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Publication Date: 07/1/2007
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Datron Intros Hi-Speed CNC with Micro Tool Machining
Light-duty CNC machine.
Milford, NH — New from Datron is its excelsior® Lite CNC machining center. The system, for parts that are 1/4-in. or smaller in size, has been designed specifically for manufacturers who need innovative high-speed technology on a budget.

The excelsior Lite has an aluminum bed rather than the granite table found on its big brother the excelsior EX. While this does impact rigidity to some extent, this may not be critical to every application, particularly in the PC board and electronics markets. The new CNC machine comes standard with a 1.2kW 30,000 RPM spindle, 20 x 20-in. machining area, 5-tool Automatic Tool Changer, Windows-based 3D control software, C3 1GHz PC with 256MB RAM, 15-in. CRT, keyboard and controller, Ethernet, CD-ROM and USB ports, remote monitoring capability and enclosure with safety lock-out. The unit's large machining table and full enclosure have a solid steel base to deliver both safety and stability. X, Y, Z agility is facilitated by a handheld controller, included as standard. The unit, like all other Datron machines, has a precision ball screw for superior accuracy. Drives are covered and protected from chips and debris — resulting in the ability to machine metal with minimized vibration and maximized accuracy.

The unit is especially suited for machining non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper and brass. The high RPM rate evacuates chips, and the heat associated with them, from the cutting channel — resulting in lower machining forces and less vibration. All of this facilitates high feed rates while improving the quality of the cut and surface finish.

Integrated workholding options yield quick setup and changeover — including a pneumatic clamping system, the VacuMate vacuum table that holds parts flat — even those with minimal surface area, facilitating batch machining from thin substrates; and the company's lightweight Quick-Pallets which use a beveled boss-in-cavity system to register parts in X, Y and Z for improved repeatability on jobs with frequent change-over.

For more information, contact: Datron Dynamics, Inc., 115 Emerson Rd., Milford, NH 03055 888-262-2833 fax: 603-672-8067 E-Mail: Web:

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