The price of our laser machines is a common question from businesses. Due to each system being configured to customer requirements, we cannot specify standard prices on our website. The question of the price of a laser machine is similar to the price of a vehicle. Without knowing whether the customer needs a sports car or a truck, you can’t make a general statement.
We take a closer look at pricing in this FAQ: We explain the most important factors influencing pricing, including laser power, the size of the work surface and the accessories required, such as the exhaust system.
The first question is which materials you want to process with the laser, as these will define the laser type: if you use organic materials like wood, paper or glass, a CO2 laser source is recommended, while a fiber laser is used for the direct marking of metals. For processing both organic and metal materials, we offer a flexx dual source laser, combining both laser sources in a single machine.
The laser type is an important factor for pricing. Further information on which laser type can process which materials can be found here: Which materials can a laser engrave, cut and mark?
The higher the laser power, the faster your laser engraving, cutting and marking capabilities. This helps you to reduce your production times per workpiece or increase your quantities and productivity. Another advantage of high laser power is the ability to process thicker materials with your laser. Based on the respective application, it is important to determine the optimal laser power for your requirements.
You can find out more in our FAQ : What laser power do I need for my application?
The size of the processing table plays an important role in pricing. The more space available for material processing, the more applications can be lasered in a single step. You can also process larger workpieces with a large work area. In order to be able to optimally define the work area, the size of the material to be processed or the end product are again important considerations.
Laser machines are rarely supplied without customised accessories. The varied nature of your applications ar determines how varied the accessories and additional equipment requried are. Here are the most popular extra features chosen by our customers:
If you are laser engraving thin materials such as paper, film or textiles, we recommend using a vacuum table. This holds the material in position and ensures a uniform, even surface. When laser cutting acrylic, the acrylic cutting grid table achieves the best results.
Laser processing produces smoke and gases that must be removed from the processing room. In some cases, odours have to be neutralised using filters. We offer a range of exhaust systems for this task.
Rotary engraving attachment:
The rotary engraving attachment is ideal for laser engraving round, cylindrical or conical objects. When the rotary engraving attachment is inserted, the axis movement in the Y direction is replaced by a rotary movement.
If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly. Not only are the acquisition costs relevant, you also have to factor in the costs for installation, ongoing maintenance and service. It makes a big difference whether a laser is practically maintenance-free for 10 years or if expensive components have to be replaced within the first two years. Trotec laser machines are extremely durable for 10 years.
See for yourself in our FAQ : What is the working life of a Trotec Laser?
In addition, we offer you worldwide customer service with numerous local support points. Our short response times mean we can minimise machine downtime.
You can find out about our special service packages in our FAQs : Are there service contracts for Trotec laser machines?
This is one out of 10 questions you should ask yourself before buying a laser machine.
In this video session our Regional Director EMEA - Martin Horne - explains what costs need to be considered when investing in a laser system.
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