To be successful in the parts manufacturing industry it has become imperative to find high quality,cost effective solutions for the entire machining process. With this in mind, we have developed the A20, a 20 mm machine that is not only economical but is loaded with standard features such as an RGB unit, product separator and lighting. The control functions include constant surface speed control, spindle speed fl uctuation detection, nose R compensation and many more. The bed is 1.8 times heavier than conventional 20 mm machines and the dense spindle construction and sleeve holders enable high rigidity and heavy-duty cutting capability. Citizen’s unique Stream Line Control is adopted in the new A20 lathe. Productivity is improved in conjunction with the latest NC high-speed calculation processing. Overall, this machine can provide dramatic cost performance not only during initial set up but throughout its lifetime.