View Full Version : Trotec Tickle adjustment

Jarami Reid
02-21-2019, 9:37 PM
It appears my two year old refurbished tube (Synrad Firestar t60 series) on my Trotec Speedy 500 is dying. I've noticed some deficient engraving in the last couple days. This morning it stopped working for a short while, I removed my covers from the back side and did a thorough dust removal. I ran two small jobs and it engraved for about .5" across a 7 " engraving, before stopping engraving (but it kept moving like nothing was wrong). On both jobs it did the cut line at the end of the job as it would regularly. Then it started working perfectly for about two hrs, I managed to run a dozen short engrave and cut jobs before it stopped working mid job.

I talked to my tech in Langley BC, Canada who says it sounds like the tube is dying. He mentioned that I may be able to get a bit more life out of my tube by changing my tickle power. Anyone want to tell me how to do this? or advise me not to?

Scott Shepherd
02-22-2019, 1:41 PM
It's very easy to do. Just call Trotec tech support and let them walk you through it. Super simple, takes about 2 minutes but there are values you shouldn't exceed and they vary from tube to tube (wattage if I recall right). Exceed what that tube is supposed to be at and you can do damage from what I have been told. Best to do it on their recommendations.