Machines featuring the ProtoTRAK CNC

Retrofit ProtoTRAK EMX & ProtoTRAK SMX Kits

For Bridgeport and other manual knee mills

  • Operate in manual or CNC mode
  • Available in 2 or 3-axis configurations
  • Installed by a factory-trained technician, typically within one day
  • Over 20 years experience with 15,000+ installations
  • Kits available for over 40 makes/models
  • EMX control for basic milling, SMX control for more complex work
Custom and general kits available for these brands of machines

Custom and general kits available for these brands of machines

*Note: Not all models may be retrofit. Please contact your Southwestern Industries representative.

  • Acer
  • Acra Mill
  • Alliant
  • Astro
  • Atlas
  • Atrump
  • Besmer
  • Birmingham
  • Bridgeport
  • Chevalier
  • Classic
  • Clausing Atlas
  • Comet
  • Do-All
  • Enco
  • Euro Source
  • Euro-Mill
  • First
  • Hurco
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kent
  • Kingston
  • Kondia
  • Lagun
  • MSC
  • Marina
  • Merlin
  • Microcut
  • Millport
  • Nantong
  • Pasma
  • Royal
  • Santec
  • Seiki
  • Sharp
  • Siber-Henger/Santec
  • Southbend
  • Supermax (YCI)
  • Vectrax
  • Victor
  • Webb
  • Wells
  • Index
  • Willis
  • Wilton

ProtoTRAK retrofits are available as with a quill drive for three-axis CNC models. You can run the machine manually or as a two-axis CNC. When you are working manually or in two-axis, you control the quill with an electronic hand wheel that gives you extraordinary quill control with selectable fine/course resolution and manual Go To.

Specifications for Retrofit ProtoTRAK EMX & ProtoTRAK SMX Kits

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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.

Not available for EMX / ELX products.

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 Bed Mill.

Not available for models K3EMX and K3SMX Knee Mills or 2-axis retrofits.

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

Not available for EMX / ELX CNC model machines.

The powerful Parasolid Converter makes it easy for you to generate ProtoTRAK mill programs from Parasolid 3D CAD files.

Not available for model EMX / ELX machines or retrofits.

The optional coolant pump is mounted on the back of the machine column. It is wired into the electrical panel for operation through the Accessory key on the CNC front panel. A manual switch is provided for ProtoTRAK EMX and SMX CNC two-axis models, or if Auxiliary Function option is not ordered.

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

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.

The Networking Option lets you connect your ProtoTRAK to a network of other ProtoTRAKs or offline computers.

Not available for EMX / ELX CNC model machines and model EMX retrofits.

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

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

Not available for model EMX retrofits.

This option converts the mechanical handwheels into electronic handwheels for operating the table and saddle which in turn 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 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) the quill through the programmed coordinates.

Standard on models FHM7 and DPM SX5P Bed Mills.

Not available on model EMX / ELX machines and model EMX retrofits.

6” Kurt vise and mounting hardware (Model 688 shown). Opens to 8.8”. Contact your sales rep to find the correct model vise for your machine.

Not available for model EMX retrofits.

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