Southwestern Industries’ ProtoTrak SLX CNC is suited for toolroom and small-lot work. According to the company, the advanced user interface of the CNC differentiates it from production-oriented CNCs. Users can generate complete part programs by naming the geometry required and answering prompts. Once the program is finished, the Traking feature allows the operator to run the part program by controlling the CNC feed via one of the handwheels.
CNC features include spreadsheet editing, informative graphics, networking capability and optional DXF converters.
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The program revolves around Sinutrain, a PC-based CNC simulation system that enables instruction in CNC programming for milling and turning.