TRAK LPM

featuring the

ProtoTRAK PMX CNC

Optimized for small lot quantity production.

Run the easy to use TRAK LPM in a few hours.

  • Familiar ProtoTRAK interface.
  • Geometry-based programming.
  • Prompted inputs.

The production system that attacks set up time.

The TRAK LPM integrates the control, machine and person to a degree never seen before. The objective of each system is to form a part of the production system that drives set up labor and changeover time to the minimum.

You don't have to use the systems to make parts. But you can use the systems to help you drive positive change in your shop. Click on the links below to learn more about each of these systems.

Workholding System        Job Management System        Tool Setting System

A fast start.

The TRAK LPM starts with your people as they are and enables them to contribute at a whole new level.

The ProtoTRAK PMX, is after all, a ProtoTRAK. Your machinists will pick up the handful of new screens in a couple of hours.

Even people who are new to machining will learn quickly and contribute at a higher level faster because the ProtoTRAK PMX is so easy to learn.

Opportunities.

The systems integrated into the TRAK LPM can help put you on a path to continual improvement.

Every shop is different. The TRAK LPM gives you a substantial set of tools to build on for creating positive change in your shop.

    Here are some of the things that real shops are doing now:
  • Changeovers in 10 minutes.
  • Set up labor reduced to the logical     minimum.
  • Your own internal training program.
  • One-man production system.
  • Team production system.
  • One man, multiple machines.
  • Spread new practices throughout the     shop.
  • JIT production.

When skills are scarce they become a source of competitive advantage.

Craftsmen know what they are doing, and they take pride in their work. Their jobs come out right because that is who they are. Craftsmanship is an attitude as well as an accumulation of skills.

Craftsmen don't typically flourish in production environments because technology divides work into a set of specialties, such as CAD/CAM and CNC operation, that are each difficult to master at a high level. The TRAK LPM is not for high production. It is for jobs that can be run in hours or in a couple of days. Instead of using technology that excludes your craftsmen, it puts them in control of the entire production process.

It doesn't matter if the craftsman runs the machine or supervises a junior machinist. Fast production of parts made right is the reward for wielding craftsmanship in production.

Can you see how that can impact your business?

A unique answer to the problems of small run production

  • Ideal for jobs that run in a few hours or a couple of days
  • Great for machinists who already know ProtoTRAK
  • Shop floor production system that one man can run
  • “Problem jobs” that don’t fit into the production system or the toolroom

The production system that can be run by the man on the shop floor.

Production System

LPM Machine Tool Construction

Machine Construction

Machine Specifications

  • Overall L x W x H 13.9' x 7.37' x 9'
  • Table size 35 3/8" X 19 5/8"
  • Tee slots: no. x width x pitch 5 x .71" x 3.94"
  • Table max load 1000 lbs.
  • Travels: X x Y x Z 31" x 18.5" x 21"
  • Max spindle nose to table 24"
  • Min spindle nose to table 3 3/8"
  • Max clearance spindle center to column 19 1/4"
  • Max Rapid speed X x Y x Z ipm 800 x 800 x 700
  • Electrical requirements 208-240V / 70 amp
  • Tool holder type CAT40
  • Spindle nose diameter 2.75
  • Max RPM 8000
  • Tool Capacity 16
  • Max tool weight incl holder 15 lbs
  • Max tool diameter 3.14
  • Tool clamping force 1500 lbs
  • Tool carousel to table 18"
  • HP Peak 15
  • HP Continuous 10

Overal Dimensions

ProtoTRAK PMX Specifications

Hardware
  • Jog wheel for TRAKing and positioning
  • 12.1" color active-matrix screen
  • Industrial-grade Celeron® processor
  • 512 MB Ram
  • 4 User USB connectors
  • Override of program feedrate
  • LED status lights built into display
  • RJ45 Port with 10/100 Ethernet
  • Override of program spindle speed
  • 4th axis interface

DRO Mode Features
  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Jog with selectable feed rates
  • Powerfeed X, Y or Z
  • Servo return to 0 absolute
  • Go To Dimensions from convenient reference
  • Spindle speed setting with manual override
  • Selectable handwheel resolution
  • Convenient choice of dimensional references: Machine Home, Part Zero, Abs Zero Ball lock locations
Program Mode Features
  • Auto Geometry Engine
  • Geometry-based programming
  • Tool Path programming
  • Scaling of print data
  • Multiple fixture offsets
  • Programming of Auxiliary Functions
  • Event Comments
  • Three-axis Geometry conversational programming
  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Automatic diameter cutter comp
  • Circular interpolation
  • Linear interpolation
  • Look–graphics with a single button push
  • List step – graphics with programmed events displayed
  • Alphanumeric program names
  • Program data editing
  • Program pause
  • Conrad – automatic corner radius
  • Programmable spindle speeds
  • Math helps with graphical interface
  • Auto load of math solutions
  • Tool step over adjustable for pocket routines
  • Pocket bottom finish pass
  • Selectable ramp or plunge cutter entry
  • Subroutine repeat of programmed events
  • Nesting
  • Rotate about Z axis for skewing data
  • Mirror of programmed events
  • Copy
  • Copy rotate
  • Copy mirror
  • Tool data entry in event programming
  • Selectable retract in Bore operations
Auxillary Functions
  • Coolant on/off
  • Air on/off
  • Pulse indexer
  • Part change table position
Canned Cycles
  • Position
  • Drill
  • Bolt Hole
  • Mill
  • Arc
  • Circle pocket
  • Rectangular pocket
  • Irregular Pocket
  • Circular profile
  • Rectangular profile
  • Irregular Profile
  • Circle Island
  • Rectangular Island
  • Irregular Island
  • Helix
  • Thread milling
  • Engrave
  • Tapping
  • Face Mill
Edit Mode Features
  • Delete events
  • Erase program
  • Spreadsheet editing
  • Global data change
  • G-Code editor
  • Clipboard to copy events between programs
  • Move between subprograms in a master program
Program Set Up Mode Features
  • Program diagnostics
  • Advanced tool library
  • Tool names
  • Tool length offset with modifiers
  • Tool path graphics with adjustable views
  • Program run time estimation clock
  • Convenient part/fixture management screen
  • Fixture offsets
  • Part offsets within fixture
  • Convenient manual tool handling when tools required exceed ATC capacity
  • Photo storage and display
  • Notes
  • Z Safety Dimension to prevent crashes
  • Tool Crib
  • Tool by Tool or Part by Part run strategy
  • Convenient Tool Reconciliation between programs and ATC
  • Convenient ATC capacity
Machine Set Up Mode Features
  • Advanced diagnostic routines
  • Software travel limits set in the factory
  • Prompted Tool loading and ATC Management
  • Checklist to assure nothing is forgotten
  • Single key press to get to step needing attention
Run Mode Features
  • TRAKing
  • 3D CAM file program run
  • 3D G code file run with tool comp
  • Real time run graphics with tool icon
  • Countdown clock for total part cycle time or manual tool change
  • Error alarms prevent Run when set up steps are skipped
  • Work on Staged programs while Current program runs
Program In/Out Mode Features
  • CAM program converter
  • Converter for prior-generation ProtoTRAK programs
  • DXF/DWG file converter (Optional)
  • Selection of file storage locations
  • Automatic file back-up routine
  • Preview graphics for unopened files
  • Networking
  • Create Master routine for combining programs
  • Transfer of Staged program to Current
  • Tool reconciliation for Master Programs
Control Options
The DXF File Converter Option
  • Import and convert CAD data into
  • ProtoTRAK programs
  • DXF or DWG files
  • Chaining
  • Automatic Gap Closing
  • Layer control
  • Easy, prompted process you can do right at the machine
CAM Out Converter Option
  • Save ProtoTRAK files as CAM files for running on different controls
4th Axis Option

True 4-axis interpolation.


Includes: indexer, tailstock and fixture plate.

TRAK LPM Options

4th Axis
4th Axis

Hardware and software that allows true 4th axis interpolation. Includes indexer, tailstock and fixture plate.


Ball Lock Clamping Device
Ball Lock Clamping Device

Set of four.

A set of four is included standard.


Ball Lock Liners Primary – Set of Eight
Ball Lock Liners Primary – Set of Eight

For fixture plates. High precision for use with Primary Locating Holes in the LPM Table.


Ball Lock Liners Secondary – Set of Eight
Ball Lock Liners Secondary – Set of Eight

 

For fixture plates. Lower precision for use with Secondary Locating Holes in the LPM Table.
(none included standard)


Ball Lock Locating Guide Assembly
Ball Lock Locating Guide Assembly

For locating your current fixtures on the LPM table using the ball lock system and locating holes on the table. Includes three stops.


Converter - DXF File
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


Fixture Cart
Fixture Cart

High quality cart by Huot Manufacturing. Lip height and length matches LPM table position during fixture change.


Fixture Plate
Fixture Plate

Precision plate with primary liners. Made of aluminum tooling plate that resists warping.

Alpase K100 or Alcoa Mic6

Available in three sizes:

  • Small (shown) - 16" x 15.5"
  • Medium - 16" x 24"
  • Large - 16" x 32"

Fixture Plate Set Up for Kurt D688 Vise
Fixture Plate Set Up for Kurt D688 Vise

Includes plate, fence, stop and hardware. Does not include vise.

Will also work with Kurt D675.


Mobile Tool Setting Cart
Mobile Tool Setting Cart

One comes with every LPM, you would buy this only if you want an additional cart.


Retention Knobs (CAT 40)
Retention Knobs (CAT 40)

Set of 16. Shown installed.


Vise Stop
Vise Stop

Includes mag base and 1", 2" and 3" extensions.