The Training Problem:

Measure Tool One week at the factory school followed by on-the-job training leaves most operators with a lack of understanding that leads to long setups, scrap, rework, tool damage, downtime and mystery crashes. The operator manuals provided with the machines are difficult to use, hard to understand and not designed as teaching tools. Through trial-and-error individuals have found techniques that have occasionally been successful and have memorized those methods. However, practice doesn't make perfect, it simply makes permanent. Operators get better at doing it "their way", not the best way.

When new trainees rely on these poorly trained individuals as teachers, the problems multiply. Now there is a better way of training with a better result. Hundreds of case studies prove MasterTask has the answer.

The MasterTask Solution:

G18 Plane MasterTask set the standard in competency-based instruction during the last 40 years. Because the operation and adjustment of a machine tool requires a high degree of accuracy, we would recommend you consider using the MasterTask 100% approach. You will find that the course only covers knowledge and skills needed to perform the job, therefore, learning less than all of the information can be the source of unnecessary operator error.

The course material is organized in a logical progression. New trainees first acquire the skills of a machinery operator, then progress to become a set up person, and finally a set up programmer. Experienced operators can quickly overcome their inefficiencies and produce better quality, increased productivity and reduced operating costs.

Best of all, while the original video and CD-ROM version of this course required a larger investment and offered a limited number of testing seats and trainees, the online version has no limits. You have access to the same proven instructional tools while paying for only the training you need, when you need it.

Focused Instruction and Testing:

Press Button To make sure your trainees learn exactly what they need, you select the CNC control models found on your machines when you register each trainee for the online course. The CNC controls include the common models of GE Fanuc, Fanuc, General Numeric, Haas, Okuma and Mazak. It is estimated that 85% or more of the lathes in shops today use one of the controls covered by this course.

Other control models will be added to the course in the future. You will have access to the additional instruction but your cost per module will not change within your commitment period.


Your operators will be tested with realistic simulations of the computer screens and control panels found on your equipment. They will learn their skills in simulation without tying up your machines, making teachers out of your best operators, or allowing costly mistakes that damage equipment and cause the loss of valuable production time.

Covering the Tasks:

Tool Path Graphic While you will select the CNC controls your trainees will learn, this performance-based course does not simply teach controls. All of the common operating and set up tasks are covered including topics like troubleshooting faulty part features, reducing cycle time and even basic tasks such as mounting a chuck, installing jaws, and turning the jaw surfaces.

Other Controls:

Touch Off Many shops using the original version of this course reported their trainees were able to handle other control types much more easily because of the greater understanding of the principles and techniques taught throughout the course. Even if your controls are not included, you can select one or more controls which are similar and use the Adapt Test function to select the test items that most closely match the control and processes.

The Learning Sequence:

Mill Cutting After viewing a module, the trainee will answer the questions in the Work Sheet for that Level. Answers to the Work Sheet questions are found in the printable Instructor's Guide or can be viewed online. Trainees can go between the Work Sheet and the Core and Specific sections of the module until they feel they have all the information. Then they can begin the Interactive Test. As indicated above, the test questions that will appear will be determined by the choices made by the instructor for the class.