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GUILIN X5746-2 Universal Milling Machine
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GUILIN X5746-2 Universal Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 11:17
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2,100 €
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KIHEUNG KNC - U800 Bed Type Milling Machine
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KIHEUNG KNC - U800 Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 2,700 x 2,850 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 11,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Agueda, loaded on truck
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Agueda Portugal, 3750-316 Agueda
02/12/2021 11:47
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9,990 €
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FRIEDRICH DECKEL FP4M Universal Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,200 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 11:30
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5,500 €
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FRIEDRICH DECKEL FP3 Universal Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 800 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 11:01
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2,800 €
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LAGUN FU2 Knee Type Milling Machine
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LAGUN FU2 Knee Type Milling Machine Knee Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,600 x 1,775 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 11:12
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1,650 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,600 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 11:29
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1,600 €
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TOS FGSH 40 Bed Type Milling Machine
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TOS FGSH 40 Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,500 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Agueda, free on truck
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Agueda Portugal, 3750-316 Agueda
02/12/2021 11:48
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1,500 €
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KNUTH KB1000 Bed Type Milling Machine
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KNUTH KB1000 Bed Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,475 x 1,320 x 1,730 mm
Year of manufacture 2000
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 12:02
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1,200 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 1,400 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1982
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 11:02
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1,100 €
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CHEVALIER FM-4VKH vertical 3-Axis Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,400 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 12:03
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990 €
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UNIMILL F-20 Knee Type Milling Machine Knee Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,750 x 1,300 x 1,850 mm
Year of manufacture 1983
Weight approx. 2,250 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 12:01
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990 €
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TOS FN32 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,340 x 1,100 x 1,550 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 1,850 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Amieira, Marinha Grande, loaded on truck
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Amieira, Marinha Grande Portugal, 2430-012 Amieira, Marinha Grande
02/12/2021 12:00
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990 €
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Beading Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,550 x 1,300 x 1,270 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 550 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brito - Guimarães, loaded on truck
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Brito - Guimarães Portugal, 4805-681 Brito - Guimarães
02/12/2021 13:20
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900 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMF 220 LINEAR Travelling Column Gantry Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,200 x 3,500 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2004
Weight approx. 12,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Falkenberg, loaded on truck
Falkenberg Germany, 04895 Falkenberg
12/01/2022 15:19
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22,500 €
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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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CORREA A25 -25 Bed Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,800 x 4,200 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 13.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:03
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12,000 €
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CORREA CF 17 CNC Fixed Bed Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,570 x 2,900 x 2,770 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 9,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA PINTO (MADRID), loaded on truck
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PINTO (MADRID) Spain, 28320 PINTO (MADRID)
03/12/2021 11:09
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5,800 €
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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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MAHO MH 600 P Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 1,700 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Freiberg am Neckar, loaded on truck
Freiberg am Neckar Germany, 71691 Freiberg am Neckar
04/01/2022 14:16
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1,040 €
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AUERBACH SUW 725 CNC Milling Machine
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AUERBACH SUW 725 CNC Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 2,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf, loaded on truck
Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf Germany, 57234 Wilnsdorf-Rudersdorf
13/01/2022 15:09
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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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1,140 €
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ACIERA FP 5 universal milling machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,600 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Reiden, loaded on truck
Reiden Switzerland, 6260 Reiden
08/12/2021 13:28
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950 €
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CORTINI BF 400 CNC milling machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,300 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Reiden, loaded on truck
Reiden Switzerland, 6260 Reiden
08/12/2021 13:12
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900 €
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WMW RUHLA VRB 2241 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,460 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Halle (Saale), loaded on truck
Halle (Saale) Germany, 06112 Halle (Saale)
02/12/2021 14:11
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700 €
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SPIRO VA-AHII Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 1,660 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 15:39
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500 €
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SIMPLON CU/RAPID Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,700 x 1,850 mm
Year of manufacture 1970
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 14:39
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500 €
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FEXAC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,600 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 14:19
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GELDMACHER UWF 401 Horizontal Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,150 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Freiberg am Neckar, loaded on truck
Freiberg am Neckar Germany, 71691 Freiberg am Neckar
04/01/2022 14:19
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400 €
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JARBE Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,500 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Herborn, loaded on truck
Herborn Germany, 55758 Herborn
11/01/2022 10:26
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300 €
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BEN Vertical Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,520 x 1,450 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Dreieich, loaded on truck
Dreieich Germany, 63303 Dreieich
11/01/2022 16:29
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CORREA FP60 CNC Portal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 13,000 x 3,300 x 6,150 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 45.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:08
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25,000 €
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DECKEL FP4AT Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 3,200 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
10/12/2021 14:05
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DECKEL FP4A Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,150 x 3,100 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Italy Italy
10/12/2021 14:04
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,580 x 1,220 x 950 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 660 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ansbach, loaded on truck
Ansbach Germany, 91522 Ansbach
14/12/2021 14:36
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 1,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Olching, loaded on truck
Olching Germany, 82140 Olching
15/12/2021 10:09
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4,100 €
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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
08/12/2021 12:20
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,650 x 3,350 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
02/12/2021 09:22
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AVIA FNF 40C Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,300 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture ~ 1999
Weight approx. 2,150 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sprockhövel, loaded on truck
Sprockhövel Germany, 45549 Sprockhövel
01/12/2021 10:19
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MAHO MH 600 E Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,900 x 2,100 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,400 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Malsch, loaded on truck
Malsch Germany, 76316 Malsch
08/12/2021 12:29
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MARTIN T 12 Spindle Moulder
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,470 x 1,100 x 1,830 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 1,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sentmenat - Barcelona, loaded on truck
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Sentmenat - Barcelona Spain, 08181 Sentmenat - Barcelona
01/12/2021 11:07
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 2,400 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 10:41
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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
15/12/2021 10:32
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,200 x 2,250 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,250 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Monistrol de Montserrat, loaded on truck
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Monistrol de Montserrat Spain, 08691 Monistrol de Montserrat
02/12/2021 11:11
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DEVLIEG 43H-72 Horizontal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,500 x 5,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1960
Weight approx. 13.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:05
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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
01/12/2021 10:03
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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
01/12/2021 10:04
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 2,600 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nürnberg, loaded on truck
Nürnberg Germany, 90439 Nürnberg
16/12/2021 10:08
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DEVLIEG 2B-36 Milling and Boring Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,600 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1956
Weight approx. 13.000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Oradea, loaded on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
08/12/2021 09:04
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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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