If you're planning to add a laser cutter/engraver to your school, safety will be right at the top of your priority list to ensure that students and staff are well protected whenever they are using the machine. Trotec offers a wide range of laser machines, most of which are classified in the class two safety bracket. These models are the safest machines for schools. Class 2 lasers are fully enclosed, which means the operator does not need to adhere to any special measures such as the need to wear protective goggles. This is due to the interlocked safety system. When the machine's front door or lid is raised, the laser ceases to fire and the laser head will stop moving, protecting the user from any possible harm.
On the other hand with a class 4 laser, there are many potential safety risks to students and staff. Class 4 lasers are not fully enclosed, and these machines require a number of additional safety features to be in place, before they can be operated safely. Typically, class 4 lasers are used for specialised applications in the manufacturing industry, or for processing larger workpieces which will not fit in a standard bed size.