TRAKing Pat explains the features and options of the versatile TRAK 2op portable VMC.
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.
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
ProtoTRAK TMX CNC
Conversational language or G-Code
Can be programmed right on the shop floor
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 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
Standard: Max RPM – 6,000
Optional: Max RPM – 10,000
Automatic Tool Changer
ATC Tool Capacity – 8
Max tool Diameter – 2″
Retention Knob – BT30
Air Pressure: 90 psi
Quality: Air dried/filtered water separator upstream of the machine
CFM: 2.5 at 90 psi
ProtoTRAK System Hardware
ProtoTRAK TMX CNC
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
Override of program spindle speed
Software Features - General Operation
Clear, uncluttered screen display
Prompted data inputs
English language – no codes
Soft keys - change within context
Windows® operating system
Reference to ball lock locations on table
Absolute home location
Canned cycles – pockets, profiles,bolt hole patterns, etc.
10,000 RPM Spindle
Optional 10K RPM spindle.
Precision 18″ x 15″ plate with primary liners. Made of aluminum tooling plate that resists warping.
Vise Fixture Plate Assembly
Includes precision plate, liners, fence, stop and hardware.
Includes mag base and 1″, 2″ and 3″ extensions.
BT30, eight pieces, assorted sizes.
Ball Lock Clamping Devices
Available in sets of four.
Ball Lock Liners
For fixture plates. High and lower precision for primary and secondary locating holes.
Set of 16. Shown installed.
Tools not included.
Tool Tray & Keyboard Option
Pivoting keyboard mount, keyboard with protective/removable cover. Tools not included.
Modified for the TRAK 2op (recommended).
Other Options Include:
Tool Presetting Gage - 30 Taper
Voltage change from 220V to 440V (factory installation only)
Single phase option (reduces HP by 40%)
Indexer Ready Kit* (fixture plate, set of 4 ball locks, mounting hardware)
*Indexer, indexer control and cable interface must be procured from Hardinge – indexer model # 5CIXNHF and cable interface part #9C100030111C
External USB drive
TRAK 2op | Second Operations Portable Vertical Machining Center | Part 1
TRAK 2op | Second Operations Portable Vertical Machining Center | Part 2
TRAK 2op | Second Operations Portable Vertical Machining Center | Part 3
Tool Setup | TRAK 2op Portable Vertical Machining Center