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. And don’t forget to check out DATRON’s REST API to enhance your automation options!
“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
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.
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.
4 Simple Steps To Success
“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
Customize Your next Control Software For Your Workflow
DATRON Live ensures that you always have an overview of the operating status of your DATRON milling machines!
Advantages of DATRON Live
Keep track of operating parameters in real time right on your smartphone – regardless of your location*. Know exactly what is being machined and how much program run time is left.
Great for machine operators who want to know exactly when a job is finished without having to constantly go check the machine or maintenance personnel that need to know if the machine is throwing an error or is about to suffer one. CAM programmers love knowing know which tools are available in the machine’s magazine and what their wear condition is. Production managers can easily see if a machine is in use and its exact condition.
* Requires a network connection with the machine (local or via VPN). The device on which the app is opened must be in the same network as the machine.
You can access the camera of your DATRON next machine remotely, giving you the opportunity to observe the current work progress live without being in front of the machine.
- Access to the camera stream.
- Know what happens in the machining area.
- Simple view of the workpiece during machining.
- Check for chip nests.
- Ideal addition to the Cockpit App.
REMOTE LINK APP
The DATRON Live Remote Link app can be used for simple macros. For example, for switching off the vacuum or shutting down the machine.