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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 12,000 x 4,700 x 4,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 33,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bournemouth, loaded on truck
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Bournemouth United Kingdom (Great Britain), BH11 8QN Bournemouth
15/12/2021 14:03
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MAZAK Vortex 815/120 CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,500 x 4,600 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 20000 kg kg
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Delivery terms FCA Poole, loaded on truck
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Poole United Kingdom (Great Britain), BH16 5DA Poole
15/12/2021 14:00
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19,990 €
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BRIDGEPORT VMC 2000x30 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,300 x 3,400 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bournemouth, loaded on truck
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Bournemouth United Kingdom (Great Britain), BH11 8QN Bournemouth
15/12/2021 14:01
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9,990 €
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SW BA W04-42 CNC Machining Centre for ABS Module Machining CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,350 x 3,100 x 7,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 18,360 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:18
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150,000 €
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HAAS EC 500 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,400 x 2,950 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 11900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jászberény, loaded on truck
Jászberény Hungary, 5100 Jászberény
07/12/2021 09:02
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34,000 €
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DMG MORI DMC 1035 V ecoline CNC Machining Center
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 6,300 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 5.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:01
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26,500 €
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DMG MORI DMC 1035 V ecoline CNC Machining Center
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 6,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 5.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:00
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26,000 €
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HYUNDAI KIA VX380TD Vertical Machining Centre
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HYUNDAI KIA VX380TD Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 3,200 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 5000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szentlőrinckáta, loaded on truck
Szentlőrinckáta Hungary, 2255 Szentlőrinckáta
07/12/2021 09:05
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15,000 €
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MIKRON UCP 1000 TCN 426 5-axis Universal Machining Centre
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MIKRON UCP 1000 TCN 426 5-axis Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,100 x 3,000 x 3,110 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 11,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Suisio (BG), loaded on truck
Suisio (BG) Italy, 24040 Suisio (BG)
15/12/2021 10:12
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15,000 €
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DMG DMC 635V ECOLINE Vertical Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nyírpazony, free on truck
Nyírpazony Hungary, 4531 Nyírpazony
08/12/2021 11:20
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19,000 €
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KIA HI-V50D Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,600 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 9500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szentlőrinckáta, loaded on truck
Szentlőrinckáta Hungary, 2255 Szentlőrinckáta
07/12/2021 09:06
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9,000 €
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ECKERT JANTAR 2 CNC Plasma and Oxygaz Cutting Table CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,000 x 2,000 x 6,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Cluj-Napoca, ex foundation, unpackaged
Cluj-Napoca Romania, 400037 Cluj-Napoca
07/12/2021 09:32
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7,900 €
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KITAGAWA (2711) C-Axis for Machining Centre - new CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 700 x 700 x 500 mm
Year of manufacture 2021
Weight approx. 30 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Sézanne, ex foundation, unpackaged
Sézanne France, 51120 Sézanne
06/12/2021 10:03
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6,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 635 V Vertical Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,700 x 3,000 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 14:59
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11,500 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:06
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3,700 €
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MIKRON VC 750 Vertical Machining Centre
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MIKRON VC 750 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,900 x 3,900 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 14:09
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3,000 €
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BROTHER TC-31 A Vertical Machining Centre
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BROTHER TC-31 A Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,900 x 1,600 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szentlőrinckáta, loaded on truck
Szentlőrinckáta Hungary, 2255 Szentlőrinckáta
07/12/2021 09:08
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3,000 €
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HECKERT CWK 500 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 4,800 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:14
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1,350 €
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SW BA W04-42 CNC machining centre, prepared for ABS module machining
SW BA W04-42 CNC machining centre, prepared for ABS module machining CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,350 x 3,100 x 7,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 18,360 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:20
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150,000 €
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SW BA W04-42 CNC machining centre
SW BA W04-42 CNC machining centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,350 x 3,100 x 7,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 18,360 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:19
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150,000 €
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BELOTTI SKY 3630 CNC 5-axis Machining Centre
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BELOTTI SKY 3630 CNC 5-axis Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,850 x 5,700 x 5,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 25,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
10/12/2021 14:10
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130,000 €
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MORI SEIKI NMV 5000 DCG 5-axis Vertical Machining Centre
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MORI SEIKI NMV 5000 DCG 5-axis Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,450 x 2,700 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
Item available from 18/11/2021
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
10/12/2021 14:00
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110,000 €
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SIGMA FLEXI 5-5AX CNC 5-axis Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,800 x 4,650 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
Item available from 18/11/2021
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
10/12/2021 14:01
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55,000 €
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CHIRON MILL-800 FA 5-Axis Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,600 x 6,200 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brescia, loaded on truck
Brescia Italy, 25135 Brescia
15/12/2021 10:13
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55,000 €
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HAAS VF11/50 HE Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 3,200 x 2,970 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 20,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
10/12/2021 14:03
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39,500 €
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DMG MORI DMC 1035 V ecoline CNC Machining Center
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 6,300 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 5.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:02
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26,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 3,800 x 3,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2015
Weight approx. 9,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
15/12/2021 10:19
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20,000 €
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NORTE CTR CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. unknown
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
15/12/2021 10:20
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18,500 €
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MAKINO A 88 Horizontal Machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,500 x 4,500 x 3,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 20,000 kg
Item available from By appointment
Delivery terms FCA Vinovo (TO), loaded on truck
Vinovo (TO) Italy, 10048 Vinovo (TO)
15/12/2021 10:15
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18,000 €
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MATRA DMC 2100 H Vertical Machining Centre
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MATRA DMC 2100 H Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,600 x 3,300 x 3,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 24,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 10:10
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15,000 €
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MAZAK FJV-250 Vertical Machining Centre
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MAZAK FJV-250 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,300 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 6,300 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Pr. Oldendorf - Getmold, ex foundation, unpackaged
Pr. Oldendorf - Getmold Germany, 32361 Pr. Oldendorf - Getmold
15/12/2021 10:16
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14,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,640 x 3,200 x 3,120 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
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Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
27/01/2022 11:08
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12,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 4,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
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Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
27/01/2022 11:09
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10,000 €
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RÖDERS RFM 1000 High-Performance Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 4,500 x 4,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 8,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 11:06
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7,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,950 x 2,200 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
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Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
27/01/2022 11:14
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RMT KOMPAKT 8-S Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,790 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Ascoli Piceno Italy, region Ascoli Piceno
15/12/2021 10:54
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6,800 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,210 x 2,950 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 7,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
15/12/2021 10:26
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6,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,950 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lorch, loaded on truck
Lorch Germany, 73547 Lorch
08/12/2021 13:03
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6,000 €
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STAMA MC 326 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 3,200 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:16
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6,250 €
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OKK HM 40 Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 2,500 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Tychy, loaded on truck
Tychy Poland, 43-110 Tychy
07/12/2021 09:07
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5,500 €
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BRIDGEPORT VMC 1000 Vertical Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 2,200 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Tychy, loaded on truck
Tychy Poland, 43-110 Tychy
07/12/2021 09:34
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4,500 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal Machining Centre
HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 4,800 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:13
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3,500 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre
HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:12
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3,500 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre
HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:11
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3,700 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre
HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:10
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3,500 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre
HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:08
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3,500 €
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HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre
HECKERT CWK 400 Horizontal machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brașov, loaded on truck
Brașov Romania, 500450 Brașov
07/12/2021 11:07
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3,900 €
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HERMLE UWF 900 E Vertical Machining Centre
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HERMLE UWF 900 E Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,000 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Solingen, loaded on truck
Solingen Germany, 42699 Solingen
15/12/2021 10:33
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Definition: CNC Machining Centres

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!

Used machining centres for industrial use - it’s better with Surplex

  1. Index
  2. Machining centres for completely automated processing
  3. The development of machining centres
  4. Areas of application for machining centres
  5. Weakened joints
  6. Large selection, high prices
  7. Buying used machining centres
  8. An overview of machining centre manufacturers
Used machining center in a factory

Machining centres for completely automated processing

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 development of machining centres

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.

Areas of application for machining centres

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.

Weakened joints

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.

Detail of a used machining center

Large selection, high prices

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.

Buying used machining centres

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.

An overview of machining centre manufacturers

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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