DATRON next: Revolutionary simple - intuitive, accurate and fast
Sun, September 17, 2017
Category: Press-Release, News
DATRON next, the new control software for DATRON CNC technology, combines easiest operation with outstanding results
Materials and technologies in the machining industry are changing - the challenges of milling remain: Customers expect faster and better results even in complex shapes. DATRON AG from Hessian Mühltal presents a revolution in control technology at the EMO 2017, which has grown to this balancing act: With DATRON next, the operation of a CNC milling machine is nearly as simple as the handling of a smartphone.
Making a complex process simple and comprehensible - the specialists at DATRON AG set this goal in the development of the innovative control "DATRON next". The result is impressive: a control system whose surface optics can compete with a smartphone of the latest generation: clearly laid out tiled optics, self-explanatory icons with intuitive control logic, clearly illustrated tools in 3D optics. "Button" or input was yesterday - today is swiping on the colored touchscreen and so is the machine: camera supported and productive within seconds. In the background runs software, in which the programmers have processed detailed technology at the highest level. Even true milling beginners find their way quickly and achieve best results with DATRON next.
Four steps to the finished workpiece
An example of the ease-of-use of the control is the CAM Assistant. In just two steps, it guides the operator through the program and tool management. All tools are presented with information on type, dimensions and location. The right tool is selected in seconds. The workpiece is set up just as quickly. "We have greatly accelerated and simplified this previously time consuming process with the aid of a camera and a 3D sensor," explains Gregor Leinfelder, Director of Product Manager at DATRON AG, the special innovation. This creates one of the most important prerequisites for reliable, accurate processing results. As a last step, DATRON next also allows the 3D simulation of the workpiece before being milled. Here, the revolutionary control system provides an ideal preview of the result even before the milling process.
Milling is for everyone
"No numerical input, no complex determination of the zero point during setup - this not only accelerates the work process, but also considerably reduces the sources of error," explains Helmut Neff, Director of Sales and Technology. "With DATRON next, every user can operate a high-speed milling machine. For our customers this increases the flexibility with a secure quality. This, of course, increases the profitability of the customer’s company, because even less well-versed employees can be familiarized with the technology and handle it quickly. "For better planning of all resources, DATRON has also equipped the control with a RunScreen. It also provides information on the status and remaining time of the order at any time, even from a distance.
You can see DATRON next from 18 through 23 September 2017 at the EMO show in hall 12, stand A40. On 150 square meters, the South-Hessian mechanical engineering specialist DATRON shows “State of the Art” CNC milling. "With a total of eight machines - six DATRON neo and two large machine systems - our customers and the interested specialist audience can thoroughly examine the advantages of next," says Thomas Frank, CSO at DATRON. We are looking forward to showing this innovation "live" to a large audience.
In addition to the machine stand in Hall 12, the DATRON showcase also includes a separate tool stand in Hall 4, stand D29. Here too, the trade audience can look forward to highlights such as the 4-in-1 single flute end mill , which will be presented at EMO along with many high-quality CNC milling tools.
Charlotte Breitwieser M.A.
Director of Marketing and Design
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