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TOS FC 63 VCN Vertical Mill Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,600 x 2,500 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1977
Weight approx. 7,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 11:33
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TOS FK-100 A Mill Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 300 x 3,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1978
Weight approx. 11,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 12:00
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TOS FK-80B Mill Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,300 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1978
Weight approx. 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 11:59
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2,600 €
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AJAX AJT4 Vertical and turret milling machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,500 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 1,750 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
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Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 10:54
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TOS FA 5 BU Mill Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,300 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1978
Weight approx. 3,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 11:34
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920 €
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FWA-41 Mill
FWA-41 Mill Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 3,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1964
Weight approx. 3,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 12:22
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900 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,000 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stonehouse, loaded on truck
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Stonehouse United Kingdom (Great Britain), GL10 3RH Stonehouse
02/11/2021 10:42
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400 €
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UCIMU MINGANTI Mill Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,000 x 800 x 1,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1958
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 11:41
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280 €
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PRVOMAJSKA ALG-100 Mill Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 900 x 1,000 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1963
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Krusevac, loaded on truck
Krusevac Serbia, 37000 Krusevac
26/10/2021 11:40
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320 €
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SORALUCE SV-8000 CNC Gantry Type Milling Machine
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SORALUCE SV-8000 CNC Gantry Type Milling Machine Gantry Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 15,000 x 8,200 x 5,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 45,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Neuenstadt, loaded on truck
Neuenstadt Germany, 74196 Neuenstadt
26/10/2021 14:01
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45,000 €
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WALDRICH COBURG HMC 2500 CNC High-speed Machining Centre
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WALDRICH COBURG HMC 2500 CNC High-speed Machining Centre Portal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 9,000 x 6,500 x 7,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 80,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Uhingen, loaded on truck
Uhingen Germany, 73066 Uhingen
26/10/2021 14:05
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35,500 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 125 T CNC Universal Milling Machine
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 125 T CNC Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,800 x 5,700 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 12,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ingolstadt, loaded on truck
Ingolstadt Germany, 85053 Ingolstadt
04/11/2021 09:08
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11,000 €
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LAGUN GBM 21 Bed-Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,800 x 5,000 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 12,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hachenburg, loaded on truck
Hachenburg Germany, 57627 Hachenburg
30/11/2021 10:57
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10,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 T CNC Universal Milling Machine
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 T CNC Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,700 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 6,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ingolstadt, loaded on truck
Ingolstadt Germany, 85053 Ingolstadt
04/11/2021 09:04
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10,000 €
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DECKEL FP 2 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,600 x 1,600 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1958
Weight approx. unknown
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Delivery terms FCA Aldingen, loaded on truck
Aldingen Germany, 78554 Aldingen
25/11/2021 10:05
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2,900 €
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DECKEL FP 2 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,600 x 1,600 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. unknown
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Delivery terms FCA Aldingen, loaded on truck
Aldingen Germany, 78554 Aldingen
25/11/2021 10:06
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2,900 €
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GUALDONI FU50 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 2,000 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Settimo Torinese, loaded on truck
Settimo Torinese Italy, 10036 Settimo Torinese
25/10/2021 09:00
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3,400 €
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DECKEL FP 4 A CNC Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 2,350 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,590 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zimmern, loaded on truck
Zimmern Germany, 97947 Zimmern
04/11/2021 12:05
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FRIEDRICH DECKEL FP 4 A Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wiesloch, loaded on truck
Wiesloch Germany, 69168 Wiesloch
24/11/2021 14:14
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DIGMA CNC milling machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,600 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
24/11/2021 10:55
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HAAS VF-4 DHE CNC Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,300 x 2,850 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 5,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Landsberg, loaded on truck
Landsberg Germany, 06188 Landsberg
02/12/2021 14:45
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1,900 €
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DECKEL FP 2 Universal Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,600 x 1,410 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zimmern, loaded on truck
Zimmern Germany, 97947 Zimmern
04/11/2021 12:04
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1,500 €
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MAHO MH 500 W Tool Milling Machine
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MAHO MH 500 W Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Radevormwald, loaded on truck
Radevormwald Germany, 42477 Radevormwald
02/12/2021 10:19
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 1,700 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1984
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hachenburg, loaded on truck
Hachenburg Germany, 57627 Hachenburg
30/11/2021 11:27
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990 €
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MAHO MH 500 W Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 0 x 0 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90441 Nürnberg
09/11/2021 14:00
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700 €
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SCHARMANN FBF 50 Boring and Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,000 x 2,200 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1965
Weight approx. 7,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Albershausen, loaded on truck
Albershausen Germany, 73095 Albershausen
27/10/2021 10:39
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700 €
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METBA MB-1 Toolroom Mill
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METBA MB-1 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,260 x 1,000 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1974
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90441 Nürnberg
09/11/2021 14:19
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600 €
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ACIERA F 3 Production Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 970 x 920 x 1,550 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Peißenberg, loaded on truck
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Peißenberg Germany, 82380 Peißenberg
02/11/2021 14:05
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500 €
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HERMLE UWF 851 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,100 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mönchweiler, loaded on truck
Mönchweiler Germany, 78087 Mönchweiler
26/10/2021 14:09
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810 €
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MIKRON WF 3 DCM Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 1,900 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mönchweiler, loaded on truck
Mönchweiler Germany, 78087 Mönchweiler
26/10/2021 14:19
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950 €
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KNUTH WF 1 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,050 x 1,950 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
10/11/2021 14:40
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430 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,500 x 5,650 x 4,190 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 16,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Etten-Leur, loaded on truck
Etten-Leur Netherlands, 4873 LA Etten-Leur
09/11/2021 14:16
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KAO MING KMC-3000 SD Portal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,000 x 4,000 x 4,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 45,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sant Vicenç de Castellet, loaded on truck
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Sant Vicenç de Castellet Spain, 08295 Sant Vicenç de Castellet
18/11/2021 12:34
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15,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,300 x 2,200 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Unterschleißheim, loaded on truck
Unterschleißheim Germany, 85716 Unterschleißheim
12/11/2021 10:31
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HURON MU 6 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,490 x 2,900 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1996
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Essen, loaded on truck
Essen Germany, 45143 Essen
26/10/2021 09:03
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7,100 €
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DEBER DYNAMIC-2 CNC bed-type milling machine
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DEBER DYNAMIC-2 CNC bed-type milling machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,500 x 3,100 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, loaded on truck
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
24/11/2021 11:09
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 1,600 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aichach / Gallenbach, loaded on truck
Aichach / Gallenbach Germany, 86551 Aichach / Gallenbach
10/11/2021 11:11
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 2,400 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Meßkirch Ringgenbach, loaded on truck
Meßkirch Ringgenbach Germany, 88605 Meßkirch Ringgenbach
22/11/2021 15:58
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BOHNER & KÖHLE WF 1/6 CNC tool milling machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,300 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1988
Weight approx. 5,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Solingen, loaded on truck
Solingen Germany, 42657 Solingen
15/11/2021 12:43
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OMV FAS 3 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,400 x 3,000 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1983
Weight approx. 4,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Settimo Torinese, loaded on truck
Settimo Torinese Italy, 10036 Settimo Torinese
25/10/2021 09:24
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DECKEL FP4A Milling machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 600 x 1,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 150 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mannheim, loaded on truck
Mannheim Germany, 68309 Mannheim
29/10/2021 10:09
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DECKEL FP 3 A CNC Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,920 x 2,200 x 2,050 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zimmern, loaded on truck
Zimmern Germany, 97947 Zimmern
04/11/2021 12:06
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,400 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1972
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mielec, loaded on truck
Mielec Poland, 39-300 Mielec
10/11/2021 11:18
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 5,800 x 4,500 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1990
Weight approx. 6,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Germany Germany
10/11/2021 10:45
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DECKEL FP1 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
19/11/2021 09:15
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 1,700 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velbert, loaded on truck
Velbert Germany, 42551 Velbert
04/11/2021 10:59
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,650 x 1,600 x 1,780 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zimmern, loaded on truck
Zimmern Germany, 97947 Zimmern
04/11/2021 12:02
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SCHAUBLIN 22 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,300 x 1,500 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bülach, loaded on truck
Bülach Switzerland, 8180 Bülach
25/10/2021 13:37
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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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  1. Contents
  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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