Process: 5-Axis


The next-generation VARIAXIS i-700 NEO vertical machining center offers advanced multiple-surface, simultaneous 5-axis machining capabilities for accurate single-setup processing of parts with complex profiled surfaces. Multiple options – including four spindle specifications, large tool-magazine capacities and various coolant/chip control systems – make the VARIAXIS i-700 NEO a versatile, flexible addition to any workflow.

Paired with an optional two-pallet changer, the machine provides unattended operations and off-cycle part setup. This simple, efficient form of automation enables operators to load, unload and inspect parts on one pallet while the machine works on the other undisturbed.

The machine also integrates easily with our exclusive PALLETECH System, which can keep it running 24/7 without adding night or weekend shifts.


  • Handles parts up to 33.46" in diameter and 19.69" high
  • Handles parts up to 28.74" in diameter and 19.69" high (with two-pallet changer)
  • Advanced multiple-surface, simultaneous 5-axis capabilities
  • 40-taper spindle with compact nose design increases Z-axis stroke
  • Rotary/tilt table with roller gear cam technology eliminates backlash
  • Automatic tool changer offers continuous machining operations
  • Tool storage capacities from 30 to 505 tools offer high flexibility
  • Optional two-pallet changer facilitates unattended machining
  • Integrates with optional PALLETECH System for lights-out operations

Machine Specifications

Specification Values
Capacity Maximum Workpiece Diameter 33.460 in / 850 mm
Maximum Workpiece Height 19.680 in / 500 mm
Spindle Spindle Taper CAT 40, BP, HSK63
Maximum Speed 18000 rpm
Motor Output (30 minute rating) 40.0 hp / 30 kw
Magazine Number of Tools 30
Rotary Axes Table Tilt (A axis) 150 degrees
Table Indexing (C axis) 360.0000 degrees
Feed Axes Travel (X Axis) 24.80 in / 630 mm
Travel (Y Axis) 43.31 in / 1100 mm
Travel (Z Axis) 23.62 in / 600 mm