DATRON High-speed CNC Milling machine for Machining 19 inch panels.

19 Inch Panel Milling & Machining - High Speed CNC Milling of 19 Inch Panels in aluminum, plastic and stainless with superior quality and short cycle times.

19 Inch Panel perfection begins with DATRON. Industry leading front panel manufacturers and electronics manufacturers know that DATRON is the standard for milling 19 inch panels from aluminum, stainless steel, plastics, composites and many other substrates. 19 Inch Panel Machining with DATRON is more efficient due to the high speed spindle, automatic tool change and vacuum chucks and pneumatic clamping that reduce set up times for 19 inch panel milling. 19 inch panels can be made on a single machine because DATRON High Speed CNC Machining Centers mill, drill, engrave and threadmill. 10 inch panel batch machining can be performed unattended and even lights out with large machining areas up to 1,020 mm x 2,500 mm depending on model.

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Milling and engraving of 19 inch panels at high speed with DATRON CNC.
19 Inch Panel milled from aluminum at high speed on DATRON CNC milling and engraving machine.
Milling 19 Inch Panels with DATRON CNC.

19 Inch Panel machining is performed quickly with DATRON high speed milling machines. High speed CNC spindles are ideal for Milling Aluminum 19 Inch Panels and our spray-mist coolant simply evaporates after machining leaving clean 19 inch panels and eliminating secondary operations like degreasing. 19 Inch Panel Milling Perfection!

Benefits for 19 Inch Panel Machining:
Up to 60,000 RPM Spindle
Coolant Evaporates!
Integrated Clamping & Workholding
Automatic Tool Changer
Easy, Fast Programming
Microsoft Windows-based Control

19" Panels for electronics and rack mount applications are milled and engraved at high speed using DATRON's German-engineered machining centers.
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Aluminum 19 Inch Panel machined with DATRON high-speed CNC milling machine
19 Inch Rack Panels milled and engraved from aluminum, plastic and stainless steel.
19 Inch Panel Applications:
Machining aluminum 19 Inch Panels
19 Inch Panels in Anodized Aluminum
Engraving Stainless Steel 19" Panels
Machining Plastic 19 Inch Panels
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Milling Housings & Enclosures
Milling 19 Inch Panels is easy with VacuMate vacuum table workholding on DATRON high-speed CNC milling machines!


Commonly machined plastics and substrates: ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Cirlex, Delmat, Delrin, Durastone, Formex, G-9, G-10, G-11, GPO3, Kapton, Lexan, Nomex, Nylon, Phenolic, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polysulfone, PVC, Ryton, Torlon, Ultem, Urethane, Valox, Vespel, Vinyl


Milling 19" Electronics Panels for Rack Enclosures and Rachmount Applications
Plastic 19 Inch Panel milled at high speed with Datron CNC Machining Center
Stainless Steel 19 Inch Panel Machining and Engraving
Milling 19 Inch Panels from Plastic:

Milling or Machining Plastic 19 Inch Panels can be similar to machining aluminum 19 Inch Panels in that sharp tools are more beneficial than very hard-edged tools. That said, for plastic 19 Inch Panels being machined or milled from fiber reinforced plastics that contain glass or ceramics, carbide tools or hardened steel tools are required.

Countersink holes, threadmilling and engraving can all be performed on one machine.
Feeds & Speeds for Machining Plastic 19 Inch Panels: This is where the true benefit of Datron high speed machining centers comes in. Machining plastic 19 Inch Panels really requires high speed. Slower spindle speeds allow heat to build up and melt the plastic 19 Inch Panel rather than cutting it. Higher spindle speeds throw chips out of the cutting channel and prevent long chips from bird-nesting around the tool and melting to it. High feeds get you from one place to another quickly without leaving the tool in one vicinity for too long heating the material up. But, since small tooling is often required for smaller plastic 19 Inch Panels, you can’t have high feeds without high spindle speed because it will result in unacceptable tool breakage. Moral of the story is that if you’re machining plastic 19 Inch Panels, you need a Datron.

19 Inch Panel Versatility - Vacuum Chuck or Vacuum Table Workholding!
Mill a batch of the same 19 inch panels or set up several different blanks on the same bed.


A 30" x 40" Machining Area with Vacuum Table Workholding for Batch Machining of 19 Inch Panels with quick setup and cycle times.
Aluminum 19" Panel
19 Inch panels milled from aluminum extrusions

Batch Machining 19 Inch Panels & Save Money!
Here's How 19 Inch Panel Batch Machining Works:

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Batch machining is defined as manufacturing a minimum of two parts on the machining table at any given time. This paper uses the terms “batch machining” and “batch processing” interchangeably. There is no limit to the number of parts that define a batch, but ideally the manufacturer achieves efficiencies by maximizing the space available on the machine bed and producing as many parts in one run as possible.

When companies produce a quantity of 19 Inch Panels, they usually have an operator in front of the machine for an entire shift, producing work-pieces one at a time. The operator takes raw stock, puts it on the machine bed, machines the part and then removes it — repeating the entire process for eight hours. Therefore, the operator is dedicated or “tied” to a single machine. This procedure is known as “one-up” production.

Based on an 8-hour day, labor costs about $0.40 a minute and a machine costs about $0.20 a minute to operate. Therefore, if you tie an operator to the machine with one-up production, your total cost will be $0.60 a minute. If you were to run two shifts, the machine would cost only $0.10 a minute, while the labor cost remains the same at $0.40 a minute. Although it’s a savings, it falls short of maximizing the impact on a manufacturer’s bottom line and more can actually be saved. By empowering the machine do the work without operator intervention during the second shift, the reduction in the labor cost brings the machine cost as low as $0.05 a minute.

Batch machining 19 Inch Panels on a large machining bed reduces operator intervention since it accommodates numerous “blanks” and a full 19 Inch Panel batch can have a cycle time that coincides with the length of an operator’s shift. That way, the operator can place a batch of 19 Inch Panels on the machine in the morning and attend to other duties during the day. The automated machine works all day producing the 19 Inch Panels. Near the end of the shift, the operator then removes the completed batch of 19 Inch Panels, sweeps down the machine, and sets up another batch of 19 Inch Panels to run unattended all night.

When the operator returns to work the next morning, he removes the batch of 19 Inch Panels that the machine produced overnight and starts up another one. This gets two shifts’ worth of work out of one operator. This is the principle of “lights out” production — so named because the machine is left running overnight when everyone has gone home. Bear in mind that the above example reflects the “ideal”, since it keeps the machine operating unattended for most of the workday and at night. This may not fit your exact application but, the closer you can get to that ideal, the more efficient and cost-effective your operation will become.

Produce 19 Inch panels with superior edge finish due to high speed, burr-free machining
19 Inch Panel & Gront Panel Milling, Machining, Engraving all on one high-speed CNC machining center by Datron.
Batch Machining of 19 Inch Panels is easy on a 40" x 30" bed with vacuum table workholding.
Rackmountable 19 Inch Panels with thread milled holes for assembly and installation.
Machining Aluminum 19 Inch Panel at high speed with DATRON CNC milling and engraving machines.
Front panels and 19" Panels made from aluminum, plastic and stainless steel machined at high speed on a DATRON CNC Milling machine.
Mill, drill and engrave 19 Inch Panels from anodized aluminum
Anodized aluminum front panels and 19" Panels milled, drilled and engraved on a single machine.
Versatility for 19 inch panel and frontpanel machining and engraving by virtue of a high-speed CNC machining center with an intuitive, easy-to-use Windows-based control software.

19 Inch Panel Manufactures who specialize in low production runs can gain efficiency, flexibility and an overall reduction in cost by using DATRON CNC milling and engraving machines. When milling and engraving 19 inch panels, most manufacturers use small tools and it is imperative to select a CNC machine designed specifically for use with small tools. High-speed spindles are best suited for small tools and produce burr-free 19 inch panels with superior surface and edge finishes. The low force of these spindles maximizes tool life and enables innovative workholding for 19 inch panels that speeds setup time, improves efficiency and makes secondary operations like de-greasing obsolete. Probing also makes setup of 19 inch panels more efficient and ensures accuracy and repeatability. Automatic Tool Management provides a reduction in cost by enabling unattended or lights-out production of batches of 19 inch panels. CNC machines that deliver all of these features, working synergistically, provide manufacturers of 19 inch panels with a means to revolutionize their business.


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19 Inch Panels milled from printed sheet material or sheets with laminate or overlay alreay affixed.
19 Inch Panel Milling with DATRON high speed CNC machining centers