Laser cutting manufacturer Trotec Laser has unveiled the latest iteration of its flatbed laser.
With a working area of 1,016x610mm and CO2 laser power up to 120 watts, the new ‘Run on Ruby’ variant of the Speedy 400 features a built-in touch screen with the new Ruby laser software included, which allows users to create designs and send them to the laser with ease.
The device also features Trotec’s new design and position camera, which works alongside the existing Vision camera registration system for faster print and cut results.
Trotec regional sales manager for the North East and Scotland Chris Green told Printweek: “With the new overhead camera, we’re able to design and position text by seeing a camera overhead, so we can place an item on the bed and we can then add an item wherever we want to put it.
“We don’t have to use a laser to physically go where it needs to be, we can use a camera to take a screenshot and gain a position live on the screen so the customer can then adjust artwork to fit; rather than having to go back and resize things we can do it live.”
He said that with the new additions, the machine is now faster and a lot easier to use. It is commercially available immediately and has replaced the previous model in the field, and pricing was described as “competitive”.
The business demonstrated the upgraded Speedy 400 ‘Run on Ruby’ at Sign & Digital UK last week, which ran at the NEC in Birmingham from 22 to 24 March.
Trotec’s Q500 laser also made its first UK show appearance at the event last week. With a working area of 1,300x900mm and 100 watt DC laser power, the Q500 is a mid-range option for cutting materials up to 15mm thick that are commonly used in signs and displays, such as wood and acrylic.