laser machine work conditions

The perfect environment for your laser

With a couple of tips and tricks, you'll produce the optimum conditions and atmosphere for optical device for your Trotec optical device system – whether or not in hot summer heat or in an exceedingly contemporary winter breeze.


In general, the following applies:

These conditions are an environment ideal for a Trotec laser machine:

  • Room temperature between +15 °C and +25 °C (59 °F – 82 °F)
  • Relative humidity between 40% and 70% 

The laser machine should also be protected from direct sunlight.


Problems in winter

During winter time, overnight temperatures might happen to drop below the suggested conditions. This could result in condensation within the laser tube and therefore causing damage. Additionally, greases and oils will harden, moving the mechanical components of the laser machine

Fortunately, these problems can be avoided.

Our tips for the cold winter season

Install a frost guard on the heater to maintain the space temperature from falling below the optimum +15 °C (59 °F). This will conjointly heat up the area slowly before using the laser machine.

Do not place the laser machine too close to the point of the warmth supply, since the warm air may well be drawn in as cooling air, inflicting the laser machine to close up thanks to heating.

Do you have a water cooling device?

Wrap it overnight into an insulating hood so as to keep up the perfect environment for laser. If the fluid is at a temperature below +15 °C (59 °F), the machine can not be switched on, for safety reasons.


Summer extremes

In summer, laser machines are exposed to the heat of the sun and to the cold breeze from air conditioning systems. Either of these two conditions can lead to problems. High ambient temperature, in particular, can adversely affect functionality.

Use the following easy guide and tips to avoid these problems.

Summer tips for your laser:

  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun. If your laser machine is placed close to a window, shut the blinds or shutters.
    Do not place the laser machine and its accessories directly into the air flow from an cooling system either, as this might settle down the elements overly.
    Good air circulation within the space avoids heat build-up – therefore simply open the window once and ventilate.

More information

Need additional help?

Contact the Trotec service hotline where top qualified and motivated laser experts will assist you with any questions or problems you might incur.

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