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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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Homescreen

All screen elements are clearly displayed and can be operated by swiping and touch gestures. It´s easy to use as a smartphone

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Run Screen

You monitor the progress of the milling program in the run screen.

The run screen gives an overview above the most important parameters such as spindle speed, feed, spindle position, vacuum and pneumatic pressure.

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3D Simulation

In the 3D simulation, the workpiece is reproduced almost to the original.

So you can evaluate in advance whether your workpiece can be machined in the desired quality by the DATRON machine.

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Program Management

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.

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Tool Management

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.

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Workpiece Setup

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.

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Editor

In the editor, you can program complex milling programs including loops, etc. For beginners, the graphical input mask is available, which translates completely into the respective user language.

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Manual Operation

Unless you are working with a CAM system, simply use the manual control functions of the DATRON next after setting up the workpiece.

In a clear menu you have direct access to the most important cycles such as pockets, contours, holes and much more.

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Automatic Pauses

You know that? When entering programs you can not stand permanently on the machine.

In the DATRON next simply activate a corresponding auto-pause and the machine stops in particularly important places in the program. So you can pursue other activities with a clear conscience.

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Language

Your machine operators are international as your customers and would like to switch to a different interface language during operation? No problem! In the drop-down dialog, everyone can select his personal language. All controls switch immediately.

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CAM-Assistant

With the help of the CAM wizard, the DATRON next guides the user in 4 simple steps from the CAM program to the finished workpiece. Including easy setup with the camera and swipe gesture as well as an automatic tool check.

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Tool Check

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.

Software Options

Function for the visual setup of the workpiece orgin. It is used for very fast, simple and at the same time safe setup of your workspace.

For measurement and automatic compensation of unevenness in the workpiece surface.

To set up individual areas in the machincing room which must not be approached by the tool.

For wear monitoring and automation of the tool replacement during machining.

For the production of several indentical workpieces from a single blank and for the serial execution of a program at different origins.