The new IndraMotion MTX micro machining centre is described as being one of the most compact turning and milling machines currently available. The unit is designed for automating up to four feed drives for turning or milling machines as a CNC controller with integrated PLC. A built-in frequency converter function facilitates the use of standard asynchronous motors as a simple main drive system. Combined with spindle drives with positioning capability, the standard version of the turning machine control offers C-axis function or C-axis function and powered tools. A high-performance 32-bit processor provides for short CNC and PLC cycle times with tolerances in the nanometer range. The I/O interface, with modular expansion capability, integrates 24V DC auxiliary sensors and actuators into the automation setup despite the lack of additional coupling relays. A user panel offers a variety of standard functions that allow commissioning and optimization without a programming unit. As with all Rexroth CNC controllers, the IndraWorks engineering suite is included for project planning and development. A range of technology cycles for turning and milling also facilitates the completion of challenging machining tasks. Systems data is stored using a sturdy, easy-to-handle compact fl ash module. The USB interface on the HMI panel can be used to import and export entire machine projects and NC data, or to copy data to a memory stick.