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Center Lathe
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Switzerland, 2502 Biel/Bienne

Center Lathe

VOEST-ALPINE W490/1,5 Centre Lathe
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WAGNER DCJ 200 PLUS X 750 Centre lathe
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TRAVIS Lathe
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Spain, 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona

TRAVIS Lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102N-VM lathe
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Switzerland, 3280 Murten

SCHAUBLIN 102N-VM lathe

COLCHESTER Master 3250 lathe
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Switzerland, 2563 Ipsach

COLCHESTER Master 3250 lathe

OPTIMUM TH 4010D Center lathe
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Germany, 57271 Hilchenbach

OPTIMUM TH 4010D Center lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102N lathe
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Switzerland, 3280 Murten

SCHAUBLIN 102N lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102-82 lathe
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Switzerland, 2563 Ipsach

SCHAUBLIN 102-82 lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102-80 lathe
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Switzerland, 2563 Ipsach

SCHAUBLIN 102-80 lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102 lathe
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Switzerland, 3280 Murten

SCHAUBLIN 102 lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102 TO lathe
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Switzerland, 2563 Ipsach

SCHAUBLIN 102 TO lathe

SCHAUBLIN 102 lathe
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Switzerland, 3280 Murten

SCHAUBLIN 102 lathe

KERN Lead and feed screw lathe
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Germany, 86732 Oettingen

KERN Lead and feed screw lathe

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WOHLENBERG V 1000 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

WOHLENBERG V 1000 Center lathe

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KAMI DKM 410 L Center Lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

KAMI DKM 410 L Center Lathe

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UWM 400 x 1000 DRO Center Lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

UWM 400 x 1000 DRO Center Lathe

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TOS SUI 40 A Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

TOS SUI 40 A Center lathe

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HBM 360 x 1000 DRO Center Lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

HBM 360 x 1000 DRO Center Lathe

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AYEL-TECH BT 400 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

AYEL-TECH BT 400 Center lathe

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WEISSER HEILBRONN Gohliath Center Lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

WEISSER HEILBRONN Gohliath Center Lathe

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COLCHESTER Triumph 2500 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

COLCHESTER Triumph 2500 Center lathe

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BERNADO 165 Top Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

BERNADO 165 Top Center lathe

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LANGE L 8 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

LANGE L 8 Center lathe

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UWM 320 x 900 Vario/DRO Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

UWM 320 x 900 Vario/DRO Center lathe

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VDF H&H 21 Ro Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

VDF H&H 21 Ro Center lathe

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TOS SUS 80/1250 Center Lathe
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Czech Republic, 664 54 Nesvačilka 664 54

TOS SUS 80/1250 Center Lathe

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HBM 320 x 900 Professionele Center Lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

HBM 320 x 900 Professionele Center Lathe

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VDF H&H S 500 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

VDF H&H S 500 Center lathe

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WMW DLZ 400 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

WMW DLZ 400 Center lathe

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HARRISON M 300 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

HARRISON M 300 Center lathe

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WEILER LZ 280 S/2 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

WEILER LZ 280 S/2 Center lathe

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HBM 330 x 600 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

HBM 330 x 600 Center lathe

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MARTIN KM 200 Center lathe
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Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf

MARTIN KM 200 Center lathe

ELEWER BV 20 Center Lathe
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Spain, 28890 Loeches - Madrid

ELEWER BV 20 Center Lathe

MEUSER Center lathe
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Germany, 06785 Oranienbaum-Wörlitz

MEUSER Center lathe

CAZENEUVE HB 725 Parallel turning lathe
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France, region Nord

CAZENEUVE HB 725 Parallel turning lathe

COLCHESTER center lathe
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Germany, 73340 Amstetten

COLCHESTER center lathe

ERNAULT SOMUA CHOLET 435 Parallel lathe for turning and threading
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France, region Nord

ERNAULT SOMUA CHOLET 435 Parallel lathe for turning and threading

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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