Influencing factors for power consumption
The total power consumption of your Trotec laser machine depends on the following factors.
1. Actual processing time
This is the amount of time the laser takes to perform the laser engraving or laser cutting process. In practice, 20 to 50% of the working time is spent on preparation, loading and unloading of the laser. During this time, Trotec lasers are on standby and only require minimal power thanks to their energy-saving function.
2. Laser power used
Each laser machine has a maximum power. For example a 20-watt laser differs significantly from a 100-watt laser. Additionally, the maximum laser power is only used for a sub-range of all laser jobs.
3. Peripheral equipment
Exhaust systems and cooling units (required for some laser machine) also affect power consumption. Trotec’s energy-saving function, which not only regulates the laser but also the exhaust system, helps to save power.