Machines featuring the ProtoTRAK CNC

TRAK 2op Vertical Machining Center

Portable, Productive & Versatile
TRAK 2op Vertical Machining Center

The compact VMC that:

  • Goes almost everywhere
  • Does almost anything
  • And is easy to use

Designed to be easy to learn, use, and move, the TRAK 2op is the first portable VMC designed for second operations work.

The TRAK 2op is built for second operations work

Second operation work and stand-alone applications

Because it fits almost anywhere, you can have the same operator run the TRAK® 2op along with another machine in the same work cell. Training takes less than half a day, so everyone in your shop can learn to use it.

The TRAK 2op allows a second spindle to be brought quickly and easily to operators idled by the cycle time of their primary machines so that both first and second operations can be run simultaneously.

This arrangement makes practical, for the first time, the creation of work cells in high-mix, low volume shops. The result — part cycle time is reduced and output is increased at no additional cost in labor.

TRAK 2op portable vertical mill with pallet jack

Cost Effective for a Variety of Jobs

The TRAK® 2op is ideal for so many jobs because it is easy to program and set up right on the shop floor. It is also versatile enough to run complex three-axis parts you program offline.

Easy to Move

  • Pallet jack included at no additional cost
  • Move and set up in minutes
  • Position wherever needed to do work

Easy to Use

  • Conversational language or G-Code
  • Can be programmed right on the shop floor


TRAK 2op Kurt Vise Option

Kurt® Vise

Modified for the TRAK 2op (recommended).
TRAK 2op Fixture Plate Option

Fixture Plate

Precision 18″ x 15″ plate with primary liners. Made of aluminum tooling plate that resists warping.
TRAK 2op Fixture Plate Assembly Option

Fixture Plate Assembly

Includes precision plate, liners, fence, stop and hardware.
TRAK 2op Vise Stop Option

Vise Stop

Includes mag base and 1″, 2″ and 3″ extensions.
TRAK 2op Tool Holders Option

Tool Holders

BT30, eight pieces, assorted sizes.
TRAK 2op Ball Lock Clamping Devices Option

Ball Lock Clamping Devices

Available in sets of four.
TRAK 2op Ball Lock Liners Option

Ball Lock Liners

For fixture plates. High and lower precision for primary and secondary locating holes.
TRAK 2op Retention Knobs Option

Retention Knobs

Set of 16. Shown installed.
TRAK 2op Tool Cart Option

Tool Cart

Tools not included.


TRAK 2op Portable Vertical Machining Center

Overall Machine Dimensions

  • Machine W x D x H (with head all the way up): 30.5″ x 52″ x 101″
  • Min. height to fit through doorway: 92″

Table Dimensions

  • Table size - 18″ x 15″
  • Number of tee slots and pitch - 4 @ 63 mm
  • Tee slot width - 0.630″ or 16 mm
  • Max table load - 500 lbs.
  • Ball Lock ® hold down force - 2250 lbs. @ 35 in/lbs. of torque
  • Machine Net/Shipping lbs. - 2825/3175


  • X, Y, Z Travels - 14″ x 12″ x 17″
  • Max distance from spindle nose table surface - 20.25″
  • Min distance from spindle nose table surface - 2.75″
  • Max swing clearance from spindle center to column - 14″
  • Max Rapid speed X, Y & Z-axis, inches per minute – 600


  • Horsepower – 3HP
  • Tool holder type – BT30
  • Spindle nose diameter - 2.2″ or 56 mm
  • Max RPM – 6000

Automatic Tool Changer

  • ATC Tool Capacity – 8
  • Max tool Diameter – 2″
  • Retention Knob – BT30

Air Requirements

  • Air Pressure: 90 psi
  • Quality: Air dried/filtered water separator upstream of the machine
  • CFM: 2.5 at 90 psi
  • SCFM: 18

ProtoTRAK System Hardware

  • Three-axis CNC and DRO
  • 5.7" active-matrix color LCD screen
  • 2 USB ports
  • LED status lights built into display
  • 512 MB USB Drive (optional)
  • Uncluttered front panel with few hard keys
  • Beacon light
  • Override of program spindle speed
  • Coolant pump
  • Networking

Software Features - General Operation

  • Clear, uncluttered screen display
  • Prompted data inputs
  • English language – no codes
  • Soft keys - change within context
  • Windows® operating system
  • Three-axis CNC
  • Inch/mm selectable
  • Rigid Tapping
  • Reference to ball lock locations on table
  • Absolute home location
  • Canned cycles – pockets, profiles,bolt hole patterns, etc.
  • Indexer compatible


Part 1 — TRAK 2op Video Series

TRAKing Pat explains this portable VMC and demonstrates its basic operation.

  • At 30″ x 4′, the TRAK 2op is designed to be moved around the shop floor with a pallet jack (included).
  • The 2op features the ProtoTRAK® TMX CNC, a specially-designed control that can be programmed 3 different ways.

Part 2 — TRAK 2op Video Series

Pat discusses real-world scenarios in which the 2op can save you time and money.

  • The TRAK 2op complements machines you already own by making the most out of operator labor and reducing cycle time. The 2op is portable, so simply move it around your shop as necessary.
  • Pat shows two different sample parts and describes how the machine can be used together with a mill or lathe.

Part 3 — TRAK 2op Video Series

Pat shows how the Hardinge Indexer integrates with the TRAK 2op.

  • The Hardinge Indexer is easy to program, and its small size works well with the work envelope of the 2op.
  • Pat demonstrates how to set up and program the indexer.