Featuring the ProtoTrak PMX control, Southwestern Industries’ Trak LPM machining center is designed for production of prototype and low-volume runs. Current ProtoTrak users will find the LPM setup familiar, the company says. The interface is designed for ease of use, and it uses plain shop language, so no G codes are required, the company says. The PMX control can be programmed in background mode for a future job while it runs a different production run.
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