Options for TRAK Knee Mills

Advanced Features with Verify

Advanced Features with Verify incorporates 3D solid model machining simulation software that allows you to quickly and easily proof your ProtoTRAK mill and lathe programs prior to cutting chips.  Available for new ProtoTRAK SMX and SLX controls.

Click here to see a demo video of the Advanced Features with Verify.

Advanced Features with Verify

Auto Lubrication Pump

The auto lubrication for the ways and ballscrews is wired to operate while the spindle is running. Discharge times and intervals are set in the SMX CNC.


Auxiliary Functions

The Auxiliary functions provide program control of spray mist or coolant, spindle off, and interface to a programmable rotary table or indexer. Standard on model FHM7.


Chip Pan
Chip Pan

Converter - DXF File

Powerful software that imports DXF file information and provides the user interface to add the data necessary to complete the part program. Same user friendly format as the ProtoTRAK programming

Converter - DXF File

Converter - Parasolid

The powerful Parasolid Converter makes it easy for you to generate ProtoTRAK mill programs from Parasolid 3D CAD files.  Available for ProtoTRAK SMX CNC only. Contact your sales rep for more details.

Click here to see a demo video of the Parasolid Converter software. 

See our Parasolid Converter Software flyer here.

Converter - Parasolid

Coolant Pump

The optional coolant pump is mounted on the back of the machine column. It is wired into the electrical panel for operation as an auxiliary function or through the Accessory key on the CNC front panel. For ProtoTRAK SMX CNC two-axis models, a manual switch is provided.


Glass Scale

A popular brand of glass scale  mounted on the table and saddle.

Glass Scale

Halogen Work Lamp

Description coming soon.

Halogen Work Lamp

Knee Power Feed

Knee power feed for TRAK Knee mills.

Knee Power Feed

Limit Switches

Switches and brackets to set for maximum travel limits. Tripping the switch will cause the servo motors to shut down. Note, limit switches are not especially recommended. The system software monitors voltage intensity and will shut down the servos if it detects excessive force.


Networking Option

The Networking Option lets you connect your ProtoTRAK to a network of other ProtoTRAKs or offline computers. See the specifications under the ProtoTRAK SMX CNC for a detailed listing of features.


Power Draw Bar

A Torque-Rite brand power draw bar factory installed on your machine. May be ordered as CAT or NMTB/NST. The draw bar for the CAT type is longer to fit into tool holders that have the tool changer grip, or retention knob, removed. Highly recommended. If you don't buy this from us, be sure to get either a power draw bar or some other quick change tooling.

Power Draw Bar

Riser Block

Riser block for TRAK Knee mills.

RISER-4 (for 4")
RISER-6 (for 6")
RISER-8 (for 8")


RSG - The Remote Stop/Go Switch

Our most popular accessory. A convenient hand-held switch to start and stop the CNC servos during program run.

RSG - The Remote Stop/Go Switch

Spray Coolant

The unique Fog Buster non-fogging coolant sprayer precisely directs a fine stream of coolant to the tool and workpiece.

Spray Coolant

Tableguard

Table guard with sliding doors to impede chips and coolant and keep the operator from the tool and workpiece during CNC machining. Interlock switch on the door interfaces to the CNC. DRO and TRAKing are allowed with the door open, but the door must be closed for automatic CNC operations in the Program Run Mode.

Tableguard

TRAKing / Electronic Handwheel Option

Since 1986, ProtoTRAK has brought an extraordinary level of productivity to small lot machining. When we tell you that TRAKing is the coolest thing ever made for tool room applications, you should believe that you owe it to yourself to get a live demo. This option converts the mechanical handwheels into electronic handwheels for operating the table and saddle and that enables the powerful TRAKing feature of the ProtoTRAK SMX CNC. The power comes in that you no longer have to choose between the efficiency of CNC and manual control - TRAKing gives you both. With TRAKing, you don't have to go through the process of proving out the CNC program before you dare to press the Go button. You can run the CNC program at the speed at which you crank the handwheel. Go fast, go slow, stop and take a measurement, go backwards, whatever. You are in complete control as the machine moves the table, saddle and (for three-axis models) ram through the programmed coordinates.

TRAKing is an exclusive feature to ProtoTRAK. Anyone else who says they have it may not be lying, but they don't know what they are talking about.

Slam your productivity into high gear with TRAKing. Do yourself a favor and get a demo of this powerful feature.

Standard on models FHM7 and DPM SX5P.

TRAKing / Electronic Handwheel Option

Vise

Model 688 6” Kurt vise and mounting hardware. Opens to 8.8”.

Vise