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Upgraded Powermax 1000 to Duramax - Can I Mark?

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:56 pm
by engine_boy
Just updated my Powermax 1000 to a Duramax Retrofit MACHINE torch. I have seen that the 45XP can Mark - was curious if my updated setup can mark.

If it can mark - what do I need and what kind of marking quality should I expect?

Thanks,
James

Re: Upgraded Powermax 1000 to Duramax - Can I Mark?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:39 am
by tcaudle
I don't know if you can get the marking consumables but I don't think the 1000 will go down to the 10A stting required to do the actual marking. JC and jump in and expand but one thing that changed on the XP was being abole to adjust it down below 30A

Re: Upgraded Powermax 1000 to Duramax - Can I Mark?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:04 am
by engine_boy
Oh - mine only goes down to 20 Amps.

Re: Upgraded Powermax 1000 to Duramax - Can I Mark?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:12 pm
by Stout
I'd love to see someone try it at 20 amps. Really curious.

Re: Upgraded Powermax 1000 to Duramax - Can I Mark?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:26 pm
by jimcolt
Marking with decent quality requires about 10 to 12 amps, any more and it will be more of a deep gouge in the material with too much heat input. You can buy the marking consumables (nozzle and shield) and they fit the Duramax torch, however the results would likely not be good! Jim Colt Hypertherm

Re: Upgraded Powermax 1000 to Duramax - Can I Mark?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:31 pm
by engine_boy
Thanks for the input - was at least worth checking into.

James