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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 3,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mühldorf am Inn., loaded on truck
Mühldorf am Inn. Germany, 84453 Mühldorf am Inn.
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MORI SEIKI SH-403 Horizontal Machining Centre
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MORI SEIKI SH-403 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,300 x 2,700 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 9,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Niemodlin, loaded on truck
Niemodlin Poland, 49-100 Niemodlin
08/12/2020 10:02
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18,900€
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DOOSAN HM 45H Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,586 x 4,051 x 3,176 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 12,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Niemodlin, loaded on truck
Niemodlin Poland, 49-100 Niemodlin
08/12/2020 10:01
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17,400€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,600 x 4,200 x 2,470 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Medolago (BG), loaded on truck
Medolago (BG) Italy, 24030 Medolago (BG)
15/12/2020 10:59
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14,000€
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MITSUI SEIKI HU 40 A Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,300 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 10,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lübbenau, loaded on truck
Lübbenau Germany, 03222 Lübbenau
16/12/2020 10:28
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MITSUI SEIKI HU 40 A Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,300 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 10,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lübbenau, loaded on truck
Lübbenau Germany, 03222 Lübbenau
16/12/2020 10:27
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 44,000 x 16,000 x 7,520 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
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Delivery terms EXW Moutier, ex foundation, unpackaged
Moutier Switzerland, 2740 Moutier
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COLGAR PROG 213 TR 12 P CNC Horizontal Machining Centre with Pallet Changer
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,500 x 7,000 x 4,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 50,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
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ENSHU JE30S 4-Axis Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,300 x 4,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nesselwang, free on truck
Nesselwang Germany, 87484 Nesselwang
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KOLB CUBIMAT HT 2000 Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 11,850 x 9,100 x 7,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 45,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Köln, loaded on truck
Köln Germany, 50735 Köln
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HITACHI SEIKI HS 500 Horizontal Machining Centre
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HITACHI SEIKI HS 500 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,055 x 3,140 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falisolle, loaded on truck
Falisolle Belgium, 5060 Falisolle
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MORI SEIKI MH-40 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 2,300 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 8,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aesch BL, loaded on truck
Aesch BL Switzerland, 4147 Aesch BL
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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
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Delivery terms FCA Lübbenau, loaded on truck
Lübbenau Germany, 03222 Lübbenau
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,600 x 2,270 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brügg, loaded on truck
Brügg Switzerland, 2555 Brügg
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2,000€
MITSUI SEIKI HU 40 A Horizontal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,300 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 10,500 kg
Machine available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Lübbenau, loaded on truck
Lübbenau Germany, 03222 Lübbenau
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9,900€

Definition: Horizontal Machining Centres

A horizontal machining centre is a CNC milling machine equipped with a horizontal spindle, 3-5 axes, a tool warehouse, a tool changer and chip conveyors. It allows an automatic machining of more complex workpieces in the series production field. Compared with vertical constructions, horizontal machining centres work with less vibration and their chip removal construction is simpler designed. There are some important criteria to consider before the purchase: travel length, machine weight, table carrying capacity, tool holder, etc. At Surplex you will find second hand machining centres from leading manufacturers such as MAZAK, DMG MAHO, etc. What’s more, some of them are recent models with a long travel and a modern controlling system, e.g. SIEMENS, MAZATROL or HEIDENHAIN!

Index

  1. Horizontal machining centres for fully automatic production
  2. Origins and development of horizontal machining centres
  3. Where are horizontal machining centres used?
  4. Which manufacturers produce horizontal machining centres?
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Horizontal machining centres for fully automatic production

A horizontal machining center (abbr. HMC) is a machine tool used for the automatic manufacturing of workpieces through a variety of different processes, where a tool is driven by a horizontally orientated main spindle. Like all other types of machining centres, the horizontal machining centre allows for the manufacturing of workpieces of complex prismatic shapes.
  • Automatic processing of workpieces through a variety of machining techniques
  • Tools can be automatically switched
  • Primarily used in the manufacturing of prismatic workpieces
check1 Quality check2 Great offers check3 Personalized It also contains three additional translational axes that are numerically controlled. Common types of horizontal machining centres are the gantry design and the shelf-mounted models. Gantry machining centres are very versatile and suitable for the processing of large workpieces. Horizontal machining centres with shelf-mounted robots are somewhat restricted but they offer a very short chip-to-chip time. A portal construction is usually found in vertical machining centres. Machining centres can usually be found in the form of horizontal or vertical machining centres. Statistical analyses have concluded that the use of a horizontal machining centre would be more advantageous for two thirds of commonly processed products. The axes of motion could either be applied to the tool or the workpiece itself.
BOHLE Horizontal machining centre in use There are 5 usable forms of horizontal machining centres with 1, 2 or 3 axes in the tool carrier or workpiece table. Automatic tool switching is typical for all machining centres, as well as the automatic switching of drilling heads. The state of the main spindle can be deciding factor when deciding which form of machining centre to use.

Origins and development of horizontal machining centres

Horizontal machining centres are based on drilling machines and milling machines. The major developmental steps were the introduction of numerical operation, a concept that was invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1951, as well as the ability to automatically switch tools out of a tool magazine. This allowed for automatic processing of workpieces, which is a characteristic of machining centres. The various forms of milling machines, like gantry and shelf-mounted models, are also a form of horizontal machining centre.

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Where are horizontal machining centres used?

Horizontal machining centres are mainly used to process prismatic workpieces, particularly through boring and milling. They are suitable for the manufacturing of single pieces as well as small-scale or large series. For mass production (for example, automobile or airplane manufacturing) the reduction of idle time is an advantage. This can be achieved using the possibility offered by a machining centre: it is able to process a workpiece with one clamp and several tools either simultaneously or after one another (these tools can be switched automatically).

Which manufacturers produce horizontal machining centres?

Horizontal machining centres are mainly found in the range of products offered by AXA, BRIDGEPORT, CHIRON, DMG/MORI-SEIKI, DOOSAN, HECKERT, HERMLE, HÜLLER-HILLE, HURCO, MAKINO, MATSUURA, MAZAK, MORI-SEIKI and OKUMA.
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