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XYZ Machine Tools’s SMX 2500 CNC/manual bed mill joins three larger models in the SMX range, with all four models equipped with Prototrak SMX three-axis control.

All the models are guarded to comply fully with CE regulations.

The SMX 2500 is a 3HP/2.25kW variable spindle speed head machine – 70-4200 rev/min in two speed ranges – with a 1245 x 228mm table holding components weighing up to 600kg.

X, Y and Z axes travels are 812mm, 406mm and 685mm respectively, with 3.8m/min rapid traverse in all three axes.

Weighing 1900kg, the SMX 2500 has a Meehanite cast-iron base to provide stability and vibration damping.

Induction-hardened dovetail ways with Turcite-coated slide ways prevent ‘slipstick’, while precision-ground ballscrews powered by high-performance servo motors contribute to a perfect milled finish.

Smooth and accurate cutting performance is guaranteed by the lifetime-lubricated and dynamically balanced spindle cartridge, with the 127mm travel chrome hardened and ground quill featuring an R8 spindle taper and an air-powered draw bar for quick and easy tool changes.

The Prototrak CNC is constantly evolving, most recently benefiting from advances in microchip technology and the introduction of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

The use of ‘plain English’ prompts when programming is key to its appeal, particularly when machining small batches or one-off components.

Mechanical handwheels allow the machinist to ‘feel’ the cutting process when manual machining is the preferred option but are disengaged automatically when the machine is running under CNC control.

The optional ‘Traking’ facility allows the operator to verify a program by using an electronic handwheel (in place of a mechanical handwheel) to wind the SMX 2500 through the program step-by-step.

Stop winding or reverse the electronic handwheel and the machine will do the same.

By using either the X-axis electronic handwheel (coarse feed) or Y-axis electronic handwheel (fine feed) to move both axes at a feedrate proportional to the speed with which the handwheel is being turned, and with the program initiating Z-axis travel, the operator can check for possible collision points or other programming errors without the risk of damaging tooling, fixturing and workpiece, or the machine itself.

SMX bed mills equipped with conversational control

XYZ Machine Tools’s SMX 2500 CNC/manual bed mill joins three larger models in the SMX range, with all four models equipped with Prototrak SMX three-axis control.

All the models are guarded to comply fully with CE regulations.

The SMX 2500 is a 3HP/2.25kW variable spindle speed head machine – 70-4200 rev/min in two speed ranges – with a 1245 x 228mm table holding components weighing up to 600kg.

X, Y and Z axes travels are 812mm, 406mm and 685mm respectively, with 3.8m/min rapid traverse in all three axes.

Weighing 1900kg, the SMX 2500 has a Meehanite cast-iron base to provide stability and vibration damping.

Induction-hardened dovetail ways with Turcite-coated slide ways prevent ‘slipstick’, while precision-ground ballscrews powered by high-performance servo motors contribute to a perfect milled finish.

Smooth and accurate cutting performance is guaranteed by the lifetime-lubricated and dynamically balanced spindle cartridge, with the 127mm travel chrome hardened and ground quill featuring an R8 spindle taper and an air-powered draw bar for quick and easy tool changes.

The Prototrak CNC is constantly evolving, most recently benefiting from advances in microchip technology and the introduction of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.

The use of ‘plain English’ prompts when programming is key to its appeal, particularly when machining small batches or one-off components.

Mechanical handwheels allow the machinist to ‘feel’ the cutting process when manual machining is the preferred option but are disengaged automatically when the machine is running under CNC control.

The optional ‘Traking’ facility allows the operator to verify a program by using an electronic handwheel (in place of a mechanical handwheel) to wind the SMX 2500 through the program step-by-step.

Stop winding or reverse the electronic handwheel and the machine will do the same.

By using either the X-axis electronic handwheel (coarse feed) or Y-axis electronic handwheel (fine feed) to move both axes at a feedrate proportional to the speed with which the handwheel is being turned, and with the program initiating Z-axis travel, the operator can check for possible collision points or other programming errors without the risk of damaging tooling, fixturing and workpiece, or the machine itself.

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