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Lathes for one-off & small series production

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.

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GATE-PRECISION G-1120 HD X 3000 Center Lathe
Newtownabbey
0 Bids
14,500 €
29/11/2018 10:00
KAMI DKM 500 S Center Lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
2 Bids
13,200 €
16/11/2018 12:23
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POTISJE PA45 Centre Lathe
21 Bids
10,200 €
27/11/2018 10:23
POTISJE PA 65 Centre Lathe
6 Bids
8,450 €
27/11/2018 10:24
BOEHRINGER V 800 Center lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
2 Bids
6,750 €
16/11/2018 09:07
KAMI DKM 330 Center Lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
5,950 €
16/11/2018 10:50
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VDF-HEIDENREICH & HARBECK M 530 Center lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
2 Bids
5,650 €
16/11/2018 11:21
STANKOIMPORT 1 M 635 Center Lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
5,200 €
16/11/2018 12:28
HUVEMA HU 460 X 1500 Center Lathe
Newtownabbey
0 Bids
4,500 €
29/11/2018 10:37
WEISSER HEILBRONN Junior Center lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
4,400 €
16/11/2018 10:18
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UNITECH UTK 560 x 2000 Centre Lathe
Leipzig
0 Bids
4,000 €
27/11/2018 14:09
KAMI DKM 332-1 Center Lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
3 Bids
3,900 €
16/11/2018 09:57
VDF-BOEHRINGER DUE 500 Center lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
3,800 €
16/11/2018 10:05
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HEIDENREICH & HARBECK RO 18 Center lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
0 Bids
3,350 €
16/11/2018 10:03
COLCHESTER Mastiff 1400 Center Lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
3,200 €
16/11/2018 12:03
ZMM C 400 TS Center Lathe
Laer
10 Bids
3,200 €
19/11/2018 11:04
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MEUSER Centre Lathe
Simmozheim
0 Bids
2,700 €
20/11/2018 10:32
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BOEHRINGER VDF D 480x1m Centre Lathe
Hilden
0 Bids
2,600 €
26/11/2018 13:50
HEYLIGENSTEDT 260 Ea / 1000 Center lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
2,400 €
16/11/2018 11:00
GEMA LZ 185 Center Lathe
Velen-Ramsdorf
1 Bid
2,350 €
16/11/2018 11:29
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VDF 530x3m Centre Lathe
Hilden
61 Bids
2,000 €
26/11/2018 13:48
COLCHESTER MASCOT 1600 Center Lathe
Crailsheim
7 Bids
1,900 €
19/11/2018 10:50
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COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2500 Centre Lathe
Eschenburg-Wis…
20 Bids
1,900 €
22/11/2018 11:04
COLCHESTER MASCOT 1600 Center Lathe
Crailsheim
2 Bids
1,900 €
19/11/2018 10:55
MEXPOL TUG 40 Center Lathe
Laer
8 Bids
1,850 €
19/11/2018 11:14
CAZENEUVE HB 575 Center Lathe
Le Lieu
8 Bids
1,800 €
15/11/2018 09:10
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KONVENTA D 530x2m Centre Lathe
Hilden
39 Bids
1,800 €
26/11/2018 13:49
VDF-BOEHRINGER D 480 Center Lathe
Arnhem
1 Bid
1,400 €
27/11/2018 12:07
TOS SN 558-71 B Center Lathe
Arnhem
1 Bid
1,400 €
27/11/2018 12:18
MEXPOL TUG 40 Center Lathe
Laer
5 Bids
1,300 €
19/11/2018 11:33
YUNG SUNG Unicum YWA 8 Center Lathe
Arnhem
1 Bid
1,200 €
27/11/2018 12:02
AFM Center Lathe
Arnhem
1 Bid
1,200 €
27/11/2018 12:03
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MONDIAL HYDROGALLIC Centre Lathe
Siegbach-Tring…
0 Bids
1,200 €
22/11/2018 11:45
AFM TUG-40 Center Lathe
Hilden
9 Bids
1,000 €
26/11/2018 12:17
VDF-BOEHRINGER 48 D Centre Lathe
Eschenburg-Wis…
5 Bids
950 €
22/11/2018 11:35
MEUSER M 1 Center Lathe
Crailsheim
5 Bids
950 €
19/11/2018 11:10
COLCHESTER Mascot 1600 Centre Lathe
Mühlhausen
0 Bids
900 €
05/12/2018 10:07
GRAZIANO SAG 14 Center Lathe
Laer
2 Bids
900 €
19/11/2018 11:24
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TOS SV 18 R Centre Lathe
Leipzig
0 Bids
850 €
27/11/2018 14:29
 

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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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