Hypertherm Powermax45 SYNC Plasma Cutter

For metal workers who want the most versatile system available to gouge, cut, and mark, Powermax45 SYNC delivers the best return on investment with a patented single-piece cartridge, up to 5x longer consumable life, and greater cutting power than higher-amperage competitors.

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Hypertherm Powermax45 SYNC Applications

Drag cutting: For dragging the torch directly across the work piece

Fine feature cutting: For narrow kerf width with minimal dross and heat affected zone

Max control gouging: For precise metal removal, shallower gouge profiles and light metal washing

Max removal gouging: For aggressive metal removal, deep gouge profiles, and extreme metal washing

Mechanized cutting: For portable automation and table cutting

Marking: For scoring, indicating part identification, hole or weld locations

Unsupported applications

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

Extended reach cutting: For improved visibility and accessibility when cutting in confined spaces

Extended reach gouging: For improved visibility and accessibility when gouging in confined spaces

Flush cutting: For cutting closer to base materials using a 45 degree

Hypertherm Powermax45 SYNC Benefits

Simplify operations and boost productivity

  • 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.


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.


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.


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.

Hypertherm Powermax45 SYNC Technical Specifications

Input voltagesCSA
200–440 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
480 V, 3-PH, 50/60 Hz
480 V, 3-PH, 10 A @ 6.9kW

230 V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
400 V, 3-PH, 50/60 Hz
Kilowatt output6.9 kW
Input currentCSA
200-240 V, 1-PH 39/32 A @ 6.5 kW

230 V, 1-PH, 33 A
400 V, 3-PH, 10 A
Output current9–45 A
Rated output voltage155 VDC
Duty cycle @ 104° FCSA
50% @ 45 A, 200–240 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 200–240 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 200–240 V, 1-PH
50% @ 45 A, 480 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 480 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 480 V, 3-PH

50% @ 45 A, 230 V, 1-PH
60% @ 41 A, 230 V, 1-PH
100% @ 32 A, 230 V, 1-PH
50% @ 45 A, 400 V, 3-PH
60% @ 41 A, 400 V, 3-PH
100% @ 32 A, 400 V, 3-PH
Open circuit voltage (OCV)CSA
275 VDC 200-240 V
275 VDC 480 V

265 VDC 400 V
Dimensions with handles442 mm D; 173 mm W; 357 mm H (17.4″ D; 6.8″ W; 14.1″ H)
Weight w/6.1 m (20′) torchCSA
14 kg (31 lbs.)

15 kg (33 lbs.)
Gas supplyCutting: air (clean, dry, and oil-free), nitrogen, F5
Gouging: air (clean, dry, and oil-free), nitrogen, F5
Marking: air (clean, dry, and oil-free)
Recommended gas inlet flow rate/pressure188 I/min @ 5.9 bar (400 scfh @ 85 psi)
Input power cable length3 m (10′)
Power supply typeInverter – IGBT
Engine drive requirement12.5 kVA (10 kW) for full 45 A output
Electrical efficiency90%
CertificationsCSA - certified for use in the Americas and Asia, except China
CE - for use in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia,
Ukraine, and other countries where accepted.
Also RCM, Ukraine, and Serbian. UKCA – Great Britain
WarrantyPower supplies have a 3-year warranty and torches a 1-year warranty

Cut Capacity

CapacityThicknessCut speed
Recommended16 mm (5/8″)500 mm/min (20 ipm)
Severance (hand cutting)29 mm (1-1/8″)125 mm/min (5 ipm)
Pierce*12 mm (1/2″)

*Pierce rating for handheld use or with automatic torch height control.

Maximum removal gouging

CapacityMetal removal rateGroove profile
Typical gouge3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.) per hour3.2 mm D x 6.8 mm W (0.12″ D x 0.26″ W)

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