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Price of a Trotec laser machine

Factors influencing the price

Pieces of the Price Puzzle

From the Speedy series favoured by professional engravers, to the SpeedMarker and SP systems found in manufacturing facilities across the country, Trotec offers a wide array of lasers to suit each clients' unique needs. Hence, it's difficult to specify a standard price.

Despite the differences between product lines (and individual lasers within the same product line), there are four main factors that impact the price tag:

Read more about each factor below.


Laser type: What do you want to process?

Laser Source

The two primary laser source types — CO2 and fiber — each generate a specific type of beam that is best suited to different materials.

CO2 lasers are generally used to process organic materials such as wood, paper, acrylic, and glass. Fiber lasers, on the other hand, are mostly used to mark or engrave metals and some plastics

Trotec's Speedy flexx™ systems incorporate both CO2 and fiber laser sources in a single laser. Hence, these systems are ideal for those who plan to work with a variety of materials.

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Laser power: How many pieces need to be produced?

Wattage

A laser's power, which is measured in watts (W), has important implications for processing speed and cut depth.

A higher wattage will not only reduce the time taken to cut and/or engrave a single object, but multiple workpieces as well. Therefore, more power can make the entire laser more productive.

Another advantage of higher laser power is the ability to cut through thicker materials without warping them or producing charred edges.

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Work Area Size

Work Area Size

As a laser's work area increases, so do the number of workpieces that can be processed in a single batch. In addition to being more convenient, the time taken to complete the job usually decreases. Larger work areas allow permit users to accommodate larger materials. For instance, a 45" x 55" acrylic cutout would call for at least an SP1500 with its 49" x 59" work area.

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Accessories

Last but not least, accessories also impact the overall cost of a Trotec laser. While there are 30+ accessories available to optimize your workflow and capabilities, the most popular are lenses, rotary attachments, work tables and exhaust systems.

Exhaust Systems

Laser processing any material will produce byproducts in the form of gases, debris, and/or odours. After all, a laser is used to burn a workpiece in a precise manner. In addition to being harmful to the operator, some byproducts can have a negative impact on the quality of your results.

Therefore, Trotec offers a selection of exhaust systems to avoid these issues from arising.

Processing Tables

When you place a workpiece in a Trotec laser, you are actually placing it on a processing table. While the type of table usually does not matter when engraving materials, it will impact cutting results and efficiency.

With regards to cut quality, certain processing tables are specially designed to prevent the laser beam from cutting through a workpiece and reflecting onto its reverse side. A table's design can also prevent cutouts from falling into the laser's dustpan. Thus, you can simply remove the pieces from the table's surface when processing is complete. Additionally, in the case of thin materials such as paper, Trotec offers a vaccuum table to keep your workpieces in place during laser processing.

Focus Lenses

Although a focus lens is small in size, it has a big impact when it comes to both cutting and engraving. You can easily swap lenses based on the results you'd like to achieve.

A wider lens is usually the best choice when cutting thick, dense workpieces because it spreads the laser beam over a wider area. This is important to avoid burning or warping the material. On the other hand, lenses with smaller focal diameters are generally used to make fine engravings. As you may have guessed, a smaller lens concentrates the laser beam on a smaller area.

Rotary Engraving Attachment

A rotary engraving attachment is used to produce continuous engravings on round, cylindrical or conical objects. The attachment is software-contolled, meaning that it automatically turns a workpiece based on your specifications.

Warranty and Technical Support

Similarly to any other piece of equipment, a laser system requires periodic maintenance. Over time, parts wear down and need to be replaced. In the case of Trotec, our solutions boast lengthy service lives, which means that users get more out of their laser investment. It is not uncommon to see Trotec lasers in operation for 10 years.

Moreover, Trotec prides itself on consistently being there for its clients. That is why we offer local technical support from all four Canadian offices. Whether you need a replacement part or a preventative maintenance visit, we are glad to help.

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We'd be glad to prepare a custom quote for your current and future needs. We also invite you to an online or in-person consultation to take a closer look at our laser systems.

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