ProtoTRAK SMX CNC - D and R Machinery - Arizona CNC Machine Tools
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The most powerful CNC for Toolroom work!


Configure the ProtoTRAK SMX CNC control to your needs and application


Easy transition between manual, 2-Axis, and 3-Axis CNC


Always easy to learn and use – even the most advanced operations


Optional Parasolid and DXF Converters – Save you time by taking dimensions directly from the drawing






Basic Hole Patterns

Bolt Hole Patterns


Toolpath with Verify Graphics



Powerful Canned Cycles

  • Position
  • Drill
  • Bolt Hole
  • Mill
  • Arc
  • Face Mill
  • Circle Pocket
  • Rectangular Pocket
  • Irregular Pocket
  • Circular Profile
  • Rectangular Profile

Canned Cycles below are included with Advanced Features Option

  • Irregular Profile
  • Circle Island
  • Rectangular Island
  • Irregular Island
  • Helix
  • Thread Milling
  • Engraving
  • Face Mill

A.G.E. the Auto Geometry Engine

  • Program complex profiles easily with the powerful AGE feature. Enter the information you have and the AGE will calculate missing points for you while you program.  The AGE doesn’t take more time to use, it works automatically as you program.



Advanced File Management

  • Access different drives, copy and rename files and look at part graphics before opening a file
  • Back up programs easily with the automatic back up routine

CNC Power, even when working manually

  • Incremental and Absolute Referencing
  • Large, easy-to-read dimensions display
  • Convenient features such as Job, Teach and Power Feed

List Step Graphics

  • See a full screen view of your programming progress with the push of a button
  • Use the list step graphics to easily isolate program problems

Electronic Brains in the Handles

  • The feel of manual control of real handwheels, but our electronic handwheels bring the power of the CNC to your fingertips through features such as TRAKing and DO ONE.


Profiles and Pockets

  • Easily program pockets and profiles of all shapes with powerful canned cycles.

Spreadsheet Editing

  • View data for your whole program at once
  • Sort and make changes to a group of events with the press of a button

Tool Path Graphics

  • See where the control plans to move the tool prior to machining
  • Easily catch mistakes with error messages, colors, and selectable views

Verify Machining Simulation

  • Verifies ProtoTRAK or G-Code generated programs for errors
  • Watch tools machine and display the finished part


Options for the ProtoTRAK SMX


Advanced Features Option

  • Verify Machining Simulation
  • Auto Geometry Engine (AGE)
  • Spreadsheet editing
  • Global data change
  • Scaling of print data
  • Multiple fixture offsets
  • Event comments
  • 3-axis conversational programming
  • G Code editor
  • Program run time estimation clock
  • Additional Canned Cycles:
  • Irregular Profile
  • Irregular Pocket
  • CircleIsland
  • Rectangular Island Irregular Island
  • Helix
  • ThreadMilling
  • Engraving
  • Copy Drill to Tap
  • Face Mill
  • Mirror of programmed events
  • Copy with or without offsets
  • Copy Rotate
  • Copy Mirror
  • Clipboard to copy events between programs


DXF File 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


Networking Option

  • Networking via RJ45 port


CAM OUT Converter

  • Regenerate a CAM file with revisions from the shop floor


Auxiliary Functions Option

  • Program control of coolant
  • Spindle off
  • Output to programmable indexer or rotary table

TRAKing/Electronic Handwheels
(Our favorite option!)

  • TRAKing of programs during program run
  • Go To Dimensions
  • Selectable Fine/Coarse handwheel resolution


Parasolid Converter Software

  • Generate programs from solid files
  • Process commonly used .x_t files
  • Dozens of time-saving features


Offline Programming

  • The ProtoTRAK SMX user interface for Windows® PC
  • Program and modify files from current and past ProtoTRAK models


ProtoTRAK SMX Specifications

optional feature *


Control Hardware

  • Two or three-axis CNC, three-axis DRO
  • Real handwheels for manual operation
  • 10.4″ color active-matrix screen
  • Industrial-grade Pentium® processor
  • 1GBRam
  • 4 USB connectors
  • RJ45 port and Ethernet card*
  • Override of program feedrate
  • Override of program spindle speed*
  • LED status lights built into display
  • USB thumb drive flash memory 512 MB or more
  • Uncluttered front panel with few hard keys
  • 110V, 1P, 12A


Software Features – General Operation

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


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*
  • Teach-in of manual moves
  • Servo motor return to 0 absolute
  • Spindle speed setting with override*
  • Tool offsets from library
  • Fine/Course handwheel resolution*

Program Mode Features

  • Geometry-based programming
  • Tool path programming*
  • Scaling of print data*
  • Multiple fixture offsets*
  • Programmable 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
  • Canned cycles:
    • Position
    • Drill
    • Bolt Hole
    • Mill
    • Arc
    • Circle pocket
    • Rectangular pocket
    • Circular profile
    • Rectangular profile
    • Irregular profile*
    • Irregular pocket*
    • Circle Island*
    • Rectangular Island*
    • Irregular Island*
    • Helix*
    • Thread milling*
    • Engraving*
    • Tapping*
    • Face Mill*
  • Programmable Spindle Speeds*
  • 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*
  • Copy*
  • Copy Drill to Tap Event*
  • Copy Rotate*
  • Copy Mirror*
  • Auto Geometry Engine*

Edit Mode Features

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


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*


Run Mode Features

  • Trial run at rapid
  • 3D G Code file run
  • Real time run graphics with tool icon
  • Countdown clock to next pause or tool change*
  • TRAKing of programs during program run*


Program In/Out Mode Features

  • CAM IN program converter
  • CAM OUT converter to run ProtoTRAK programs on different controls*
  • Converter for prior-generation ProtoTRAK programs
  • DXF / DWG Converter*
  • Selection of file storage locations
  • Automatic file back up routine
  • Preview Graphics for unopened files
  • Networking via RJ45 port*
  • Program Storage to USB Flash Drives