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Anyone have any experience with these? Good? Bad? Ease of use?

Need to spend some dough on a machine for quick one'z two'z parts....... We have the knee mills which are simple.

With the lack of talent in the work force it has to be plug and play programming.......
 

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Nice machines.
Simple to program. Like all other Trak mills.
They can be setup with Jergens ball lock with sub plates.
If you are running the same job you can up load pictures of the setup and a detailed instructions.
That way a do nothing button pusher can go from part to part with ease
Another nice feature is you can stop a program anywhere in cutting cycle(except thread milling)
Pull the sub plate ,put in the next "rush job" and when done put your original sub plate back in and start where you left off

Its nice they final put a machine together with a tool changer
 

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If it is for one'z ,two'z parts I think a regular DPM, 3 Axis bed mill might be a better option


But my opinion.
Had one and sold it after going thru three sets of rain gear to run it:-D:-D:-D

Thanks for your help what do they go for price wise (machining center)????
 

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Like any machine it depends what kind of tooling you are getting with it.
$30k would be a screaming deal if it didn't have any tooling with it.
$45-50 if tooled up. Is average asking price.
They are around $70k new.
Nice thing about the LPM IS that they come fully loaded with programming.the DPM and lathes you pay extra for each individual software like DXF converter or to make it compatible with Haas or Seimens control.

Let me know if you decide you need 1. I will start beating the bush.
 

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I have a friend with two new prototrak and he loves them. Went from fadals to them and are much happier. I think only "issues" he has is breaking draw bars, they are manual tool change machines. They don't do any cam work which works out great with them programming at the control.
 

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Do they have a power draw bar? If so what is the Brand?
The power draw bar is a pretty simple impact wrench device.
The only reason I can see draw bar breaking is running too much air pressure.
If manually tightening draw bar. Tell the gorilla running it to easy up a bit.
 
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