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REM TESSEN Gantry Type Milling Machine
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REM TESSEN Gantry Type Milling Machine Gantry Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 10,000 x 6,700 x 3,750 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 14,000 kg
Item available from August 2022
Delivery terms FCA Kandergrund, loaded on truck
Kandergrund Switzerland, 3716 Kandergrund
07/07/2022 12:16
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41,500 €
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OPS INGERSOLL SPEED HAWK 550 High-Speed 5-Axis Graphite Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,800 x 2,200 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 2013
Weight approx. 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Szigetszentmiklós, loaded on truck
Szigetszentmiklós Hungary, 2310 Szigetszentmiklós
06/07/2022 12:02
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17,500 €
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ELUMATEC SLK 118 CNC Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 1,850 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture 2011
Weight approx. 1,375 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 11:15
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6,900 €
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RAMBAUDI FR Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,200 x 2,450 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Orbassano, loaded on truck
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Orbassano Italy, 10043 Orbassano
07/07/2022 10:41
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2,831 €
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DECKEL FP 4 NC TOOL MILLING MACHINE Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Halstenbek, loaded on truck
Halstenbek Germany, 25469 Halstenbek
18/07/2022 10:00
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1,900 €
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MIKRON VCP-600 CNC Milling Machine
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MIKRON VCP-600 CNC Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,650 x 3,350 x 2,650 mm
Year of manufacture 2006
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bzenec, loaded on truck
Bzenec Czech Republic, 69681 Bzenec
19/07/2022 09:02
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23,900 €
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CME FS 1 CNC Vertical Milling Machine
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CME FS 1 CNC Vertical Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 6,000 x 4,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 10,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bielsko Biala, free on truck
Bielsko Biala Poland, 43-300 Bielsko Biala
19/07/2022 09:12
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16,500 €
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SACHMAN T10 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,000 x 3,000 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Castelletto Stura (CN), loaded on truck
Castelletto Stura (CN) Italy, 12040 Castelletto Stura (CN)
15/07/2022 11:38
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6,700 €
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HERMLE UWF902H 5-Axis Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,200 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 4,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Gomilsko, loaded on truck
Gomilsko Slovenia, 3303 Gomilsko
19/07/2022 09:18
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8,000 €
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KLOPP UFB 800 CNC Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,300 x 2,450 x 2,850 mm
Year of manufacture 1991
Weight approx. 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Tarnowskie Góry, loaded on truck
Tarnowskie Góry Poland, 42-600 Tarnowskie Góry
19/07/2022 09:10
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4,490 €
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STANITALIANA GF 3200 Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. unknown
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. unknown
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Delivery terms EXW, ex foundation, unpackaged
region Pordenone Italy, region Pordenone
15/07/2022 10:25
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4,000 €
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AVIA FOP AVIA 700 CNC Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,800 x 2,300 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bielsko Biala, free on truck
Bielsko Biala Poland, 43-300 Bielsko Biala
19/07/2022 09:22
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4,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 E CNC Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,900 x 2,400 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 12:25
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3,900 €
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine
ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 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
15/07/2022 13:37
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3,870 €
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine
ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS), loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS) Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS)
08/07/2022 09:50
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3,870 €
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
05/07/2022 10:13
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3,870 €
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine
ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS), loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS) Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato (BS)
08/07/2022 11:15
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3,770 €
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine
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ZX7550CW Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,200 x 1,400 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
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Zona Industriale di Calcinato Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
05/07/2022 11:24
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3,770 €
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MAHO MH 600 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,200 x 2,150 mm
Year of manufacture 1981
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Unterschleißheim, loaded on truck
Unterschleißheim Germany, 85716 Unterschleißheim
13/07/2022 10:24
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2,700 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 2,400 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ghiroda, Timis, loaded on truck
Ghiroda, Timis Romania, 307200 Ghiroda, Timis
19/07/2022 09:38
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1,990 €
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NOVAR 1200 MILLING MACHINE Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 2,100 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture 1981
Weight approx. 2,800 kg
Item available from August 2022
Delivery terms FCA Kandergrund, loaded on truck
Kandergrund Switzerland, 3716 Kandergrund
07/07/2022 11:14
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1,900 €
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OPTIMUM OPTI MF 4 VARIO Toolroom Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,600 x 1,300 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 10:27
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1,200 €
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MACMON M 100 TOOL MILLING MACHINE Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 1,300 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1994
Weight approx. 1,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Halstenbek, loaded on truck
Halstenbek Germany, 25469 Halstenbek
18/07/2022 10:40
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1,100 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,050 x 2,100 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ghiroda, Timis, loaded on truck
Ghiroda, Timis Romania, 307200 Ghiroda, Timis
19/07/2022 09:39
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990 €
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FREMAR MILLING MACHINE Other Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,600 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ghiroda, Timis, loaded on truck
Ghiroda, Timis Romania, 307200 Ghiroda, Timis
19/07/2022 09:40
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790 €
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MIKRON WF 21 C CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,500 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mühlacker, loaded on truck
Mühlacker Germany, 75417 Mühlacker
28/07/2022 10:19
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790 €
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MIKRON WF 3 DCM CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,800 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mühlacker, loaded on truck
Mühlacker Germany, 75417 Mühlacker
28/07/2022 10:14
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790 €
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MIKRON WF 21 C CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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MIKRON WF 21 C CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,500 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mühlacker, loaded on truck
Mühlacker Germany, 75417 Mühlacker
28/07/2022 10:09
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790 €
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ABENE VHF 340 BS Universal Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,800 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1992
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 13:28
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1,600 €
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MAHO MH 700 W CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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MAHO MH 700 W CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,500 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,600 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hallstadt, loaded on truck
Hallstadt Germany, 96103 Hallstadt
05/07/2022 14:30
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2,000 €
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DECKEL MAHO MH 600 W CNC TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,700 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hallstadt, loaded on truck
Hallstadt Germany, 96103 Hallstadt
05/07/2022 14:29
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5,250 €
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MAHO MH 700 W TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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MAHO MH 700 W TOOL MILLING MACHINE Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,500 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hallstadt, loaded on truck
Hallstadt Germany, 96103 Hallstadt
05/07/2022 14:28
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2,400 €
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AVM AGELINI MAS 165 S CENTER LATHE
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,630 x 740 x 1,200 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mühlacker, loaded on truck
Mühlacker Germany, 75417 Mühlacker
28/07/2022 10:24
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600 €
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DECKEL FP 4 A CNC Tool Milling Machine
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DECKEL FP 4 A CNC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,200 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 13:18
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1,200 €
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ELUMATEC AS 170/00 Copy Milling Machine
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ELUMATEC AS 170/00 Copy Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 740 x 740 x 1,540 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 160 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 11:16
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950 €
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HECKERT FQS 400/560 NC TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 4,100 x 2,500 x 3,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hallstadt, loaded on truck
Hallstadt Germany, 96103 Hallstadt
05/07/2022 14:19
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500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 2,100 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1981
Weight approx. 1,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Písek, loaded on truck
Písek Czech Republic, 397 01 Písek
19/07/2022 09:55
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500 €
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Tool Milling Machine
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Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,100 x 950 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 12:18
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1,100 €
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WMW RUHLA FUW 200/I Universal Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,400 x 1,300 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1979
Weight approx. 1,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 13:00
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760 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,200 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zabok, loaded on truck
Zabok Croatia, 49210 Zabok
19/07/2022 09:45
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450 €
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VEB FU 315/E TOOL MILLING MACHINE Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 2,000 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Zeitz, loaded on truck
Zeitz Germany, 06712 Zeitz
12/07/2022 11:05
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700 €
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RECKERMANN KOMBI 1000 Universal Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 1,700 x 1,840 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 2,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 13:07
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945 €
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HECKLER & KOCH AM 443 Tool Milling Machine
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HECKLER & KOCH AM 443 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,600 x 1,500 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 12:49
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,300 x 1,250 x 1,600 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Mühlacker, loaded on truck
Mühlacker Germany, 75417 Mühlacker
28/07/2022 10:29
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380 €
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MAHO MH 600 W TOOL MILLING MACHINE
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,700 x 2,200 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hallstadt, loaded on truck
Hallstadt Germany, 96103 Hallstadt
05/07/2022 14:08
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FRITZ WERNER Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 1,650 x 2,080 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 12:32
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250 €
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WEZDEMANN UND HASSELKOS Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,100 x 910 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 13:05
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WANDERER 00 GU Horizontal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,300 x 1,500 mm
Year of manufacture unknown
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
05/07/2022 13:01
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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.

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.

Design of a milling machine
  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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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