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MAZAK Integrex 300Y CNC Turning & Milling Centre CNC Turning & Milling Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,100 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 10,500 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 14:04
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MAZAK Integrex 300Y CNC Turning & Milling Centre CNC Turning & Milling Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,100 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 11,000 kg
Item available from after consultation
Delivery terms FCA Bournemouth, loaded on truck
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Bournemouth United Kingdom (Great Britain), BH11 8QN Bournemouth
15/12/2021 14:05
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15,500 €
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KINGSBURY MHP KMHP65 CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 2,500 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ibrox, Glasgow, loaded on truck
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Ibrox, Glasgow United Kingdom (Great Britain), G51 2RQ Ibrox, Glasgow
15/12/2021 14:02
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1,950 €
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MURATEC MW80 Twin Spindle CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 2,500 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2016
Weight approx. 4500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szentlőrinckáta, loaded on truck
Szentlőrinckáta Hungary, 2255 Szentlőrinckáta
07/12/2021 09:03
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24,000 €
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MORI SEIKI SL-25 MC CNC Lathe
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MORI SEIKI SL-25 MC CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 2,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nyírpazony, free on truck
Nyírpazony Hungary, 4531 Nyírpazony
08/12/2021 11:21
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7,000 €
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ADOLFI STK400 Lathe Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 700 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
06/12/2021 09:55
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3,470 €
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TRAUB TND 360 TX8 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,005 x 3,270 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Com. Ghercesti, Jud. Dolj, loaded on truck
Com. Ghercesti, Jud. Dolj Romania, 207280 Com. Ghercesti, Jud. Dolj
07/12/2021 09:33
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2,700 €
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MONFORTS KNC 3 1000 Cycle Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 1,550 x 1,770 mm
Year of manufacture ~ 1997
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 15:14
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2,500 €
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OERLIKON-BOEHRINGER VDF 400 C-U CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 2,800 x 2,880 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 14:09
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2,400 €
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VDF-BOEHRINGER VDF 250 C-U CNC Lathe
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VDF-BOEHRINGER VDF 250 C-U CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 2,750 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 15:29
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1,600 €
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OERLIKON-BOEHRINGER VDF 180 C-U CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,200 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 14:29
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1,100 €
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JERONO PSG 141 Center Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 700 x 1,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Herborn, loaded on truck
Herborn Germany, 55758 Herborn
11/01/2022 10:59
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550 €
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WEISSER HEILBRONN JUNIOR Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 900 x 1,780 mm
Year of manufacture 1972
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Freiberg am Neckar, loaded on truck
Freiberg am Neckar Germany, 71691 Freiberg am Neckar
04/01/2022 14:10
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500 €
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MORI SEIKI ME-1000 Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 1,100 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 15:19
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600 €
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COLCHESTER TRIUMPH 2000 Centre Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,000 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 14:00
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750 €
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GILDEMEISTER NEF CT 40 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 1,700 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 14:34
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650 €
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MORI SEIKI MR-1000 Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 1,100 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture ~ 1982
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 14:00
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850 €
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DMG GILDEMEISTER CTX-ALPHA-300 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,260 x 2,510 x 1,825 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ansbach, loaded on truck
Ansbach Germany, 91522 Ansbach
14/12/2021 14:57
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38,000 €
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DOOSAN PUMA TL 2500 M CNC Lathe
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DOOSAN PUMA TL 2500 M CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 3,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 11:04
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27,000 €
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GILDEMEISTER CTX 410 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 1,800 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 10:57
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15,000 €
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EMAG VSC 250 R CNC Vertical Lathe
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EMAG VSC 250 R CNC Vertical Lathe Vertical Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 3,250 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Olching, loaded on truck
Olching Germany, 82140 Olching
15/12/2021 10:53
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9,500 €
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OKUMA LB 15 II CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,700 x 200 x 1,950 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms EXW Mechernich, ex foundation, unpackaged
Mechernich Germany, 53894 Mechernich
15/12/2021 10:01
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7,500 €
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INDEX GU 2000 CNC Lathe
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INDEX GU 2000 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,400 x 2,300 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Rogaska Slatina, loaded on truck
Rogaska Slatina Slovenia, 3250 Rogaska Slatina
07/12/2021 09:10
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6,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 11,500 x 2,700 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 28,000 kg
Item available from By appointment
Delivery terms FCA Vinovo (TO), loaded on truck
Vinovo (TO) Italy, 10048 Vinovo (TO)
15/12/2021 10:14
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6,250 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 1,500 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Deuselbach, loaded on truck
Deuselbach Germany, 54411 Deuselbach
15/12/2021 10:36
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5,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 1,600 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Deuselbach, loaded on truck
Deuselbach Germany, 54411 Deuselbach
15/12/2021 10:34
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5,500 €
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GILDEMEISTER CTX-400 S2 CNC Automatic Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 1,800 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
Item available from 17/12/2021
Delivery terms FCA Lallio (BG), loaded on truck
Lallio (BG) Italy, 24040 Lallio (BG)
15/12/2021 10:11
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5,250 €
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MONFORTS KNC 6 2000 Cycle Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 1,900 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture ~ 1999
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 14:24
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3,200 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,575 x 1,720 x 1,575 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,680 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 11:12
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3,000 €
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GILDEMEISTER NEF CT 60 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,400 x 2,100 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 7,400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 10:40
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2,800 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 1,100 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 10:20
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2,800 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 1,000 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aichach / Gallenbach, loaded on truck
Aichach / Gallenbach Germany, 86551 Aichach / Gallenbach
08/12/2021 12:18
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2,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,500 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1980
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Deuselbach, loaded on truck
Deuselbach Germany, 54411 Deuselbach
15/12/2021 10:21
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2,275 €
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MONFORTS KNC 5 1000 Cycle Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 1,500 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture ~ 1999
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 14:29
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3,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1990
Weight approx. 4,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Settimo Torinese, loaded on truck
Settimo Torinese Italy, 10036 Settimo Torinese
15/12/2021 10:23
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1,750 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 2,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1979
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Deuselbach, loaded on truck
Deuselbach Germany, 54411 Deuselbach
15/12/2021 10:38
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1,650 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,000 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1984
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Deuselbach, loaded on truck
Deuselbach Germany, 54411 Deuselbach
15/12/2021 10:15
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1,650 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 1,760 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1970
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bekescsaba, loaded on truck
Bekescsaba Hungary, H-5600 Bekescsaba
07/12/2021 09:28
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1,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,700 x 1,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1965
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bekescsaba, loaded on truck
Bekescsaba Hungary, H-5600 Bekescsaba
07/12/2021 09:27
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1,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 1,700 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 3,600 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 11:03
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1,500 €
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OERLIKON-BOEHRINGER VDF 180 C-U CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,200 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 15:09
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1,400 €
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OERLIKON-BOEHRINGER VDF 180 C-U CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,200 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 14:49
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1,300 €
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WEIPERT WNE 490 Cycle Lathe Teach-In Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,100 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 3,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Niederlangen, free on truck
Niederlangen Germany, 49779 Niederlangen
08/12/2021 11:35
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1,000 €
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PBR TM 30 Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,700 x 1,300 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Reiden, loaded on truck
Reiden Switzerland, 6260 Reiden
08/12/2021 13:30
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1,500 €
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OPTIMUM D 420 x 1000 DPA lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 1,000 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2014
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Reiden, loaded on truck
Reiden Switzerland, 6260 Reiden
08/12/2021 13:23
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1,500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,600 x 1,000 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Cuarte de Huerva, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Cuarte de Huerva Spain, 50410 Cuarte de Huerva
14/12/2021 11:54
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1,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,740 x 1,150 x 1,650 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 15:59
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650 €
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GILDEMEISTER NEF CT 40 CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 1,700 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 15:04
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Definition: Lathes

Lathes followed a long evolutionary process, from wooden lathes to CNC machines. The basic principle is the same for all lathes: a workpiece is fixed between the spindle and the tailstock, an electric motor brings it to a constant rotational speed and it is processed using tools. All lathes have the same structure, namely the bed, the frame, the main spindle, the drive system and the carriage. The differences concern, amongst others, the turning diameter, the spindle bore, the distance between centres and the machine weight. At Surplex you will find all kind of used lathes such as centre lathes, automatic lathes, heavy duty lathes, etc. Used but in a good shape!

Buy and sell used lathes, turning machines and automatic lathe machines at Surplex

  1. Index
  2. What is a lathe?
  3. Metal lathes – Construction and how to use
  4. What can be made using a metal lathe?
  5. Who can work with a metal lathe?
  6. Buy and sell affordable used lathes and turning machines equipment
  7. Overview of manufacturers of metal lathes and turning machines equipment
Second-hand metal lathe in a factory

What is a lathe?

A lathe is a piece of equipment for machining long metal products into rotationally symmetrical components. Alongside milling machines, turning machines are the central processing point in metalworking and are the successor to the traditional lathes. They therefore form part of the basic equipment required by every metalworking operation. The development of this equipment from a turning machine into a full metal-turning lathe guarantees a much higher quality of produced tools on average, which rely much less on the abilities of the person operating the lathe.

  • Precision tools for metal processing
  • Rotary clamping process
  • A range spanning small table machines to large turning machines

A powerful electrical motor moves the workpiece into a continually rotating movement, which can consist of several thousand revolutions per minute. The tools required for the components are attached to a revolver. The desired tool is fed to the rotary body by means of a tool slide and the ablative clamping process is initiated by means of precisely adjustable guides. Metal lathes are available as mini lathes, small table machines as well as large heavy Duty Lathes measuring several metres in length.

Metal lathes – Construction and how to use

A lathe consists of three main groups of components: frame, drive system and tool guidance system. The frame bears the weight of the mechanical components. They are built in a very solid fashion to enable the machines to withstand strong forces and work precisely. Welding constructions and monolithic cast metal frames are used, which increase device lifespan and ensure that a used metal lathe can be purchased without any structural concerns. Depending on the size of the metal lathe, the base may have to be adjusted in order to withstand the pressure and oscillating forces.

The second component group consists of an electrical motor and a gear unit. The gear unit chosen can range from a single-stage spur gear through to a high-performance torque converter for exceptionally quiet rotational movements. The spindle and tailstock also form part of the gear unit and are used to clamp the workpiece in position. Those who are looking to purchase second hand lathes should pay particular attention to the following areas: highly precise concentricity and a play-free tailstock are essential for precise workpieces. However, buyers of second-hand metal turning lathes may need to be willing to accept higher tolerances than in newer models under some circumstances. Overall, used lathe machines can still offer a considerable degree of stability.

Turning machines in operation

The third component, the tool guidance system, in the simplest versions consists of a rail along which the tools are fed using a turning spindle. If the purchase in question is a used lathe or turning machine, these components need to be checked carefully. Used metalworking lathes frequently come with a test log since they have already been in use. This log features information on concentricity and spindle play recorded at regular intervals. It is also possible for these key components to undergo a general overhaul. Various automated components may also be included depending on the design of the lathe, which guide the machining tools towards the rotating workpiece in accordance with a preconfigured programme. Nowadays, there are often options available for automatically switching tools and workpieces.

Lathes also require accessories and various equipments. The housing protects the area surrounding a lathe from chips and shavings cast off during the turning of metal and cooling lubricant is supplied to ensure uniform removal of chips from the workpiece. High-performance illumination enables the workpiece processing steps to be continually monitored. If the lathe machine is second-hand, accessories and attachments may be missing, or these may be optional parts. Even if the manufacturers are not obliged to keep a supply of accessories for old and second-hand lathes, the majority strive to offer a range of basic services for used machinery.

What can be made using a metal lathe?

Everything requiring a rotationally symmetrical or near symmetrical cross-section can be produced on a turning machine. This primarily concerns all types of shafts and linear axes. Gear racks, toothed wheels or asymmetrical crankshafts and camshafts can also be produced on lathes. Even though conventional centre lathes are still used a great deal, CNC milling machines are being used more frequently for turning metal when producing individual parts. These automatically complete the turning process in accordance with a preconfigured programme.

Who can work with a metal lathe?

Only qualified specialists are allowed to work with a lathe unless it is an automatically equipped automated turning machine. The lathe operator must undergo several years of training and must have specific theoretical and practical knowledge. In addition to knowing about materials and processing regulations, the operator must also be knowledgeable of all the safety-relevant aspects of working with a turning machine. However, thanks to extensive automation, today’s metalworking lathes require far less interaction from the operator compared to a conventional turning lathe. Spinning chips, high rotational speeds and high temperatures make the lathe workplace very challenging. Simply putting on appropriate protective clothing is generally not enough, which is why it is mandatory to have safety training for all work using a lathe.

Detail of a second-hand metal lathe

Buy and sell affordable used lathes and turning machines

Surplex.com frequently has used lathes for sale from a wide range of available lathe machinery, which means you can find just what you’re looking for. In a used condition, turning machines are generally sold as part of an industrial auction. The machinery on offer is just as varied as the areas of application and spans small lathes, engine lathes, conventional manually-operated turning machines, through to automated lathes and NC-/CNC-controlled, modern lathe machines. For example, you could cheaply acquire a second hand lathe for training purposes or vastly increase production using a second hand CNC lathe.

The majority of lathes for sale come from the German, Austria or Swiss second-hand market. However, the increasing internationalisation of our platform means that there is also a large number of machines from other European countries as well. You can see the location of the lathe you intend to purchase on the product information page.

You can also sell your old and used lathes and turning machines via Surplex, irrespective of whether it is a small table lathe or a large turning machine. Simply get in contact with us to clarify the details. Selling your used metal lathes via Surplex gives you the chance of achieving good sales prices. Speak to our experienced project managers for more information.

Overview of manufacturers of metal lathes and turning machines equipment

Even when used, lathes and turning machines are still precision machine tools which can create products of the highest quality. However, the machinery itself must have been high-quality to begin with, which is why those looking to buy a second hand turning machine should focus on manufacturers known for top quality.

Prestigious turning machine manufacturers include BERNARDO, BOEHRINGER, BOLEY, COLCHESTER, EMCO, GILDEMEISTER, MATRA, OKUMA, OPTIMUM, QUANTUM, TORNOS, WEILER and WABECO.

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