Powermax85 SYNC plasma cutter

The Powermax85 SYNC™ is a next-generation professional grade air plasma cutter that dramatically simplifies system operation for cutting and gouging up to 25 mm (1″). Features automated system process set-up via advanced RFID-enabled SmartSYNC™ torches and a revolutionary single-piece cartridge consumable that provides trackable utilization data. The Powermax85 SYNC maximizes productivity through reductions in downtime, optimized cut quality performance and streamlined consumable inventory management.

Available in Asia (except India), Australia, New Zealand, and South America on October 18, 2021, and worldwide on January 17, 2022.

 

System information

Applications

Drag cutting

For dragging the torch directly across the work piece

Drag cutting

Fine feature cutting

For narrow kerf width with minimal dross and heat affected zone

Fine feature cutting

Flush cutting

For cutting closer to base materials using a 45 degree

Flush cutting

Max control gouging

For precise metal removal, shallower gouge profiles and light metal washing

Max control gouging

Max removal gouging

For aggressive metal removal, deep gouge profiles, and extreme metal washing

Max removal gouging

Mechanized cutting

For portable automation and table cutting

Mechanized cutting

Unsupported applications

Extended reach cutting

For improved visibility and accessibility when cutting in confined spaces

Try Powermax45 XP
Extended reach cutting

Extended reach gouging

For improved visibility and accessibility when gouging in confined spaces

Try Powermax45 XP
Extended reach gouging

Marking

For scoring, indicating part identification, hole or weld locations

Try Powermax45 XP
Marking

Precision gouging

For spot and tack weld removal at very low output current (<25 A)

Try Powermax45 XP
Precision gouging

Benefits

Easy to use

  • Cartridges are easy to identify by process with clear laser marking and color coding to eliminate part mix-ups.
  • RFID-enabled SmartSYNC™ torches and cartridges automatically set the correct amperage and operating mode, eliminating setup errors.
  • End-of-life consumable detection eliminates the uncertainty of knowing when to change the cartridge.
  • Less operator fatigue when using hand torches with our new flexible lead. The lead has the same robustness of our previous lead jacket material and will also be used on robotic torches.
Cartridge reader and RFID

Minimize operation costs

  • Simplified system operation minimizes the time and costs spent on training and troubleshooting.
  • Reductions to downtime during consumable change-outs and elimination of costs associated with premature disposal of consumable parts.
  • Cartridge usage data provides valuable insights for improving cutting operations and consumable inventory management.
3 color cartridges

Maximize performance

  • Tackle a wide range of jobs with easily interchangeable torch styles and application specific cartridges for various types of cutting and gouging.
  • Optimized cartridge consumable design provides up to twice the life for handheld cutting and improved quality over life in mechanized setups compared to standard consumables.
  • Time-saving hand torch controls allow the operator to adjust the amperage on the fly, change cartridges and applications without returning to the power supply.
Powermax SYNC mechanized cut samples

Industry-leading reliability

  • SmartSYNC™ torches are engineered for rugged, industrial environments.
  • SpringStart™ technology ensures consistent starting and a more reliable torch.
  • Industry-leading reliability reduces production downtime.
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Specifications

Cut capacity

Capacity Thickness Cut speed
Recommended 25 mm (1″) 500 mm/min (20 ipm)
  32 mm (1-1/4″) 250 mm/min (10 ipm)
Severance (hand cutting) 38 mm (1-1/2″) 125 mm/min (5 ipm)
Pierce* 20 mm (3/4″)  

*Pierce rating for handheld cutting, or mechanized cutting with programmable torch height control.

 

Maximum removal gouging

Capacity Metal removal rate Gouge profile
Typical gouge 8.2 kg (18.2 lbs.) per hour 3.5 mm D x 6.6 mm W (0.14″ D x 0.26″ W)

General specifications

Input voltages

200–480 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz

200–600 V, 3-PH, 50/60 Hz

Kilowatt output

12.2 kW

Input current

200/208/240/480,

1-PH 70/68/58/29 A @ 12.2 kW

200/208/240/480/600 V,

3-PH 42/40/35/18/17 A @ 12.2 KW

Output current

25–85 A

Rated output voltage

143 VDC

Duty cycle @ 104° F

60% @ 85 A, 230–600 V, 3-PH

60% @ 85 A, 480 V, 1-PH

50% @ 85 A 240 V, 1-PH

50% @ 85 A, 200–208 V, 3-PH

40% @ 85 A, 200–208 V, 1-PH

100% @ 66 A, 230–600 V, 1/3-PH

Open circuit voltage (OCV)

305 VDC

Dimensions with handles

483 mm D; 233 mm W; 430 mm H (19″ D; 9.2″ W; 17″ H)

Weight w/7.6 m (25′) torch

32 kg (67 lbs.)

Gas supply

Clean, dry, oil-free air or nitrogen

Optimum inlet gas pressure

7.6–8.3 bar (110–120 psi)

Minimum inlet gas pressure

5.2 bar (75 psi)

Recommended inlet gas flow rate

Cutting: 210 I/min @ 5.9 bar (450 scfh, 7.5 scfm @ 85 psi)

Gouging: 210 I/min @ 4.8 bar (450 scfh, 7.5 scfm @ 70 psi)

Input power cable length

3 m (10′)

Power supply type

Inverter–IGBT

Engine drive requirement

20 kW for full 85 A output

Certifications

CSA-certified for use in the Americas and Asia, except China

Warranty

Power supplies have a 3-year warranty and torches a 1-year warranty

Buying information

Visit our where to buy page to find a potential partner, or contact Hypertherm directly if you need further assistance.


Standard configurations

 

75° hand torch

75° and 15° hand torch

180° full-length machine torch

180° full-length machine torch and 75° hand torch

 

7.6 m (25′)

15.2 m (50′)

7.6 m (25′)

7.6 m (25′)

10.7 m (35′)

15.2 m (50′)

10.7 m/7.6 m (35'/25')

Powermax85 SYNC power supplies

 

 

Without remote pendant

With remote pendant

Without remote pendant

Without remote pendant

With remote pendant

Without remote pendant

With remote pendant

Standard power supply

087183

087184

087187

 

 

 

 

 

Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider

087185

087186

 

087207

087189

 

087208

087190

087191

Power supply with CPC port, voltage divider and serial port

 

 

 

 

087192

087218

 

 


Custom configurations

Select power supply, torch, work cable, cartridges, and other components

 

Power supply options

 

Standard power supply

Power supply with CPC port and voltage divider

Power supply with CPC port, voltage divider and serial port

Powermax85 SYNC 200–600 V

087213

087214

087215

 

Torch options

View the Torches and Consumables section below for torch and cartridge options.

 

Cable options

Control cables

Cable length

Remote pendant

CNC, spade connector, divided voltage

CNC, spade connector, no divided voltage

CNC, D-sub connector, divided voltage

RS-485 Serial comm, unterminated

RS-485 Serial comm, D-sub

7.6 m (25')

128650

228350

023206

223048

223236

223239

15.2 m (50')

128651

228351

023279

123896

223237

223240

22.8 m (75')

128652

 

 

 

 

 

Work cables

Cable length

Hand clamp

C-style clamp

Ring terminal

7.6 m (25')

223035

223203

223209

15.2 m (50')

223035

223204

223210

22.8 m (75')

223033

223205

223211

 

Resources

Manuals and documents
 

Torches and consumables

 

SmartSYNC torches

SmartSYNC torches

SmartSYNC torches feature RFID capability that when coupled with a Hypertherm cartridge will communicate with a Powermax SYNC system to automatically set the amperage and process on the power supply. Available in handheld, mechanized and robotic torch configurations.

 

Hand torches

Machine torches

Robotic/Mini

 

75°

15°

180°

180°

90°

45°

4.5 m (15′)‚Äč

 

 

 

059733

 

 

7.6 m (25')

059726

059723

059719

059734

059731

059729

10.7 m (35')

 

 

059720

 

 

 

15.2 m (50')

059727

059724

059721

059735

059732

059730

22.8 m (75')

059728

059725

059722

 

059737

059736

Hypertherm cartridges

The Hypertherm cartridge consumable platform is a revolutionary change to standard air plasma consumables. Each single-piece cartridge is optimized by process and amperage to ensure performance while dramatically simplfying the parts needed to cut or gouge with plasma.

Hypertherm cartridges for Powermax systems are manufactured to uphold our high standards for quality and reliability. As part of the manufacturing process, we test-fire each cartridge to ensure proper assembly and function. As a result, there may be burn marks on the tip of the cartridge. This is normal and not a sign of damage.

Drag cutting and FineCut for hand torches

Drag cutting and FineCut for hand torches

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

Cartridge

85 A

428935

65 A

428931

45 A

428927

FineCut® drag cutting

428928

Mechanized and FineCut for machine torches

Mechanized and FineCut for machine torches

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

Cartridge

85 A

428934

65 A

428930

45 A

428925

FineCut® mechanized cutting

428926

Ohmic ring kit

428895

(contains 3 #420580 ohmic rings)

Mechanized cartridges can be used on hand torches if a stand-off is desired.

Max removal and max control gouging

Max removal and max control gouging

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

Cartridge

Max removal gouging 45–85 A

428932

Max control gouging 45–85 A

428933

FlushCut options

FlushCut

Hypertherm cartridges

Process

FlushCut™

85 A

428953

65 A

428952

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