the input power for more efficient performance, while saving more energy. This creation allowed the machine to boost it’s power to areas where it is needed most.
Another function that’s going to provide superior cutting convenience for it’s operators includes the Pilot Arc Switch. This expanded metal mode allows the user to cut perforated metals such as grates, chain link fence etc without having to retrigger the torch.
I don’t know about portability when it comes to the Spectrum 2050 as the unit itself weights close to 40kg, however this machine is suitable for more industrial use with typical applications such as construction, fabrication, maintenance and repair.
Input: 208-575 Volts
Output/Duty Cyle: 55 Amp at 50% (1 Phase)
55 Amp at 60% (3 Phase)
Weight: 86 lb or 39 kg
Recommended Power Generator: 10,000 Watts
Mild Steel – 7/8 inch
Stainless Steel – 7/8 inch
Aluminium – 5/8 inch
Product Code: 903777012 and 903777013
What do we think?
This used to be one of the best machine on the market due to it’s incredible cutting capacity. Though great power comes with great responsibility (WEIGHT), but if you really want something that can get the job done without much time and effort, then this is certainly one of those unit. The only problem is it’s portability issue making it “not too versatile” to travel from different job sites.
It’s a real shame that Miller have discontinued this model and doesn’t look like releasing any other newer versions of this unit. Like any machine, there has been reports suggesting that there might be some small faults with this version, hence probably the reason why Miller decided not to pursuit with this design any further. In saying that, it is an old unit, but you may still be able to find second hand units available in the market at a cheap price if you really search deep.