Although this might resemble a piece of modern sculpture, it is actually the Chiron (Chiron.de/nc/en) ToolTower, developed to handle up to 210 tools. The storage magazine (available in similar configurations for 130 or 170 tools) is designed to work with the company’s line of 24 series machining centers. The machines are designed for fast chip-to-chip times: 2.9 seconds. The 24 series machines are available with one or two spindles, a clearance of 400 mm or 600 mm, and with a fixed table or workpiece changing tables. The work area is 830 x 630 x 630 mm, X, Y, Z.