CNC for basic turning


Learning the ProtoTRAK®

Even if your people have never used a CNC before, they will be able to learn the ProtoTRAK in just a few hours. From the first day you own it, your people will discover that it is easier to make parts with a ProtoTRAK than it is to use manual machining methods. They’ll quickly find, like thousands of machinists before them, that the effort to learn the ProtoTRAK will pay off in job satisfaction.

DRO Mode

DRO Mode gives you CNC functionality for manual turning work.

Canned Cycles

  • Position
  • Drill/Bore
  • Turn
  • Arc
  • Cycle
  • Thread
  • Repeat

Part Graphics

Press the LOOK key while programming to see programmed events with color graphics.

Color Graphics - ProtoTRAK ELX CNC


Just program the profile you want and the ELX will program the toolpath to clear the stock for you.

Cycle - ProtoTRAK ELX CNC

Tool Setting

Set tools easily wit hte prompted, graphical interface. Tool data is applied to CNC and manual machining.

Tool Setting - ProtoTRAK ELX CNC

ProtoTRAK ELX CNC Specifications


  • Digital Servo Amplifiers – custom designed for ProtoTRAK operation
  • D.C. Servo Motors – rated at 280 in-oz. continuous torque
  • Precision Ball Screws
  • Modular Design – simplifies service and maximizes uptime
  • 115V/60Hz
  • 10 amps
  • Feedrate Override of programmed feedrate and rapid
  • Polycarbonate Sealed Membrane Keypad to lock out contamination
  • 7.0" Color LCD with adjustable contrast
  • On board IDE flash memory storage for part programs
  • 2 USB ports for interface with a storage device
  • Rugged Industrial PC
  • Electronic Handwheels for manual operation
  • Fine/coarse selectable manual movement
  • Jog button in DRO


  • Remote Stop/Go (RSG) switch
  • USB thumb drive for program storage and transfer


  • Diameter Cutter Compensation
  • Circular interpolation
  • Linear Interpolation
  • Conrad – provides automatic corner radius programming
  • Incremental and Absolute dimensioning
  • Error Messages – to identify programming mistakes
  • Fault Messages – for system self-diagnostics
  • Parts graphics display
  • Look – a single button press to view part graphics
  • Machine Tool Error Compensation
  • Backlash Compensation
  • Selectable Inch/mm measurement readout
  • Jog from 1 to 100 inches per minute
  • Continue Turn to eliminate repetitive data inputs while programming
  • Context help information
  • CAM to ProtoTRAK conversational language file conversion
  • Cycle event to automatically program roughing passes
  • Tool table and tool offsets for CNC and manual operation
  • Free offline programming available for download from our website