Machines featuring the ProtoTRAK CNC

ProtoTRAK RLX Specifications

for TRLRX Toolroom Lathes

Pendant Control Hardware

  • Two-axis CNC, two-axis DRO
  • Electronic Handwheels for manual operation
  • 15.6″ Touchscreen LCD
  • Intel® 2.0 GHz processor
  • 4 GB Ram
  • At least 32 GB of mSATA SSD
  • 5 USB connectors
  • 2 Ethernet ports (1 for user, 1 for motion control)
  • Override of program Feedrate
  • Override of spindle speed
  • LED status lights built into run panel
  • E-stop
  • Spindle Control (FWD, REV, OFF)
  • Feed STOP and GO
  • Fine vs. Course EHW resolution control
  • Accessory button to control coolant or air and AUTO mode in RUN mode
  • Headphone jack for video sound (headphone supplied)

Computer Module Control Hardware

  • 2-axis motor control — X, Z axes
  • 14 inputs
  • 9 outputs
  • CNC turret interface

DRO Mode Features for Manual Machining

  • Incremental and Absolute dimensions
  • Override of Axis Feed and Spindle RPM
  • Jog at rapid with override
  • Power feed X or Z
  • Programmable Go To dimensions
  • Servo return to Home
  • Do One — Tapers for any angle
  • Do One — Radius
  • Do One — Fillet
  • Thread Repair (optional)
  • Max RPM — set maximum RPM for spindle to run
  • Tool offsets from Tool Library

Software Features — General Operation

  • Clear, uncluttered screen display
  • Flyout windows for instant access to features and information
  • Enhanced ProtoTRAK Assistance for system help
  • Programming Defaults to simplify part programming
  • Event Options to modify control settings
  • QWERTY touchscreen keyboard
  • Calculator places data in program for you
  • Prompted data inputs
  • English language — no codes
  • Soft keys — change with context
  • Windows® operating system
  • Selectable two or three-axis CNC
  • Color graphics with adjustable views
  • Gestures for pan, zoom and rotate
  • Inch/mm selectable
  • Convenient modes of operation
  • Networking
  • Tool Group — Single, Gang, 4-tool or 8-tool CNC turret
  • Tool Library for using tools in multiple programs and DRO
  • Program-specific Library to manage tools in the current program
  • Tool Set-up with graphics for easy tool definition
  • Estimated Run Time clock
  • G code file run
  • Program storage to USB device plugged into Control Pendant
  • Program storage to Network via RJ45 port
  • Convert prior generation ProtoTRAK programs to current (PT10)
  • Save Temp — saves all current programs, tools and other settings
  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete of program(s)
  • Look — graphic preview of program files

Canned Cycles (Event Types)

  • Position
  • Drill
  • Bore
  • Turn
  • Arc
  • Cycle
  • Thread
  • Thread repair (DRO mode; optional)
  • Repeat
  • Groove
  • Tap (optional)
  • Cut Off
  • Aux Event

Info Soft Keys

  • Status shows the current state of the ProtoTRAK RLX
  • Tool Table for instant access to tool set ups
  • EPA (Enhanced ProtoTRAK Assistance) help information for ProtoTRAK RLX operation
  • Math Help to easily calculate missing print data
  • Options appear when available while programming
  • Defaults to customize the programming style
  • Keyboard to enter alphanumeric and special symbols
  • Calculator for simple calculations
  • Warnings appear when you must resolve a condition

Options for the ProtoTRAK RLX

Advanced Features Option

  • Verify Make Part – solid model graphics of programmed toolpath
  • Event Comments
  • G-code editor
  • Thread Repair
  • Clipboard
  • Gang Tool setup
  • Custom Thread event
  • Tap event
  • Search Edit

TRAKing® Option

  • TRAKing of programs during program run
  • Go To Dimension in DRO Mode

DXF File Converter Option

  • Import and convert CAD data into ProtoTRAK programs
  • DXF or DWG files
  • Chaining
  • Automatic Gap Closing
  • Layer control
  • Part alignment
  • Feature analysis (circle/arc radius and position)
  • Simple CAD construction/editing tools
  • DXF-output capability
  • Easy, prompted process you can do right at the machine

Offline Programming Option

  • ProtoTRAK RLX user interface for Windows PC
  • Program parts and simulate CNC Run
  • Modify files from current and former ProtoTRAK models

Auxiliary Output Option

Programmable Output Signal