VMC2 Vertical Machining Center

featuring the ProtoTRAK RMX CNC

A Strong, Precise, Compact, Versatile Production Machine

  • Compact 52″ x 30.5″ Footprint - Fits Anywhere You Need
  • Conversational Programming - Easy Setup of Simple Jobs
  • G-Code Compatible - for Complex 3D Programs
  • Bridge Construction for Rigidity and Precision
  • Generous XYZ Travels - 14″ x 12″ x 17″

Full Featured 3-Axis CNC Mill

8 Station Tool Changer
8 Station Tool Changer
Built in Ball Lock System
Built in Ball Lock® System
TRAK VMC2
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Overview


VMC2

Powered by the ProtoTRAK RMX CNC

The ProtoTRAK RMX gives you powerful capability not found anywhere else. You’ll be amazed at how easy a capable CNC can be.

The uncluttered control panel features a keyed switch to help you assure that only qualified machinists can run the machine in Toolroom Ops.

Learn more about the ProtoTRAK RMX


Ready for IIoT

The MTConnect option allows you to network machines, through either the ProtoTRAK’s ethernet connection or a USB Wi-Fi adapter, enabling you users to collect machine data in your shop.

MTConnect provides a standard structure for data across all your machines to eliminate confusion between proprietary formats. You can monitor machine status, receive notifications and analyze data throughout your machines’ history.


The TRAK VMC2 - Rigid and Precise

Rigid and Precise

Compact bridge construction, with a short (horizontal) head projection and direct drive spindle.
This minimal head projection significantly reduces the thermal expansion effects on the machine’s Y-axis accuracy, especially when comparing parts that are run on a “cold” machine in the morning vs. “warm” machine later that day.
X and Y-axis linear rails are precision grade and mounted with a heavy preload.
X, Y and Z-axis ball screws are pre-loaded, ground and precision grade.
Tool holders with patented BT30 pull stud to prevent tool holder bulging near the top.
High spindle tool retention force.

Specifications

  TRAK VMC2
Table size 18″ x 15″
T-slots (number x width x pitch) 4 x 0.629″ x 2.480″ (4 x 16 mm x 63 mm)
Travel (X, Y, Z axis) with soft limits 14″ x 12″ x 17″
Rapid traverse X, Y, Z 400 IPM in Toolroom Ops
600 IPM in Production Ops
Spindle taper 30 Taper
Spindle speed range - Production Ops 50 - 10,000 RPM
Spindle speed range - Toolroom Ops 50 - 5,000 RPM
Spindle nose diameter 2.2″
Tool clamping force (90 psi) 850 - 1,000 lbs
Tool holder type BT 30
ATC tool capacity 8
Maximum tool weight (incl. holder) 8 lbs
Maximum tool diameter 2″
Tool carrier speed 1.2 - 1.4 sec from front to back
Tool selection system Shortest path
Spindle motor HP - peak 4.5 HP
Spindle motor HP - continuous 3 HP
Power requirements 208V (208-240V is acceptable), 3P, 30A
480V with transformer options (440-520V is acceptable), 3P, 15A
Maximum weight of workpiece 500 lbs
Height of table from bottom of bed*** 34″
Min. spindle nose to table distance **** 2.75″
Max. spindle nose to table distance **** 20.25″
Spindle center to spindle head casting face 15.7″
Min. machine height *** 93″
Min. machine height to fit through doorway ** 93″
Max. machine height (head all the way up) *** 101.5″
Length (pendant enclosure rotated at 90°) 88.25″
Overall length of machine with electrical cabinet fully open 180° and pendant enclosure rotated 90° 113.5″
Footprint of machine (width x length) 30.5″ x 52″
Weight net / shipping (lbs) 2,825 / 3,175
Coolant capacity 15 gal
Coolant pump power 1/4 HP
Air - CFM (at 90 psi), SCFM 2.5 CFM, 18 SCFM
Air quality Air dried/water separator upstream of VMC
Lubrication pump capacity 2 liter
Specifications subject to change. * User may cause damage if machine crashes. ** Must remove resistor and all sheet metal attached to top of electrical cabinet. *** Height changes slightly based on how machine is leveled on leveling screws. **** Can vary slightly due to home switch location and soft limit settings.
TRAK VMC2 with optional pallet jack

Options

Machine Options

Retention Knobs

Retention Knobs

30 taper. Set of 8 knobs.

Tool Cart

Tool Cart

Tools and tool presetting gage are not included. Actual cart may vary slightly from image shown.

Tool Presetting Gage

Tool Presetting Gage

30 Taper

Fixture Plate

Fixture Plate

Precision 18″ x 15″ plate with primary liners. Made of aluminum tooling plate that resists warping.

Vise Fixture Plate Assembly

Vise Fixture Plate Assembly

Includes precision plate, liners, fence, stop and hardware.

Vise Stop

Vise Stop

Includes magnetic base with 1″, 2″, and 3″ extensions.

Tool Holders

Tool Holders

BT30, eight pieces, assorted sizes.

  • (2) 3/8″ solid end mill holders
  • (2) 1/2″ solid end mill holders
  • (1) 2″ shell mill holder
  • (3) ER16 collet holders
Ball Lock Clamping Devices

Ball Lock Clamping Devices

Available in sets of four.

Ball Lock Liners

Ball Lock Liners

High precision version for use with primary locating holes. Lower precision version for use with secondary locating holes.

Remote Stop/Go Switch

Remote Stop/Go Switch

A hand-held switch to stop and continue program run. Available for purchase at our service parts website: Remote Stop/Go Switch

Kurt<sup>®</sup> Vise

Kurt® Vise

Modified for the TRAK VMC2 and TRAK 2op (recommended).

TRAK<sup>®</sup> USB Memory

TRAK® USB Memory

The USB Memory option consists of an industrial-grade Delkin® Thumb drive. This device is unsurpassed for reliability and speed of file access and is the storage of choice for our own software engineers.

VIDEO: TRAK® USB Memory Option Overview

Other VMC2 Options

Other VMC2 Options

  • Pallet Jack
  • Tool Tray
  • Memory Option
  • Auxiliary Output
  • Voltage change 220v to 440v
  • Single phase option (reduces HP by 40%)
  • Indexer ready kit

Software Options

Clear Off

Clear Off

Clear Off allows for the removal of part material from the outside in, leaving only the bosses and profiles you want. This option is easily programmed at the machine, and works with both DXF and Parasolid models.

VIDEO: Clear Off Programming Demo | ProtoTRAK RMX CNC

CAM File Out Converter

CAM File Out Converter

Write, save and then run programs with RX Canned Cycle Events on Legacy ProtoTRAK controls in either .CAM Events or .GCD format.

Offline Programming

Offline Programming

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

VIDEO: Installing ProtoTRAK Offline Software

MTConnect<sup>®</sup>

MTConnect®

The TRAK MTConnect option enables customers to add MTConnect functionality quickly and easily to their machines, so that machine data can be collected using the standard MTConnect protocol.

  • Machine networking through ethernet connection or USB Wi-Fi adapter
  • Collect machine data throughout shop
  • Monitor machine status, receive notifications and analyze data throughout your machines’ history

3rd party software not included.

VIDEO: MTConnect® Option Overview

Parasolid File Converter

Parasolid File Converter

  • Import and convert 3D CAD data into ProtoTRAK programs
  • X_T files
  • X, Y & Z dimensions are transferred into program events
  • 2D and 3D views of part
  • Add or remove geometry
  • Chaining
  • Easy, prompted process you can do right at the machine
DXF Converter

DXF 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