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ANAYAK HVM3800 CNC Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6,000 x 3,500 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 21,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Falisolle, loaded on truck
Falisolle Belgium, 5060 Falisolle
24/07/2020 10:02
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NORMA 5000 CNC 5 Axis Portal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 9,000 x 2,500 x 3,000 mm
Weight approx.: 25,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Falisolle, loaded on truck
Falisolle Belgium, 5060 Falisolle
24/07/2020 10:08
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 8,000 x 5,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 12,800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Jagodina, loaded on truck
Jagodina Serbia, 35000 Jagodina
29/07/2020 10:53
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MAHO MH 400 P NC milling machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,400 x 1,300 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Cacak, free on truck
Cacak Serbia, 32102 Cacak
29/07/2020 10:14
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2,600€
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PRVOMAJSKA GKB 480H Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,500 x 2,800 x 2,800 mm
Weight approx.: 4,600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Cacak, loaded on truck
Cacak Serbia, 32000 Cacak
29/07/2020 10:47
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REIDEN BFR 22 Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7,000 x 6,000 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2006
Weight approx.: 36,810 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Würenlingen, loaded on truck
Würenlingen Switzerland, 5303 Würenlingen
24/07/2020 10:00
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59,000€
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ZAYER CF 7000 CNC Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 14,000 x 2,500 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1990
Weight approx.: 18,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schneegattern, free on truck
Schneegattern Austria, 5212 Schneegattern
04/08/2020 14:01
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LAGUN NG 200 Bed Type Milling Machine
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LAGUN NG 200 Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,900 x 1,900 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Logrono, loaded on truck
Logrono Spain, 26006 Logrono
16/07/2020 11:04
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,000 x 2,100 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2017
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms: EXW Biel/Bienne, ex foundation, unpackaged
Biel/Bienne Switzerland, 2502 Biel/Bienne
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DECKEL FP 4 NC CNC Tool Milling Machine
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DECKEL FP 4 NC CNC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 3,000 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1985
Weight approx.: 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Bürstadt, loaded on truck
Bürstadt Germany, 68642 Bürstadt
11/08/2020 10:09
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1,500€
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BRIDGEPORT BR2J2 / SERIES ONE Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,700 x 1,600 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx.: 1,300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kölleda, loaded on truck
Kölleda Germany, 99625 Kölleda
03/08/2020 12:04
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2,600€
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UNION PCR 150 CNC Travelling Column Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 18,000 x 5,500 x 7,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2001
Weight approx.: 55,000 kg
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Delivery terms: EXW Mühlau, ex foundation, unpackaged
Mühlau Germany, 09241 Mühlau
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DECKEL FP1 Universal Milling Machine with Tool Cabinet Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,600 x 1,400 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx.: 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kölleda, loaded on truck
Kölleda Germany, 99625 Kölleda
03/08/2020 11:46
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1,500€
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AURORA Horizontal Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,300 x 900 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO), loaded on truck
Villa D'Adige … Italy, 45021 Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO)
17/07/2020 10:46
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AUERBACH FUW 400 NC Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,000 x 2,000 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Fluorn-Winzeln, loaded on truck
Fluorn-Winzeln Germany, 78737 Fluorn-Winzeln
29/07/2020 14:36
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SORALUCE TR-25 CNC Bed Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7,500 x 5,500 x 4,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2007
Weight approx.: 23,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: EXW Mühlau, ex foundation, unpackaged
Mühlau Germany, 09241 Mühlau
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BELOTTI FLA 5526 Portal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7,900 x 6,700 x 4,700 mm
Year of manufacture: 2002
Weight approx.: 16,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
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MAHO MH 800 E Tool Millling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,600 x 2,500 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx.: 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rosenfeld, loaded on truck
Rosenfeld Germany, 72348 Rosenfeld
30/07/2020 11:23
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,600 x 1,900 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 8,600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Trebur, loaded on truck
Trebur Germany, 65468 Trebur
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OPS-INGERSOLL SPEED HAWK 550 HSC-Milling Machine HSC-Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,600 x 1,900 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 8,600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Trebur, loaded on truck
Trebur Germany, 65468 Trebur
29/07/2020 10:27
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6,000 x 2,300 x 2,800 mm
Weight approx.: 20,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Manresa, loaded on truck
Manresa Spain, 08240 Manresa
15/09/2020 11:02
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RAMBAUDI RAM MILL PM030 Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 2,000 x 3,200 mm
Weight approx.: 1,600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Torino, loaded on truck
Torino Italy, 10151 Torino
16/07/2020 10:26
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ANDERSON PD 2328 / S2R CNC Drilling and Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,300 x 3,360 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 2008
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
15/07/2020 11:05
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FAGIMA FA 12-80 CNC Milling Machine
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FAGIMA FA 12-80 CNC Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,200 x 3,500 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Cazzago San Martino, loaded on truck
Cazzago San Ma… Italy, 25046 Cazzago San Martino
16/07/2020 09:41
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7,500 x 5,500 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1990
Weight approx.: 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leingarten, loaded on truck
Leingarten Germany, 74211 Leingarten
29/07/2020 10:44
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DECKEL FP 4 A NC Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,420 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx.: 2,200 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Simmozheim, free on truck
Simmozheim Germany, 75397 Simmozheim
15/07/2020 10:26
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SECMU Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,500 x 2,800 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO), loaded on truck
Villa D'Adige … Italy, 45021 Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO)
17/07/2020 11:24
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DECKEL FP 5 CC CNC Universal Milling- and Drilling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4,000 x 4,900 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1981
Weight approx.: 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
15/07/2020 10:36
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,500 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
27/07/2020 10:55
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NICOLAS CORREA F3UE Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 2,500 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 1,000 kg
Machine available from: Immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO), loaded on truck
Villa D'Adige … Italy, 45021 Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO)
17/07/2020 10:53
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DABROWSKA FABRYKA OBRABIAREK AVIA FNE50N/TNC426 CNC Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 3,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Mielec, loaded on truck
Mielec Poland, 39-300 Mielec
04/08/2020 09:59
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GAMBIN Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 1,800 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx.: 3,400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Palau-solità i Plegamans, loaded on truck
Palau-solità i… Spain, 08105 Palau-solità i Plegamans
16/07/2020 11:49
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CORREA F3UA Milling Machine
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CORREA F3UA Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,300 x 1,700 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 3,250 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Palau-solità i Plegamans, loaded on truck
Palau-solità i… Spain, 08105 Palau-solità i Plegamans
16/07/2020 11:48
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FRIEDRICH DECKEL FP 5 NC Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,100 x 2,600 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1986
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
15/07/2020 10:07
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,800 x 1,750 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture: 1986
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Delivery terms: FCA Dieburg, loaded on truck
Dieburg Germany, 64807 Dieburg
29/07/2020 10:35
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,700 x 1,350 x 2,070 mm
Year of manufacture: 1993
Weight approx.: 1,100 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zaragoza, loaded on truck
Zaragoza Spain, 50720 Zaragoza
21/07/2020 11:33
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,200 x 2,000 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1986
Weight approx.: 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Marsa, loaded on truck
Marsa Romania, 555250 Marsa
04/08/2020 09:11
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LAGUN FTV4 Knee Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,900 x 1,700 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture: 1988
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Alcudia de Crespins, loaded on truck
Alcudia de Cre… Spain, 46690 Alcudia de Crespins
16/07/2020 11:14
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GENONI & MILANI F.U. 1400 Milling Machine
GENONI & MILANI F.U. 1400 Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,900 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO), loaded on truck
Villa D'Adige … Italy, 45021 Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO)
17/07/2020 11:01
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 2,200 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1988
Weight approx.: 6,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Würenlingen, loaded on truck
Würenlingen Switzerland, 5303 Würenlingen
24/07/2020 12:20
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,800 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Würenlingen, loaded on truck
Würenlingen Switzerland, 5303 Würenlingen
24/07/2020 12:15
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx.: 500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Horriwil, loaded on truck
Horriwil Switzerland, 4557 Horriwil
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FRESITALIA Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 1,900 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO), loaded on truck
Villa D'Adige … Italy, 45021 Villa D'Adige di Badia Polesine (RO)
17/07/2020 10:56
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SHW UF 1 Tool Milling Machine
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SHW UF 1 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 1,700 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1969
Weight approx.: 1,880 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
15/07/2020 10:59
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 1,500 x 2,550 mm
Weight approx.: 3,900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Dieburg, loaded on truck
Dieburg Germany, 64807 Dieburg
29/07/2020 10:34
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,800 x 2,100 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture: 1994
Weight approx.: 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
15/09/2020 13:07
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BUSCH FSV 9 Slot Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,500 x 1,200 x 2,050 mm
Year of manufacture: 1968
Weight approx.: 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Simmozheim, free on truck
Simmozheim Germany, 75397 Simmozheim
15/07/2020 10:25
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,100 x 1,100 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1989
Weight approx.: 1,150 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Wien, loaded on truck
Wien Austria, 1100 Wien
23/07/2020 09:09
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Definition: Milling Machines

One machine but many variants. A milling machine is an essential instrument for any metal workshop. Fully automated milling machines (CNC machining centres) dominate in the series production sector. Also the knee type milling machine, the universal milling machine, the bed type milling machine or the hobbing machine -to name just a few- have a central role in the production process. The differences concern, amongst others, the design, the position of the milling spindle, the spindle holder (e.g. SK40, SK50), the controlling system (e.g. SIEMENS, HEIDENHAIN), etc. At Surplex you will find a wide selection of second hand milling machines from leading manufacturers such as, MAHO, HERMLE, DECKEL, etc.

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The milling machine, or simply mill, is a machine tool for the machining of metal, wood or plastic via chip/layer removal. According to DIN 8589, milling, drilling and turning – together with other production processes – form a sub-group of machining that uses geometrically-defined cuts.

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  2. Milling machines, milling tools, the milling process
  3. How does a milling machine work?
  4. One machine, many variants
  5. Second-hand milling machines: as good as new
  6. Milling machine auctions: bidding properly

Milling machines, milling tools, the milling process

The milling machine removes material from workpieces by rotating its milling tool at high speed around its own axis while either the cutting tool moves along the desired contour or the workpiece moves accordingly. In milling, the feeding movement is performed perpendicularly or at an angle to the rotational axis of the tool; for drilling, in the direction of the rotational axis; and for turning on a lathe, the milling parts rotate around their own axis while the tool moves along the intended contour.

The main area of application for the milling machine is metalworking. Since at least three feed paths can be used, the variety of complex shapes that can be produced is much greater than on other devices and of much better quality. Applications include creating notches, chamfers, planing surfaces or profiles, complex bodies such as spindles, worm gears and gear wheels, through to heavy-duty milling of solid parts. The fields of wood and plastic processing feature their own specialist versions of milling machines.

  • Milling machines are used in machining metals by removing outer layers of material
  • Feeding takes place perpendicularly or at an angle to the tool’s rotational axis
  • Milling is suitable for complex forms, such as spindles, gear wheels etc.

How does a milling machine work?

From a historical point of view, milling is a relatively new form of processing. The first milling machine for metalworking was built in 1818 and it soon replaced the painstaking and uneconomical processes of planing and filing by hand. The basic forms of milling machines we know today came into existence in the early 20th century, e.g. the tool milling machine by Deckel (1918), the gear hobbing machine by Pfauter (1912) and the groove milling machine by Hurth (1954).

A milling machine is based on a machine body which carries the other components. Heavy-duty machines are also anchored to the ground with a foundation. When it comes to small- and mid-sized mills, the frame and stand form one unit which leads to a high level of dynamic resilience (mono-block design).

Large-scale milling machines are generally designed in a modular fashion, but for any size of mill, the milling head is the key component. It can machine the workpiece on three sides simultaneously. In conventional milling machines, the milling head holds a vertical or horizontal main spindle and a retractable tailstock. In a universal milling machine, the slides and head can be adjusted vertically and horizontally, which enables the workpiece to be machined at any angle required.

  • The basic forms of modern-day milling machines arrived on the scene in the early 20th century.
  • Mono-block or modular design (depending on the size of the milling machine)
  • Conventional mills evolved into the CNC machining centre

Horizontal/vertical milling spindles are used to machine light- to mid-weight workpieces. The workpieces to be processed are placed on a horizontal clamping table. If a cross table is used, a third axis will be available. A common issue with machine tables is that consoles tend to tip over in the end positions. This is why heavy and cumbersome milled parts are clamped onto beds since these extend across the entire surface.

A CNC milling machine features an automated tool-changer and a digital tailstock stroke display, amongst other features. A modern 3- or 5-axis machining centre can produce a large number of parts with narrow tolerances in a short space of time. But even older, conventional mills are still used for one-offs, small series and for training purposes.

One machine, many variants

The various types of milling machine can be difficult to categorise and some device functions overlap those of other devices. However, the following criteria can be used as a rough way of dividing the machines into categories:

  • Spindle position (horizontal/vertical)
  • Control type (conventional/CNC)
  • Machine body (console-, bed-, gantry-design)
  • Application (e.g. high-speed milling)
  • Material (metal/wood/plastic)

Below you will find a (non-exhaustive) list of some widespread types of machine:

Knee Type Milling Machines

A standard milling machine with a fixed-location spindle (horizontal or vertical), movable machine table and adjustable console.

Milling machines in operation

Universal milling machine

A standard milling machine with two spindles (horizontal or vertical), movable machine table and adjustable longitudinal and transverse slides.

CNC processing centre

A milling machine designed for complete, automated processing. Vertical milling machines and horizontal milling machines are available. A further distinction can be made in terms of machine body (console design etc.).

Bed-type milling machine

The securely positioned machine bed prevents tipping. Suitable for heavy and cumbersome milled parts. Conventional or CNC.

Gantry milling machine

The milling unit is guided along a transverse beam between two uprights. Long travel distance and enhanced rigidity. Conventional or CNC.

Copying milling machine

Scans models or templates, transfers the pattern to the milling unit and mills the required contours into the workpiece without any numerical controls.

High-speed milling centre (HSC)

Extremely high cycle and feed rate speed, the resulting chip thickness is substantially less than with other milling methods.

Hobbing machine

A machining process for gear cutting, as well as cutting splines/sprockets, and offsetting profiles at any desired angle.

Other metalworking machines

Long milling machine, slot milling machine, thread milling machine, engraving milling machine, switching table mill, shift drum milling machine etc.

Woodworking machines

Underfloor mill, router, groove milling machine, table milling machine, chain mortiser etc.

  • Distinction made depending on spindle position, control type, machine body, etc.
  • CNC machining centres are the standard choice for automated serial production
  • A universal milling machine with pivoting head is indispensable for any type of wood- or metalworking operation

Second-hand milling machines: as good as new

Close-up view of a milling machine

Wood and metal milling machines for industrial and craft operations are usually in service for 20 to 30 years. If regularly maintained and repaired, however, many older machines can continue to work as well as on their first day of operation. Buying second-hand milling machines instead of brand new models can thus be a smart economic decision, but the machine always requires a close inspection. The motors, attachments, slides and thread drives – especially in CNC milling machines – should not exhibit any increased play since this could lead to rippling and inaccuracies during climb milling. When it comes to older models, consideration should also be paid to the software to ensure it is compatible with modern computers and that the licenses are subsequently transferred to the new buyer.

Milling machine auctions: bidding properly

One of the best ways of buying used milling machines is by visiting www.surplex.com. Here you will find large-scale industrial auctions on a daily basis featuring many types of milling machines for sale – from small milling machines to large-scale to large-scale CNC devices – awaiting your online bid. The range covers conventional wood- and metalworking mills through to a range of specialist devices for serial production. You can benefit from many advantages: the machines come straight from a production environment so they do not need running in, they are immediately available in most cases, and best of all: the prices are amazingly low. Place a bid today on a high-quality, affordable machine.

The best-known milling machine brands feature in almost every online auction, including a wide variety of models. Manufacturers include:

  • MAHO
  • DECKEL
  • HERMLE
  • SORALUCE
  • MIKRON
  • WMW
  • HAAS
  • TOS
  • KLOPP
  • HURON
  • DROOP & REIN
  • KNUTH
  • EMCO
  • HELLER
  • HURTH
  • PFAUTER etc.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on a given day, we recommend subscribing to the Surplex newsletter. You will then be informed when the right milling machine for sale is available in one of our auctions. If you have any general questions or want to know about a particular CNC milling machine for sale or another used milling machine, simply contact our friendly customer care team who will be glad to provide advice.

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