Centre Lathes

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CAZENEUVE HBX360 Centre Lathe incl. Accessories
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WEILER LZ330 Centre Lathe incl. accessories
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SCHAUBLIN 102n Centre Lathe incl. Accessories
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COLCHESTER Triumph VS Lathe
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United Kingdom (Great Britain), BN14 8NA Worthing
COLCHESTER Triumph VS Lathe
COLCHESTER Triumph 2000 Centre Lathe
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United Kingdom (Great Britain), BN14 8NA Worthing
COLCHESTER Triumph 2000 Centre Lathe
WEISSER HEILBRONN GIGANT Center Lathe
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Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
WEISSER HEILBRONN GIGANT Center Lathe
BOEHRINGER VDF DUE 500 Center Lathe
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Germany, 73450 Neresheim
BOEHRINGER VDF DUE 500 Center Lathe
VOESTALPINE DA 160 center lathe
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Germany, 73066 Uhingen
VOESTALPINE DA 160 center lathe
MATRA MDR2B Center lathe
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Germany, 64673 Zwingenberg
MATRA MDR2B Center lathe
GORNATI LEOPARD Center Lathe
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Germany, 76534 Baden-Baden
GORNATI LEOPARD Center Lathe
TACCHI MT400 Centre Lathe
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Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
TACCHI MT400 Centre Lathe
LACFER C·R·2·E·250 Universal Paralel Lathe
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PINACHO SMART-TURN 310 VS CNC Centre Lathe
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Spain, 36416 Mos - Pontevedra
PINACHO SMART-TURN 310 VS CNC Centre Lathe
CHOLET 550 Lathe
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France, region Oise
CHOLET 550 Lathe
HARRISON V 550 Center lathe
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Germany, 57537 Wissen
HARRISON V 550 Center lathe
NARDINI MS 175 E Centre Lathe
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Germany, 49504 Lotte
NARDINI MS 175 E Centre Lathe
PINACHO S 90 260 Centre Lathe
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Spain, 36416 Mos - Pontevedra
PINACHO S 90 260 Centre Lathe
GRAZIANO sag 210 Center lathe
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Switzerland, 6260 Reiden
GRAZIANO sag 210 Center lathe
HARRISON V 390 Center lathe
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Germany, 57537 Wissen
HARRISON V 390 Center lathe
HARRISON V 390 Center lathe
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Germany, 57537 Wissen
HARRISON V 390 Center lathe
HARRISON V 390 Center lathe
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Germany, 57537 Wissen
HARRISON V 390 Center lathe
GRAZIANO sag 22 Center lathe
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Switzerland, 6260 Reiden
GRAZIANO sag 22 Center lathe
Centre Lathe
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Spain, 08292 Esparreguera
Centre Lathe
AFM TUG-40 Center lathe
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Germany, 51399 Burscheid/ Rheinland
AFM TUG-40 Center lathe
HAAF LZ 200 center lathe
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Germany, 73450 Neresheim
HAAF LZ 200 center lathe
HEYLIGENSTAEDT 220 E/1000 Center lathe
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COLCHESTER MASTER VS 32 50 Center lathe
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COLCHESTER MASTER VS 32 50 Center lathe
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ZUBAL Paralel Lathe
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Spain, 24010 Trobajo del camino
ZUBAL Paralel Lathe
MICROTOR A160 N Centre Lathe
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Spain, 24010 Trobajo del camino
MICROTOR A160 N Centre Lathe
CEM Parallel lathe
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Spain, 24010 Trobajo del camino
CEM Parallel lathe
COLCHESTER MASCOT 1600 Center lathe
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Centre Lathe
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Italy, 21027 Ispra
Centre Lathe
WEILER Center lathe
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Germany, 74906 Bad Rappenau-Grombach
WEILER Center lathe
TOS Sui 50 Universal lathe
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Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
TOS Sui 50 Universal lathe
CAZENEUVE HB Centering Lathe
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Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
CAZENEUVE HB Centering Lathe
Center lathe
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Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
Center lathe
WEILER Condor B Centre Lathe
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Germany, 33758 Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock
WEILER Condor B Centre Lathe
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CAZENEUVE HB 725 Lathe
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France, region Puy-de-Dôme
CAZENEUVE HB 725 Lathe
CAZENEUVE HB 500 Lathe
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France, region Puy-de-Dôme
CAZENEUVE HB 500 Lathe
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ERNAULT SOMUA J350 Lathe
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France, region Puy-de-Dôme
ERNAULT SOMUA J350 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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