5 Levels of Multi‑Tasking

Multi-Tasking machines are extremely effective because of their ability to mill and turn part features with high accuracy and high quality, while cutting down on the number of machines required in a manufacturing facility and reducing labor cost per part.

We offer a wide and diverse selection of Multi-Tasking machines with differing capabilities. So whether you are producing small parts with unit cycle times of under a minute, or large, complex components that require a full week of machining, we have a solution to boost your efficiency, flexibility and productivity.

To ensure you have the right level of Multi-Tasking technology for your facility, we have developed “5 Levels of Multi-Tasking,” which represents the “5” in our comprehensive “3-4-5 Manufacturing Solution.”

Level 1

Level 2

Level 2Machines at this level include Y-axis functionality for the machine's drum turret, which increases the range of part geometries. You can also achieve machining off the centerline and perform Done-In-One machining through the use of two spindles with a milling turret or two spindles with a two-turret configuration.

Machines at this level include:

Level 3

Level 3With further enhanced features, including independent milling spindle headstocks with B-axis indexing, full Y-axis travels and tooling magazines, machines at this level perform 4-axis simultaneous machining and 5-axis tool tip positioning.

Machines at this level include:

Level 4

Level 4With an emphasis on automation and tackling large and highly complex parts, machines at this level allow you to achieve full, simultaneous 5-axis machining. Several machines in this category integrate with robots, while others pair perfectly with our PALLETECH System to achieve fully automated, unattended production.

Machines at this level include:

Level 5

Level 5At this highly advanced stage of Multi-Tasking, we take machines from Level 4 and equip them with specialized Ultra-Tasking functions, such as gear cutting, honing, grinding and polishing, so you can machine the most demanding and complex parts in a single setup. Also at this level, complete Multi-Tasking automation via our PALLETECH System lets you achieve fully automated, unattended production.

Machines at this level include: