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AKIRA - SEIKI SEIKI A-500T High Speed Milling/Threading Machine
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AKIRA - SEIKI SEIKI A-500T High Speed Milling/Threading Machine Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,200 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hertfordshire, loaded on truck
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Hertfordshire United Kingdom (Great Britain), SG1 2ET Hertfordshire
15/08/2022 11:00
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8,500 €
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CINCINNATI Arrow 750 3-axis CNC Vertical Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,200 x 2,720 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 3,750 kg
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Delivery terms FCA North Lanarkshire, loaded on truck
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North Lanarkshire United Kingdom (Great Britain), ML6 8LS North Lanarkshire
15/08/2022 11:19
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1,900 €
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MATCHMAKER VMC 1020 Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,200 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2014
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA North Lanarkshire, loaded on truck
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North Lanarkshire United Kingdom (Great Britain), ML6 8LS North Lanarkshire
15/08/2022 11:06
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16,535 €
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WALTER HELITRONIC-POWER Profile Grinding Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 2,500 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Trofa, loaded on truck
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Trofa Portugal, 4786-909 Trofa
14/09/2022 11:02
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6,000 €
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HURCO BMC30/M CNC Machining Center
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HURCO BMC30/M CNC Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 2,400 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
14/09/2022 11:26
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1,800 €
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CINCINATI SABRE-750 ERH Vertical Machining Center
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CINCINATI SABRE-750 ERH Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 2,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
14/09/2022 11:18
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1,600 €
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MAS KOVOSVIT MAS MCV 750 CNC Machining Center
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MAS KOVOSVIT MAS MCV 750 CNC Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
14/09/2022 11:23
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1,000 €
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DMG DMC 80 U DuoBlock 5-axis Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 4,000 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 14,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Düsseldorf, free on truck
Düsseldorf Germany, 40229 Düsseldorf
24/08/2022 10:23
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39,500 €
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OKK HM630 PALLETISED HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTRE Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 6,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 18,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Loire France, region Loire
02/09/2022 10:01
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25,000 €
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OKK HM630 PALLETISED HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTRE Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 6,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 18,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Loire France, region Loire
02/09/2022 10:00
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30,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 70 eVolution 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 70 eVolution 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,850 x 2,800 x 750 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 9,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Steffenberg, loaded on truck
Steffenberg Germany, 35239 Steffenberg
10/08/2022 10:22
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25,000 €
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SW BA400 MACHINING CENTER
SW BA400 MACHINING CENTER Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 6,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Loire France, region Loire
02/09/2022 10:09
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18,000 €
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STARRAG HECKERT CWK 400 Dynamic Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,500 x 4,500 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 14,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90441 Nürnberg
10/08/2022 10:25
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14,500 €
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SW BA400 MACHINING CENTER
SW BA400 MACHINING CENTER Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 6,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Loire France, region Loire
02/09/2022 10:11
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10,500 €
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CHIRON DZ15 K W M HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTRE Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 5,000 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 11,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Ain France, region Ain
02/09/2022 10:07
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9,900 €
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CHIRON DZ15 K W M HIGH SPEED CNC DOUBLE-SPINDLE MACHINING CENTER Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,000 x 3,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 10,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Ain France, region Ain
02/09/2022 10:13
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ZPS MCV 1210 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,200 x 3,200 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Plüderhausen, loaded on truck
Plüderhausen Germany, 73655 Plüderhausen
13/09/2022 11:19
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6,500 €
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MH 1600 W Universal Machining Centre
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MH 1600 W Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 4,200 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 14,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Glonn, loaded on truck
Glonn Germany, 85625 Glonn
09/08/2022 14:00
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10,000 €
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OKUMA MA 60-HB Horizontal Machining Centre
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OKUMA MA 60-HB Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 6,000 x 3,150 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 24,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Orosháza, loaded on truck
Orosháza Hungary, 5900 Orosháza
12/09/2022 11:09
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CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center
CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 3,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Martin, loaded on truck
Martin Slovakia, 036 57 Martin
30/08/2022 09:36
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TRENS MC 100 VA Machining centre
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TRENS MC 100 VA Machining centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 4,400 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ebikon, loaded on truck
Ebikon Switzerland, 6030 Ebikon
30/08/2022 10:00
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4,900 €
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CHIRON FZ 15 W MACHINING CENTER Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 4,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 6,670 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Ain France, region Ain
02/09/2022 10:08
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4,000 €
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CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 3,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Martin, loaded on truck
Martin Slovakia, 036 57 Martin
30/08/2022 09:32
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CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center
CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 3,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Martin, loaded on truck
Martin Slovakia, 036 57 Martin
30/08/2022 09:34
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DMC 70 V CNC Machining Centre
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DMC 70 V CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,600 x 3,300 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 8,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA 's hertogenbosch, loaded on truck
's hertogenbosch Netherlands, 5234 gl 's hertogenbosch
09/08/2022 14:01
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LEADWELL Vi 42 CNC Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 3,300 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 4,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Werl, loaded on truck
Werl Germany, 59457 Werl
18/08/2022 10:02
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HAAS EC 500 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,840 x 3,180 x 3,070 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 12,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szentlőrinckáta, loaded on truck
Szentlőrinckáta Hungary, 2255 Szentlőrinckáta
12/09/2022 11:31
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30,000 €
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MATEC 30 HVS 7-Axis Machining and Turning-Milling Centre
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MATEC 30 HVS 7-Axis Machining and Turning-Milling Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 19,000 x 2,700 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 26,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Tarnowskie Góry, loaded on truck
Tarnowskie Góry Poland, 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry
16/08/2022 09:00
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24,900 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,600 x 3,100 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 12,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/08/2022 14:25
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. unknown
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 16,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Monopoli (BA), loaded on truck
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Monopoli (BA) Italy, 70043 Monopoli (BA)
08/09/2022 11:59
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MORI SEIKI MH 63 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 15,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lübbenau-Ragow, loaded on truck
Lübbenau-Ragow Germany, 03222 Lübbenau-Ragow
18/08/2022 10:04
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 2,950 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/08/2022 14:24
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NORTE CTR CNC machining center CNC Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,600 x 3,000 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 21,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/08/2022 14:26
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 2,900 x 2,790 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 11,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/08/2022 14:14
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CINCINATTI CH 2500 Horizontal Machining Centre
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CINCINATTI CH 2500 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 14,000 x 2,700 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 25,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Tarnowskie Góry, loaded on truck
Tarnowskie Góry Poland, 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry
16/08/2022 09:01
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14,900 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 2,500 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/08/2022 14:11
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,000 x 2,450 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 1 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sesto Calende (VA), loaded on truck
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Sesto Calende (VA) Italy, 21018 Sesto Calende (VA)
26/08/2022 11:05
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CHIRON FZ 12 W Vertical Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Troisdorf, loaded on truck
Troisdorf Germany, 53842 Troisdorf
14/09/2022 14:02
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,100 x 2,200 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 11,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Olfen, loaded on truck
Olfen Germany, 59399 Olfen
24/08/2022 10:32
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 6,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Jura France, region Jura
02/09/2022 10:53
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WAHLI PUTZ DIXI W 150 KF9WW2/305DA S UNIVERSAL MACHINING CENTER
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WAHLI PUTZ DIXI W 150 KF9WW2/305DA S UNIVERSAL MACHINING CENTER Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,833 x 3,403 x 2,921 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 10,976 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brăila, loaded on truck
Brăila Romania, 810112 Brăila
16/08/2022 09:06
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6,000 €
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OKUMA MA 60-HB Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 6,000 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 24,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Orosháza, loaded on truck
Orosháza Hungary, 5900 Orosháza
12/09/2022 11:04
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CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center
CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 3,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Martin, loaded on truck
Martin Slovakia, 036 57 Martin
30/08/2022 09:39
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CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center
CHIRON FZ18W MAGNUM Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 3,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Martin, loaded on truck
Martin Slovakia, 036 57 Martin
30/08/2022 09:43
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4,900 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,450 x 2,950 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wallerstein, loaded on truck
Wallerstein Germany, 86757 Wallerstein
24/08/2022 10:34
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,360 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wallerstein, loaded on truck
Wallerstein Germany, 86757 Wallerstein
24/08/2022 10:31
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,000 x 1,700 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/08/2022 14:10
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KNUTH VBZ 760 CNC Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,500 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Troisdorf, loaded on truck
Troisdorf Germany, 53842 Troisdorf
18/08/2022 10:23
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CNC machining centres play an important role in the used machinery market. Fully automated CNC milling machines set the standards in the production of complex workpieces. Because of their flexibility, precision and speed, machining centres are indispensable in the series production sector. Depending on the position of the main spindle, there is a distinction between a horizontal and a vertical machining centre. Machines with four or five axes are called universal machining centres. Different designs and the integration of different manufacturing processes provide further classification features. At Surplex you will find used CNC machining centres- also modern models with few operating hours!

A machining centre (MC for short) for metal is called a numerically controlled machine tool and is designed for processing workpieces with complex prismatic geometries using a single clamping process. Machining centres are fitted with tools for various machining processes, particularly milling and drilling. A typical feature of machining centres is the high level of automation, which includes both automatic tool changing and fully automated movement sequences.

  • Processing of complex, prismatic geometries
  • High level of automation
  • Independent tool changing

Machining centres possess a main spindle which they automatically load from a tool magazine. It is possible to perform a numerically controlled movement between the main spindle and workpiece in a straight line on at least three CNC axes. Today, 5-axis CNC machines are used heavily in a range of locations. Rotary movement axes may also be included. CNC machining centres differ in terms of the position of the main spindle. They can come both in form of horizontal or vertical machining centres. If the machine tool can also alter the position of the main spindle, it is called a universal machining centre.

Differentiating machining centres

The key features used to differentiate machining centres are the number and type of CNC axes and tools in the magazine, the rotational speed range, cutting performance, dimensions of work routes and workpiece table and its load capacity, as well as the resolution capacity of the drives and entrance tolerance. Tool and chain magazines are used as tool storage in CNC machining centres. Star- and drum-shaped magazines are used depending on the position of the tools and it is possible for the feed direction to be parallel and perpendicular to the magazine axis. To reduce non-productive times, CNC machining centres use simple changers and double changers for modifying the tool, which can simultaneously remove a tool from the magazine and main spindle. The non-productive times for loading, unloading and clamping the workpieces can be reduced by means of pallet systems. This involves clamping the workpieces on pallets outside the work area, which are then transported independently by the machining centre. This largely enables workpieces to be changed parallel to processing procedures.

Machining centre in operation

The history of machining centres is closely related to the invention of numerical machine tool controls (NC) and computerised numerical controls (CNC), as well as the development of motor spindles as autonomous components. Numerical controls enable workpieces to be machined automatically. Motor spindles fitted with a direct drive enable precise control of spindle movement even at high speeds. With its integrated tool magazine, a CNC machining centre can combine several types of machine tools, such as drilling machines and milling machines and even lathes within one structure.

Due to a high level of automation, machining centres are suitable for both large series production, small- and mid-sized series, as well as the manufacture of individual pieces. Their high processing speed is particularly important in serial production and explains their widespread use in large and small companies, ranging from car manufacturers to small-scale carpentry operations. However, acquiring a machining centre can be major financial challenge for many companies, which is why many firms involved in industrial production find purchasing used machining centres to be a sensible alternative. Second-hand machines> are often just as capable at performing as new models, but it is the comparatively low cost which makes all the difference.

A 3-axis or 5-axis machining centre can mill three-dimensional curves and radii into a workpiece. The high number of movable axes, however, inevitably affect the rigidity of the machine. A 5-axis machining centre is therefore comparatively sensitive to high feed rates or very resistant material. A 5-axis machining centre is prone to wear on all moving parts and these need to be regularly inspected. As such, a 5-axis CNC machining centre may look very appealing externally, but the internal condition could be in such a bad state of repair that repairs would not be economically viable. But this does not mean that the risks of buying a used 5-axis machine cannot be avoided.

CNC machining centres are high-tech pieces of kit. The highly precise coordination of all the axes while taking into consideration tool wear and material properties requires high-quality components as well as high-performance controls. The good news is that the controls do not wear out. A used CNC machining centre is just as capable as a brand new one, which is why even second-hand machining centres can be quite an investment and require a large amount of capital.

A CNC machining centre for metalworking is a central piece of kit in industrial operations. These high-performance, efficient and precise machines guarantee that any shape and form can be manufactured. Prototype construction, reworking cast iron parts or series parts made from solid material - a good CNC machining centre enables production to achieve new levels of performance. The weakpoints described make buying a CNC machining centre a matter of trust. This is why second-hand machinery traders who solely deal in approved and transportable CNC machining centres are the ideal places to acquire a used CNC machining centre. Comprehensively tested and thoroughly cleaned, with updated software (if requested) and all damaged or worn components replaced, a CNC machining centre bought from a second-hand dealer can be just as good as a brand new machine. The price difference alone between a new 5-axis CNC machine and a used machining centre is reason enough to consider taking the second-hand route.

Surplex offers a large range of high-quality machining centres: 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis machining centres. When possible, our used machining centres are professionally uninstalled, thoroughly inspected and maintained as required, which makes opting for a second-hand machine an easy decision. Surplex also offers comprehensive services for used 5-axis CNC machining centres in addition to their sales activities. Consultation, transportation, installation and upgrading can be performed by Surplex or one of our dependable partners.

So, you would like to buy a CNC machining centre? Surplex regularly has a wide range of high-quality, 5-axis CNC machines for sale, as well as other versions. It is worth opting for manufacturers who have been known for reliability and quality for a good number of years. Renowned companies include AXA, BECK, CHIRON, DECKEL, HERMLE, HECKERT, HAAS, HELLER, OKUMA and YEONG CHIN MACHINERY TAIWAN.

Our numerous industrial auctions regularly feature CNC machining centres for sale (with a range of axes) at attractive prices. If you cannot find the right used machine for your needs, simply try looking again another day. Alternatively, contact Surplex Customer Care and a member of the team will be glad to help.

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