Plasma cutting is a popular method for cutting and shaping metal in a wide range of applications, including metal fabrication, automotive repair, and industrial manufacturing. One of the key players in the plasma cutting industry is Hypertherm, a company that has been manufacturing cutting systems for over 50 years. In recent years, Hypertherm has developed a software platform called Hypertherm SYNC that has revolutionized the way that plasma cutters operate. In this post, we will explore the benefits of Hypertherm SYNC plasma cutters and how they can improve cutting efficiency and productivity.
What is Hypertherm SYNC?
Hypertherm SYNC is a software platform developed by Hypertherm that integrates various cutting-related tasks into a single platform. This includes tasks such as cutting, nesting, and production reporting. Hypertherm SYNC is integrated into all new Powermax65, Powermax85, and Powermax105 plasma cutters.
Benefits of Hypertherm SYNC Plasma Cutters
1. Improved Cutting efficiency and advanced features: SYNC plasma cutters come equipped with advanced features such as SmartSYNC, automatic gas adjustment, and optimized cutting performance. These features help to increase cutting accuracy, reduce material waste, and improve overall productivity.
This means you can cut more parts from less material, which can save you time and money in the long run.
2. Real-time production monitoring: Hypertherm SYNC allows you to track job progress and performance metrics.
This can help you identify areas where you can improve your cutting efficiency and make adjustments as needed. (To learn more watch our video on the Hypertherm SYNC Reader and application)
3. Easy-to-use interface: Hypertherm SYNC plasma cutters feature a simple intuitive screen that allows operators to quickly and easily select the cutting parameters and start cutting.
4. Advanced safety features: Hypertherm SYNC plasma cutters are designed with safety in mind, with features such as automatic gas shut-off and thermal overload protection to prevent damage to the machine and ensure operator safety.
By improving cutting efficiency and streamlining your workflow, Hypertherm SYNC can help you increase your overall productivity. This means you get more work done in less time, which can help you grow your business and increase your profits.
All Hypertherm SYNC systems both hand torch systems and mechanized systems include SYNC cartridge consumables. They are one-piece twist-on cartridges. The system automatically recognizes which consumable is in the torch to set the machine for that amperage cutting.
Benefits of Hypertherm SYNC Cartridge Consumables
1. Enhanced cutting performance: Hypertherm SYNC consumables are designed to work seamlessly with the Hypertherm plasma cutting system, resulting in exceptional cut quality, precision, and speed.
2. Longer consumable life: Hypertherm SYNC consumables are engineered to last longer than traditional consumables. This reduces the need for frequent replacements and reduces downtime.
3. Improved reliability: With Hypertherm SYNC consumables, users can enjoy a consistent and reliable performance.
4. Cost Savings: By offering longer consumable life and improved reliability, Hypertherm SYNC consumables can help users save money in the long run through less frequent replacements.
5. Simplified maintenance: Hypertherm SYNC consumables are easy to install and replace. Compared to previous technology where you have to change out up to five parts and place them in the torch in the correct order.
What sets the Hypertherm SYNC apart from other Plasma Cutters on the market?
Overall, the Hypertherm SYNC plasma cutter offers a combination of advanced technology, high-performance cutting, user-friendliness, and durability that sets it apart from other plasma cutters on the market.
CNC integration is particularly simple with a Hypertherm SYNC. They are designed to work seamlessly with advanced CNC hardware, which allows for greater control, precision, and speed.
With SmartSync, the CNC controller and the plasma system communicate with each other in real time, ensuring precise and consistent cutting. SmartSync also provides advanced features such as automatic gas control, automatic pierce detection, and automatic height control, which help to optimize the cutting process and reduce material waste.
Here at Baker's our favorite feature is the Dynamic Cutting Technology: The SYNC plasma cutters use Hypertherm's patented SureCut technology, which automatically adjusts cutting parameters in real time based on the material being cut and the thickness of the material.
Biggest challenge right now with the new Hypertherm SYNC?
The biggest challenges we are seeing at Baker's on the Hypertherm SYNC plasma cutters would be availability, customers adapting to the change, and investment cost.
We are ordering the most popular plasma cutter systems in advance to keep them in stock. We understand that when an end user needs a new system they are typically not prepared to wait.
The welding and cutting industry is sometimes slow to adapt when it comes to big changes. We love chatting with customers and helping them figure out what SYNC system and consumables are needed for their application. It can be overwhelming and we are here to help simplify the purchasing process.
Finally, the cost can be a potential challenge when implementing a new plasma cutting system like Hypertherm SYNC. The initial investment in the equipment and any necessary training can be significant. Also, ongoing operating costs such as consumables can add up over time. We find people can be a bit surprised when they add a pack of 5 cartridges to their cart. The good news is they are going to last longer and be more efficient. (Don't worry we did the cost breakdown for you to compare to the previous Hypertherm consumables) If you are curious about that check out our blog post specifically on the SYNC Consumables.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our blog. If you are in the market for a new Hypertherm Plasma Cutter please let us know. Our team is ready to help!