DATRON Dynamics

DATRON next Control Software

The Future of the CNC Industry. Now.

Do CNC Machine Controls Really Need To Be So Complicated?

It’s hard to find experienced machinists. And when you do find one, they’re either over-worked and too busy—or work is slow and you’re trying to keep them occupied.

What you really need is the flexibility to have almost anyone be able to setup & operate your CNC equipment. Wouldn’t it be great to have a control system that was so easy to use, your whole team could learn to run the machine in just a few hours—with no prior machining experience? If only your CNC control was as intuitive and easy-to-use as a smartphone! The DATRON next control, just made that a reality!

Welcome To The Future. Welcome To DATRON next Control.

The DATRON next control software features a touchscreen interface that’s as easy to use as your smartphone. Whether your into high-volume machining or prototyping – whether you’re an experienced machinist or the new guy on the floor – this next gen machine interface is going to change the way you work.

The next control guides you through the 4-step setup process, the graphic icons make it easy to identify various functions, and the tap and swipe operation makes CNC milling almost as easy as 3D printing. But the best, and most unique, feature is that the camera in the working area is integrated with the touchscreen display and the XYZ sensor. That allows you to set the origin of your workpiece with a simple swipe on the touchscreen, eliminating the need to manually input all that complex numerical data. 

the best I have seen in the industry

I’m super excited to get things going and finally be able to use our M8Cube. Honestly, the control and the programming language is the best I have seen in the industry. The more I learn it, the more I see how far behind other companies are because they are trying to cater to how things used to be done.

Konstantin Cheyshvili, Kontrast4D

Just a couple days and we were ready to go.

We had 3 days of training here at our facility and that’s really all it took. Just a couple days and we were ready to go. It was pretty mind blowing to have the machine land and the next day we were cutting parts.

Glenn Parent – Site Supervisor, Expographiq

Rest API

DATRON’s REST API provides a simple, standardized way for two different pieces of software/hardware to talk to each other. DATRON offers two REST API options: Basic and Automation. Basic is great for tracking machine data, like how many parts were run, the cycle time, stop time, and more. That data can be relayed to metrics software like an ERP system to help with resource planning and reviewing production efficiencies. REST API Automation has everything in the Basic option, plus the ability to read and write machine parameters. It’s ideal for the seamless integration of robots, inspection equipment, and other hardware. With the Automation option, you have full control of your machine from your phone or computer.

The Simplest and Easiest to Learn CNC Software

DATRON’s next control software has an extremely short learning curve and integrates into your process seamlessly because it works with the leading CAD/CAM software packages.

  • Simple tap and swipe interface with graphic images.
  • Augmented reality that puts you in the “driver’s seat”.
  • Built in cameras and probes locate parts fast and visually.
  • Customizable apps can be tailored to your unique workflow.

1

Select And Load Component

Load the milling program provided by your CAM system via a network or a USB device. The next control system visualizes the data so you can select and load a component quickly.

2

Manage Tool Set-Up

The tool management function stores all DATRON tool information, eliminating the need for manual data entry. Get detailed information on the tool type, diameter, flute length and location.

Setup Workpiece With Camera

Simple finger gestures operate the interior camera and 3D probe to set up your workpiece perfectly. Classic, figure-based measurement cycles can also be controlled through intuitive graphics.

3

Preview Workpiece In 3D

DATRON next simulation calculates the milling paths while taking into account the tools that are assigned in the machine, then displays the entire machining process as a 3D preview

4

Customize Your next Control Software For Your Workflow

The integrated camera feature allows for fast, safe, and simple visual setup of the workpiece origin using a combination of swipe gestures, the camera, and the 3D probe. Save time during the setup process by simply drawing on the touchscreen with your finger to indicate the zero point or position the machine, then benefit from the comfortable measurement of rotations and the lowest collision risk of the XYZ sensor.

The 3D Probe with Surface Profile measures your work piece and automatically compensates for any unevenness in the surface area. It’s fast and easy to activate or deactivate and you don’t need to make any adjustments to the milling program.

The Protected Areas feature lets you designate specific areas in the machining area to be off limits for the tool, so you never have to worry about accidentally milling into the mounted vacuum plate (or other areas) without having to make any changes with the milling program. It provides comprehensive management of multiple protected areas.

The Sister Tool feature monitors tool wear and automatically replaces worn milling tools during the machining process without needing to change the milling program. Its fast and easy to activate in the tool management area, where you will also find detailed information about each tool, including the wear and expected remaining life.

 

The Multiple Execution function is for producing several identical workpieces from a single blank and for the serial execution of a program with different origins. Enjoy tool path optimized machining with a 3D simulation of the multiple execution.

 

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DATRON Live ensures that you always have an overview of the operating status of your DATRON milling machines!

Contact Us Today To Learn More About Our High Speed CNC Machines

Our DATRON experts help many customers bring manufacturing in-house. Reach out to our team to see which machine and accessories are the right fit for your parts.

 In observance of Memorial Day, DATRON Dynamics will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024.
We will return to normal operations on Tuesday, May 28th.

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