The ALFA Oxyfuel torch from Messer-MG Cutting Systems takes flame cutting to an entirely new level by internalizing many features that used 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.