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PRVOMAJSKA Center Lathe
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Serbia, 31210 Požega
PRVOMAJSKA Center Lathe
GEMINIS GE 870 Centre Lathe
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Spain, 46470 Catarroja (Valencia)
GEMINIS GE 870 Centre Lathe
BOEHRINGER DUE 500 Centre lathe
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Germany, 74348 Lauffen
BOEHRINGER DUE 500 Centre lathe
BOEHRINGER DUE 630 Centre lathe
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Germany, 74348 Lauffen
BOEHRINGER DUE 630 Centre lathe
CAZENEUVE HB 725 Lathe
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France, region Puy-de-Dôme
CAZENEUVE HB 725 Lathe
COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2500 Center Lathe
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Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2500 Center Lathe
CAZENEUVE HB 500 Lathe
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France, region Puy-de-Dôme
CAZENEUVE HB 500 Lathe
ERNAULT SOMUA J350 Lathe
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France, region Puy-de-Dôme
ERNAULT SOMUA J350 Lathe
WEILER Praktikant Centre lathe
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Germany, 74348 Lauffen
WEILER Praktikant Centre lathe
ERNAULT SOMUA CHOLET 350 center lathe
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Germany, 82024 Taufkirchen
ERNAULT SOMUA CHOLET 350 center lathe
WEISSER HEILBRONN GIGANT Center Lathe
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Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
WEISSER HEILBRONN GIGANT Center Lathe
MONFORTS KNC 6 Centre Lathe
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Germany, 26446 Friedeburg
MONFORTS KNC 6 Centre Lathe
TOS SU80A-8000 Center Lathe
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Czech Republic, 664 54 Nesvačilka 664 54
TOS SU80A-8000 Center Lathe
TOS SUI 80 center lathe
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Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
TOS SUI 80 center lathe
LACFER CR 2 E 250 Centre Lathe
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Spain, 46470 Catarroja (Valencia)
LACFER CR 2 E 250 Centre Lathe
AMUTIO-CAZENEUVE HB 725 Centre Lathe
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Spain, 46470 Catarroja (Valencia)
AMUTIO-CAZENEUVE HB 725 Centre Lathe
AMUTIO-CAZENEUVE HB 500 Centre Lathe
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Spain, 46470 Catarroja (Valencia)
AMUTIO-CAZENEUVE HB 500 Centre Lathe
STANKOIMPORT 1M63-3000 Center Lathe
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Czech Republic, 664 54 Nesvačilka 664 54
STANKOIMPORT 1M63-3000 Center Lathe
VICTOR 760-1000 Centre Lathe
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Spain, 46470 Catarroja (Valencia)
VICTOR 760-1000 Centre Lathe
ZMM SU582 center lathe
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
ZMM SU582 center lathe
DALIAN CDS 6250 C center lathe
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Germany, 77656 Offenburg
DALIAN CDS 6250 C center lathe
WEILER LZ330 precision center lathe
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
WEILER LZ330 precision center lathe
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
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VOEST center lathe
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
VOEST center lathe
GEMA LZ 160 Center lathe
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Germany, 78333 Stockach
GEMA LZ 160 Center lathe
MEUSER center lathe
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Germany, 33647 Bielefeld
MEUSER center lathe
MEUSER M 0 L center lathe
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Germany, 86685 Huisheim
MEUSER M 0 L center lathe
SCHAUBLIN 102 VM Lathe
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Netherlands, 5301 LZ Zaltbommel
SCHAUBLIN 102 VM Lathe
PRVOMAJSKA TNP 200 A center lathe
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JET GHB - 1330 center lathe
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Germany, 77656 Offenburg
JET GHB - 1330 center lathe
BOEHRINGER VDF Centre lathe
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Germany, 91541 Rothenburg
BOEHRINGER VDF Centre lathe
SCHAUBLIN 102 - TO lathe
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Switzerland, 9014 St. Gallen
SCHAUBLIN 102 - TO lathe
SCHAUBLIN 102N lathe
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Switzerland, 3280 Murten
SCHAUBLIN 102N lathe
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WEILER CONDOR center lathe
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Germany, 75015 Bretten
WEILER CONDOR center lathe
WEILER Praktikant 160 center lathe
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Germany, 90425 Nürnberg
WEILER Praktikant 160 center lathe

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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