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    ProtoTRAK update adds greater ease-of-use

    • By Editor
    • June 1, 2020
    • 2 minute read

    To maintain market advantage, the latest version of the ProtoTRAK control system is now offered by XYZ. Initially introduced to improve programming efficiency and ease of use with its 15.6-inch touchscreen, the latest update for ProtoTRAK users of the control on XYZ RMX Bed Mills can further simplify the programming of complex parts, such as islands in pockets.

    New and existing users can take advantage of the islands in pockets feature by utilising the optional DXF converter, which can be added at time of ordering the machine or as a straightforward retrofit for existing XYZ RMX Bed Mills. With this option installed, it is a simple process of importing the DXF file into the ProtoTRAK RMX control and the creation of the island program, for single or multiple islands in pockets, is created in the same easy way as any other machined feature in ProtoTRAK. The program toolpath can then be verified on-screen, with an estimated cycle time. For further reassurance, a 3D solid model of the machined part can be generated.

    “ProtoTRAK remains at the forefront of programming technology for use on our XYZ bed mills and lathes and continues to be the ‘go-to’ control for those making the step from manual to CNC operation, and for those looking for a machine/control combination that can simplify their manufacturing processes. ProtoTRAK’s popularity has continued through the current Covid-19 pandemic, with customers continuing to order and take delivery of ProtoTRAK controlled machines, with over 250 machines being delivered in the past six months,” says Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, XYZ Machine Tools.

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    ProtoTRAK update adds greater ease-of-use

    To maintain market advantage, the latest version of the ProtoTRAK control system is now offered by XYZ. Initially introduced to improve programming efficiency and ease of use with its 15.6-inch touchscreen, the latest update for ProtoTRAK users of the control on XYZ RMX Bed Mills can further simplify the programming of complex parts, such as islands in pockets.

    New and existing users can take advantage of the islands in pockets feature by utilising the optional DXF converter, which can be added at time of ordering the machine or as a straightforward retrofit for existing XYZ RMX Bed Mills. With this option installed, it is a simple process of importing the DXF file into the ProtoTRAK RMX control and the creation of the island program, for single or multiple islands in pockets, is created in the same easy way as any other machined feature in ProtoTRAK. The program toolpath can then be verified on-screen, with an estimated cycle time. For further reassurance, a 3D solid model of the machined part can be generated.

    “ProtoTRAK remains at the forefront of programming technology for use on our XYZ bed mills and lathes and continues to be the ‘go-to’ control for those making the step from manual to CNC operation, and for those looking for a machine/control combination that can simplify their manufacturing processes. ProtoTRAK’s popularity has continued through the current Covid-19 pandemic, with customers continuing to order and take delivery of ProtoTRAK controlled machines, with over 250 machines being delivered in the past six months,” says Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, XYZ Machine Tools.