The strength of the VTC 100-4 is its four-axis machining which allows the machine to produce a large quantity of shafts up to 400 mm in length. Since the machine concept comprises a fully integrated automated loading and unloading system, a manufacturing system with very short transport distances can be created. The machine is loaded and unloaded by two turrets which ensure that the process is very fast. The machine also has a powerful main spindle (40 percent duty cycle – 34 kW, 144 Nm, 6,000 rpm). For the machining process, there are two turrets with eleven tool positions which can be equipped with either turning tools or driven tools. There are also covered conveyor belts on both sides of the machining area where the raw and finished parts are stored.