Machines featuring the ProtoTRAK CNC

ProtoTRAK EMX

CNC for basic milling

  • Inexpensive to own and operate - ideal for very small lots and simple second operations
  • Available on TRAK knee mills and as a knee mill retrofit for over 40 makes and models
  • 2-axis CNC, 3-axis DRO
  • Runs ProtoTRAK conversational language and CAM
  • Run in manual or CNC mode

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Easy to learn and use conversational language

DRO Routines
The most useful features of a DRO are available in a crystal clear color display. While working manually in the DRO mode, let the servo motors do the most of the work by pressing the Power Feed and Jog buttons. When you need manual control, ball screws provide smooth, positive control while hand cranking.


Programming
Program the ProtoTRAK EMX by making simple selections and answering prompts in plain English. Unlike conventional CNCs, you define only the part geometry; the ProtoTRAK EMX defines the tool path for you.

The “Look” feature depicts programmed part graphics at the simple push of a button

Part Graphics
While programming, simply press the LOOK key for color graphics of what you have programmed so far.

Program Storage
Handling programs is easy with the simple, clear choices of the ProtoTRAK. An internal flash drive lets you save hundreds of typical programs. A USB port is available to plug in a storage device for backing up programs and moving programs between ProtoTRAKs and computers. The optional USB thumb drive is convenient to use and comes configured to work with the ProtoTRAK.

The Math Help feature allows one to quickly and easily

Math Helps
Math Helps are available for you to quickly and easily calculate intersections, points of tangency, arc centers and more.

Learning the ProtoTRAK
Even if your people have never used a CNC before, they will be able to learn the ProtoTRAK in just a few hours. From the first day you own it, your people will discover that it is easier to make parts with a ProtoTRAK than it is to use manual machining methods. They’ll quickly find, like thousands of machinists before them, that the effort to learn the ProtoTRAK will pay off in job satisfaction.

Specifications for ProtoTRAK EMX

Control Hardware
Digital Servo Amplifiers – custom designed for ProtoTRAK operation
D.C. Servo Motors – rated at 280 in-oz. continuous torque
Precision Ball Screws
Modular Design – simplifies service and maximizes uptime
115V/60Hz
10 amps
Feedrate Override of programmed feedrate and rapid
Polycarbonate Sealed Membrane Keypad to lock out contamination
7.0" Color LCD with adjustable contrast
On board IDE flash memory storage for part programs
2 USB ports for interface with a storage device
Rugged Industrial PC
Glass Scale on quill for Z-axis position readout
Jog button in DRO

Programming Canned Cycles
Posn/Drill
Bolt Hole
Mill
Arc
Pocket
Frame
Rotate
Repeat

Software
Diameter Cutter Compensation
Circular interpolation
Linear Interpolation
Conrad – provides automatic corner radius programming
Incremental and Absolute dimensioning
Error Messages – to identify programming mistakes
Fault Messages – for system self-diagnostics
Parts graphics display
Look – a single button press to view part graphics
Math Help – for finding points
Machine Tool Error Compensation
Backlash Compensation
Selectable Inch/mm measurement readout
Jog from 1 to 100 inches per minute
Continue Mill to eliminate repetitive data inputs while programming
Context help information
CAM file run
Teach
Free offline programming available for download from our website

Options See All

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

The USB Thumb Drive option is an industrial grade 512MB thumb drive. It serves the following purposes:

  • Save program files for backing up or additional storage
  • Load program files
  • Share program files between ProtoTRAKs or computers
  • Save system configuration files, including backlash and calibration values