The HPR260 is a high definition class plasma.....it must be used with a THC that can maintain arc voltage to +-1 arc volt. The THC also must have Ohmic plate contact as a backup for initial height sensing...initial height sensing should have "stall" or "torque" sensing of the plate that is adjustable.
Other features that are part of the height control that will make the HPR260 more productive...Preflow during IHS, Kerf crossing detection, Ohmic collision detection, crash sensor.
There are only a few THC systems that are adequate for this type of plasma.. The Hypertherm Command and Sensor THC systems as well as the Kaliburn Innova THC.
If you are buying a new cutting machine...many of the cutting machine builders have integrated THC systems that are designed to work with high definition plasma systems.
The HPR260 is a high frequency start, 100% duty cycle, liquid cooled, 2" diameter industrial plasma torch. It can cut and mark from 7 Amps to 260 amps....with a thickness range from 28 gauge to 2-1/2".....piercing capability is to 1-3/8".