ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

High-end CNC for one-off and small lot work
ProtoTRAK SMX CNC
  • Available on TRAK® CNC knee mills and as a CNC knee mill retrofit for over 40 makes and models
  • Easy to learn and use
  • 2 or 3-axis CNC, 3-axis DRO
  • Run in manual or CNC mode
  • Runs ProtoTRAK conversational language, G-code, CAM, 2 and 3-D CAD converter software, and Verify Simulation software (Some features optional)

ProtoTRAK Conversational Language

Program the ProtoTRAK SMX by making simple selections and answering prompts in plain English. Unlike conventional CNCs, you define only the part geometry; the ProtoTRAK SMX defines the tool path for you.

Powerful Canned Cycles

  • Position
  • Drill
  • Bolt Hole
  • Mill
  • Arc
  • Circle Pocket
  • Rectangular Pocket
  • Irregular Pocket
  • Face Mill
  • Circular Profile
  • Retangular Profile
  • Irregular Profile (O)
  • Circle Island (O)
  • Retangular Island (O)
  • Irregular Island (O)
  • Helix (O)
  • Thread Milling (O)
  • Engraving (O)
  • Face Mill (O)
Programming on the ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

Tool Path Graphics

Tool path graphics allows you to see where the control will move the tool prior to machining. Press the LOOK key while programming to see programmed events with color graphics.

Tool Path Graphics - ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

DXF Converter

Optional software that imports DXF file information and provides the user interface to add the data necessary to complete the part program.

Math - DXF Converter - ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

Verify

Advanced Features with optional Verify incorporates 3D solid model machining simulation software that allows you to quickly and easily proof your ProtoTRAK mill and lathe programs prior to cutting chips.

Verify - ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

Profiles & Pockets

Programming pockets and profiles of all shapes is a breeze with powerful canned cycles.

Profiles and Pockets - ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

Parasolid Converter

The optional Parasolid Converter makes it easy for you to generate ProtoTRAK mill programs from Parasolid 3D CAD files.

Parasolid Converter - ProtoTRAK SMX CNC

ProtoTRAK EMX CNC Specifications (O = Option)

Hardware

  • 10.4″ color active-matrix screen
  • Industrial-grade Pentium® processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 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

Software Features – General Operation

  • Clear, uncluttered screen display
  • Prompted data inputs
  • English language – no codes
  • Soft keys - change with context
  • Windows® operating system
  • Color graphics with adjustable views
  • Inch/mm selectable
  • Convenient modes of operation (see below)

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 CAM file program run
  • 3D G Code file run with tool comp
  • Model tool path verification (O)
  • Real time run graphics with tool icon
  • Countdown clock to next pause or tool change (O)
  • TRAKing® of programs during program run (O)

Program Mode Features

  • Geometry-based programming
  • 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
  • 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 Engine® (A.G.E.) (O)

DRO Mode Features for Manual Machining

  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Jog at rapid with override
  • Powerfeed X, Y or Z
  • Do One CNC canned cycle
  • 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)

Canned Cycles

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

Program In/Out Mode Features

  • Simple program storage to floppy
  • CAM IN program converter
  • CAM OUT converter to run ProtoTRAK programs on different controls (O)
  • Converter for prior-generation
  • 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

Edit Mode Features

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