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POREBA TC 2 - 1600 CNC Heavy Duty Lathe
Gliwice
on request
anytime
WEILER E 110 Teach-In Lathe
Waghäusel
on request
anytime
Top lot
TRAUB TNA 400 CNC Lathe
Esslingen am N…
0 Bids
90,000 €
04/05/2017 11:00
Top lot
NEXTURN SA-32 X II CNC Lathe
Rotkreuz
0 Bids
85,000 €
03/05/2017 10:32
SAFOP Leonard 60 Heavy Duty Lathe
Görlitz
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
LEADWELL LTC-30CPLM CNC Lathe
on request
anytime
Top lot
MAZAK Integrex 200 Y CNC Lathe
Offenburg
3 Bids
35,000 €
03/05/2017 10:00
RAVENSBURG K100 Heavy Duty Lathe
Falkenberg
on request
anytime
Opportunity
SAEILO CONTUR DIALOG H-110/3000 Teach-In Lathe
Wülfrath
0 Bids
29,500 €
03/05/2017 10:27
DANOBAT TV-650 CNC vertical Lathe
Ripollet
0 Bids
22,000 €
closed
JUNGENTHAL JU 12 Vertical Turret Lathe
Erfurt
0 Bids
18,000 €
17/05/2017 10:16
MONFORTS KNC 5S Teach-In Lathe
Mülheim
0 Bids
16,000 €
closed
VOJUS / TOS TURNTEC 63-300 CNC Lathe
Ripollet
12 Bids
15,000 €
closed
HYUNDAI HIT 18S CN Lathe
Sens De Bretagne
0 Bids
13,500 €
closed
Hot lot
HITACHI SEIKI HT 23 RIII CNC Lathe
Nördlingen
22 Bids
10,500 €
03/05/2017 10:13
KONVENTA 420 Lathe
Erfurt
0 Bids
10,200 €
17/05/2017 10:14
GEMINIS GE 1200-25 Heavy Duty Lathe
Velen
6 Bids
9,450 €
19/05/2017 11:56
Hot lot
SCHAUBLIN 125 C High Precision Lathe
Wolfwil
26 Bids
9,200 €
09/05/2017 10:52
OKUMA LCS-15H CNC Lathe
1 Bid
9,000 €
17/05/2017 10:04
MAZAK SUPER QUICK TURN 10 MS CNC Lathe
Erfurt
10 Bids
8,250 €
03/05/2017 10:25
GILDEMEISTER CTX 600 CNC Inclined Bed Lathe
Netphen-Werthe…
0 Bids
8,000 €
closed
Opportunity
SCHERER VDZ 120 CNC Vertical Lathe
Wittighausen
0 Bids
8,000 €
03/05/2017 10:14
LICO LNE 42 CNC Lathe
Asperg
3 Bids
7,500 €
03/05/2017 10:21
Opportunity
NARDINI FAST TRACE 350 G Teach-In Lathe
Wülfrath
0 Bids
7,000 €
03/05/2017 10:30
MEUSER Lathe
Velen
on request
anytime
SUMATIC LIHT 60-1 C4 turning revolver
Olching
0 Bids
6,500 €
closed
Top lot
MAS MASTURN 32 CNC Lathe
Wolfwil
8 Bids
6,250 €
09/05/2017 10:51
Opportunity
TRAUB TND 550 CNC Lathe
Brieselang
0 Bids
6,000 €
03/05/2017 10:15
BOEHRINGER DUS 560 - 1000 Teach-In Lathe
Erfurt
0 Bids
6,000 €
17/05/2017 10:11
HITACHI SEIKI CS 25 Vertical Lathe
Nördlingen
1 Bid
6,000 €
03/05/2017 10:11
VDF-BOEHRINGER M 670 Center lathe
Velen
0 Bids
4,800 €
19/05/2017 12:20
HITACHI SEIKI CS 25 Vertical Lathe
Nördlingen
2 Bids
4,700 €
03/05/2017 10:10
EMCO EMCOTURN 320 CNC Lathe
Zimmern
0 Bids
4,500 €
16/05/2017 14:47
SARO SPA 8 Center Lathe
Velen
0 Bids
4,500 €
19/05/2017 10:35
VDF-BOEHRINGER DUE 500 Center Lathe
Velen
0 Bids
4,500 €
19/05/2017 12:12
Top lot
HEYLIGENSTAEDT 405 EB/4000 Center Lathe
Velen
14 Bids
4,400 €
19/05/2017 10:41
KAMI DKM 420 Center Lathe
Velen
2 Bids
4,100 €
19/05/2017 10:58
KAMI DKM 360-1 Center lathe
Velen
0 Bids
3,800 €
19/05/2017 12:26
NILES DLZ 630 V X 1500 Center Lathe
Netphen-Werthe…
10 Bids
3,600 €
closed
PITTLER Petra CNC-Front turning machine 1-200/2-2
Laasdorf / Jena
on request
anytime
SCHAERER UD 532 Lathe
Waghäusel
0 Bids
3,200 €
Not started
GILDEMEISTER NEF CT 20 CNC Lathe
Göppingen
0 Bids
3,000 €
17/05/2017 10:02
KNUTH DL 3000 Center lathe
Velen
0 Bids
2,800 €
19/05/2017 12:43
Top lot
SOMAB Unimax 400 Teach-In Lathe
Queidersbach
4 Bids
2,600 €
10/05/2017 10:09
DÖRRIES SCHARMANN SD 100 Vertical Lathe
Neuss
1 Bid
2,500 €
18/05/2017 11:22
KAMI DKM 332-1 Center Lathe
Velen
6 Bids
2,250 €
19/05/2017 10:14
HEMBRUG DR-1  Lathe
Stramproy
5 Bids
2,200 €
closed
SAIMP MS-230 Guiding and Turning Lathes
Netphen-Werthe…
2 Bids
2,200 €
closed
SCHAERER UDA 631 Centre Lathe
Wülfrath
7 Bids
2,200 €
03/05/2017 10:31
MARTIN DLZ 602 Center Lathe
Velen
0 Bids
2,200 €
19/05/2017 12:35
BARBIERI MAURO AVT 002 Drilling Screwdriver Machine
Acerra (NA)
32 Bids
2,020 €
closed
VDF - WOHLENBERG W 35 L Center Lathe
Duisburg
0 Bids
2,000 €
Not started
TRAUB TND 360 CNC Lathe
Trabitz
9 Bids
2,000 €
11/05/2017 12:27
HEYLIGENSTAEDT Heynumat 10U/2000 CNC Lathe
Neuss
1 Bid
2,000 €
18/05/2017 11:17
ERNAULT HES 600 CNC Lathe
Neuss
2 Bids
2,000 €
18/05/2017 11:18
VDF V5K Lathe
Neuss
0 Bids
2,000 €
18/05/2017 11:23
VDF-HEIDENREICH & HARBECK Hanseat Center Lathe
Velen
3 Bids
2,000 €
19/05/2017 12:55
MONFORTS RNC 4 CNC Lathe
Wrocław
1 Bid
1,900 €
03/05/2017 10:42
WEILER UD 24 CNC CNC Lathe
Heuchelheim
5 Bids
1,900 €
10/05/2017 10:20
PINACHO L-1 / 180 Center Lathe
Velen
1 Bid
1,900 €
19/05/2017 12:51
MEUSER KM4 Centre Lathe
Wülfrath
10 Bids
1,800 €
03/05/2017 10:29
Hot lot
OPTIMUM OPTI D 240 X 500 G VARIO Precision Lathe
Reinach AG
13 Bids
1,700 €
02/05/2017 15:29
Hot lot
WEILER 120 CNC CNC Lathe
Zimmern
13 Bids
1,500 €
16/05/2017 14:56
OPTIMUM OPTITURN TU 2807 V Precision Lathe
Reinach AG
6 Bids
1,500 €
02/05/2017 10:04
Hot lot
SCHAUBLIN 102-80 Precision Lathe
Reinach AG
15 Bids
1,500 €
02/05/2017 13:31
Opportunity
SCHAUBLIN 102-80 Precision Lathe
Wolfwil
0 Bids
1,500 €
09/05/2017 11:06
VDF-BOEHRINGER DUE 500 Center Lathe
Velen
3 Bids
1,400 €
19/05/2017 11:30
Hot lot
VDF-BOEHRINGER Center Lathe
Trabitz
25 Bids
1,300 €
11/05/2017 09:56
COLCHESTER MASCOT Center Lathe
Zimmern
9 Bids
1,200 €
16/05/2017 14:31
Hot lot
KNUTH BASIC 180 SUPER Center Lathe
Zimmern
18 Bids
950 €
16/05/2017 14:46
BECHET 1268 Lathe
Belley
0 Bids
600 €
closed
DANOBAT DANOMATIC 26 35 Lathe
Ourense
0 Bids
500 €
closed
Hot lot
TORRENT T 72 42 Lathe
Badalona
18 Bids
500 €
19/05/2017 14:11
Opportunity
SIMONET DC Bench Lathe
Wolfwil
0 Bids
400 €
09/05/2017 10:11
BECHLER A-10 Turning Machine
Zimmern
0 Bids
350 €
16/05/2017 14:32
BECHLER A-10 Turning Machine
Zimmern
0 Bids
350 €
16/05/2017 14:35
Chuck for Lathe and 2 Jaws
Carmignano
0 Bids
180 €
closed
Lathe Chuck
Carmignano
0 Bids
150 €
closed
4-Jaw Lathe Chuck
Carmignano
0 Bids
130 €
closed
FORKARDT F 250 3-Jaw Chuck
Esslingen am N…
1 Bid
120 €
04/05/2017 10:20
CITIZEN MSC 106 1 x Driven tool holder
Olching
0 Bids
100 €
closed
Face Plate
Thornton-Cleve…
0 Bids
40 €
closed
RÖHM 200 4-Jaw Quick-Clamping Chuck
Esslingen am N…
3 Bids
40 €
04/05/2017 10:49
FORKARDT F 250 3 jaw chuck
Duisburg
0 Bids
20 €
17/05/2017 10:29
 

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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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