Based on the plug-and-play principle, DATRON industrial milling machines from now on can be easily controlled via our easy-to-understand control Software DATRON next. Using swiping gestures known from operating a smartphone, DATRON next makes milling almost as easy as 3D printing. In few steps, the operator is actively guided through the milling program providing assistant functions and an integrated camera. Self-explanatory icons and tools, components, etc., depicted closely to reality, support a fast identification of various functions and offer a high degree of recognition.

The absolute highlight of the machine is the combination of the camera in the machine interior with the sensitive multi-touch display and an XYZ sensor. This allows the user to easily set the zero point of his workpiece by means of swiping gestures and replaces a time-consuming manual input of complex numerical data. In addition, the operator is given the opportunity to simulate the milling process in advance in 3D and, if necessary, can add corrections. After a quick set-up of the workpiece, the user can rely on the proven  quality of DATRON high-speed milling.

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4 Steps to the finished component

The DATRON next CAM Wizard provides ultimate ease of use, because it supports
you in all aspects of preparing the milling operation. In just 4 steps, the CAM
Wizard takes you through the program and tool management, assists in workpiece
setup and enables workpiece simulation.

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    With the DATRON next program management system, you load the milling program provided by your CAM system via a network or a USB device. The DATRON next program management system visualizes the data of each existing component, allowing you to quickly select and load a component.


    With the DATRON next tool management functionality everything about tools is handled. The system gives you detailed information about the specific type, the diameter, the flute length and where the tool is located.

    The DATRON next filter function allows you to find a specific tool within seconds. The tool management stores all information on DATRON tools, eliminating time-consuming manual tool data entry.


    The special tool-check function checks all tools(predetermined by the CAM system) and compares them to those already existing in DATRON machines. So, you get a quick overview of the tools available and those still required – with appropriate suggestions for alternatives.


    The correct setup of the workpiece, including establishing a zero point for orientation in the machining area, is one of the basic requirements for excellent machining results.

    DATRON next supports your setup by combining swipe gestures with an interior camera and a 3D probe. Even without any previous milling experience, you can intuitively set up your workpiece perfectly.

    In addition, classic, figure-based measurement cycles are available, that are easy to operate using intuitive graphics.


    By means of the DATRON next simulation, the paths of the milling process can be calculated, taking into account the tools that are already assigned in the machine. Finally, the workpiece is visualized in 3D. You can now preview the entire machining process in the simulation and check in advance whether the desired milling result is achieved. You can zoom, rotate and push the virtual workpiece around with your fingertips at will.


    The run screen (Status) shows all relevant information at a glance. The program’s progress, the calculated time remaining and the machine status are visible even from a distance.

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