When you're looking to add a laser cutter to your school, safety will be on the top of your priority list to ensure that students and staff are protected whilst using the machine. Trotec offers a wide range of laser machines, most of which fall into the class two safety bracket. These models are most suitable for schools. Class 2 lasers are fully enclosed machines, meaning that there are no special measures required for the operators such as the need to wear protective goggles. This is thanks to the interlocked safety system. When the machine's lid is raised, the laser will cease firing and the laser head will stop moving, protecting the user.
In contrast, class 4 lasers are open and present numerous potential safety risks to students and staff. These machines require a number of additional safety features to be in place, prior to operation. Typically, a class 4 laser is used for specialised applications in the manufacturing industry, or for processing large workpieces which will not fit in a standard bed size.