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TONGTAI QVM-610A APC Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,340 x 4,355 x 2,878 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stara Pazova, loaded on truck
Stara Pazova Serbia, 22300 Stara Pazova
17/03/2021 11:07
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9,900 €
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MAS MCV 750 CNC Machining Center
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MAS MCV 750 CNC Machining Center CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,700 x 2,200 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Marinha Grande
09/03/2021 14:04
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4,600 €
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POS POSMILL H 800 U 5-Axis CNC Machining Centre
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POS POSMILL H 800 U 5-Axis CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 4,200 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 20,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jettingen-Scheppach, loaded on truck
Jettingen-Scheppach Germany, 89343 Jettingen-Scheppach
08/04/2021 11:39
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45,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 125 T HI-DYN CNC Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 125 T HI-DYN CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 13,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jettingen-Scheppach, loaded on truck
Jettingen-Scheppach Germany, 89343 Jettingen-Scheppach
08/04/2021 12:09
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16,500 €
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MAZAK VTC 20 B Machining Center, vertical Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,150 x 2,800 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 5,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ennepetal, loaded on truck
Ennepetal Germany, 58256 Ennepetal
23/03/2021 10:16
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15,000 €
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EXERON DIGMA HSC 800 5-Axis High-Speed Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 4,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2012
Weight approx. 12,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jettingen-Scheppach, loaded on truck
Jettingen-Scheppach Germany, 89343 Jettingen-Scheppach
08/04/2021 10:49
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15,000 €
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DOOSAN HM 63H Horizontal Machining Centre
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DOOSAN HM 63H Horizontal Machining Centre Horizontal Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,975 x 3,908 x 3,416 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 23,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Białe Błota, free on truck
Białe Błota Poland, 86-005 Białe Błota
09/03/2021 10:38
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13,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 T 3-Axis Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 T 3-Axis Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 3,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jettingen-Scheppach, loaded on truck
Jettingen-Scheppach Germany, 89343 Jettingen-Scheppach
08/04/2021 12:49
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10,000 €
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HUBER & GRIMME HG3000T Milling Machining Center, 5 Axis
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HUBER & GRIMME HG3000T Milling Machining Center, 5 Axis CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,800 x 3,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ennepetal, loaded on truck
Ennepetal Germany, 58256 Ennepetal
23/03/2021 10:19
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9,000 €
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KEKEISEN VFB 1200/8 Machining Centre
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KEKEISEN VFB 1200/8 Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,500 x 3,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Raaba/Graz, loaded on truck
Raaba/Graz Austria, 8074 Raaba/Graz
09/03/2021 09:02
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7,400 €
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DMG DMU 50 T Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,500 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
16/03/2021 15:14
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8,250 €
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SCHERER VDZ 120 DS Vertical Turning Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 2,200 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 14,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Kahl / Main, loaded on truck
Kahl / Main Germany, 63796 Kahl / Main
06/04/2021 09:36
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5,500 €
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EMAG VSC 250 DUO Automatic Lathe CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 2,200 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 13,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Kahl / Main, loaded on truck
Kahl / Main Germany, 63796 Kahl / Main
06/04/2021 09:32
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5,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 100 T 4-Axis CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 4,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jettingen-Scheppach, loaded on truck
Jettingen-Scheppach Germany, 89343 Jettingen-Scheppach
08/04/2021 12:29
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6,750 €
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CHIRON FZ 12 S Machining Center, vertical Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,950 x 1,550 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1993
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ennepetal, loaded on truck
Ennepetal Germany, 58256 Ennepetal
23/03/2021 10:09
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4,800 €
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MAZAK VTC 20 B Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,700 x 2,900 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Witten, loaded on truck
Witten Germany, 58455 Witten
24/03/2021 10:04
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4,700 €
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FEHLMANN PICOMAX 80 CNC 2/3 W Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
16/03/2021 14:19
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5,750 €
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AXA VSC-2-M/E Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,500 x 3,500 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Leverkusen, loaded on truck
Leverkusen Germany, 51381 Leverkusen
07/04/2021 14:19
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2,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DC70V CNC Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,700 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stuttgart, loaded on truck
Stuttgart Germany, 70191 Stuttgart
25/03/2021 12:11
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1,800 €
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AXA VSC 1-M Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 3,000 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1990
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Leverkusen, loaded on truck
Leverkusen Germany, 51381 Leverkusen
07/04/2021 14:29
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1,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 100 MONOBLOCK 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 100 MONOBLOCK 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,650 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 10,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jaworzno, loaded on truck
Jaworzno Poland, 43-605 Jaworzno
09/03/2021 10:28
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,000 x 7,500 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2006 / 2009
Weight approx. 18,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hanau, loaded on truck
Hanau Germany, 63450 Hanau
24/03/2021 10:00
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45,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 1035 V ECO 3-Axis Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO DMC 1035 V ECO 3-Axis Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,555 x 2,530 x 2,665 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 5,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Komarov, loaded on truck
Komarov Czech Republic, 747 70 Komarov
09/03/2021 10:08
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19,500 €
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HÜLLER HILLE NBH 135 Horizontal machining center Horizontal Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,600 x 3,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 19,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:35
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NORTE CTR V 500 S Vertical machining center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,600 x 3,000 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 21,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:32
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MATEC 30 L Vertical machining center Vertical Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,980 x 2,770 x 3,405 mm
Year of manufacture 2005
Weight approx. 18,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:31
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,150 x 2,800 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 5,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ennepetal, loaded on truck
Ennepetal Germany, 58256 Ennepetal
23/03/2021 10:15
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12,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 35 M Universal Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 3,600 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
24/03/2021 10:01
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11,000 €
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EMMEGI PHANTOMATIC CNC Drilling Center CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 1,300 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Menà di Castagnaro (VR), loaded on truck
Menà di Castagnaro (VR) Italy, 37043 Menà di Castagnaro (VR)
16/03/2021 11:08
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CHMER EDM HE64GT Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,420 x 2,250 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2008
Weight approx. 4,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lippo di Calderara di Reno, Bologna, loaded on truck
Lippo di Calderara di Reno, Bologna Italy, 40012 Lippo di Calderara di Reno, Bologna
16/03/2021 10:34
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9,000 €
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HURCO VMX30T Vertical Machining Center
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HURCO VMX30T Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 2,300 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 4,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szigetszentmiklós, loaded on truck
Szigetszentmiklós Hungary, 2310 Szigetszentmiklós
09/03/2021 10:12
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HERMLE C 800 V Vertical machining center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,210 x 2,930 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 7,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:25
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8,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 T 3-Axis CNC Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 3,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jettingen-Scheppach, loaded on truck
Jettingen-Scheppach Germany, 89343 Jettingen-Scheppach
08/04/2021 10:00
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TOS MC100V Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 3,500 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 6,486 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Monte San Pietro (BO), loaded on truck
Monte San Pietro (BO) Italy, 40050 Monte San Pietro (BO)
16/03/2021 10:36
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HURCO VMX 50 Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,700 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 8,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
17/03/2021 10:39
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7,200 €
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OKUMA MX-45 VAE Vertical Machining Centre
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OKUMA MX-45 VAE Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,380 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
Item available from CW 21
Delivery terms FCA Wiesentheid, loaded on truck
Wiesentheid Germany, 97353 Wiesentheid
10/03/2021 10:23
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7,450 €
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MAZAK VTC 20 C Vertical machining center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 2,800 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:10
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6,550 €
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HAAS VF-1DYTHE Vertical Machining Center
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,500 x 260 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szigetszentmiklós, loaded on truck
Szigetszentmiklós Hungary, 2310 Szigetszentmiklós
09/03/2021 10:13
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7,750 €
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MAHO MH 1200 S Vertical machining center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,800 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1990
Weight approx. 12,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:05
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DMG DMU 80 T Vertical machining center Vertical Machining Centres
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 2,450 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:27
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DECKEL MAHO MH 600C Vertical Machining Centre
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DECKEL MAHO MH 600C Vertical Machining Centre Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 4,300 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Jaworzno, loaded on truck
Jaworzno Poland, 43-605 Jaworzno
09/03/2021 10:16
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ELUMATEC SBZ 130-01 Profile Machining Center
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,840 x 2,400 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Körmend, loaded on truck
Körmend Hungary, 9900 Körmend
09/03/2021 10:11
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HELLER BZH 07 CNC Machining Centre CNC Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 2,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, loaded on truck
Rottenburg-Ergenzingen Germany, 72108 Rottenburg-Ergenzingen
17/03/2021 11:50
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 2,500 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:30
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,000 x 2,500 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:29
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,000 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1990
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
22/03/2021 14:28
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MAZAK MAZATECH V 10 Vertical Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,900 x 3,800 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
Item available from immediately
Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, loaded on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
16/03/2021 14:45
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3,600 €
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MAZAK MAZATECH V-550 Vertical Machining Center
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MAZAK MAZATECH V-550 Vertical Machining Center Vertical Machining Centres
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,900 x 3,700 x 2,900 mm
Weight approx. 9,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Gubin, loaded on truck
Gubin Poland, 66-620 Gubin
09/03/2021 10:59
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Definition: CNC Machining Centres

CNC machining centres play an important role in the used machinery market. Fully automated CNC milling machines set the standards in the production of complex workpieces. Because of their flexibility, precision and speed, machining centres are indispensable in the series production sector. Depending on the position of the main spindle, there is a distinction between a horizontal and a vertical machining centre. Machines with four or five axes are called universal machining centres. Different designs and the integration of different manufacturing processes provide further classification features. At Surplex you will find used CNC machining centres- also modern models with few operating hours!

Used machining centres for industrial use - it’s better with Surplex

  1. Index
  2. Machining centres for completely automated processing
  3. The development of machining centres
  4. Areas of application for machining centres
  5. Weakened joints
  6. Large selection, high prices
  7. Buying used machining centres
  8. An overview of machining centre manufacturers
Used machining center in a factory

Machining centres for completely automated processing

A machining centre (MC for short) for metal is called a numerically controlled machine tool and is designed for processing workpieces with complex prismatic geometries using a single clamping process. Machining centres are fitted with tools for various machining processes, particularly milling and drilling. A typical feature of machining centres is the high level of automation, which includes both automatic tool changing and fully automated movement sequences.

  • Processing of complex, prismatic geometries
  • High level of automation
  • Independent tool changing

Machining centres possess a main spindle which they automatically load from a tool magazine. It is possible to perform a numerically controlled movement between the main spindle and workpiece in a straight line on at least three CNC axes. Today, 5-axis CNC machines are used heavily in a range of locations. Rotary movement axes may also be included. CNC machining centres differ in terms of the position of the main spindle. They can come both in form of horizontal or vertical machining centres. If the machine tool can also alter the position of the main spindle, it is called a universal machining centre.

Differentiating machining centres

The key features used to differentiate machining centres are the number and type of CNC axes and tools in the magazine, the rotational speed range, cutting performance, dimensions of work routes and workpiece table and its load capacity, as well as the resolution capacity of the drives and entrance tolerance. Tool and chain magazines are used as tool storage in CNC machining centres. Star- and drum-shaped magazines are used depending on the position of the tools and it is possible for the feed direction to be parallel and perpendicular to the magazine axis. To reduce non-productive times, CNC machining centres use simple changers and double changers for modifying the tool, which can simultaneously remove a tool from the magazine and main spindle. The non-productive times for loading, unloading and clamping the workpieces can be reduced by means of pallet systems. This involves clamping the workpieces on pallets outside the work area, which are then transported independently by the machining centre. This largely enables workpieces to be changed parallel to processing procedures.

Machining centre in operation

The development of machining centres

The history of machining centres is closely related to the invention of numerical machine tool controls (NC) and computerised numerical controls (CNC), as well as the development of motor spindles as autonomous components. Numerical controls enable workpieces to be machined automatically. Motor spindles fitted with a direct drive enable precise control of spindle movement even at high speeds. With its integrated tool magazine, a CNC machining centre can combine several types of machine tools, such as drilling machines and milling machines and even lathes within one structure.

Areas of application for machining centres

Due to a high level of automation, machining centres are suitable for both large series production, small- and mid-sized series, as well as the manufacture of individual pieces. Their high processing speed is particularly important in serial production and explains their widespread use in large and small companies, ranging from car manufacturers to small-scale carpentry operations. However, acquiring a machining centre can be major financial challenge for many companies, which is why many firms involved in industrial production find purchasing used machining centres to be a sensible alternative. Second-hand machines> are often just as capable at performing as new models, but it is the comparatively low cost which makes all the difference.

Weakened joints

A 3-axis or 5-axis machining centre can mill three-dimensional curves and radii into a workpiece. The high number of movable axes, however, inevitably affect the rigidity of the machine. A 5-axis machining centre is therefore comparatively sensitive to high feed rates or very resistant material. A 5-axis machining centre is prone to wear on all moving parts and these need to be regularly inspected. As such, a 5-axis CNC machining centre may look very appealing externally, but the internal condition could be in such a bad state of repair that repairs would not be economically viable. But this does not mean that the risks of buying a used 5-axis machine cannot be avoided.

Detail of a used machining center

Large selection, high prices

CNC machining centres are high-tech pieces of kit. The highly precise coordination of all the axes while taking into consideration tool wear and material properties requires high-quality components as well as high-performance controls. The good news is that the controls do not wear out. A used CNC machining centre is just as capable as a brand new one, which is why even second-hand machining centres can be quite an investment and require a large amount of capital.

Buying used machining centres

A CNC machining centre for metalworking is a central piece of kit in industrial operations. These high-performance, efficient and precise machines guarantee that any shape and form can be manufactured. Prototype construction, reworking cast iron parts or series parts made from solid material - a good CNC machining centre enables production to achieve new levels of performance. The weakpoints described make buying a CNC machining centre a matter of trust. This is why second-hand machinery traders who solely deal in approved and transportable CNC machining centres are the ideal places to acquire a used CNC machining centre. Comprehensively tested and thoroughly cleaned, with updated software (if requested) and all damaged or worn components replaced, a CNC machining centre bought from a second-hand dealer can be just as good as a brand new machine. The price difference alone between a new 5-axis CNC machine and a used machining centre is reason enough to consider taking the second-hand route.

Surplex offers a large range of high-quality machining centres: 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis machining centres. When possible, our used machining centres are professionally uninstalled, thoroughly inspected and maintained as required, which makes opting for a second-hand machine an easy decision. Surplex also offers comprehensive services for used 5-axis CNC machining centres in addition to their sales activities. Consultation, transportation, installation and upgrading can be performed by Surplex or one of our dependable partners.

An overview of machining centre manufacturers

So, you would like to buy a CNC machining centre? Surplex regularly has a wide range of high-quality, 5-axis CNC machines for sale, as well as other versions. It is worth opting for manufacturers who have been known for reliability and quality for a good number of years. Renowned companies include AXA, BECK, CHIRON, DECKEL, HERMLE, HECKERT, HAAS, HELLER, OKUMA and YEONG CHIN MACHINERY TAIWAN.

Our numerous industrial auctions regularly feature CNC machining centres for sale (with a range of axes) at attractive prices. If you cannot find the right used machine for your needs, simply try looking again another day. Alternatively, contact Surplex Customer Care and a member of the team will be glad to help.

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