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WEIPERT W 630 E Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
13,500 €
26/04/2017 11:36
MEUSER M4S Centre Lathe
3 Bids
9,000 €
26/04/2017 10:00
KAMI DKM 420 Center Lathe
Velen
20 Bids
8,350 €
closed
VDF-BOEHRINGER M 670 Center lathe
Velen
17 Bids
7,750 €
closed
SARO SPA 8 Center Lathe
Velen
11 Bids
6,850 €
closed
VDF - WOHLENBERG W 35 L Center Lathe
Duisburg
on request
anytime
VDF-BOEHRINGER DUE 500 Center Lathe
Velen
10 Bids
6,100 €
closed
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OERLIKON-BOEHRINGER VDF DUE 500 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
22 Bids
4,400 €
26/04/2017 13:37
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TOKARSKICH TUR 50 S Center Lathe
Deuselbach
27 Bids
4,400 €
27/04/2017 14:14
MARTIN DLZ 502 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
1 Bid
4,300 €
26/04/2017 11:39
LÖW-SMAC W490 Centre Lathe
3 Bids
3,700 €
26/04/2017 10:10
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NILES DLZ 630 V X 1500 Center Lathe
Netphen-Werthe…
7 Bids
3,000 €
25/04/2017 09:04
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TOS SV 18 RA Center Lathe
Netphen-Werthe…
25 Bids
2,800 €
25/04/2017 09:01
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SAIMP MS-230 Guiding and Turning Lathes
Netphen-Werthe…
1 Bid
2,000 €
25/04/2017 09:06
WEIPERT W 560 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
10 Bids
1,900 €
26/04/2017 13:32
WEIPERT W 500 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
8 Bids
1,800 €
26/04/2017 10:14
SCHAERER UDA 631 Centre Lathe
Wülfrath
2 Bids
1,700 €
03/05/2017 10:31
BÖHRINGER M 670 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
5 Bids
1,600 €
26/04/2017 11:32
IMATEC ID-175 Centre Lathe
8 Bids
1,600 €
26/04/2017 10:01
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VDF-HEIDENREICH & HARBECK 18 R-O Center Lathe
Buchholz
27 Bids
1,400 €
27/04/2017 11:12
MEUSER KM4 Centre Lathe
Wülfrath
1 Bid
1,000 €
03/05/2017 10:29
COLCHESTER MASCOT Center Lathe
Zimmern
6 Bids
950 €
16/05/2017 14:31
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VDF-BOEHRINGER Center Lathe
Trabitz
21 Bids
950 €
11/05/2017 09:56
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GEMA LZ 160 Center Lathe
Netphen-Werthe…
6 Bids
850 €
25/04/2017 09:07
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KNUTH BASIC 180 SUPER Center Lathe
Zimmern
12 Bids
750 €
16/05/2017 14:46
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BUDAPESTER WERKZEUGMASCHINEN E400-1500 Centre Lathe
Haigerloch Gruol
0 Bids
400 €
26/04/2017 11:42
 

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Used centre lathes for industrial purposes at Surplex

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  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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