Sep 10, 2017 | Press Release

DATRON next: Revolutionary NEW CNC Control Software

Revolutionary. Simple. Intuitive. Accurate. FAST!

Mühltal, Germany – DATRON next, the new control software for DATRON CNC technology, combines simple operation with outstanding results.

Materials and technologies in the machining industry are changing – the challenges of milling remain: Customers expect faster and better results even in complex shapes. DATRON AG in Germany has launched a revolution in control technology with DATRON next, which will be available on DATRON cnc machines sold in North America in 2018. With DATRON next, the operation of a CNC milling machine is nearly as simple as the handling of a smartphone.

“Make a complex process simple and intuitive”. This was the goal for the specialists at DATRON AG intent on developing an innovative control called “DATRON next”. The result is impressive: a control system with surface optics that compare to the newest smartphone technology — clearly laid out tiled optics, self-explanatory icons with intuitive control logic, clearly illustrated tools in 3D optics. Simply swiping the colored touchscreen activates an integrated camera within seconds. This camera and a 3D probe, help to significantly reduce workpiece setup times and operator error. The software runs in the background, processing a comprehensive technology of the highest level. Even true milling beginners find their way quickly and achieve the best results with DATRON next.

Four Steps to the Finished Workpiece

The CAM Assistant is an example of the ease-of-use of the control. In just two steps, it guides the operator through the program and tool management. All tools are presented with information on type, dimensions and location. The right tool is selected in seconds. The workpiece is set up just as quickly. “We have greatly accelerated and simplified this previously time-consuming process with the aid of a camera and a 3D probe,” explains Gregor Leinfelder, Director of Product Management at DATRON AG. This creates one of the most important prerequisites for reliable, accurate processing results. As a last step, DATRON next also allows the 3D simulation of the workpiece before being milled. Here, the revolutionary control system provides an ideal preview of the result even before the milling begins.

Milling is for Everyone

“No numerical input, no determining the zero point during setup – this not only accelerates the work process, but also considerably reduces the sources of error,” explains Helmut Neff, Director of Sales and Technology. “With DATRON next, any user can operate a high-speed milling machine. For our customers this increases the flexibility and quality. This, of course, increases the profitability of the customer’s company, because even less well-versed employees can be trained on the technology and handle it quickly. “For better planning of all resources, DATRON has also equipped the control with a RunScreen. It also provides information on the status and remaining time of the job at any time, even from a distance.

About DATRON Dynamics

DATRON Dynamics, Inc. is the premier provider of DATRON CNC Milling Machines, tooling, service, and support in North America. With an East Coast headquarters located in Milford, NH and a West Coast division in Livermore, California, DATRON Dynamics combines the benefits of DATRON’s German-Engineered CNC technology with first class service and support across the US, Canada, and Mexico.