The two new variants – the MultiSwiss 8x26 and the MultiSwiss 6x32 – have been designed based on the philosophy and the technology which proved so successful on the MultiSwiss 6x14 and MultiSwiss 6x16 machines. The machines feature mobile spindles with Z axes, barrel indexing using torque motor technology, and a container housing all the peripherals required for machine operation. The footprint of the machines has been optimised. These machines mark a departure from conventional multi-spindle machines, providing the link between multi-spindle and single-spindle turning machines. The machines' on-board technology means they can deliver cycle times equal to those of cam-operated multi-spindle turning machines.