Influencing factors for power consumption
The total power consumption of a laser system depends on these factors.
1. Actual working time
This is how long the engraving or cutting process takes using the laser system. Typically, 20-50% of the total working time is spent preparing the laser or loading and unloading material. During this time, Trotec lasers require minimal power due to their energy-saving standby mode.
2. Used laser power
Lasers typically have a maximum power, e.g. a 20-watt laser varies greatly from a 100-watt laser. Additionally, the maximum power of the laser is generally used for a small portion of all laser jobs.
3. Peripheral equipment
The use of an exhaust system or a cooling unit, which is a requirement for some systems, can also have a direct impact on laser power consumption. Trotec’s energy-saving standby mode assists with power saving by regulating the exhaust system in addition to the laser.