View Full Version : Do you guys love your Trotec 400's?

Neville Stewart
04-11-2015, 1:52 PM
What are the pros/cons of 300 vs 400, in terms of size/cost? I'm looking at 80watt machine.

Ross Moshinsky
04-11-2015, 3:23 PM
I kicked the tires of a lot of lasers about 6 months ago. As far as I know, the only difference between the two is the size and the cost.

Gary Hair
04-11-2015, 5:08 PM
One difference I found out about today is that the 400 has pass-through and the 300 doesn't.

Robert Tepper
04-11-2015, 9:55 PM
I have a Rayjet 300, 80 watt and am seriously looking at a Speedy 400, 80 watt by the end of the year.'
I have too much riding on just one machine.


Bryan Jater
04-12-2015, 1:58 PM
Pass through is a major benefit but you also have a much larger Z axis and a variety of table configurations on the SP400.

Neville Stewart
04-12-2015, 3:28 PM
How does the table option work, is there a flat surface on which you place the chosen table grid, vac platen or knife style?

Bryan Jater
04-12-2015, 4:09 PM
Essentially the table design is a tray and you can put aluminium grid, slats, vac bed, engraving table or honeycomb on top, it is a 60 second job to switch from one type to another and they all lock into place for accuracy.

Neville Stewart
04-12-2015, 4:18 PM
Do you know the apx cost of the other beds and is there a general purpose one?

Bryan Jater
04-12-2015, 4:22 PM
Neville - I work for Trotec Laser UK so I don't know what is done in the US but over here we supply 2 of the options as standard, which ones are the choice of the customer on the advice of the local rep, what is your application?

Neville Stewart
04-12-2015, 4:54 PM
Well thanks very much for your time on a Sunday Bryan. There's only one included and in my case, it's listed as the "Black cutting grid" sounds like the knife edge array. The other options is a vacuum type bed and a "lamella", no idea what that is. I have a similar knife edge surface on my chinese machine and a honeycomb for small parts but the Trotec will be primarily an engraver. Greetings from Dublin via Austin , by the way.

Bob A Miller
04-13-2015, 12:01 AM
Neville... Very happy with my 400. Both the 300 & 400 are nice machines... Biggest advantage for me was the larger table size. I haven't used the pass through yet, but plan to.

I have two of the differnt beds, what in North America is called the small parts table ( the grid affair that snaps into the frame) & the heavy duty tray ( all metal snap in). I believe the other two are the vacuum table for paper etc & the blades. The beds do really change over in under a minute.

Personally I like the way the Trotec's are built, & yes the cost is up there but given the choice I would do it again.