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Wintertime Lasers

Supplier: Trotec Laser By: Suraya Diamond-Coorey
26 June, 2018

Tips for your laser machine in the winter time

With the colder months upon us, we would like to take this time to remind our customers of the optimum operating temperatures for almost all our laser machines. 15 - 25°C is the safest range for most machines. Using or housing machines in temperatures above or below this range may shorten the life of your laser. To help reduce any unnecessary downtime, please keep your machine in a safe working environment.

There are lots of things you can do to ensure your machine remains safe and secure:

  • Always keep a thermometer near your laser and avoid turning the machine on unless the room is at the right temperature (>15°C).
  • Turn on the machine and let the fans circulate the room’s air around the laser machine. Do this for about 10 minutes prior to completing any work.
  • Utilise the ‘laser warm up’ mode (available for SpeedySP laser machines).
  • Use either a soft or hard insulated cover at night.
  • Bring a heater into the room – if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your laser!
  • Try leaving your machine on ‘standby’ mode overnight.

By taking even just a few of these recommended steps, you should ensure the longest lifetime possible for your laser machine and accompanying equipment. Remember, the operating temperature is part of the equipment’s warranty conditions – Don’t void your warranty accidentally!

Want some extra protection?

Trotec offers tailored covers for all Rayjet and Speedy laser machines, as well as the SP500. There is a soft cover option, made from fleece, as well as a hard cover option, made using canvas with small tie-down points. You can even lock the hard cover with a padlock to really ensure the safety of your machine.

Keeping my machine healthy?

If you want to learn more about ‘winter-proofing’ your laser machine, workspace or even how to turn on ‘warm-up’ mode, you can contact us at any time and we will get a technician to walk you through anything you need. Our factory trained laser experts will be able to provide an onsite service of your laser machine to assess its health and environment.

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