Cell manufacturing for all machine shops with NO increase in labour.

The XYZ 2-OP, a portable VMC designed and built to liberate your more expensive machine tools from the every day drudgery of ”second operations”. The XYZ 2-OP features the ”easy to use” ProtoTRAK® control.

The XYZ 2-OP is so easy to use that all workshops will be able to achieve ”cell set ups” quickly and easily improving production without the need to employ extra skilled labour.

Standard Equipment

  • ProtoTRAK® TMX 3 Axis CNC control.
  • Optimised digital servo’s.
  • 8 Station Toolchanger.
  • 10,000 RPM Spindle.
  • Jergens ball lock table.
  • Pallet truck.
  • Rigid Tapping.
  • Flood coolant.
  • Washdown coolant.
  • Worklight.
  • Auto Lubrication.
  • Pull Studs.
  • USB port.
  • Networking.

Optional Equipment

  • Kurt modified vice.
  • Fixture plate for vice with fence and magnetic stops.
  • Plain fixture plate.
  • Ball lock clamping devices.
  • Primary and secondary liners for fixture plates.
  • Tooling cart.
  • Speed indexer.
  • 4th axis with controller.
  • Offline programming (free download).
  • External USB drive.

Call 01823 674200 for more details.

The most expensive item on any machine shopfloor is its manpower!

The capital cost of a machine tool should be amortised over its reasonable life of say 7-10 years so, a £50,000 machine would cost £5,000 to £7,000 per year. However, an operator costs around £40,000 a year, every year, so that person needs to be kept busy. It is here that the XYZ 2-OP comes into its own. The XYZ 2-OP increases productivity by adding a spindle and creating a cell operated by one person, thereby maximising the available labour hours and reducing manufacturing costs.

Everyone knows that in a production environment making masses of the same item that running a cell is the most efficient use of labour. But in a subcontract environment if the job is only a few hundred components or a few days’ work it’s not worth setting up a cell moving heavy machines around. 2-OP addresses this issue and allows you to quickly set up a cell so smaller batches or where a job might only last 3 or 4 days can be machined with “cell” efficiency dramatically reducing the time on the whole job.

If you’re using a ProtoTRAK or any machine, quite a lot of the “expensive” operator time can be just waiting for a machining cycle to finish. With 2-OP they can use this time productively and almost free. The XYZ 2-OP portability addresses this issue and allows for this quicker production.

With a footprint of only 775mm x 1380mm the 2-OP can easily fit into the tightest of spaces.


Spindle Motor3HP
Spindle Speeds50 - 6000 RPM
Spindle TaperBT30
Pull Stud TypeJIS B 6339
Spindle to Table70-525mm
Table Size457mm x 381mm
Max Table Load250Kgs
T Slots4 off @ 63mm
T Slot Size16mm
X Axis Table Travel355mm
Y Axis Table Travel305mm
Z Vertical Travel455mm
Ballscrew6mm Pitch
AC Digital Servo Motors Max Torque7 Nm (X & Y) & 9 Nm (Z)
Rapid Feedrate15 M/min
Cutting Feedrates15 M/min
Toolchanger8 Station Box Type
Max Tool Diameter50mm
Coolant Tank Capacity68L
Slideway TypeLinear Ball Rail
Footprint (without travels)775 x 1,380 x 2,520mm
Working Height (without riser blocks)2,566mm
Machine Weight1,100Kgs
Power Requirements20A
Air Requirements6 bar (220 L/min)

Machine Options

XYZ 2-OP Vice – Special model for the XYZ 2-OP (recommended).

Fixture plate – Precision plate with primary liners, 457mm x 381mm.

Fixture plate set up – Includes liners, fence, and vice stop assembly.

Vice stop – Includes mag base and 25.4, 50.8 and 76.2mm extensions.

Tool holders – BT30, eight pieces of assorted sizes.

Pull Studs – 30 taper.

Ball lock liners – set of 8
For fixture plates. High and lower precision for use with primary and secondary locating holes in the XYZ 2-OP table.

Ball lock clamping devices – Available in sets of four.

Mobile tool cart – Convenient and easy to move.