trotec-innovations

Setting New Standards

A leader in innovation, we set new standards in laser manufacturing. Trotec provides for customers in over 90 countries, with an install base of more than 30,000 systems. Our goal: to make our customers more profitable with cutting edge technology.

But what's behind it? Continue reading for a summary of our developments.

Setting New Standards by...

…offering the quickest laser engravers on the market

"Speedy” – created for customers’ profitability. The quickest and most efficient laser machines created to expand production efficiency. 

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…creating flexx technology: 2 laser sources in a single laser

The Speedy flexx laser machine combines a CO2 and a fiber laser in a single machine, providing the processing potentials of two machines but with the expenses of only one.

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…making lasers more user-friendly: Automatic focusing

Accurately changing the focus requires you to figure out the right distance between the laser head and the processing material. The proper focus is a crucial factor in obtaining good results. Our patented Sonar Technology™ is used to make focusing simpler and more accurate.

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…raising the bar for quality: Highly efficient with minimal wear

CeramiCore®, our patented laser source technology, gives greater durability, engraving quality and machine life.

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…offering extra functionality: CO₂ laser cutter for large-format materials

Innovative drive technology and rigid mechanics make the SP3000 laser cutter perfect for 24/7 manufacturing.

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…making workflow easy: JobControl® laser software

Jobcontrol® laser software is our adaptable solution for quick and direct management of your laser jobs with the maximum ease of use.

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…providing Print & Cut applications

The JobControl® Vision software package allows for accurately fitted laser finishing on printed items. Design intricate details and comply to the tightest tolerances with JobControl® Vision.

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…offering user-friendly Galvo marking lasers

We quickly realized the assets that fiber lasers provide early on and created the most user-friendly labelling software in the industry for them - SpeedMark laser software.

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…creating options for paper finishing: Added value for printed material

We made our GS laser system for accurate, productive laser cutting of high quantities of pre-printed materials. Most of all, our patent-pending "free-floating" laser cutting method produces the best results.

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…offering high-precision laser cutting systems for medical implants

Our patented SpeedCutter Twin is the only laser system for stent production that comes installed with two matching air-cooled laser fiber sources that can cut two stents at the same time.

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…offering the best functions for stamp makers: The most efficient CO₂ stamp lasers on the market

With the Laserati, an A4 page of laser rubber can quickly be engraved within only 20 minutes. As well, the patented Multi-Colour production method ensures accurate production with colour and shape assured and up to 15 colours in a single pass.

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…providing a unique one-source solution for engraving needs: engraving technology, exhaust systems and materials

Being the sole laser manufacturer that genuinely provides a full range of products, we've introduced a game-changing idea: one source for lower cost, high quality materials, industry-leading engraving tools and technical support from experts with a wide array of knowledge on engraving technology and materials. Additionally, we provide extraction systems designed specifically for our machines.

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The fastest laser engravers on the market: Speedy laser

“Speedy” – created to make you more profitable

With the help of our "Speedy" laser engraver, we pen success stories with our customers. The very first Speedy was sold in 1999. Some of those first machines are still working even today. Available with CO2, fiber or even both laser sources in a single machine, the Speedy is offered in one of four different platform sizes. Speedy Lasers are the quickest and most efficient laser engravers in the market with a processing speed of up to 3.55 m/s and an acceleration of 5 g. Trotec Speedy systems were made to raise your productivity.

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"We make our customers successful!"
- Andreas Penz, Spokesman of Trotec’s management - Trotec Laser -

Flexx technology: 2 laser sources in one laser

Twice the processing capabilities

In 2005, we showed our dual-source laser engraver–two laser sources in a single machine:

  • CO2 laser source for cutting and engraving different organic materials such as wood, leather, glass or plastic
  • Fiber laser source with a wavelength of 1064 nanometers for metal and plastic marking

Time savings and flexxibility

One of the most important features in our patented flexx function is that, depending on the material, both laser sources can be alternately used in a single job without having to manually change the laser tube, lens or focus. Every CO2 laser application you can think of along with annealing, marking or metal engraving can instantly be realized. You are guaranteed to have saved time and flexibility within your daily tasks. Now, laser systems with dual laser sources are attainable in all platform sizes within the Speedy laser engraver series.

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Automatic focusing for precise laser processing

Patented Sonar Technology™ for easy focusing

New standards in user-friendliness have been achieved once again using Sonar Technology™. This unique and efficient focusing method is done with an ultrasound sensor placed onto the laser head. After the two Z position buttons on the machine are clicked, the sensor checks for the surface of the workpiece. The focus point is automatically chosen and the working table is moved to the right position. Trotec has filed for a patent of this innovative method.

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High performance and minimal wear

Durable laser systems with long service life

Since our lasers are made for multiple years of intense usage, we only select the highest quality parts from internationally renowned manufacturers. Every component is of select quality. Benefits:

  • Dependable operation
  • Low downtimes
  • Low maintenance and repair expenses

Patented laser source technology CeramiCore®

Aside from that, Trotec Laser systems since 2012 have been installed with laser sources by the American OEM manufacturer Iradion. The incredible and patented laser source technology CeramiCore® provides superior reliability, engraving quality and machine longevity.

Laser source technology CeramiCore®

"Each Trotec laser machine is subjected to a number of quality controls during production- for reliable laser machines with long service life."
- Quality Policy - Trotec Laser -

CO₂ laser cutter for large-format materials: SP Series

Large-format laser cutting with the SP Laser Cutters

We have been improving large-format laser cutting since 2001 with the introduction of our Professional TP1313 2001 with a work area of 51 x 51 inches. In 2009, we revised it and since then it has been part of our SP series under the name of SP1500.

The SP3000's creation in 2015 made new standards in large-format uses. Innovative drive technology and rigid mechanics make the SP3000 laser cutter ideal for 24/7 manufacturing.

Nowadays, the SP Series range goes from the SP500 (work area of 49 x 30 inches) to the SP3000 (work area of 87 x 130.3 inches). These extremely productive flatbed laser systems are perfect for demanding laser cutting uses involving acrylic, paper, cardboard, plastic, wood, textiles and other materials.

SP Laser Cutters have even been honoured with renowned design prices like the iF Design Award and the German Design Award.

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JobControl® laser software: Intelligent and intuitive workflow

Predefined laser parameters for easy operation

The JobControl® laser software was created for our flatbed lasers so that our customers could easily make their designs in the graphics software of their desire, then send those designs to the laser with Trotec's printer driver. Within the materials database is settings for over 50 materials, letting users easily choose their materials and get them laser cut or engraved as needed. The idea behind this is to allow even unfamiliar laser users obtain perfect results.

Variety of features for best results

Through our effective JobControl® laser software we also help customers work more efficiently and as a result, more profitably. This is achieved through many different handy features such as bidirectional communication, the JobTime calculator, markers, vector sorting, job preview and much more.

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"Today, the company and all of its employees continue to learn new things every day, and I feel that this openness is one of Trotec's secrets for success. "
- Christian Spicker, Managing Director - Trotec Laser -

Print & Cut applications: Precisely fitted laser finishing of printed materials

Particularly for printing service providers or those in advertising technologies, Print & Cut products ensure extra value. The JobControl® Vision software allows for accurately fitted laser finishing for printed products.

It was already revolutionary to use registration mark detection systems for large-format machines. Yet with the introduction of iCut 2008 software for the Speedy 300, these systems were used for the very first time on smaller laser machines along with a micro-camera. As we do in multiple areas, with the Print&Cut line of applications we aim for the greatest solution for our customers and with JobControl® Vision we have made our own patent-pending registration mark detection software.

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Galvo marking laser with user-friendly laser software SpeedMark

In the early 2000s we had already mixed a fiber laser with a scanner. We had done this back when "classic" Nd:YAG / Nd:YVO lasers were still commonly used and the victory of fiber lasers was far in the future. Even at the time we had realized the irrefutable advantage of the fiber laser. Even our laser software was advanced, continuing to be the most user-friendly marking software in the industry today.

Easy laser control for every user

SpeedMark was the first and only software that had a combination of both flowchart programming and a graphical user interface to let any user control a laser even without technical programming skills. With the help of yearly updates, SpeedMark continues to set new standards for the ease of use of laser software. Some years afterward, we allowed our customers to even control galvo fiber lasers with laser software that can function like a printer driver, unique in the galvo laser field but common for flatbed lasers. Because of DirectMark, Trotec customers can design with their typical graphics software and then use the galvo laser as if it were a printer.

Galvo marking laser SpeedMark laser software

"Our market is expanding, evolving and growing all at the same time. With stable leadership and guidance we will remain equally proud of our company for the next 20 years."
- Simon Moore, Managing Director - Trotec Laser -

Paper Converting: “Free-floating” laser cutting for best cutting results

Added value for printed matter

We made the GS1200 for digital post-press finishing to guarantee the futures of print service providers with new standards and technical leadership. While previously only printing was done digitally, now cutting too can be done digitally, gaining the many advantages of digital printing. Print service providers can therefore make new, unique selling points within their incredibly competitive market and raise their profitability.

Alongside the super-pulsed CO2 laser source, the patent-pending "free-floating" laser cutting technique deserves a special mention, unique in the industry and producing ideal cutting results.

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High-precision laser cutting systems for medical implants

Stents, small lattice tubes that hold open narrowed arteries, save lives. Stents are made with intricate geometries and dimensions, subjected to very high quality requirements. With the SpeedCutter, created in 2012, we successfully created a stent laser cutting machine that transformed implants manufacturing. Even bio-resorbable materials like polyacetate are cut now with the SpeedCutter.

Developed for continuous usage

The SpeedCutter is a high-accuracy laser cutting system that has a revolutionary short-pulse laser capable of constant, automatic production 24 hours a day. Our patented SpeedCutter Twin laser system is the only stent production laser system that contains two identical air-cooled laser fiber sources that can cut two stents at the same time.

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Stamp makers: Most productive CO₂ stamp lasers on the market

Our sister company Trodat, worldwide industry leader in self-inking stamps, had the vision of offering a better, more efficient solution for making stamps than the systems on the market over 20 years ago. The establishment of this goal is what marks the origin of Trotec, founded in 1997 as an independent company. 

Dust protection for cleanliness, quality and longevity

From the outset, we have thought about the needs of stamp makers when developing our laser systems. Because rubber stamp engraving generates a lot of dust, InPack Technology™ has been the norm for all our flatbed lasers since the beginning. Every dust-sensitive component like the optics, mechanics and electronics are protected from dust to guarantee years of low-maintenace usage.

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Laserati: most productive CO2 stamp laser on the market

In 2003, to keep up with the demands of high-volume stamp producers, we released the first laser made specifically for stamp making: the Laserati. We further improved it in 2008 with the Laserati DT. Containing up to 220 watts of laser power, a high-quality A4 page of rubber can be engraved within 20 minutes. This means that the Laserati is the most efficient CO2 stamp laser in the industry.
With the Multi Color Option and the Multi Color Jet (both products for dyeing stamp pads), Trodat and Trotec set new standards in multi-colour stamps. The patented Multi Color manufacturing method guarantees accurate production with colour and shape ensured and up to 15 colours in a single pass.

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"In my opinion, the impressive thing about Trotec is the combination of the company's innovative power and the passion of its employees."
- Martin Rehling, Managing Director - Trotec Laser -

From a single source: Laser machines, accessories and engraving material

We are a full-range provider for laser users

We have consistently thought of ourselves as a full-range provider for laser users. Even our first laser systems came equipped with extraction systems. We have been the sole producer that provides custom-made exhaust systems specifically matching our laser machines since 2010.

Trotec's considerable portfolio is completed by laser and engraving materials. With the motto "Everything from one source," we additionally provide production materials for laser users. We are the only laser manufacturer in the industry that truly offers a full-range of products, creating even consumables in-house. Customers at Trotec worldwide can comfortably and easily buy these laser and engraving materials in our online store.

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Further information

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