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Horizontal Machining Centres

Flexible CNC machining centres with up to 5 axes 12 Machines

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!

Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 13400 x 7300 x 4000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2003-2006
Weight approx.: 350000 kg
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Delivery terms: EXW GOSSELIES, ex foundation, unpackaged
GOSSELIES Belgium, 6041 GOSSELIES
 
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 13400 x 7300 x 4000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2005 - 2007
Weight approx.: 200000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: EXW GOSSELIES, ex foundation, unpackaged
GOSSELIES Belgium, 6041 GOSSELIES
 
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MORI SEIKI NHX 5000 Horizontal Machining Centre
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MORI SEIKI NHX 5000 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4700 x 4500 x 2800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2012
Weight approx.: 13000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Drolshagen-Germinghausen, loaded on truck
Drolshagen-Ger… Germany, 57489 Drolshagen-Germinghausen
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 10500 x 7000 x 4500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2006
Weight approx.: 50000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
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.: 1300 x 4200 x 2500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2008
Weight approx.: 4500 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Nesselwang, free on truck
Nesselwang Germany, 87484 Nesselwang
 
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KITAMURA HX400iF Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4642 x 3993 x 2897 mm
Year of manufacture: 2004
Weight approx.: 17000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
 
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2 INGERSOLL BOHLE Producent W2.140 Horizontal Machining Centers
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6500 x 5800 x 4500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1989
Weight approx.: 36000 kg
Machine available from: planned January 2020
Delivery terms: FCA, free on truck
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 12000 x 4600 x 3530 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 29000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
 
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 13400 x 7300 x 4000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2005
Weight approx.: 38000 kg
Machine available from: after consultation
Delivery terms: FCA Neuhausen a.d.F., loaded on truck
Neuhausen a.d.F. Germany, 73765 Neuhausen a.d.F.
06/11/2019 10:28
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HÜLLER HILLE nbh 230-4 R Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 13400 x 7300 x 4000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2004
Weight approx.: 38000 kg
Machine available from: after consultation
Delivery terms: FCA Neuhausen a.d.F., loaded on truck
Neuhausen a.d.F. Germany, 73765 Neuhausen a.d.F.
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HÜLLER HILLE NBH 290-3 Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 12000x5700x3750 mm
Year of manufacture: 2000
Weight approx.: 33000 kg
Machine available from: after consultation
Delivery terms: FCA Neuhausen a.d.F., loaded on truck
Neuhausen a.d.F. Germany, 73765 Neuhausen a.d.F.
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4500 x 3000 x 2800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 13000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Mülheim an der Ruhr, loaded on truck
Mülheim an der… Germany, 45473 Mülheim an der Ruhr
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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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