Machines featuring the ProtoTRAK CNC

ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

The most powerful CNC for Toolroom work!

ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

  • A powerful but easy to use basic operation with options you may add to configure your application
  • Optional Parasolid and DXF Converters save you time by taking the dimensions directly from the drawing
  • We recommend this ProtoTRAK model for more complex applications such as profiling and pockets

Easy and Powerful Programming The ProtoTRAK Way

Powerful Canned Cycles

(O indicates optional)

  • Position
  • Drill
  • Bolt Hole
  • Mill
  • Arc
  • Circle pocket
  • Rectangular pocket
  • Irregular pocket
  • Face Mill
  • Circular profile
  • Rectangular profile
  • Irregular profile (O)
  • Circle Island (O)
  • Rectangular Island (O)
  • Irregular Island (O)
  • Helix (O)
  • Thread Milling (O)
  • Engraving (O)
  • Face Mill (O)

Auto Geometry Engine

The Auto Geometry Engine (A.G.E.) is powerful software that automatically fills in missing print dimensions as you program. It is CAD capability embedded into CNC programming.

With A.G.E. you can make easy work out of programming incomplete prints or part sketches like the ones below. The A.G.E. doesn't take more time to use, it works automatically as you program.

Advanced Features Option

  • Verify Machining Simulation
  • Auto Geometry EngineTM
  • Spreadsheet editing
  • Global data change
  • Scaling of print data
  • Multiple fixture offsets
  • Event comments
  • 3-axis conversational programming
  • G Code editor
  • Program run time estimation clock
  • Additional Canned Cycles:
    • Irregular Profile
    • Irregular Pocket
    • CircleIsland
    • Rectangular Island Irregular Island
    • Helix
    • ThreadMilling
    • Engraving
    • Copy Drill to Tap
    • FaceMill
    • Mirror of programmed events
  • Copy with or without offsets
  • Copy Rotate
  • Copy Mirror
  • Clipboard to copy events between programs

DXF File Converter

  • Import and convert CAD data into ProtoTRAK programs
  • DXF or DWG files
  • Chaining
  • Automatic Gap Closing
  • Layer control
  • Easy, prompted process you can do right at the machine

Networking Option

  • Networking via RJ45 port

CAM OUT Converter

  • Regenerate a CAM file with revisions from the shop floor

Auxiliary Functions Option

  • Program control of coolant
  • Spindle off
  • Output to programmable indexer or rotary table

TRAKing/Electronic Handwheels

(Our favorite option!)

  • TRAKing of programs during program run
  • Go To Dimensions
  • Selectable Fine/Coarse handwheel resolution

Parasolid Converter Software

  • Generate programs from solid files
  • Process commonly used .x_t files
  • Dozens of time-saving features

Offline Programming

  • The ProtoTRAK SMX user interface for Windows® PC
  • Program and modify files from current and past ProtoTRAK models

Control Hardware

  • Two or three-axis CNC, three-axis DRO
  • Real handwheels for manual operation
  • 10.4" color active-matrix screen
  • Industrial-grade Pentium® processor
  • 1GBRam
  • 4 USB connectors
  • RJ45 port and Ethernet card (O)
  • Override of program feedrate
  • Override of program spindle speed (O)
  • LED status lights built into display
  • USB thumb drive flash memory 512 MB or more
  • Uncluttered front panel with few hard keys
  • 110V, 1P, 12A

Software Features – General Operation

  • Clear, uncluttered screen display
  • Prompted data inputs
  • English language – no codes
  • Soft keys - change with context
  • Windows®operatingsystem
  • Selectable two or three-axis CNC
  • Color graphics with adjustable views
  • Inch/mmselectable
  • Convenient modes of operation (see below)

DRO Mode Features for Manual Machining

  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Jog at rapid with override
  • Powerfeed X, Y or Z
  • DoOneCNCcannedcycle
  • Go To dimensions (O)
  • Teach-in of manual moves
  • Servo motor return to 0 absolute
  • Spindle speed setting with override (O)
  • Tool offsets from library
  • Fine/Course handwheel resolution (O)

Program Mode Features

  • Geometry-basedprogramming
  • Tool path programming (O)
  • Scaling of print data (O)
  • Multiple fixture offsets (O)
  • Programmable Auxiliary functions (O)
  • Event comments (O)
  • Three-axis Geometry conversational programming (O)
  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Automatic diameter cutter comp
  • Circular interpolation
  • Linear interpolation
  • Look – graphics with a single button push
  • List step – graphics with programmed events displayed
  • Alphanumeric program names
  • Canned cycles:
    • Position
    • Drill
    • Bolt Hole
    • Mill
    • Arc
    • Circle pocket
    • Rectangular pocket
    • Circular profile
    • Rectangular profile
    • Irregular profile (O)
    • Irregular pocket (O)
    • Circle Island (O)
    • Rectangular Island (O)
    • Irregular Island (O)
    • Helix (O)
    • Thread milling (O)
    • Engraving (O)
    • Tapping (O)
    • Face Mill (O)
  • Programmable Spindle Speeds (O)
  • Program pause
  • Conrad – automatic corner radius
  • Math Helps with graphical interface
  • Auto load of math solutions
  • Tool step over adjustable for pocket routines
  • Pocket bottom finish pass
  • Selectable ramp or plunge cutter entry
  • Subroutine repeat of programmed events
  • Nesting
  • Rotate about Z axis for skewing data
  • Mirror of programmed events (O)
  • Copy (O)
  • Copy Drill to Tap Event (O)
  • Copy Rotate (O)
  • Copy Mirror (O)
  • Auto Geometry EngineTM (O)

Edit Mode Features

  • Clipboard to copy events between programs (O)
  • Spreadsheet editing (O)
  • Global data change (O)
  • G-Code editor (O)

Set Up Mode Features

  • Program diagnostics
  • Advanced tool library
  • Tool names
  • Tool length offset with modifiers
  • Advanced diagnostic routines
  • Software travel limits
  • Tool path graphics with adjustable views
  • Program run time estimation clock (O)

Run Mode Features

  • Trial run at rapid
  • 3D G Code file run
  • Real time run graphics with tool icon
  • Countdown clock to next pause or tool change (O)
  • TRAKing of programs during program run (O)

Program In/Out Mode Features

  • CAM IN program converter
  • CAM OUT converter to run ProtoTRAK programs on different controls (O)
  • Converter for prior-generation ProtoTRAK programs
  • DXF / DWG Converter (O)
  • Selection of file storage locations
  • Automatic file back up routine
  • Preview Graphics for unopened files
  • Networking via RJ45 port (O)
  • Program Storage to USB Flash Drives