Since 1963, Southwestern Industries, Inc. has been an industry leader in innovative products for machinist productivity. Our engineering, manufacturing and corporate headquarters are housed in 130,000 sq.ft. facilities in Southern California.
For 25 years, the ProtoTRAK has been the CNC that is focused exclusively on the needs of people who work in small lot quantities.
The ProtoTRAK CNC is simple, but advanced.
Strong, versatile machines, made for small lot machining – all models feature:
|Travels(X,Y,Z):||31″ x 16″ x 23.5″||31″ x 17″ x 23.5″||40″ x 20″ x 23.5″||60″ x 23″ x 20.5″|
|Table Size:||49″ x 9″||50″ x 10″||50″ x 12″||76″ x 14″|
|Spindle Speed Range(RPM):||40-600, 300-5,000||40-600, 300-5,000||40-600, 300-5,000||200-5,000|
|Floor Space(L,W):||104″ x 72″||108″ x 76″||136″ x 77″||171.65″ x 119.5″|
The best built, best supported knee-type milling machines you can buy – all models feature:
Only TRAK Knee Mills feature ProtoTRAK CNCs are factory-integrated by Southwestern Industries, the manufacturer of the control. That means outstanding product and one source of parts and support. You will never be shuffled between machine and CNC supplier.
|K3 EMX||K3 KMX/K3 KMX-3||K3 SMX/K3 SMX-3|
|Travels(X,Y,Knee,Ram):||32″ x 16″ x 16″ x 15″||32″ x 16″ x 16″ x 15″||32″ x 16″ x 16″ x 15″|
|Table Size:||50″ x 10″||50″ x 10″||50″ x 10″|
|Spindle Speed Range(RPM):||60-4,200||60-4,200||60-4,200|
|Floor Space(L,W):||103″ x 70″||103″ x 70″||103″ x 70″|
Make every turning job easier and more productive
|Swing over Bed:||14″||16″||18.1″||24″|
|Distance between Centers:||40″||30″||45″||70″|
|Spindle Speed Range(RPM):||60-2,400||150-2,500/150-4,000||80-850; 250-2,500||40-670; 100-1,800|
|Spindle Through Hole:||1.56″||2.12″/1.57″||2.36″||4.09″|
|Floor Space(L,W):||73″ x 44″||82″ x 46″||94″ x 52″||129″ x 60″|
For second operation work and/or stand-alone applications.
Designed to be easy to learn, use, and move, the TRAK 2OP is the first portable VMC designed for second operations work. It allows a second spindle to be brought quickly and easily to operators idled by the cycle time of their primary machines so that both first and second operations can be run simultaneously. This arrangement makes practical, for the first time, the creation of work cells in high-mix, low volume shops. The result-part cycle time is reduced and output is increased at no additional cost in labor.
|Travels(X,Y,Z):||14″ x 12″ x 17″|
|Table Size:||18″ x 15″|
|Spindle Taper:||8 – BT30|
|Floor Space(W,D):||30.5″ x 52″|
For a cost effective, high-mix, low-volume work
Designed to be easy to learn and use, the TRAK LPM incorporates technologies to markedly reduce the changeover times that plague high-mix, low-volume shops. It is the only VMC to integrate the machine, control, fixtures, and tool offset measurements into one complete system. This means that it doesn’t require expensive probing systems that consume spindle time to measure offsets. It also means that it doesn’t require a room full of special fixture to facilitate quick changeovers.
|Travels(X,Y,Z):||31″ x 18.5″ x 21″|
|Table Size:||35-5/8″ x 19-5/8″|
|Spindle Taper:||16 – CAT40|
|Floor Space(L,W):||156.1″ x 84.4″|
The most powerful CNC for Toolroom work!
The ProtoTRAK SMX is available as a 2-Axis CNC – 3-Axis DRO or a 3-Axis CNC 3-Axis DRO. Can be used on ProtoTRAK SMX CNC Retrofits, TRAK K3 SMX Knee Mills, or TRAK Bed Mills.
The best CNC made for knee mill applications(and that is saying a lot).
Easy to use yet full CNC functionality
Make your manual machines more productive
The more frugal you are, the more painful it should be to watch your people spend their time unproductively. The cost of the ProtoTRAK CNC is trivial when compared to the cost of the person standing in front of the machine. If you are going to keep and use the machine, retrofit it.
Even a machine that has some wear can be a good candidate for a retrofit. Ballscrews will be installed in the table and saddle and electronic machine tool error calibration and backlash compensation routines help maintain accuracy. If the head is in good condition, you probably have a useful machine.
The retrofit kit includes everything:
It is installed in your shop in about a day by a factory-trained technician.
Custom kits for dozens of machines are available in either 2 or 3-axis CNC.
You shouldn’t stop investing in productivity until all your machinists are working as efficiently as possible. Retrofitting can be a cost-effective way for you to reach that goal.