ProtoTRAK SLX CNC - D and R Machinery - Arizona CNC Machine Tools
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Exactly what you need for small quantity turning


Always easy to use


Outstanding precision and repeatability


Advanced technology adapted to small lot applications


Easy transition between manual and CNC turning


Indexer compatibility for high-mix, low volume work


Runs ProtoTRAK conversational language, G-code, CAM, DXF Converter and Verify Machining Simulation Software






  • Programming easily with simple selections and prompts in plain English
  • The ProtoTRAK EMX defines the tool path for you once you define the part geometry

Part Graphics

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

Math Helps

  • Quickly calculate intersections points of tangency, arc centers and more


DRO Routines

  • View the most useful DRO features in a clear, color display
  • Press the Power Feed and Jog Buttons to let the servo motors do most the work
  • Ball screw provide smooth, positive control while hand cranking

Easy Program Storage and Handling

  • Save hundreds of typical programs on the internal flash drive
  • Use the USB port to plug in a storage device or move programs between ProtoTRAKs and computers
  • Use the optional USB flash drive that is configured to work with ProtoTRAK

Thread Repair on ProtoTRAK SLX

Left-Handed OD Threads (2 ways)


ProtoTRAK SLX Specifications


Control Hardware

  • Two-axis CNC, Two-axis DRO
  • Electronic handwheels for manual operation
  • 10.4″ color active-matrix screen
  • Industrial-grade Pentium® processor
  • 1 GB Ram
  • 4 USB connectors
  • RJ45 port and Ethernet card (O)
  • Override of program feedrate
  • Override of program spindle speed
  • LED status lights built into display
  • Gasket-sealed enclosures
  • Jogstick for convenient jog
  • USB thumb drive flash memory 512 MB or more
  • Uncluttered front panel with few hard keys

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 (see below)

DRO Mode Features for Manual Machining

  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Powerfeed X or Z
  • Tapers of any angle
  • Radius
  • Fillet
  • Go To dimensions (O)
  • Servo motor return to Home
  • Spindle speed setting with override
  • Tool offsets from library
  • Fine/Course handwheel resolution
  • Thread repair (O)

Program Mode Features

  • Geometry-based programming
  • Event comments (O)
  • Incremental and absolute dimensions
  • Automatic tool nose radius compensation
  • Circular interpolation
  • Linear interpolation
  • Look –graphics with a single button push
  • List step – graphics with programmed events displayed
  • Alphanumeric program names
  • Canned cycles:
    • Position
    • Drill
    • Bore
    • Turn
    • Arc
    • Cycle
    • Thread
    • Groove
    • Custom thread (O)
    • Tap (O)
    • Conrad – one input for automatic corner radius programming
    • Chamfer – one input for automatic chamfer programming
  • Math Helps with graphical interface
  • Auto load of math solutions
  • Subroutine repeat of programmed events
  • Nesting
  • Programmable spindle speeds
  • CSS (Constant Surface Speed) (O)
  • IPR (Inch per Revolution) programming (O)
  • Gang Tooling (O)

Edit Mode Features

  • Clipboard to copy events to another program (O)
  • Spreadsheet editing (O)
  • Global data change (O)

Set Up Mode Features

  • Program diagnostics
  • Advanced tool library
  • Tool library file save
  • Icon-prompted tool setting
  • Tool offsets with modifiers
  • Single tool set-up
  • Gang tool set-up (O)
  • Indexer tool set-up (O)
  • Advanced diagnostic routines
  • Software travel limits
  • Tool path graphics with adjustable views
  • Program run time estimation clock (O)

Run Mode Features

  • CAM file program run
  • Automatic coolant on/off
  • Real time run graphics with tool icon
  • Countdown clock to next pause or tool change (O)
  • TRAKing of programs during program run (O)
  • Automatic indexing for tool change (O)
  • Gang Tool Operation (O)


ProtoTRAK SLX CNC Options


Advanced Features with Verify

Advanced Features with 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.

DXF File Converter

Powerful software that imports DXF file information and provides the user interface to add the data necessary to complete the part program. Same user friendly format as the ProtoTRAK programming

Parasolid Converter

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


Networking Option

The Networking Option lets you connect your ProtoTRAK to a network of other ProtoTRAKs or offline computers.

TRAKing Option

The power of TRAKing is that you no longer have to choose between the efficiency of CNC and the security of manual control – TRAKing gives you both. With TRAKing, you don’t have to go through the process of proving out the CNC program before you press the Go button. You can run the CNC program at the speed you desire by turning the handwheel. Go fast, go slow, stop and take a measurement, go backwards, whatever. You are in complete control as the machine moves the saddle and cross slide through the programmed coordinates.

USB Thumb Drive

The USB Thumb Drive option is an industrial grade 512MB thumb drive. It serves the following purposes:

  • Save program files for backing up or additional storage
  • Load program files
  • Share program files between ProtoTRAKs or computers
  • Save system configuration files, including backlash and calibration values