CNC Routers with a large work area comprised of T-Nut or Vacuum Table for easy job set up

CNC ROUTER for precision milling and engraving of aluminum, plastic, stainless steel, composites and other sheet material.

CNC Router perfection by DATRON begins with a high speed CNC router spindles up to 60,000 RPM and large work areas up to 1,020 mm x 2,500 mm depending on model. This CNC router technology includes vacuum table workholding that makes it extremely easy to set up and machine sheet material in just seconds. DATRON CNC Routers are more efficient due to the high speed spindles, automatic tool changeers and a variety of customizable CNC router automation options like pick and place systems and rotary axis systems for machining multiple sides of long extrusions and other parts.
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High Speed CNC Router for milling and engraving of aluminum and plastics with superior surface finishes and improved cycle times.
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CNC Router ML 1500 by DATRON

DATRON CNC Routers deliver flexibility through and optimized router design along with features that other CNC routers don't offer. One example is the probing option on our CNC routers that allows you to scan the surface of sheet material so that any variance is compensated for before the routing is performed. Our CNC router machine also offers:

Spindles up to 60,000 RPM
Spray-Mist Coolant Evaporates!
Integrated Clamping & Workholding
Automatic Tool Changer
Easy, Fast Programming
Intuitive Control Software

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Plastics CNC Router for milling and engraving plastic sheet material at high speed


ML 1500 CNC Router with protective enclosure


CNC Router Applications:
Machining aluminum panels
Aluminum & Plastic Sheet Material
Engraving Stainless Steel
CNC Routing Aluminum
Milling Extrusions & Profiles
Milling Housings & Enclosures
Aerospace Parts & Components
Milling Housings & Enclosures

CNC Router for machining aluminum, composites, plastic, stainless steel and more

Composites and Plastics Milled and Engraved on DATRON High Speed CNC Routers

CNC Router for Batch Machining

Batch machining is defined as manufacturing a minimum of two parts on the machining table at any given time.  This section 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 router machine bed and producing as many parts in one run as possible. 

When companies produce a quantity of parts, 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 router machine bed, mills the part and then removes it — repeating the entire process for eight hours.  Therefore, the operator is dedicated or “tied” to a single router machine.  This procedure is known as “one-up” production.

Based on an 8-hour day, labor costs about $0.40 a minute and a router machine costs about $0.20 a minute to operate.  Therefore, if you tie an operator to the router machine with one-up production, your total cost will be $0.60 a minute.  If you were to run two shifts, the router 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 router machine do the work without operator intervention during the second shift, the reduction in the labor cost brings the router machine cost as low as $0.05 a minute.

Batch machining panels, for example, on a large router bed reduces operator intervention since it accommodates large sheet material so a full panel batch can have a cycle time that coincides with the length of an operator’s shift.  That way, the operator can place a sheet on the machine in the morning and attend to other duties during the day.  The automated machine works all day producing the panels.  Near the end of the shift, the operator then removes the completed batch of panels, sweeps down the router machine, and sets up another sheet to run unattended all night. 

When the operator returns to work the next morning, he removes the batch of panels that the router 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.

Use CNC Router to Machine batches of panels from sheet material like this anodized aluminum


High Speed CNC Router for aluminum and plastic electronic enclosures, housings, panels etc.

Clean Cut for DATRON CNC Routers collects chips and dust


Acrylic and Plastic Sheet Material machined on DATRON CNC Routers


CNC Router chip extraction system

Extrusions and profiles milled from aluminum with DATRON high-speed CNC Routers
Long extrustions and other parts can be vertically mounted because DATRON CNC Routers can come with an optional cut-away at the front of the machining table.
CNC Routing of aluminum sheet metal on Datron routers at high speed with a 60,000 RPM machining spindle.
CNC Router for Aerospace Components and Aircraft Parts and Panels

Large Format CNC Router Part (Above) is used for Aerospace, Aircraft Ejector Seats like the one shown below.

Large CNC Router beds accommodate full sheets of aluminum, plastic, stainless steel and composite material for high speed routing

Aluminum Profiles and Extrusions machined and engraved on high speed CNC Routers by Datron.
Large 60" x 45" Machining Area on DATRON CNC Router Machine ML 1500 is ideal for batch machining of small parts from aluminum and plastic sheet material
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Plastic CNC Routing performed with optimized feeds and speeds on Datron CNC Routers.
CNC Routing of aluminum front panels and electronic enclosures
CNC Router with ample 40"x20" machining table.


High Speed CNC Router Machines by Datron are Made in Germany for precision and industrial reliability
DATRON High Speed CNC Routers are the ideal choice for Milling and Engraving aluminum extrusions or profiles, as well as sheet material made of plastic, composites, stainless steel and aluminum. Our CNC Routers feature 40,000 to 60,000 RPM spindles, Automatic Tool Changers and Vacuum Workholding.