The ProtoTRAK® KMX CNC has features that give you an instant lift in productivity and a hardware platform that we will be able to support long into the future.
TRAKing Pat talks about the KMX and its new features. He explains the differences between the KMX and previous controls, and shows how easy it will be to transition to this new CNC.
Replace the ProtoTRAK on Bridgeport® and Bridgeport-style retrofits, TRAK® Bed Mills and Knee Mills, and Sport Machines.
DRO (digital readout)
|Do One||X||X||X||Simple entry of mill, arc, bolt hole etc...|
|Go To||X||TRAKing®||Manually go to a predefined X, Y position|
|Tool #||X||Change active tool number|
|Multiple drill types (3)||X||One type only for older controls|
|Irregular pocket with A.G.E.||X||X||Program an irregular shaped pocket|
|Pocket - polygon, 3/4 sided||X||Program 3 and 4 sided pockets|
|Irregular profile with A.G.E.||X||X||Program an irregular shaped profile|
|Copy Repeat||X||Repeat with offset; creates multiple events|
|Copy Mirror||X||Mirror image; creates multiple events|
|Copy Rotate||X||Geometry rotation; creates multiple events|
|Look||X||X||X||View part geometry|
|Scaling||X||X||Scaling of part program|
|Tool Table||X||X||Setup tool table, offsets|
|Trial Run||X||X||X||Rapid run of program; Z does not move|
|USB Memory||X||USB drive|
|Floppy Drive Memory||X||X||X||1.4 MB drives (1 - M/MX, 2 - AGE)|
|Save Temp||X||Save tooling info and part zero with program|
|RJ45/Networking||X||Assign control to a network|
|PT4 converter||X||Save/retrieve PT4 format programs|
|CAM In||X||Import G code files, convert to conversational|
|GCD In||X||Import G code files directly|
|DXF/DWG||X||DXF||Works with Offline only|
|Parasolid converter||X||Parasolid||Works with Offline only|
|GCD||X||X||X||DNC||Run a G code file in native G code format|
|Preview a part||X||Preview geometry before importing|
|Helix||X||X||Able to machine a helix|
|TRAKing®||X||TRAKing®||Bi-directional manual operation of a program|
|Keyboard and mouse||X||USB port|
|Screen color||Color||Blue||Amber||Amber||8.5″ LCD (KMX); 9.0″ CRT (M, MX, AGE)|
|Edit in Program Mode||X||No need to switch modes|
Even though the cons outweigh the pros, we’ll still do our best to serve you with exchanges for as long as we can.
This is a fairly bad choice in our opinion. You’d be better off exchanging the display with us (choice #1 above) for one that has been repaired to current revision with all the key parts replaced. We’ll be able to deal with whatever problem that may arise so you don’t risk getting burned with nothing to show for your money.
We strongly encourage you to talk to your TRAK Machine Tools representative to get the details for your particular situation. Call us 310-608-4422 or request more information.
Yes! The new ProtoTRAK KMX does not have a floppy drive, but a USB port. You may have to buy a floppy to USB adaptor to move the programs onto a more modern medium. If you need help with this please call the Service Department at 800-367-3165 and we’ll be happy to coach you.
That varies depending on what you already have. But at the least, the upgrade will have a brand-new ProtoTRAK KMX display which has the Computer built in. Talk to your TRAK Machine Tools Representative for details about your situation.
No. We’ve priced into the upgrade the value of the parts we get back. We plan to use those returned parts to help us keep our exchanges going as long as possible.
No, we didn’t price that in because not everyone needs it. However, ballscrews are discounted when purchased as part of an upgrade.
The upgrade control and parts are all new and therefore have one full year of warranty protection. The warranty on any part that is not purchased new as part of the upgrade will not be changed.
Most kits are in stock and available for immediate shipment. For fastest service, call the Service Department at 800-367-3165.
No. Those models were our very first and they went out of production in 1991. When we replaced them with the ProtoTRAK MX2, we introduced a new drive train design that is not compatible with those originals. If you want to keep the machine but want a better ProtoTRAK, you may want to consider an entire retrofit.
Probably. It depends on your situation. Check with your TRAK Machine Tools Rep for your particular situation.