Hypertherm Inc. announced three new air plasma systems called Powermax Sync. Powermax Sync and its SmartSync torch replace the traditional five-piece consumable stack-up with a single color-coded cartridge. Technology embedded in each cartridge automatically sets the correct amperage, air pressure and operating mode and lets operators know when a new cartridge is needed. Additionally, controls on the torch allow operators to adjust the amperage and change the cartridge without returning to the power supply. The cartridge can even track data, like starts and arc-on time, to identify trends and make operation more efficient.