Southwestern Industries, Inc.
2615 Homestead Place
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 US
A Message from Southwestern Industries, Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
On Display at Amerimold 2016
Highlights include modular workholding, stable cutting tools, new machine tool offerings and non-contact measurement.
Portable VMC for Secondary Ops
Southwestern Industries has developed the Trak 2OP, a portable VMC said to be well-suited for secondary machining operations.
Mills and Lathes with CNC Technology Increase Productivity
Southwestern Industries will exhibit its Trak line of mills and lathes featuring the company’s ProtoTrak conversational CNC language, designed to reduce time-consuming machine setups and enable less-skilled machinists to do higher-level work.
When One? When Two?
East Branch Engineering often uses live-tool turning centers to complete complex parts in one setup. However, it also leverages a flexible and reconfigurable “mini-cell” strategy to enable a single operator to tend two machines at once, essentially gaining “free” machining time by overlapping operations.
Portable Machine Eases Secondary Operations
Southwestern Industries will display its Trak 2OP portable CNC machine designed for secondary machining operations, streamlining a shop’s workflow by bringing an additional spindle to hand when the operator is idled by the cycle time of the primary machine.
Mobile Machining Center Performs Secondary Operations
Southwestern Industries’ Trak 2OP portable machining center streamlines workflow by bringing an additional spindle to an operator for secondary machining operations.
All That and a Pallet Jack
Easy maneuverability is a key feature for this secondary-op machine. That’s why it comes with its own pallet jack.
ModuleWorks, Southwestern Industries Confirm Partnership
The partnership will develop stock-removal verification technology.
The Value of a Portable Second-Op Machine
A portable second-op machine can make more effective use of labor while freeing primary machines to carry out the complicated work they were designed to perform.
Portable CNC Machining Center Performs Secondary Operations
Southwestern Industries will release its TRAK 2OP portable machining center designed for second-operation machining.
CNC Software Packages Reduce Programming Time
Southwestern Industries will introduce two advanced CNC software packages: Verify and Parasolid Converter.
Converter Reduces Programming Time
Southwester Industries’ ProtoTrak Parasolid converter is designed to enable users to quickly generate ProtoTrak programs from solid 3D Parasolid CAD files.
Machining Simulation Software for Lathes and Mills
Southwestern Industries will introduce its solid 3D Verify machining simulation software, available as part of the advanced feature option set for TRAK lathes and mills with ProtoTrak SLX and SMX controls, respectively.
Taking the Long View on Short Runs
Certain jobs require a processing strategy that strikes a balance between the needs of high-volume production and low-quantity toolroom work. Reorganizing material flows and investing in machining centers designed specifically for small lots helped this manufacturer find that middle ground.
Entry-Level Machine Installation Recognized in U.K.
XYZ Machine Tools of Devon, England, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwestern Industries, has received the MWP 2012 Advanced Manufacturing Award in the “Best Entry Level Machine Installation” category for a TRAK LPM machining center installation in Kent, England. That category recognizes the supply and effective application of lower-cost, user-friendly CNC equipment.
Mills, Lathes Increase Productivity in Small-Lot Machining
Southwestern Industries’ Trak line of mills and lathes feature the company’s ProtoTrak CNC conversational language, which is designed to reduce machine setup time and increase machinist productivity.
Machining Center Reduces Change-Over Time
Southwestern Industries’ Trak LPM machining center is designed for for low-volume work.
Familiar Software Eases Machining Center Learning Curve
Southwestern Industries’ Trak LPM with ProtoTrak PMX control is a machining center designed for production of prototype and low-volume runs.
Lathe and Bed Mill
The TRAK TRL 1630SX lathe and the TRAK DPM SX3P bed mill both feature the ProtoTRAK CNC.
Small Toolroom Lathe
The TRAK TRL 1630SX lathe, featuring the ProtoTRAK SLX CNC, is the smallest toolroom lathe in the product line. It can be operated manually or by CNC using the optional TRAKing feature.