Thread: prototrak (software
i am new
i work in engineering doing milling surface grinding and fitting
when i am milling i use a xyz milling machine with PROTOTRAK sotfware controling 2 axis X and Y .this software uses no G or M codes you just put in the amounts you want
eg x 25 .40 y50.00- press go it it will go to that position
is anyone using this software on home built machines
So when you type something on the keyboard on a ProtoTrak machine the commands it sends to the underlying machine controller are probably not dissimilar to G-Code in a machine readable form.
Given they want to charge $$$ for their sofware I doubt there is anyone using it on a hobby machine (but never say never!)
In the support documentation there is a little docmented facility "G-Code Editor (VM only)", so I suspect I was right in the underlying transfer from programming module to motor controller being G-code based[/edit]
Last edited by irving2008; 31-12-2009 at 06:00 PM.
Firstly let me say I'm a newbie on this site (found it by accident actually, looked useful, and I signed up!)
ProtoTrak software: I have used this on industrial machines (KRV 3000/PRO3000 milling machines with ProtoTrak MX2 control), and as stated, it simply requires co-ordinate positions entered. Don't know of any retrofits (or otherwise) on hobby machines - I think the cost is probably prohibitive.
The system is designed for prototyping / low volume (easily programmed), and I think (I may be wrong) the underlying system is based on Fanuc controls (shall attempt to find a link).
*Apologies for dredging up an old thread*
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