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  • Miller Spectrum 500

    Does anyone have any info or experience with this machine? One is coming up at a local auction and I have not been able to find any info. When were these sold, capacity, single or 3 phase? It says it was only used 3 times. Any idea on how much it's worth?

    Thank you for any help, Steve

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    orgalmeister
    is a single phase 200-575 volts AC will work fine on normal 230vac if jumpers are set correctly.... max cut according to the manual 5/8 inch here is a link to the pdf of the manual..

    http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o204h_mil.pdf

    I have no idea how good a machine it is or what it is worth... looks about equiv to my thermal pak5xr ... think it is mid 90s vintage..

    hope this helps
    Heiti
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    • #3
      Heiti,

      Thank you for the reply. I searched on the Miller site but nothing came up. Thanks for the owners manual link. I'll have to see if consumables are still available. If not, is it possible to upgrade to current parts? Might be something to look into.

      Steve

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      • #4
        Steve
        my guess is that they are... know they are available for my mid 80s Pak5XR.... there are lots of folks out there that just make and market consumables for plasma torches... the older ones eat em like candy... all you have to do is look at it crosseyed... and poof..
        have heard that the latest generation are very easy on consumables..
        gonna replace that old 300lb thermal-arc machine with a 70someting(i think) pound Spectrum 2050... by summer I hope...
        hope this helps
        Heiti
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        *******************************************
        The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

        “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

        Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

        My Blue Stuff:
        Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
        Dynasty 200DX
        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
        Millermatic 200

        TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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        • #5
          Ahh...Spectrum 500

          I'd let that one pass.

          consumables are a bit high and the torch on that unit came from Japan. I believe it was OTC.(APT5000) A replacement torch would be a pocket breaker. There are some replacement torch companies that you can get cheaper torches and consumables from.(you didn't hear that from me)

          It was a transformer rectifier unit that was rated to about .500 in. I think unless you get it for a song......the new stuff is much better.


          Andy

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          • #6

            I have a 500 spectrum 1.- I do not get cut 2.- It does not activate the air solenoid valves or placing the switch in pressure set. 3.- put new consumables and let me light the torch tip on that could be that ...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by instrusoldador View Post
              I have a 500 spectrum 1.- I do not get cut 2.- It does not activate the air solenoid valves or placing the switch in pressure set. 3.- put new consumables and let me light the torch tip on that could be that ...
              Make sure the torch is plugged in good to your machine. Make sure the consumables are right inside the torch head. Make sure the trigger is depressed correctly. Make sure the ground clamp is on good and the area is clean metal...Bob
              Bob Wright

              Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
              http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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