GTX applies the slide headstock concept from Swiss-type lathes literally in a new direction: Y-axis instead of Z. The Y-axis is decoupled from tool post reducing stack-on error and its travel range is wider than other machines in this class.
The Y-axis of GTX easily allows doubling of live tool units in small amount of space. Shown is a unit with 1 HP servo and 4 live tool spindles that take ER-20 collets. The live tool spindles have maximum speed of 3000 rpm. Other types of live tool units can be mounted on the gang tool slide.