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NAGEL BH 1-SO Deephole Boring Machine Deep Hole Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 9,600 x 4,450 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture: 1974
Weight approx.: 14,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Poznan, loaded on truck
Poznan Poland, 61-485 Poznan
14/05/2020 09:30
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KALTENBACH Profile Drilling and Cutting Line
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5,370 x 1,670 x 3,750 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 25,000 kg
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Delivery terms: EXW Lidzbark Warmiński, ex foundation, unpackaged
Lidzbark Warmi… Poland, 11-100 Lidzbark Warmiński
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1980
Weight approx.: 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
29/04/2020 11:12
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 2,900 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1982
Weight approx.: 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
29/04/2020 11:22
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ADOLFI TP50C Automatic Drilling and Milling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
13/05/2020 12:51
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ADOLFI TP50C Automatic Drilling and Milling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
29/04/2020 15:36
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS), loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS)
24/04/2020 15:07
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
24/04/2020 14:27
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
29/04/2020 11:08
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
22/04/2020 11:34
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 1,500 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2000
Weight approx.: 800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
28/05/2020 09:24
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SIG BEM-82/025 Deep-Hole Drilling Machine Deep Hole Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,900 x 1,050 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Manresa, loaded on truck
Manresa Spain, 08240 Manresa
16/04/2020 12:01
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STANKOIMPORT 7M57 Radial Drilling Machine Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 1,600 x 3,700 mm
Year of manufacture: 1972
Weight approx.: 14,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Nürnberg, free on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90441 Nürnberg
06/05/2020 10:09
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 800 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 350 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Medolago (BG), loaded on truck
Medolago (BG) Italy, 24030 Medolago (BG)
13/05/2020 12:37
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MAS VRM-50-A Radial Drilling Machine Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,400 x 3,600 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1972
Weight approx.: 6,300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Manresa, loaded on truck
Manresa Spain, 08240 Manresa
16/04/2020 12:00
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WMW BKOE Drilling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,700 x 2,500 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx.: 2,300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Budapest, free on truck
Budapest Hungary, 1161 Budapest
07/04/2020 09:35
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RABOMA 12Uh1250 Radial Drilling Machine Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 1,000 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1952
Weight approx.: 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Nürnberg, free on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90441 Nürnberg
06/05/2020 10:08
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MAS VR4A Radial Drilling Machine Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,000 x 1,500 x 2,500 mm
Weight approx.: 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
29/04/2020 10:27
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IBARMIA 50-CA Column Drilling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 600 x 2,670 mm
Weight approx.: 700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Manresa, loaded on truck
Manresa Spain, 08240 Manresa
16/04/2020 11:46
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OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill
OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 600 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture: 2012
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 11:19
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TOS VR6 Radial Drilling Machine Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,150 x 1,400 x 3,300 mm
Weight approx.: 5,800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmü… Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
28/04/2020 12:34
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OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill
OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 600 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture: 2013
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 10:59
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OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 600 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture: 2012
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 10:57
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OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill
OPTIMUM B 40 GSM Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 600 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture: 2012
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 11:38
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MWM BR 56x1600 Radial Drilling Machine Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,750 x 1,000 x 3,100 mm
Weight approx.: 4,600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmü… Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
28/04/2020 12:11
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,150 x 1,000 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx.: 700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 10:18
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,150 x 1,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture: 2008
Weight approx.: 700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 10:08
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ALZMETALL AX 3 SV Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 800 x 420 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1984
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Hannover, loaded on truck
Hannover Germany, 30179 Hannover
12/05/2020 10:39
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WMW HECKERT BS 3 AI Column Drilling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 800 x 2,400 mm
Weight approx.: 180 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Biel/Bienne 6, loaded on truck
Biel/Bienne 6 Switzerland, 2504 Biel/Bienne 6
09/04/2020 09:20
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ALZMETALL AB 3/ESV Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,100 x 650 x 1,850 mm
Year of manufacture: 1992
Weight approx.: 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Germering, loaded on truck
Germering Germany, 82110 Germering
13/05/2020 14:29
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BERGONZI Coumn Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,800 x 800 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx.: 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Torino Italy, region Torino
27/05/2020 10:04
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GSP 405 D 100 Radial Drill Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,900 x 1,100 x 2,500 mm
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Torino Italy, region Torino
27/05/2020 10:49
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,600 x 1,000 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 120 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
28/05/2020 12:32
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,600 x 1,000 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 120 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
28/05/2020 12:31
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,800 x 750 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx.: 80 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
28/05/2020 12:28
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NOE/ ITALIEN 700 Radial Drill Radial Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,400 x 600 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx.: 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Torino Italy, region Torino
27/05/2020 10:48
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ALZMETALL AB 35/S Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,100 x 630 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 550 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Germering, loaded on truck
Germering Germany, 82110 Germering
13/05/2020 14:18
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SMETAL BX-23STE Magnetic Drill Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 500 x 400 x 400 mm
Weight approx.: 20 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS), loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS)
13/05/2020 12:58
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,400 x 1,350 x 1,300 mm
Weight approx.: 506 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
28/05/2020 12:26
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FLOTT 30 Box Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 900 x 500 x 1,850 mm
Weight approx.: 650 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Garbsen, loaded on truck
Garbsen Germany, 30826 Garbsen
06/05/2020 11:03
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IXION Multi-spindle drilling machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,600 x 800 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Bludenz, loaded on truck
Bludenz Austria, 6700 Bludenz
20/04/2020 09:04
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,500 x 1,500 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1984
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
28/05/2020 09:21
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Column Drill
Column Drill Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,300 x 800 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx.: 450 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Tegoleto, loaded on truck
Tegoleto Italy, 52041 Tegoleto
29/05/2020 11:39
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ALZMETALL AB 36/SV Column Drilling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 900 x 620 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45326 Essen
22/04/2020 14:35
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ACME CICLO-MATIC TS Drilling Machine-Sensitive Drilling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 600 x 450 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx.: 110 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Manresa, loaded on truck
Manresa Spain, 08240 Manresa
16/04/2020 11:43
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HITACHI BE-360 A Column Drilling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 600 x 800 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 50 kg
Machine available from: immediately until 17. April 2020 at the latest
Delivery terms: FCA Freienbach, loaded on truck
Freienbach Switzerland, 8807 Freienbach
09/04/2020 09:55
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FLOTT SB 15 S Column Drilling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 650 x 650 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45326 Essen
22/04/2020 14:24
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FLOTT B 15 Column Drilling Machine Pillar or Column Drilling Maschines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 300 x 500 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx.: 300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Versegères, loaded on truck
Versegères Switzerland, 1947 Versegères
08/04/2020 09:02
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Definition: Drilling Machines

Drilling machines, whether CNC or conventional ones, can be found in every metal workshop. Drilling is therefore one of the most important machining techniques and a drilling machine is an essential tool. Boreholes can be drilled both with hand drills and different machine tools. Apart from drilling machines, lathes and milling machines are also worth considering, while jig boring machines are usually used when it comes to high precision drilling. At Surplex you will find a wide selection of used pillar, column, radial and deep hole drilling machines - high quality at fair prices!

Industrial drills for the metalworking field

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  1. Drilling as a cutting process
  2. Types of metalworking drills
    1. Hand-held and magnetic machine drills
    2. Multi-spindle drilling machines
    3. Radial drill machines
    4. Turret drilling machines
    5. Pillar and column drills
    6. Deep hole drilling machines
  3. What do I need to be aware of when buying metalworking drills?

Drilling as a cutting process

Metalwork drilling

Drilling is a machining process that uses rotary cutting movements superimposed by a translatory feed movement in the direction of the rotational axis of the tool. Both movements are usually assigned to the tool, but they can also be executed by the tool. An example would be creating central, axial holes in turned parts on a lathe.
The results normally achieved by drilling processes are round-shaped through- or blind holes. Deviations from a cylindrical form are normally undesired, but can be created if needed by certain products/applications.

The spindle position in drill machines is usually vertical and it is used for five different forms of machining: drilling with a spiral drill, or drilling rod, countersinking, grinding, and tapping (creating threads) using a tapping machine. Drilling and milling also have other very close similarities and some drilling tasks can be performed on milling machines (and vice versa). Thread tapping requires an automated feed that is synchronised with the rotary motion, which can be achieved on drilling machines using guide nuts or thread-cutting heads.

Drilling is one of the oldest production techniques despite it being a difficult task to perform by hand due to the rotary force required. This soon resulted in simple, hand-operated drills that made the job easier. The key milestone in the journey to the modern CNC industrial drill came in the form of the coordinate-controlled jig boring machine, created by the Geneva -based firm SIP in 1921.

Types of metalworking drills

There are a range of specialist and multi-functional machine tools available for the metal drilling sector. As mentioned, some of these production processes can also (partly) be performed on mills and lathes. For example, creating axial holes on turned parts on a lathe, where the workpiece turns and tools remains stationary. On a drill, the process would be the other way around.

Hand-held and magnetic machine drills


When it comes to assembly and repair tasks, hand-held machines are ideal, especially those which are independent of the mains supply and use batteries. For work on magnetisable steels, however, magnetic drilling machines are the primary choice. They are a form of the column/pillar drill and use magnetic force to hold the workpiece in place, which provides benefits in terms of alignment precision and reliable drill tool guidance, as well as the option to use it in different locations with ease.

Major manufacturers of hand-held and magnetic drills include AEG, BDS, FEIN, MAB and MAGTRON.

Multi-spindle drilling machines


The multi-spindle drilling machine reduces machining times in serial production by enabling several bore holes to be created simultaneously on one workpiece by means of hole patterns.

Manufacturers of multi-spindle drilling machines include ERLMANN and KALTENBACH. Heinrich Metz GmbH from Aschaffenburg, Germany is a specialist in multi-spindle heads.

Radial drilling machines


Particularly large or weighty metallic parts that are too heavy for column/pillar drills are often machined using a radial drilling machine. In these machines, the drill head can be adjusted both in terms of height and radial alignment, which is not possible on column/pillar drills.

Turret drilling machines


Turret drilling machines facilitate automatic tool-changing thanks to computerised numerical control (CNC) and mark the transition between conventional drills and CNC drilling machines.

Pillar and column drills


KNUTH pillar/column drills in operation

The classic types of machines used for drilling are pillar and column drilling machines. They are true all-rounders for small series or amateur carpentry. Pillar and column drills are primarily found in workshops and can also be used to cut thread into material.

In these devices, the drill machine head is operated by a motor, gears and drilling spindle and is linked to a single pillar (either cylindrical or a stand with a prismatic cross-section) which supports it. This results in a C-shaped frame that can be used as a table-top device or free-standing.
The work table can be adjusted on the support and pillar drilling machines can also be pivoted laterally for better access and machining options.

They are produced by companies such as ALZMETALL, EPPLE and GILLARDON.

Deep hole drilling machines


Bore holes whose depth is more than ten times greater than its diameter are created using deep hole drilling machines. This form of machining can be problematic in terms of chip removal and tool cooling, which is why these drill machines use special drilling tools, such as those which apply coolant directly to the cutting location.

Recommended manufacturers of high-quality deep hole drilling machines include DEGEN, IXION, SIG and WOHLENBERG.

There are also many core drills for sale on the market, which work by removing a cylinder of material (the core) from a given item which is then left within the drill bit for later removal. When used on metal, core drills are generally called annular cutters.

What do I need to be aware of when buying metalworking drills?

Buying used drill machines for sale is generally an easy task. If maintained properly, a used drilling machine can be expected to provide many years of trouble-free operation.

Cooling and lubrication for the tool are significant factors when it comes to drilling metal and help by reducing tool wear and increasing drilling performance. This means that when buying metalworking drilling machines, close attention should be paid to the cooling unit/equipment.

Other criteria to look out for vary depending on the intended application, but numerical controls, for example, are highly useful if the drill is to be integrated into a production line.

So, you would like to buy a used drilling machine? Then Surplex, the used machinery portal for metal- and woodworking is the place to be. We regularly hold industrial auctions in which you have the chance to acquire high-quality second-hand drilling machines at attractive prices. Our range of machinery includes simple hand-held machines, conventional industrial drills, through to automated CNC drilling systems.

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