laser safety classes

Laser Safety

Trotec laser machines​ offer a safe working environment

The safety class of a laser is determined by its performance and the associated risk of injury to the eyes and skin. Class 1 offers the highest safety. With class 4 devices, laser radiation can be emitted, making it necessary to use protective equipment such as protective goggles. 


How safe are Trotec laser machines?

The safety class of a laser is determined by its performance and the associated risk of injury to the eyes and skin. Class 1 systems, for example, offer the highest safety, whereas class 4 lasers can emit radiation, making it necessary to use protective equipment such as goggles. Trotec lasers feature a closed design, providing the operator optimum protection. The closed design concept also allows for quick and efficient extraction of dust and gas.

The enclosed Trotec flatbed laser systems fall under laser safety class 2. Why only laser class 2? Trotec machines include a laser pointer that indicates where the laser hits the material. According to the internationally recognized standard, laser pointers  belong to laser class 2. fall under laser safety class 2 because their output is less than one milliwatt.

Except laser machines with laser security class 4

Certain Trotec lasers include a plotter equipped with a pass-through. The pass-through has an opening where the laser radiation can exit, placing them in the laser class 4 category. A similar situation results with Trotec lasers with galvo technology. The laser must be classified into laser class 4 if it doesn't have a corresponding housing. Class 4 lasers can be operated only with special protective gear (protective glass, shields, protection goggles). Please contact us for personal information and advice on laser safety.

 

 


Classification of the laser safety classes:

Laser machines of class 1:

The accessible laser radiation of this class is harmless - even with prolonged radiation, or the laser is housed in a radiation-impervious manner.

Laser machines of class 2:

These comprise visible lasers (e.g. laser pointers with an output below 1mW), which are only safe for the eyes with short-term radiation below 0.25 seconds.

Laser machines of class 3:

The accessible laser radiation is in any case dangerous for the eye. Please also pay particular attention to reflections (e.g. by reflective material surfaces). Trotec does not have any laser system with laser class 3.

Laser machines of class 4:

Here, damages to eyes and skin can be caused or fires can be triggered within the danger zone of the laser. With this laser class, the user is obliged to fully comply with protection provisions.


Which safety class do the individual Trotec laser machines have?

Product overview Laser performance (in Watt) Laser type Safety class Protective measures necessary
Laser engraving machines        
Speedy 100 12-60 W CO2 2 no
Speedy 100 fiber 10-30 W fiber 2 no
Speedy 100 flexx 40-60 W CO2
10-30 W fiber
CO2 and fiber 2 no
Speedy 300 12-120 W CO2 2 no
Speedy 300 fiber 10-50 W fiber 2 no
Speedy 300 flexx 12-120 W CO2
10-50 W fiber
CO2 and fiber 2 no
Speedy 360 40-120 W CO2 CO2 2 no
Speedy 360 fiber 10-50 W fiber fiber 2 no
Speedy 360 flexx 40-120 W CO2
10-50 W fiber
CO2 and fiber 2 no
Speedy 400 * 40-120 W CO2 2 no
Speedy 400 fiber* 10-50 W fiber 2 no
Speedy 400 flexx* 40-120 W CO2
10-50 W fiber
CO2 and fiber 2 no
         
Laserati

100 or 200 W

CO2 2 no
         
Laser cutting devices        
SP500 * 40-200 W CO2 2 no
SP1500 60-400 W CO2 2 no
SP2000 60-400 W CO2 2 no
SP3000 60-400 W CO2 2 no
         
Galvo laser machines - marking lasers        
SpeedMarker 100 (without lifting door) 10-50 W fiber 4 yes
SpeedMarker 300* 10-50 W fiber 2 no
SpeedMarker 700 30-45 W CO2
10-50 W fiber
CO2 and fiber 2 no
SpeedMarker 1300 10-50 W fiber 2 no
ProMarker 100 10-20 W fiber 4 yes
ProMarker 300* 10-20 W fiber 2 no
         
OEM Galvo Laser        
SpeedMarker FL 10-50 W fiber 4 yes
SpeedMarker CL 30-45 W CO2 4 yes
ProMarker OEM 10-20 W fiber 4 yes
         
Laser system for high-quality printed products        
GS1000 100 W CO2 2 no
GS1200 100 W CO2 2 no
         
SpeedCutter 100 - 400 W fiber
4 - 25 W femto
fiber and femto 2 no
         
*if the laser is equipped with an optional hatch     4 yes