Used CNC Knee Mill
Retrofit - A.G.E.
|Used CNC KNEE MILL RETROFIT - A.G.E.|
|Shops that make parts in
small quantities have a unique problem. For most of
these jobs, a "full-blown" CNC is not useful because the
required programming and set-up takes longer than making the
part on a manual machine. At the same time, making
parts on a manual machine is not very productive since it
requires time-consuming set-ups and repetitive positioning -
low value tasks for some of the most expensive people in your
The TRAK A.G.E. is the solution to this
problem. It makes skilled people more valuable by
making them more productive.
|Used TRAK A.G.E. - what
makes it the best possible CNC for small lot milling:
- CAPABLE - it has the capability to machine arcs,
diagonals, and pockets like sophisticated CNCs, eliminating
the manual set-ups of rotary tables and sine
plates. Interface with off-line CAD/CAM systems
enables you to run the most complicated parts.
- FLEXIBLE - easy transition between manual and two or
three-axis CNC operation as required by the task at
hand. The machinist is never stuck with doing
things the "CNC way" if manual is better.
- EASY TO USE - made for machinists to use on the shop
floor without the extensive set-ups required of a
production-oriented CNC. Even a simple task like
drilling holes is done quicker by eliminating the repetitive
hand cranking between locations.
- The AUTO GEOMETRY ENGINE - embeds CAD capability in part
programming, making programming easy by eliminating the need
to calculate print
Used TRAK A.G.E. 2 -
TWO-AXIS CNC, THREE-AXIS DRO
The TRAK A.G.E. 2 is a CNC
package designed for milling parts in small
quantities. It is a complete retrofit system for a
manual milling machine.
capability you need in a system that is easy to learn and
Power enough for any
cut within the machine's capabilities.
DRO encoders on the table and saddle work with
motor encoders to provide the CNC with complete feedback of
motor motion and actual machine
Installed in the table and
saddle to eliminate backlash and provide smooth, long lasting
Including pendant arm,
E-stop switch, handles, brackets, bearings, nuts, bolts and
Used TRAK A.G.E. 3 - ADDS THREE-AXIS
The TRAK A.G.E. 3 may be used as either a
three-axis CNC or a two-axis CNC, a simple control selection
loads in the capability you want.
Including motor, encoder and ballscrew is
installed on the head. This assembly drives the
machine's quill when operating as a three-axis
CNC. The motor is easily disengaged in order to
operate the system as a two-axis CNC or manually with DRO.
AUTO GEOMETRY ENGINE (A.G.E.)
shop floor, Geometry-based programming is vastly superior to
old-fashioned Tool Path programming. But however
convenient the programming system, incomplete print data still
can present the chore of calculating points - unless you have
the Auto Geometry Engine. The Auto Geometry Engine
is powerful software that works behind the
easy-to-use Geometry-based programming of the TRAK A.G.E.
Control, and it is called up when needed by pressing "A.G.E.
PROFILE" at the SELECT EVENT prompt. With the Auto
Geometry Engine you program the successive mill and arc events
that make up the part profile by entering only the dimensions
that are available on the print. The Auto Geometry
Engine will do the calculations for you, not as a separate
operation, but WHILE YOU PROGRAM.
Thousands of shops have
already discovered the value of the investment in this
technology. They use their TRAK controls for the
applications shown here:
Used TRAK A.G.E. 2
for lots of 1 to 10, where the constant attention of the
machinist is required
- TOOLING, FIXTURES - where there is a lot of
machinist input in the design of the part.
- MOLDS, DIES, EDM ELECTRODES - problem solving is
required during machining.
- PROTOTYPES, MODELS - changes and modifications
- MAINTENANCE, REPAIR - often with no part drawings
or incomplete part specs.
- SPECIAL MATERIALS, INVESTMENT MOLDS - constant
attention is required.
Used TRAK A.G.E.
useful for lots of 10 and up, where the
additional setup and programming of the Z axis is
- LIGHT PRODUCTION - skilled input at first, part
changing by less expensive personnel later.
- SMALL LOTS, SECOND OPERATIONS - jobs that are
marginal for an expensive machining center.
- SOME MOLD MAKING - complex Z contouring.
- REPEAT JOBS - for JIT inventories.
- HOLE DRILLING, MULTIPLE PASSES - repetitive
operations that can run partially
Posn/Drill - single point
Hole - series of points evenly spaced around a
Mill - straight line in any
Arc - any portion of a circle
Profile - series of connected lines and arcs defined with
limited print data
Pocket - a rectangle, polygon,
circle or irregular shape and all the material inside,
includes finish cut
Frame - a perimeter of a
rectangle or circle, includes finish cut
repeat of programmed events with or without offset, mirror
image or rotation
FOR THE A.G.E. 3,
Drill and Bore routines
Helix - for
Engine makes calculations for you while you
Diameter Cutter Compensation allows
programming of the actual part rather than the center of the
Circular Interpolation makes arcs and any
size hole easy to do with standard tools.
Interpolation to machine diagonals at any
Conrad provides automatic corner radius
programming for inside or outside corners with one data
Incremental and Absolute programming can even
be mixed within a single event.
Error Messages to
identify programming mistakes.
Fault Messages for
Program Down loading from
offline CAD/CAM systems.
Teach to program manual
position and mill moves.
Mirror Image and Rotation
of programmed events.
Software Programmable keys for
Part Graphics displayed
before machining or during program run (real
Look a single button press to view graphics
Math Help for finding points in
prompted format with graphical representation of
Convenient Edit function for recalling and
revising program data, adding and deleting events.
Stepover adjustable for pocket routines.
of print data.
FOR THE Used A.G.E. 3,
3-Axis circular Interpolation;
to show tool path.
Easy Transition between 2 and 3 axis
Tool Length Offsets.
Optional DNC software for
running 3-axis CAM files.
Installation in your shop and on your mill.
Error Compensation on all axes by calibrating measurements
Digital Servo Amplifiers custom
designed for TRAK A.G.E. operation.
D.C. Sero Motors rated
at 280 in-oz. continuous torque are twice that
Precision Ground Ballscrews in the table and
saddles ensure smooth accurate contours without
utilizing TRAK Sensors with .0002" underlying
Modular Design simplifies service and maximizes
115V-60Hz - 15 amps.
Feedrate Override of
programmed feedrate and rapid.
Membrane Keypad and Gasket sealed Control Enclosures to lock
9" CRT for clear presentation of
prompts, status information and part graphics.
Disk Drive with one drive accessible for additional part
RS232 Port for Interface with
FOR THE Used A.G.E., ADD:
Ballscrew and Motor Assembly allows manual as well as CNC
Optional Auxiliary Function Box for control of
spray mist coolant, spindle off, a 110 AC outlet and a
programmable rotary table or indexer.