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PO LY GIM DIAMOND 20 CSB CNC Lathe
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PO LY GIM DIAMOND 20 CSB CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,300 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 3,130 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Kać, loaded on truck
Kać Serbia, 21241 Kać
10/12/2020 11:01
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13,400€
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CITIZEN-CIMCON M-20 Swiss Type Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 1,700 x 1,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Barrô AGD, loaded on truck
Barrô AGD Portugal, 3750-352 Barrô AGD
10/12/2020 11:00
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12,000€
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OKUMA LB 15-II CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,450 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stara Pazova, loaded on truck
Stara Pazova Serbia, 22300 Stara Pazova
10/12/2020 11:04
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6,500€
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COLCHESTER MASCOT 2000 Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 1,200 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 2,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Cacak, loaded on truck
Cacak Serbia, 32000 Cacak
10/12/2020 11:05
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6,000€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,200 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Cacak, loaded on truck
Cacak Serbia, 32102 Cacak
10/12/2020 11:16
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2,000€
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PITTLER PS 26/6 Automatic Bar Lathe Automatic Bar Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,400 x 1,300 mm
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Cacak, loaded on truck
Cacak Serbia, 32000 Cacak
10/12/2020 11:27
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2,000€
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INDEX C29 Automatic Bar Lathe Automatic Bar Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 900 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Cacak, loaded on truck
Cacak Serbia, 32000 Cacak
10/12/2020 11:28
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750€
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HERBERT Lathe Other Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 1,400 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mandjelos, loaded on truck
Mandjelos Serbia, 22208 Mandjelos
10/12/2020 11:32
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500€
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WEISSER VERTOR C-1 R Vertical Turning Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 1,800 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wülfrath, loaded on truck
Wülfrath Germany, 42489 Wülfrath
08/12/2020 09:04
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20,000€
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SPINNER TC 600-65-MC Universal Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 2,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2010
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hemmingen, loaded on truck
Hemmingen Germany, 30966 Hemmingen
03/12/2020 10:09
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18,000€
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EMCO TURN 420 MC CNC Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
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EMCO TURN 420 MC CNC Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe CNC Automatic Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,200 x 1,800 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Budapest, loaded on truck
Budapest Hungary, 1096 Budapest
08/12/2020 10:08
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,090 x 1,750 x 1,730 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 1,400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Vlado Trichkov, loaded on truck
Vlado Trichkov Bulgaria, 2299 Vlado Trichkov
08/12/2020 10:03
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16,000€
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SPINNER TC 600-65-MC Universal Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 2,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hemmingen, loaded on truck
Hemmingen Germany, 30966 Hemmingen
03/12/2020 10:04
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16,000€
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VDF-BOEHRINGER DUS 560 ti Teach-In Lathe
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VDF-BOEHRINGER DUS 560 ti Teach-In Lathe Teach-In Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 550 x 2,300 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Laupheim, loaded on truck
Laupheim Germany, 88471 Laupheim
30/11/2020 08:33
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15,000€
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TORNOS-BECHLER DECO 2000 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 1,200 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Neuhausen ob Eck, loaded on truck
Neuhausen ob Eck Germany, 78579 Neuhausen ob Eck
14/01/2021 14:19
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16,500€
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MONFORTS KNC 5 1500 Cycle Lathe
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MONFORTS KNC 5 1500 Cycle Lathe Teach-In Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 1,600 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Laupheim, loaded on truck
Laupheim Germany, 88471 Laupheim
30/11/2020 08:34
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10,000€
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WAGNER WDE 500 Cycle Lathe
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WAGNER WDE 500 Cycle Lathe Teach-In Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,330 x 1,700 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Laupheim, loaded on truck
Laupheim Germany, 88471 Laupheim
30/11/2020 10:59
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8,000€
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MANURHIN KMX XL 32 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,200 x 2,250 x 2,950 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wülfrath, loaded on truck
Wülfrath Germany, 42489 Wülfrath
08/12/2020 09:08
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BOEHRINGER NG 200 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,280 x 2,460 x 2,575 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmü… Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
02/12/2020 11:34
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7,500€
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INDEX ABC CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,550 x 1,890 x 1,750 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmü… Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
02/12/2020 11:15
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11,000€
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DOOSAN PUMA 300 B CNC Lathe
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DOOSAN PUMA 300 B CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,600 x 1,800 x 1,830 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uelzen, loaded on truck
Uelzen Germany, 29525 Uelzen
01/12/2020 14:29
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22,000€
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WEISSER KV 90-1 R CNC Vertical Turning Machine Vertical Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 1,900 x 3,150 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wülfrath, loaded on truck
Wülfrath Germany, 42489 Wülfrath
08/12/2020 09:06
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3,800€
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ADOLFI STK400 Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 700 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
region Brescia Italy, region Brescia
14/12/2020 14:59
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SPINNER SB-CNC CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,600 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 1,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nowa Sól, loaded on truck
Nowa Sól Poland, 67-100 Nowa Sól
01/12/2020 09:04
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HARDINGE ST 220 CNC Sliding Headstock Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 1,600 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wülfrath, loaded on truck
Wülfrath Germany, 42489 Wülfrath
08/12/2020 09:09
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2,500€
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OKUMA LC 40 2ST CNC Lathe
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OKUMA LC 40 2ST CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 4,520 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nowa Wieś Wrocławska, loaded on truck
Nowa Wieś Wroc… Poland, 55-080 Nowa Wieś Wrocławska
01/12/2020 09:16
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OKUMA LC 40 2ST CNC Lathe
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OKUMA LC 40 2ST CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 4,520 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nowa Wieś Wrocławska, loaded on truck
Nowa Wieś Wroc… Poland, 55-080 Nowa Wieś Wrocławska
01/12/2020 09:15
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SPINNER SB-CNC CNC Precision Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 1,800 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hemmingen, loaded on truck
Hemmingen Germany, 30966 Hemmingen
03/12/2020 10:13
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4,200€
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GEORG FISCHER NDM 16-4 / 80 CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,700 x 2,450 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
30/11/2020 10:00
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1,000€
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MONFORTS RNC 3 CNC Lathe
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MONFORTS RNC 3 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,900 x 2,550 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uelzen, loaded on truck
Uelzen Germany, 29525 Uelzen
01/12/2020 14:39
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1,400€
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MORI SEIKI SL-25 B 5 CNC Lathe
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MORI SEIKI SL-25 B 5 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,300 x 1,700 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx. 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uelzen, loaded on truck
Uelzen Germany, 29525 Uelzen
01/12/2020 14:09
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3,200€
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NAKAMURA-TOME TMC-30 CNC Lathe
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NAKAMURA-TOME TMC-30 CNC Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,140 x 1,700 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uelzen, loaded on truck
Uelzen Germany, 29525 Uelzen
01/12/2020 14:00
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3,200€
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SPINNER TC-42/A CNC Precision Lathe CNC Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,650 x 2,100 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hemmingen, loaded on truck
Hemmingen Germany, 30966 Hemmingen
03/12/2020 10:00
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4,200€
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EMCO EMCOMAT EM 20 D Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,150 x 900 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 950 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wendlingen am Neckar, loaded on truck
Wendlingen am … Germany, 73240 Wendlingen am Neckar
26/01/2021 10:58
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3,200€
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VOESTALPINE DA 180 Centre Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,040 x 1,140 x 2,070 mm
Weight approx. 1,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uelzen, loaded on truck
Uelzen Germany, 29525 Uelzen
01/12/2020 14:49
17 Bids
2,200€
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Centre Lathe
Centre Lathe Centre Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 900 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stößen, loaded on truck
Stößen Germany, 06667 Stößen
20/01/2021 10:19
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320€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,720 x 1,200 x 1,540 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hemmingen, loaded on truck
Hemmingen Germany, 30966 Hemmingen
03/12/2020 10:02
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380€
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MSZ EMU-200 Lathe Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,000 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1975
Weight approx. 500 kg
Machine available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Nowa Wieś Wrocławska, loaded on truck
Nowa Wieś Wroc… Poland, 55-080 Nowa Wieś Wrocławska
01/12/2020 09:21
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250€
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INDEX Lathe Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 830 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
02/12/2020 12:00
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200€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,405 x 1,760 mm
Year of manufacture 2009
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schechen, loaded on truck
Schechen Germany, 83135 Schechen
16/12/2020 10:03
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27,000€
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EMCO TURN 420 MC PLUS CNC Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,100 x 2,000 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
Machine available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Budapest, loaded on truck
Budapest Hungary, 1096 Budapest
08/12/2020 10:48
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EMCO TURN 420 MC PLUS CNC Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,900 x 1,900 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
Machine available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Budapest, loaded on truck
Budapest Hungary, 1096 Budapest
08/12/2020 12:08
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EMCO TURN 420 MC PLUS CNC Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,800 x 2,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Budapest, loaded on truck
Budapest Hungary, 1096 Budapest
08/12/2020 10:12
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EMCO TURN 332 MC CNC Sliding Headstock Automatic Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,600 x 1,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Budapest, loaded on truck
Budapest Hungary, 1096 Budapest
08/12/2020 10:25
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14,000€
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SCHAERER CNC 532 x 3000 CNC Lathe
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,200 x 2,400 x 2,400 mm
Weight approx. 7,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Malsch, loaded on truck
Malsch Germany, 76316 Malsch
09/12/2020 10:26
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J32 Lathe
J32 Lathe Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,000 x 1,500 mm
Weight approx. 400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS), loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS)
07/12/2020 09:44
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,000 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1965/2020
Weight approx. 1,800 kg
Machine available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Gießen, free on truck
Gießen Germany, 35392 Gießen
16/12/2020 10:05
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TOS SU-63A Lathe Lathes
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,500 x 1,850 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1960
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
Machine available from January - February 2021
Delivery terms FCA Jászberény, loaded on truck
Jászberény Hungary, 5100 Jászberény
08/12/2020 10:49
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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!

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  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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