The new SmartSYNC system

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Re: The new SmartSYNC system

Post by cutnweld » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:46 pm

Sorry. Not impressed. Its to bad when companies try to bend over backwards to make life easier for those who don't want to learn. I purchased a new 85 unit for backup, it will be my last HT unit unless this changes. Someone who is unable to change a tip or electrode will also be unable to take care of the delicate, control filled handtorch. The sensors etc in that will go bad, forcing the owners to save even more money by buying expensive replacement parts.

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Re: The new SmartSYNC system

Post by djreiswig » Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:28 pm

I agree. I think the value of the older units will increase because of this. Hopefully we will still be able to get consumables for a while.
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Re: The new SmartSYNC system

Post by acourtjester » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:18 pm

For an old guy like me, it is similar to the new cars that self parallel park. And I live in a town with only big open parking in a big lot .
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Re: The new SmartSYNC system

Post by adbuch » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:46 pm

Hopefully my Hypertherm Powermax 85 and 45xp will last as long as I need them - maybe another 20 years or so. I would expect Hypertherm to continue the consumables for these, and I also wouldn't be a bit surprised it they decide to bring back the 65/85/105 in a few years or so due to poor sales of their new offering. Otherwise one of their competitors will need to step in and pick up the slack.
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