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AXA VSC 1-4000 M/E CNC Vertical Machining Centre
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AXA VSC 1-4000 M/E CNC Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,200 x 2,700 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 18,000 kg
Item available from December
Delivery terms FCA MARKE, loaded on truck
MARKE Belgium, 8510 MARKE
09/11/2021 14:25
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9,500 €
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HAAS VF 6B-40 HE Vertical Machining Centre
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HAAS VF 6B-40 HE Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,960 x 3,120 x 3,150 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 9,500 kg
Item available from November
Delivery terms FCA MARKE, loaded on truck
MARKE Belgium, 8510 MARKE
09/11/2021 14:21
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7,250 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 1,700 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 11:38
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2,000 €
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BRIDGEPORT BPC 350H Horizontal machining centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 1,700 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 11:37
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2,000 €
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BRIDGEPORT INT 720XF Vertical machining centre 4 axis
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 11:34
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2,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 4,000 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 6,800 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 11:33
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2,000 €
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MAKINO MC40 Horizontal machining centre
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MAKINO MC40 Horizontal machining centre Horizontal Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 3,000 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 11:29
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2,000 €
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MIKRON MILL E 700 U 5-Axis Machining Centre
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MIKRON MILL E 700 U 5-Axis Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,720 x 2,890 x 3,110 mm
Year of manufacture 2017
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
26/10/2021 14:03
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120,000 €
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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
25/10/2021 10:00
1 Bid
80,000 €
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DMG DMU 100 MONOBLOCK Universal Machining Centre
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DMG DMU 100 MONOBLOCK Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 3,400 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Wetter, loaded on truck
Wetter Germany, 58300 Wetter
21/10/2021 10:00
6 Bids
64,000 €
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CHIRON MILL 1250 high speed Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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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
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
20/10/2021 14:04
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49,000 €
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OKK VP 1200GC CNC Hyper Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. unknown
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. unknown
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Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
27/10/2021 13:41
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32,000 €
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FIDIA K211 CNC High-performance Machining Centre
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FIDIA K211 CNC High-performance Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,500 x 5,500 x 4,550 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 30,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uhingen, loaded on truck
Uhingen Germany, 73066 Uhingen
26/10/2021 14:05
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30,000 €
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HEDELIUS C 80-2300 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 3,500 x 3,250 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bedburg, loaded on truck
Bedburg Germany, 50181 Bedburg
19/10/2021 10:59
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29,500 €
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HURCO VMX 60 I Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 2,400 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Baden-Württemberg Germany / Baden-Württemberg
30/11/2021 14:00
1 Bid
28,500 €
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POS C 1050 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,275 x 2,350 x 2,920 mm
Year of manufacture 2014
Weight approx. 7,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aldingen, loaded on truck
Aldingen Germany, 78554 Aldingen
25/11/2021 10:03
1 Bid
24,500 €
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POS C 1050 Vertical Machining Centre
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POS C 1050 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,275 x 2,350 x 2,920 mm
Year of manufacture 2014
Weight approx. 7,800 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Aldingen, loaded on truck
Aldingen Germany, 78554 Aldingen
25/11/2021 10:02
1 Bid
24,500 €
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WEMAS VZ-1400 Vertical Machining Centre
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WEMAS VZ-1400 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,140 x 2,840 x 3,090 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 11,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wetter, loaded on truck
Wetter Germany, 58300 Wetter
21/10/2021 11:39
3 Bids
29,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 75 V LINEAR Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 4,300 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Werl, loaded on truck
Werl Germany, 59457 Werl
20/10/2021 14:33
3 Bids
27,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 60 T Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,700 x 3,600 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
26/10/2021 14:02
1 Bid
23,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU80 Monoblock 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMU80 Monoblock 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 4,300 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 9000,00 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
26/10/2021 09:00
3 Bids
19,900 €
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SIGMA LEADER 7 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 3,500 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 14,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bexbach, loaded on truck
Bexbach Germany, 66450 Bexbach
04/11/2021 14:49
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17,500 €
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HAAS VF - 3BHE Vertical Machining Centre
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HAAS VF - 3BHE Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 2,450 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms EXW Coselli - Guamo, ex foundation, unpackaged
Coselli - Guamo Italy, 55012 Coselli - Guamo
18/10/2021 10:31
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16,000 €
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SIGMA LEADER 6 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 3,300 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bexbach, loaded on truck
Bexbach Germany, 66450 Bexbach
04/11/2021 14:00
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15,000 €
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HARDINGE BRIDGEPORT VMC 760 XP3 Vertical Machining Centre
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HARDINGE BRIDGEPORT VMC 760 XP3 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,900 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 6,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Eschenburg-Wissenbach, loaded on truck
Eschenburg-Wissenbach Germany, 35713 Eschenburg-Wissenbach
20/10/2021 14:01
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14,000 €
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HERMLE C 600 U Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,400 x 2,430 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
10/11/2021 14:00
6 Bids
14,500 €
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HARDINGE/BRIDGEPORT INTERACT 450 P3 Machining Centre
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HARDINGE/BRIDGEPORT INTERACT 450 P3 Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 2,200 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zimmern, loaded on truck
Zimmern Germany, 97947 Zimmern
04/11/2021 12:09
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10,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 100T Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 100T Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 3,500 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
26/10/2021 09:01
3 Bids
10,550 €
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HURCO VMX 50/40 T Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bedburg, loaded on truck
Bedburg Germany, 50181 Bedburg
19/10/2021 10:54
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9,500 €
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C.B. FERRARI A15 5-Axis Machining Centre
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C.B. FERRARI A15 5-Axis Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 3,300 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 5,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Montesilvano, loaded on truck
Montesilvano Italy, 65015 Montesilvano
18/10/2021 10:27
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5,000 €
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HURCO VMX 24 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 2,200 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bedburg, loaded on truck
Bedburg Germany, 50181 Bedburg
19/10/2021 10:49
2 Bids
7,750 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 63 V Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 63 V Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,180 x 2,090 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wetter, loaded on truck
Wetter Germany, 58300 Wetter
21/10/2021 10:49
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8,400 €
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CHIRON FZ 08W Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. unknown
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 2,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sesto Fiorentino, loaded on truck
Sesto Fiorentino Italy, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino
18/10/2021 10:04
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5,600 €
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ZPS MCFV 2080 NTP 30.02 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 3,000 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bexbach, loaded on truck
Bexbach Germany, 66450 Bexbach
04/11/2021 14:59
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5,000 €
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HITACHI SEIKI HG630 II Horizontal Machining Centre
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HITACHI SEIKI HG630 II Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 3,500 x 3,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 15,500 kg
Item available from immeditally
Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
26/10/2021 12:02
1 Bid
4,500 €
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HURCO BMC-30 HAT 4-Axis Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,300 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture ~1996
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Baden-Württemberg Germany / Baden-Württemberg
30/11/2021 14:59
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3,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 63 V Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,000 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
10/11/2021 14:01
10 Bids
6,350 €
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SAUER ULTRASONIC HSC 20-3 LINEAR Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Hörbranz, loaded on truck
Hörbranz Austria, 6912 Hörbranz
20/10/2021 09:16
15 Bids
6,250 €
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MIKRON UME-560 Universal Machining Centre Universal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,600 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bülach, loaded on truck
Bülach Switzerland, 8180 Bülach
25/10/2021 13:42
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2,500 €
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ZPS MCFV 1060 NT Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,900 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Bexbach, loaded on truck
Bexbach Germany, 66450 Bexbach
04/11/2021 14:09
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2,400 €
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MORI SEIKI MV - JR CNC Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,400 x 2,750 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Campo San Martino, loaded on truck
Campo San Martino Italy, 35010 Campo San Martino
21/10/2021 10:07
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1,000 €
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NIIGATA VN 500 Lot Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,700 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Albershausen, loaded on truck
Albershausen Germany, 73095 Albershausen
27/10/2021 10:00
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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
25/10/2021 10:10
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105,000 €
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LEADWELL MCV-OP CNC Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 1,900 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Campo San Martino, loaded on truck
Campo San Martino Italy, 35010 Campo San Martino
21/10/2021 10:10
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750 €
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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
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
20/10/2021 14:27
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45,000 €
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TAKUMI VT 5 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 1,600 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Mönchweiler, loaded on truck
Mönchweiler Germany, 78087 Mönchweiler
26/10/2021 14:29
15 Bids
650 €
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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
25/10/2021 10:01
1 Bid
39,000 €
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FASTEMS Twin-Mill D 5 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 3,000 x 4,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 22,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Lübbenau, loaded on truck
Lübbenau Germany, 03222 Lübbenau
20/10/2021 14:47
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3,100 €
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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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