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The oxyfuel machine cutting torch of the future

The Messer Cutting Systems globally developed ALFA Oxyfuel torch takes oxyfuel cutting to an entirely new level. The ALFA torch internalizes many features that used to have to be on the outside of an oxyfuel torch, including height sensing and auto-ignition.

The torch nozzle is changed without tools, eliminating the possibility of misaligning the torch, which drastically reduces set-up time. Once the cap is unscrewed, the nozzles are free and can be easily replaced or checked.

There are no sensors to change for different thicknesses of material, and the ALFA torch is able to effectively cut right up to the edge of the plate. Slag, mill scale, and moisture have no effect on the height sensing of the ALFA torch.

The magnetic height sensing is fully integrated into the torch with no external parts. Sensing ring and additional cables are no longer present, so there is no wear of the sensor and no need to change it for different material thicknesses. Better material utilization through better sensing right up to the edge of the plate.

The SensoMat ALFA control panel with height sensing is easy to use with a digital display of the current operating status. With the ALFA torch, fast nozzle change is possible without the use of tools. Set-up times are significantly reduced.

Key Features:

  • Magnetically integrated height sensing with no external parts.
  • No need for sensing ring for different material thickness or additional cables.
  • Able to sense right up to the very edge of the plate; for optimum material utilization.
  • Patented height sensing is unaffected by slag, mill scale, or splashing water tables ensure accurate torch stand off and high quality parts.  
  • Digital display of the current operating status.
  • Consumables are changeable without tools reducing setup times and the risk of torch misalignment.