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Centre lathes are frequently used to produce small batches, turn spare parts or for educational purposes. This versatile basic form of universal lathe can be extended with useful features (e.g. thread cutting). Centre lathes differ on many technical parameters, such as turning diameter, turning length, centre height, distance between centres, spindle bore and jaw chuck. At Surplex you can quickly purchase by auction cost-effective used centre lathes -among other machine tools- including modern models from VDF and other manufacturers.

LACFER CR 2 E 250 Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4000 x 1100 x 1600 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Meßkirch Ringgenbach, loaded on truck
Meßkirch Ringg… Germany, 88605 Meßkirch Ringgenbach
07/11/2019 10:05
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2,900€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3635 x 1050 x 1450 mm
Year of manufacture: 2019
Weight approx.: 3200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Isernhagen HB, free on truck
Isernhagen HB Germany, 30916 Isernhagen HB
06/11/2019 10:07
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12,000€
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ADOLFI STK400 Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2000 x 700 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
06/11/2019 10:36
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3,470€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2000 x 700 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Brescia Italy, region Brescia
15/11/2019 11:13
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3,470€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3000 x 1100 x 1400 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Remscheid, loaded on truck
Remscheid Germany, 42855 Remscheid
20/11/2019 14:58
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2,600€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3100 x 1000 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1980
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, free on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4000 x 1500 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1960
Weight approx.: 3650 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Giebelstadt, loaded on truck
Giebelstadt Germany, 97232 Giebelstadt
12/11/2019 10:33
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1,500€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2400 x 1200 x 1300 mm
Year of manufacture: 1970
Weight approx.: 1700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Asperg, free on truck
Asperg Germany, 71679 Asperg
13/11/2019 10:31
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1,200€
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HEIDENREICH & HARBECK 18 R0 Centre Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2500 x 1100 x 1500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 1200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Renningen, free on truck
Renningen Germany, 71272 Renningen
23/10/2019 10:09
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1,400€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4500 x 2450 x 2600 mm
Year of manufacture: 1977
Weight approx.: 6000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Mülheim an der Ruhr, loaded on truck
Mülheim an der… Germany, 45473 Mülheim an der Ruhr
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VDF HEIDENREICH & HABECK M 530 Centre Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3700 x 1500 x 1800 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 3500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rheinberg, loaded on truck
Rheinberg Germany, 47495 Rheinberg
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Used centre lathes for industrial purposes at Surplex

Index

  1. What is a centre lathe?
  2. What is a centre lathe used for?
  3. What is inside a centre lathe?
  4. Buy a quality used centre lathe
Used centre lathe in a factory

What is a centre lathe?

A centre lathe is a machine that makes cylindrical shapes from materials such as steel and heavy-duty plastic. Perhaps the most common use for a lathe is the manufacture of component parts for the combustion engine. The first centre lathes were manual machines that were operated directly by people. In recent years, however, CNC centre lathes have been introduced into large scale production facilities to speed up the process, cut production costs and remove the element of human error. These automated centre lathe operations are controlled by computers which are programmed in advance to carry out specific tasks.

  • It is the simplest and most basic form of the universal lathe
  • Headstock, tool slide, tailstock, workpiece mount, feed and a steady rest are its components
  • Mainly used for maintenance work
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What is a centre lathe used for?

A CNC centre lathe machine is commonly used in the manufacture of component parts for engines. However, a large number of businesses use them primarily for maintenance work. Replacement parts can be produced quickly and accurately by a centre lathe, which means machines being used for the main production process don't have to cease operations. In modern facilities, the centre lathe is deemed too inefficient to be used for mass production processes, but many small companies still rely heavily on them. In order to cut costs, many of these firms purchase second-hand centre lathes. A used centre lathe is every bit as reliable as a brand-new machine, but it can be purchased at a significant discount.

JET Center lathe in operation

Depending on the part being produced, changes are made to three key elements of the manufacturing process: turning speed, cutting depth and feed speed. The turning speed is gradually increased to create a smooth finish. The cutting depth affects the processing speed, as well as how 'rough' the final finish is. The feed speed also affects the 'roughness' of the finish. Generally speaking: the lower the feed speed, the smoother the finish.

What is inside a centre lathe?

The most important component parts of a turning centre lathe are the tool slide, the tailstock, the workpiece mount, the chuck, the feed and the headstock. A manual machine is controlled by a person turning handles on the cross slide and top slide. These handles turn the chuck, which drives the movement that makes the part. The speed of the chuck can be altered by opening the headstock and changing the arrangement of the gears.

Detail of a used centre lathe

Centre lathe processes have changed dramatically over the years. Computers now take charge of production, and modern machines are fitted with a quick-action tool holder. This allows different tools to be used during the same production process through an automated switching process. Human involvement in the manufacturing of a part can be cut significantly, which improves the profitability of the operation.

A workpiece is fixed in the tailstock and clamped into place to ensure it can't move during the manufacturing process. In order to prevent tiny vibrations that can cause irregularities in the finished parts, a bezel can be used. This is particularly effective when working at high speeds or with particularly long workpieces.

Buy a quality used centre lathe

The centre lathe is one of the most commonly used metalworking machines in modern industry. While there are many centre lathes for sale in the UK, they often come with a high price-tag. You can save your business money by perusing the latest second-hand centre lathes for sale at Surplex.com. We are often sourcing quality centre lathes from manufacturers such as MAZAK, ERIKSEN, TOS and VOEST ALPINE.

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