ProtoTRAK PMX - D and R Machinery - Arizona CNC Machine Tools
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Powerful technology that simplifies CNC complexity


Powerful but easy to learn and use


PMX technology eliminates the “sea of buttons” normally associated with VMCs


Integrated into the TRAK LPM VMC


3-axis CNC, 3-axis DRO (4th axis option)


Runs ProtoTRAK conversational language, G-code, CAM, 2 and 3-D CAD conversion software, and Verify Machining Simulation software

Powerful ProtoTRAK conversational language programming

Program annotation notes and photos make it easy to remember and use past set-ups



Verify Machining Simulation Software reduces programming time, rework and scrap

Parasolid 3D and DXF 2D CAD file converters reduce programming time and help eliminate errors (Optional)

Generate or edit G code at the machine for added programming convenience and flexibility


Specifications for ProtoTRAK PMX


ProtoTRAK PMX Hardware Specifications

Jog wheel for TRAKing and positioning
12.1″ color active-matrix screen
Industrial-grade Celeron® processor
512 MB Ram
4 User USB connectors
Override of program feedrate
LED status lights built into display
RJ45 Port with 10/100 Ethernet
Override of program spindle speed
4th axis interface

Software Features – General Operation

Clear, uncluttered screen display
Prompted data inputs
English language – no codes
Soft keys – change within context
Windows® operating system
Color graphics with adjustable views
Inch/mm selectable
Convenient modes of operation
Absolute Home location
Spindle load indicator
Reference to ball lock locations on table
Dimension reference indicator
Selectable view between Current and Staged programs

DRO Mode Features

Incremental and absolute dimensions
Jog with selectable feed rates
Powerfeed X, Y or Z
Servo return to 0 absolute
Go To Dimensions from convenient reference
Spindle speed setting with manual override
Selectable handwheel resolution
Convenient choice of dimensional references:
Machine Home, Part Zero, Abs
Zero Ball lock locations

Program Mode Features

Auto Geometry Engine
Geometry-based programming
Tool Path programming
Scaling of print data
Multiple fixture offsets
Programming of Auxiliary Functions
Event Comments
Three-axis Geometry conversational programming
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
Program data editing
Program pause
Conrad – automatic corner radius
Programmable spindle speeds
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
Rotate about Z axis for skewing data
Copy rotate
Copy mirror
Tool data entry in event programming
Selectable retract in Bore operations

Auxiliary Functions

Coolant on/off
Air on/off
Pulse indexer (interface for a third party indexer)
Part change table position

Canned Cycles

Bolt Hole
Circle pocket
Rectangular pocket
Irregular Pocket
Circular profile

Rectangular profile
Irregular Profile
Circle Island
Rectangular Island
Irregular Island
Thread milling
Face Mill

Edit Mode Features

Delete events
Erase program
Spreadsheet editing
Global data change
G-Code editor
Clipboard to copy events between programs
Move between subprograms in a master program

Program Set Up Mode Features

Verify Machining Simulation
Advanced tool library
Tool names
Tool length offset with modifiers
Tool path graphics with adjustable views
Program run time estimation clock
Convenient part/fixture management screen
Fixture offsets
Part offsets within fixture
Convenient manual tool handling when tools required exceed ATC capacity
Photo storage and display
Z Safety Dimension to prevent crashes
Tool Crib
Tool by Tool or Part by Part run strategy
Convenient Tool Reconciliation between programs and ATC
Convenient ATC capacity

Machine Set Up Mode Features

Advanced diagnostic routines
Software travel limits set in the factory
Prompted Tool loading and ATC Management
Checklist to assure nothing is forgotten

Run Mode Features

3D G code file run with tool comp
Real time run graphics with tool icon
Countdown clock/run time estimator
Error alarms prevent Run when set up steps are skipped
Work on Staged programs while Current program runs

Program In/Out Mode Features

CAM program converter
Converter for prior-generation ProtoTRAK programs
DXF/DWG file converter (Optional)
Selection of file storage locations
Automatic file back-up routine
Preview graphics for unopened files
Create Master routine for combining programs
Transfer of Staged program to Current
Tool reconciliation for Master Programs
Parasolid file converter (optional)



Control Options


Parasolid File Converter

Import and convert 3D CAD data into ProtoTRAK programs

DXF File Converter

Import and convert 2D CAD data into ProtoTRAK programs
DXF or DWG files
Automatic Gap Closing
Layer control
Easy, prompted process that can be done at the machine

CAM Out Converter

Save ProtoTRAK files as CAM files for running on different controls

4th Axis Option

Hardware and software that allows true 4th axis interpolation. Includes indexer,tailstock and fixture plate.