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POREBA TC 2 - 1600 CNC Heavy Duty Lathe
Gliwice
on request
anytime
KRAMATORSK 1A670.43-8 Heavy duty lathe
Konskie
on request
anytime
NEXTURN SA-32 X II CNC Lathe
Rotkreuz
on request
anytime
FRORIEP 6 KZ 2500 Vertical Turret Lathe
Eupen
on request
anytime
OKUMA LB300M CNC Lathe
SOULOM
on request
anytime
BOEHRINGER VDF 25 M-G CNC Lathe
Hameln
on request
anytime
MAZAK Integrex 200 Y CNC Lathe
Offenburg
on request
anytime
LEADWELL LTC-30CPLM CNC Lathe
on request
anytime
Opportunity
NAKAMURA STW 40 5 Axis CNC Lathe
0 Bids
45,000 €
05/04/2017;10:49
VICTOR TAICHUNG V TURN - A 26 CNC Lathe
Siggenthal-Sta…
0 Bids
35,000 €
20/04/2017;10:03
FRORIEP 6 KZ 310 Carousel Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
35,000 €
26/04/2017;10:49
MONFORTS KNC 5 S x 3000 Teach-In Lathe
Egelsbach
on request
anytime
RAVENSBURG K100 Heavy Duty Lathe
Falkenberg
on request
anytime
YUSHINE VL-750 HR-P CNC Vertical Lathe
Siggenthal-Sta…
0 Bids
28,000 €
20/04/2017;10:01
Top lot
SPINNER TC46 CNC Lathe
Solingen
3 Bids
13,900 €
05/04/2017;10:11
HYUNDAI HIT 18S CN Lathe
Sens De Bretagne
0 Bids
13,500 €
closed
WEIPERT W 630 E Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
13,500 €
26/04/2017;11:38
COLCHESTER Tornado 80 CNC Lathe
Weilheim Teck
2 Bids
10,000 €
28/03/2017;10:13
Opportunity
WEILER E 35 Cycle Lathe
Wallerstein
0 Bids
8,500 €
30/03/2017;10:32
TRAUB TND 550 CNC Lathe
Brieselang
0 Bids
8,000 €
closed
Top lot
MORI SEIKI CL-200 A/500 CNC High-Performance Lathe
Velbert
6 Bids
7,250 €
05/04/2017;11:02
Opportunity
LICO LNE 42 CNC Lathe
Asperg
0 Bids
7,000 €
05/04/2017;10:23
Top lot
TRAUB TND 400 CNC Lathe
Hardt
1 Bid
7,000 €
04/04/2017;14:01
CAZANEUVE HB36/3000 Lathe
Konskie
on request
anytime
MEUSER Lathe
Velen
on request
anytime
VDF - WOHLENBERG W 35 L Center Lathe
Duisburg
on request
anytime
SUMATIC LIHT 60-1 C4 turning revolver
Olching
0 Bids
6,500 €
closed
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
6,000 €
20/04/2017;10:26
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
6,000 €
20/04/2017;10:27
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
6,000 €
20/04/2017;10:28
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
6,000 €
20/04/2017;10:29
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
6,000 €
20/04/2017;10:30
DMT-KERN CD 402 Cycle Lathe
Remscheid
5 Bids
5,750 €
19/04/2017;16:39
Top lot
TRAUB TNS 60 CNC Lathe
Hardt
15 Bids
5,250 €
04/04/2017;14:00
BIGLIA 121/S1 Lathe
Weilheim Teck
1 Bid
5,000 €
28/03/2017;10:08
Top lot
TRAUB TND 350 G CNC Lathe
Hardt
1 Bid
5,000 €
04/04/2017;14:04
TURRET CNL-1740 CNC Lathe
Siggenthal-Sta…
0 Bids
5,000 €
20/04/2017;10:00
Hot lot
JET GH-1640 ZX Center Lathe
Vierkirchen
47 Bids
4,500 €
28/03/2017;14:58
RAVENSBURG K 46 Heavy Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
4,500 €
26/04/2017;11:24
MARTIN DLZ 502 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
4,300 €
26/04/2017;11:41
Opportunity
WEILER E 35 Cycle Lathe (control system defect)
Wallerstein
0 Bids
4,000 €
30/03/2017;10:41
Opportunity
GILDEMEISTER NEF 500 x 1500 Teach-In Lathe
Malsch
0 Bids
3,700 €
05/04/2017;10:45
PITTLER Petra CNC-Front turning machine 1-200/2-2
Laasdorf / Jena
on request
anytime
HITACHI SEIKI Hi-Turner TF 20 CNC Lathe
Hameln
1 Bid
3,500 €
12/04/2017;10:01
GDW LZ250 S   Centre Lathe
Stramproy
0 Bids
3,500 €
11/04/2017;14:00
WEILER E 50/1 Cycle Lathe
Remscheid
0 Bids
3,500 €
19/04/2017;16:24
BÖHRINGER VDF 400 C CNC Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
3,500 €
26/04/2017;11:43
POREBA Top 360 Lathe
Warszawa
0 Bids
3,000 €
12/04/2017;10:02
BÖHRINGER VDF 250 C-U CNC Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
2,700 €
26/04/2017;11:48
OKUMA LR 25 CNC Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
2,500 €
26/04/2017;11:01
Top lot
TRAUB TNS 60 CNC Lathe
Hardt
2 Bids
2,412 €
04/04/2017;14:03
TRAUB TNS 60 CNC Lathe
Hardt
2 Bids
2,400 €
04/04/2017;14:02
TRAUB TND 360 CNC Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
2,300 €
26/04/2017;10:29
BULMAK CY 582 1500 Center Lathe
Remscheid
0 Bids
2,200 €
19/04/2017;16:19
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
2,000 €
20/04/2017;10:37
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
2,000 €
20/04/2017;10:36
TORNOS ENC 164 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
2,000 €
20/04/2017;10:35
TORNOS ENC 74 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
1,800 €
20/04/2017;10:38
Hot lot
VDF-BOEHRINGER V 5 K Centre Lathe
Wallerstein
14 Bids
1,800 €
30/03/2017;10:18
HEMBRUG DR-1  Lathe
Stramproy
1 Bid
1,750 €
11/04/2017;14:04
PINACHO S-90/225 Center Lathe
Remscheid
2 Bids
1,700 €
19/04/2017;16:09
FAT TOR 630 M Centre Lathe
Duisburg
3 Bids
1,600 €
05/04/2017;10:57
TRAUB TND 360 CNC Lathe
Ebenweiler
2 Bids
1,600 €
closed
TORNOS ENC 74 Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
Glovelier
0 Bids
1,500 €
20/04/2017;10:25
HEID DL 560 Centre Lathe
Wallerstein
6 Bids
1,440 €
30/03/2017;10:11
MISAL 819 Lathe
Spilimbergo
1 Bid
1,400 €
12/04/2017;09:44
WEIPERT W 500 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
1,200 €
26/04/2017;10:14
VOEST DA 1/210 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
1,200 €
26/04/2017;10:19
BÖHRINGER M 670 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
1,200 €
26/04/2017;11:34
OPTIMUM OPTITURN TU 2807 V Precision Lathe
Reinach AG
2 Bids
1,100 €
02/05/2017;10:04
WEIPERT W 560 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
1,000 €
26/04/2017;13:36
OERLIKON-BOEHRINGER VDF DUE 500 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
1,000 €
26/04/2017;13:41
Lathe
Spilimbergo (PN)
2 Bids
950 €
13/04/2017;09:08
GEMA LZ 2000 Center Lathe
Ludwigshafen
0 Bids
900 €
26/04/2017;10:09
SCHAUBLIN 102-80 Precision Lathe
Reinach AG
1 Bid
800 €
02/05/2017;13:31
OPTIMUM OPTI D 240 X 500 G VARIO Precision Lathe
Reinach AG
1 Bid
800 €
02/05/2017;15:29
Hot lot
Lathe Accessories
Hardt
11 Bids
750 €
04/04/2017;14:29
EMCO MAXIMAT V 13 Centre Lathe
Bellmund
4 Bids
750 €
20/04/2017;10:17
Hot lot
CHICK QwikChange Quick-Release Clamping System
Hardt
25 Bids
650 €
04/04/2017;14:30
WAHLI MULTI 78 Precision Lathe
Bellmund
2 Bids
650 €
20/04/2017;10:18
DANOBAT DANOMATIC 26 35 Lathe
Ourense
0 Bids
600 €
closed
BECHET 1268 Lathe
Belley
0 Bids
600 €
closed
LNS Quick load Servo 3 Bar Feeder
Kortrijk (Biss…
0 Bids
600 €
11/04/2017;16:12
TAKISAWA Astroturn CNX-540 NC Lathe
Duisburg
0 Bids
500 €
19/04/2017;10:12
TORNOS Robobar SSF Bar Loader
Glovelier
1 Bid
500 €
20/04/2017;10:34
TORNOS Robobar SSF Automatic Bar Loader
Glovelier
0 Bids
500 €
20/04/2017;10:33
TORNOS Robobar SSF Automatic Bar Loader
Glovelier
0 Bids
500 €
20/04/2017;10:32
IEMCA Automatic Bar Loader
Glovelier
0 Bids
500 €
20/04/2017;10:31
LNS Hydrobar Bar Loader
Hardt
1 Bid
400 €
04/04/2017;14:11
BARBIERI MAURO AVT 002 Drilling Screwdriver Machine
Acerra (NA)
0 Bids
400 €
26/04/2017;12:36
Hot lot
Tool Tapers
Hardt
20 Bids
360 €
04/04/2017;14:22
VDF-HEIDENREICH & HARBECK 18 R-O Center Lathe
Buchholz
3 Bids
340 €
27/04/2017;11:11
Hot lot
Tool Tapers
Hardt
18 Bids
240 €
04/04/2017;14:21
KUPA LM 1000 Short Bar Loader
Hardt
2 Bids
220 €
04/04/2017;14:12
DROOP + REIN Spiral- Slotting Lathe
Malsch
0 Bids
200 €
closed
Tool Tapers
Hardt
3 Bids
120 €
04/04/2017;14:20
CITIZEN MSC 106 1 x Driven tool holder
Olching
0 Bids
100 €
closed
Tool Tapers
Hardt
7 Bids
100 €
04/04/2017;14:19
4-Jaw Chuck
Ebenweiler
0 Bids
80 €
closed
  

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

Index

  1. What is a lathe?
  2. Metal lathes – Construction and how to use
  3. What can be made using a metal lathe?
  4. Who can work with a metal lathe?
  5. Buy and sell affordable used lathes and turning machines equipment
  6. 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
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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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