DATRON Dynamics

DATRON MLCube

No Other Machine Matches the Precision, Work Area, and Footprint of the MLCube

Accurately Machine Large Sheet Material Within the 60” x 45” Travel Area

Traditional machining centers with a large work area have a huge footprint, are heavy, and are expensive to own and operate.

You usually need to reposition parts multiple times, adding extra time to the project and increasing the risk for error. And sign routers don’t have the rigidity or accuracy needed for higher tolerance applications. But what if you could combine the advantages of both a VMC and a router?

The DATRON MLCube combines the rigidity and accuracy of a VMC with the agility and footprint of a sign router. Whether you are machining a large part out of sheet material or machining smaller nested pieces, the MLCube’s large machining area with minimal floor space offers impressive tolerances. A simple and easy to learn touchscreen CNC control system means you can start making parts the day this machine hits your shop floor.

increased our productivity

We were running multiple shifts at capacity and now we’re running the DATRON on one shift and we’re able to keep up with demand. Plus, the volume has increased since we got the DATRON in 2011, so we’ve basically increased our productivity by over 300%.

Jim Lamson, Hayden Kirk

Watch the MLCube in Action

Easily run small nested parts or large workpiece jobs with the DATRON MLCube’s large work area and a vacuum table system. Some applications include:

  • Thermoforming molds.
  • Long extrusion milling.
  • Telecommunication antennas.

Innovative, Easy-to-Use, 60” x 45” Machining System

The DATRON MLCube is the best choice for cost-effective large sheet machining with its impressive 60” x 45” machining travel area. It is ideal for projects like front panels, housings, profiles, and other nested aluminum workpieces. The MLCube can also mill non-ferrous metals, plastics, and composite materials. Its short setup times, ability to use different workholding solutions, low power consumption, and excellent price-performance ratio (even for low production volumes) provides long-term and extremely high profitability.

  • Machine More / Larger Parts – Mill more small parts or larger one-offs than you ever have before in a smaller footprint.
  • Multiple Setups – Put a vacuum chuck on one side of the bed, a pneumatic clamp on the other, and a 5-axis unit in the front. Take on any job without changing setups. The space is there for you to use the way you want.
  • Learn and Produce in Days, Not Weeks – Start making parts the day this machine hits your shop floor with the easiest CNC interface in the world.

DATRON MLCube Specifications

NameDetail
Travel1,520 mm x 1,150 mm x 245 mm (60” x 45” x 10”) (X, Y, Z)
Spindle2 kwatt spindle up to 60,000 RPM with direct shank collet up to 8mm
3 kwatt liquid-chilled spindle up to 40,000 RPM with HSK e-25 collet
FeedUp to 22 m/min (866 in/min)
Tool ChangerUp to 143 stations automatic tool changer
Control SystemDATRON next
Working Area1,500 x 1,000 x 200 mm (59" x 39" x 7.5")
Footprint2,410 x 2,280 x 1,950 mm (95" x 90" x 77") (W x D x H)
Weightapprox. 2,500 kg (5,512 lbs.)
Machining TablePolymeric concrete table with a cut out option for vertical part mounting
Touch Screen23” touch screen offers a visual interface with the next software

DATRON MLCube Options & Accessories

NameDetail
Linear ScalesFor extra precision applications, a linear scale option is available
CoolantIntegrated high-pressure minimum quantity misting system
CameraOptical camera in combination with touch screen visually finds parts
ProbeIntegrated 3D Renishaw Touch probe for precision part finding
4th Axisfor machining cylindrical parts or multi-sided parts
Vacuum Table Work Holdingfor machining nested parts from flat thin sheet materials
Clamping Systemslow profile mechanical and pneumatic vices with soft jaws
Dust Extraction Headfor vacuuming and removal of dangerous or abrasive dust particles
Remote Software Monitoringcheck in on the status of your machine away from the shop
Tool Life Managementtool breakage monitoring with automatic duplicate tool replacements
Surface Profilingmeasurement and mapping of 3D surfaces and compensation of variances
Automation Integrations24 volt I/O connections for robots / cobots / pallet systems

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Up to 60,000 RPM machining spindle
approx. 1,300 kg (2,866 lbs.)
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1,040 x 850 x 270 mm (41” x 33.5” x 11″) (X, Y, Z)
Up to 40,000 RPM machining spindle
approx. 3,800 kg (8, 378 lbs.)
The MXCube is our most accurate and fastest high-speed machining center. Designed for 24/7 production, this machine has a high-capacity tool changer and chip management system for high volume production.
520 x 420 x 220 mm (20 “ x 16.5 “ x 9 “) (XYZ)
Up to 40,000 RPM machining spindle
approx. 700 kg (1,543 lbs.)
Prototype intricate metal parts and small production runs in-house with the CNC system that fits through a standard doorway. Designed for precision prototyping in metal and perfect for a lab environment.

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

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