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TRAK Lathes

Make every turning job easier and more productive

The ProtoTRAK SLX CNC is

  • Always easy to use
  • Manual turning when you need it
  • CNC with manual tool changes
  • Light production CNC with programmed tool changes
TRL 1440EX

TRL 1440EX

The CNC that can work like a DRO

Manual turning has never been more productive. The DRO features of the ProtoTRAK SLX CNC will make every turning job easier.

Tool setting is precise and easy

Tool data is even useful in manual operation

Thread without Sweating

A few inputs into the ProtoTRAK SLX or ELX CNC and the control will make easy work out of manual threading. You will not miss the old way.

TRL 1630SX

TRL 1630SX

Real Handwheels

So you can move the machine manually when that's the best way to get something done.

TRL 1630HSSX

TRL 1630HSSX

Generous X axis travel

To accommodate a variety of tool setups

TRAKing® Our favorite option!
You control CNC program run by cranking one of the handwheels. You have to see it to appreciate what it will do for your productivity.

Cycle Programming

Automatically remove stock with a few inputs.

TRL 1845SX

TRL 1845SX

TRL 2470SX

TRL 2470SX

* Not all features are found on all models.

Precision Ground Ballscrews

For accurate, precise positioning.

TRAK TRL 1440EX

featuring the ProtoTRAK ELX CNC

The look and feel of a manual lathe, but with CNC efficiency

TRL 1440EX

TRL 1440EX features:

  • Geared head
  • Easy to learn and use - Ideal where many users share the machine
  • Basic CNC turning capability
    • threading
    • profiling with standard tools
    • accurate and repeatable from part to part
Prototrak ELX CNC

ProtoTRAK ELX

Programming is always easy.

Just select the geometry and answer the prompts.

DRO Mode

DRO Mode gives you CNC functionality for manual turning work.

Cycle

Cycle: Just program the profile you want and the ELX will program the toolpath to clear the stock for you.

Part Graphics

Part Graphics make it easy to check your programs.

Tool Setting

Tool Setting

  • Set tools easily with the prompted, graphical interface
  • Tool data is applied to CNC and manual machining

ProtoTRAK ELX Specifications

Hardware

  • DigitalServoAmplifiers–customdesignedforProtoTRAKoperation
  • 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
  • Electronic Handwheels for manual operation
  • Fine/coarse selectable manual movement
  • Jog button in DRO

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
  • Machine Tool Error Compensation
  • Backlash Compensation
  • Selectable Inch/mm measurement readout
  • Jog from 1 to 100 inches per minute
  • Continue Turn to eliminate repetitive data inputs while programming
  • Context help information
  • CAM to ProtoTRAK conversational language file conversion
  • Cycle event to automatically program roughing passes
  • Tool table and tool offsets for CNC and manual operation
  • Free offline programming available for download from our website

Options

  • Remote Stop/Go (RSG) switch
  • USB thumb drive for program storage and transfer

Programming Canned Cycles

Position
Drill/Bore
Turn
Arc
Cycle
Thread
Repeat

TRAK TRL 1630SX

A great combination of low price and advanced capability

TRAK TRL 1630SX

Like all our SX Lathes, the TRAK TRL 1630SX features:

  • ProtoTRAK SLX CNC
  • Manual or CNC operation
  • Electronic hand wheels and jogstick
  • Inverter-duty spindle drive
  • Programmable spindle speeds
  • Optional Constant Surface Speed (CSS) Programming
  • Optional Inch Per Revolution (IPR) Programming
  • Optional TRAKing for manual control of CNC programs
  • Optional Indexer for automatic tool changes

With these important differences:

  • 16” swing, 30” between centers
  • Spindle through hole of 2.12”
  • Ideal for small parts, but a generous swing for versatility
  • At home in a toolroom

TRAK TRL 1630HSSX

The High Speed version of the 1630SX

TRL 1630HSSX

Like all our SX Lathes, the TRAK TRL 1630HSSX features:

  • ProtoTRAK SLX CNC
  • Manual or CNC operation
  • Electronic hand wheels and jogstick
  • Inverter-duty spindle drive
  • Programmable spindle speeds
  • Optional Constant Surface Speed (CSS) Programming
  • Optional Inch Per Revolution (IPR) Programming
  • Optional TRAKing for manual control of CNC programs
  • Optional Indexer for automatic tool changes

With these important differences:

  • Higher rpm version of the 1630SX
  • 150-4000 rpm
  • Spindle through hole1.57"

At home in a lab or wherever smaller parts are made

TRAK TRL 1845SX

Generous capacities and excellent performance over its entire range of motion

TRAK TRL 1630SX

Like all our SX Lathes, the TRAK TRL 1845SX features:

  • ProtoTRAK SLX CNC
  • Manual or CNC operation
  • Electronic hand wheels and jogstick
  • Inverter-duty spindle drive
  • Programmable spindle speeds
  • Optional Constant Surface Speed (CSS) Programming
  • Optional Inch Per Revolution (IPR) Programming
  • Optional TRAKing for manual control of CNC programs
  • Optional Indexer for automatic tool changes

With these important differences:

  • 18” swing, 45” between centers
  • Spindle through hole of 2.36”
  • Geared head for excellent performance at slower speeds
  • 10 HP continuous spindle motor
  • Machine efficiently through the full 18” of working diameter
  • High (aluminum) and low (steel) speed range settings.
  • Good performance for heavy cuts on parts with diameters over 4”

TRAK TRL 2470SX

Our largest lathe combines capacity, rigidity and the versatility of the ProtoTRAK SLX CNC

TRAK TRL 2470SX

Like all our SX Lathes, the TRAK TRL 2470SX features:

  • ProtoTRAK SLX CNC
  • Manual or CNC operation
  • Electronic hand wheels and jogstick
  • Inverter-duty spindle drive
  • Programmable spindle speeds
  • Optional Constant Surface Speed (CSS) Programming
  • Optional Inch Per Revolution (IPR) Programming
  • Optional TRAKing for manual control of CNC programs
  • Optional Indexer for automatic tool changes

With these important differences:

  • 24” swing, 70” between centers
  • Generous 4.09” spindle through hole
  • 15 HP continuous spindle motor
  • Geared head for good performance at low speeds
  • Tapered roller bearings
  • High (aluminum) and low (steel) speed range settings.

Chuck

  • Direct mounting, featuring separate top jaws and master jaws
  • Chucks offered for each model are rated from the maximum RPM of the lathe
TRL Model Through Hole
1440EX 6" D1-4 1.57"
1630SX 8" D1-6 2.36"
1630HSSX 6" A2-4 1.77"
1845SX 8" D1-6 2.36"
2470SX 12" D1-8 4.160"

Tooling Kit

  • Dorian brand tooling kit contains a tool post and a variety of tool holders
  • The tool post has a release mechanism for quick, easy tool changes. Repeatable within .001”
Model Tooling
1440EX 3/4"
1630SX 3/4"
1630HSSX 3/4"
1845SX 3/4 or 1"
2470SX 1"

The tooling kit includes:

  • a quick-change tool post
  • 4 each 3/4" or 1" square tool holders for turning, facing and boring
  • 1 each boring tool holder for the 3/4" tooling kit – 1" holder for the 1" tooling kit – 1.25" holder

Star 4-Position Indexer

  • Integrated into the ProtoTRAK SLX CNC
  • Four stations that index with the control command
Model Tooling
1630SX 3/4"
1630HSSX 3/4"
1845SX 3/4 or 1"
2470SX 1"

Follow Rest

  • Solid brass nib type
Model max workpiece dia. (inches)
1440EX 1.97"
1630SX 5"
1630HSSX 5"
1845SX 3.94"
2470SX 6.5"

TRAK CNC Turret

  • Eight stations
  • Coolant supplied at each tool
Model Tooling
1630SX 3/4"
1630HSSX 3/4"
1845SX 3/4 or 1"
2470SX 1"

Supplied with two each boring bar holders

Tailstock

  • Optional for models 1630SX and 1630 HSSX
  • Standard on all other lathe models

Remote Stop/Go Switch

  • A hand-held switch to stop and continue program run

Collet Closer

  • 5C collet closer
  • Extended taper mount nosepiece
  • Available for models 1845SX, 1630SX, 1630HSSX and 1440EX.
  • Not available for 2470SX

Advanced Features

  • Constant surface speed
  • Additional canned cycles
  • Verify Machining Simulation
  • And more. See SLX CNC specifications on pages 14-15 for full list.

Work Lamp

  • Mounts on the underside of the chip enclosure

Steady Rest

Model Diameter Type
1440EX .20 to 2.36" roller
1630SX .500 to 5.75" roller
1630HSSX .500 to 5.75" roller
1845SX 0.4 to 7.87" roller
2470SX 1.5 to 8" roller

Faceplate

Model Diameter
1440EX 10 inches
1630SX 12 inches
1845SX 14 inches
2470SX 20 inches

Coolant Pump

  • May be configured to operate as commanded by the Accessory Key on the ProtoTRAK SLX front panel
  • 1440EX coolant pump turned on and off by switch on apron

DXF Converter

  • Translate CAD-generated data into ProtoTRAK programs right at your machine
  • For use on the ProtoTRAK SLX and Offline Programming.

TRAKingTM

  • Use electronic handwheels to control CNC run – see page 10 for more information
  • Not available on model 1440EX

Networking Option

  • Connect your ProtoTRAK to a network of other ProtoTRAKs or offline computers
  • Not available with the ProtoTRAK ELX

Model Name1440EX1630SX1630HSSX1845SX2470SX
ProtoTRAK CNC model ELX SLX SLX SLX SLX
Height of Centers 7" 8" 8" 9" 12"
Distance between Centers 40” 30” 30” 45” 70”
Swing over bed 14” 16” 16” 18.1” 24”
Swing over Saddle Wings 14” 16” 16” 17” 24”
Swing over Cross Slide 7.0” 8.6” 8.6” 9.13” 14.5”
Cross Slide Travel 8.0” 8.5” 8.5” 10.6” 12.5”
Tool Section Max 3/4” 3/4” 3/4” 1” 1”
Coolant Tank Capacity 3 gal. 9.3 gal. 9.3 gal. 12 gal. 12 gal.
Width of Bed 8.1” 12.6” 12.6” 13.4” 14.57”
Height of Bed 10.6” 12.6” 12.6” 12.4” 15”
Spindle Nose D1-4 D1-6 A2-4 D1-6 D1-8
Spindle through Hole 1.56” 2.12” 1.57” 2.36” 4.09”
Spindle Taper MT#5 MT#6 MT#5 MT#6 MT#8
Taper in Reduction Sleeve 3 N/A N/A MT#4 MT#5
Spindle dia at front bearing 2.36” 3.15” 2.56” 3.35” 5.51”
Number of Bearings 2 2 5 2 2
Spindle Speed Range (RPM) 60–2400 150–2500 150–4000 80–850, 250–2500 40–670, 100–1800
Number of Speeds 12 1 1 2 2
Tailstock Standard Optional Optional Standard Standard
– Quill Travel 5” 6.3” 6.3” 6” 8.5”
– Quill Diameter 1.575” 2.36” 2.36” 2.56” 3.5”
– Quill Taper Hole MT#3 MT#4 MT#4 MT#4 MT#5
Spindle Motor HP 5 7.5 7.5 10 15
Power Requirements, Control 110V; 1P; 8A 110V; 1P; 12A 110V; 1P; 12A 110V; 1P; 12A 110V; 1P; 12A
Power Requirements, Machine 220V; 3P; 60Hz 220V; 3P; 60Hz 220V; 3P; 60Hz 220V; 3P; 60Hz 220V; 3P; 60Hz
Amps full load current 15 25 25 33 42
Dimensions net 73”x44”x57” 82”x46”x72” 82”x46”x72” 94”x52”x73” 129”x60”x77”
Dimensions shipping 78”x49”x67” 85”x46”x67” 85”x46”x67” 91”x52”x84” 134”x64”x77”
Weight net 1800 lbs. 2875 lbs. 2875 lbs. 3285 lbs 6500 lbs.
Weight shipping 2200 lbs. 3420 lbs. 3420 lbs. 3800 lbs 6900 lbs.
Maximum Rapid Feed X (IPM) 100 100 100 100 100
Maximum Rapid Feed Z (IPM) 100 150 250 250 250
Coolant Pump Motor 1/8 HP 1/8 HP 1/8 HP 1/8 HP 1/8 HP
Spindle Motor Brake Magnetic Dynamic Braking Dynamic Braking Dynamic Braking Dynamic Braking
Way Surface Hardness 400–450HB 400–450HB 400–450HB 480-560HB 400–560HB
Head Stock Lubrication Splash Lube Oil Bath Grease Oil Bath Oil Bath