I went to look at a used Lagun mill today and the guy selling it also had an identical mill but with an old ProtoTrak 2 axis CNC conversion on it. Seems like it could be a good deal and if it dies I can just use the machine manually. He hasn't used it and doesn't think he will be able to find the manuals for it. I want to go back in a day or two when it's powered up and check it out to see if the ProtoTrak works. I see that SWI sells the manuals and parts for them but I don't want to buy a manual only to find out the ProtoTrak is no good.
In the meantime, can anyone on here that knows these controls tell me how to get the thing to do a few basic operations so I can verify that the control is working? The control is from 1989 and it the basic 2-axis ProtoTrak, not the Plus version. Thanks, any help is appreciated.
I got a ProtoTrak A.G.E. 2, dunno if that's the same as yours but it sounds the same kinda settup and about the same era.
Here's some code that I made using Dolphin which will mill 7 circular small disks out some large disks I use. I think I used a 2mm end mill (can't remember)
You need to save it in numerical format with a CAM extension, like:
If it's the same as mine, you'll need to transfer it to a 3.5" floppy (no kidding lol) good luck finding one of them!
You transfer it by pressing this on the beast: MODE/ PROG IN OUT/ AGE2 FLOPPY/ RETRIEVE CAM/ then on the keyboard type in the file number/ RETRIEVE CAM.
There's an option to draw the part on the screen.
X0, Y0 in the prog is at the centre of the big circle. Set your Zeros then run it hope this helps!
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