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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,280 x 960 x 1,980 mm
Weight approx. 500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA GOSSELIES, loaded on truck
GOSSELIES Belgium, 6041 GOSSELIES
27/05/2021 10:58
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SHW UFZ 6L Gantry Type Milling Machine with Deep Drilling Unit
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 18,000 x 10,700 x 5,450 mm
Year of manufacture 1998
Weight approx. 72,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Gießen, loaded on truck
Gießen Germany, 35392 Gießen
01/06/2021 10:00
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KEKEISEN UBF 2500/13 Universal Bed Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,600 x 4,560 x 3,300 mm
Year of manufacture 2003
Weight approx. 22,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weingarten, loaded on truck
Weingarten Germany, 88250 Weingarten
07/06/2021 10:09
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MAZAK INTEGREX 200 SY Turning/ Milling Centre
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MAZAK INTEGREX 200 SY Turning/ Milling Centre Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 7,100 x 2,400 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 2001
Weight approx. 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Großschönau, loaded on truck
Großschönau Germany, 02779 Großschönau
02/06/2021 14:00
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MECOF DGT2 CNC Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,500 x 5,000 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 20,000 kg
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Delivery terms EXW, ex foundation, unpackaged
region Torino Italy, region Torino
19/05/2021 10:41
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CORREA A-10 CNC Bed-Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,400 x 2,700 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Titisee-Neustadt, loaded on truck
Titisee-Neustadt Germany, 79822 Titisee-Neustadt
08/06/2021 14:04
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RECKERMANN FW 1050 LS NC Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 2,300 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1989
Weight approx. 3,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velen-Ramsdorf, loaded on truck
Velen-Ramsdorf Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf
20/05/2021 10:03
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3,350 €
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FRIEDRICH DECKEL FP 1 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,800 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 1,300 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velbert, loaded on truck
Velbert Germany, 42551 Velbert
17/06/2021 10:09
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5,000 €
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INTOS FNGP 40 mit Heidenhain TNC124B Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,800 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 2002
Weight approx. 2,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Laakirchen, loaded on truck
Laakirchen Austria, 4663 Laakirchen
27/05/2021 14:03
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4,100 €
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ALMAC F1404 375 1A 460 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,600 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Lippo di Calderara di Reno, Bologna, loaded on truck
Lippo di Calderara di Reno, Bologna Italy, 40012 Lippo di Calderara di Reno, Bologna
19/05/2021 10:23
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MAHO MH 400 P Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,300 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aachen, loaded on truck
Aachen Germany, 52068 Aachen
15/06/2021 14:13
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2,800 €
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DECKEL FP 3 NC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,100 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture ca. 1982
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bubesheim, loaded on truck
Bubesheim Germany, 89347 Bubesheim
02/06/2021 14:09
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1,200 €
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MIKRON WF 41 C/TNC 150 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,100 x 2,250 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
09/06/2021 14:53
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500 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,500 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1963
Weight approx. 3,900 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Unterwellenborn, loaded on truck
Unterwellenborn Germany, 07333 Unterwellenborn
01/07/2021 10:19
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340 €
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MIKRON WF 2 SA Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 1,800 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 1,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velbert, loaded on truck
Velbert Germany, 42551 Velbert
17/06/2021 10:14
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1,010 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 8,000 x 7,500 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture 2006 - 2009
Weight approx. 18,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Hanau, loaded on truck
Hanau Germany, 63450 Hanau
19/05/2021 11:24
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KNUTH KB 1400 Knee Type Milling Machine Knee Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,300 x 1,750 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture 2007
Weight approx. 3,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Coselli - Guamo, loaded on truck
Coselli - Guamo Italy, 55012 Coselli - Guamo
19/05/2021 11:31
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,200 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Stramproy, loaded on truck
Stramproy Netherlands, 6039 SE Stramproy
08/06/2021 14:21
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KNUTH UFM 3 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,550 x 1,800 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture 1995
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Ennepetal, loaded on truck
Ennepetal Germany, 58256 Ennepetal
21/05/2021 10:07
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 1,900 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1987
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sainte-Croix, loaded on truck
Sainte-Croix Switzerland, 1450 Sainte-Croix
02/06/2021 10:04
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GAMBIN 3 M Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1976
Weight approx. 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wiesloch, loaded on truck
Wiesloch Germany, 69168 Wiesloch
04/06/2021 14:54
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HBM H 40 Drilling / milling machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 800 x 750 x 1,850 mm
Weight approx. 350 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velen-Ramsdorf, loaded on truck
Velen-Ramsdorf Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf
20/05/2021 09:07
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Aciera F1 Toolroom Mill
Aciera F1 Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 800 x 800 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx. 120 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Alanno, loaded on truck
Alanno Italy, 65020 Alanno
19/05/2021 10:53
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TIGER FO 135 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 2,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1999
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Brescia, loaded on truck
Brescia Italy, 25135 Brescia
19/05/2021 10:46
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TOS-KURIM FGS 50 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 2,700 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 6,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nagykanizsa, loaded on truck
Nagykanizsa Hungary, 8800 Nagykanizsa
08/06/2021 09:48
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 1,800 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx. 2,100 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Sainte-Croix, loaded on truck
Sainte-Croix Switzerland, 1450 Sainte-Croix
02/06/2021 10:14
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TOS FA4AV Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 2,200 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx. 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Roudnice nad Labem, loaded on truck
Roudnice nad Labem Czech Republic, 41301 Roudnice nad Labem
18/05/2021 14:06
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WMW HECKERT Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,000 x 2,200 x 1,600 mm
Weight approx. 4,800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nagykanizsa, loaded on truck
Nagykanizsa Hungary, 8800 Nagykanizsa
08/06/2021 11:04
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TOS FGS 50/63 Typ VG 50A Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 3,100 x 2,700 x 2,500 mm
Weight approx. 6,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nagykanizsa, loaded on truck
Nagykanizsa Hungary, 8800 Nagykanizsa
08/06/2021 09:38
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950 €
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ARNO Knee Type Milling Machine Knee Type Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,600 x 2,250 mm
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Alanno, loaded on truck
Alanno Italy, 65020 Alanno
19/05/2021 10:56
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750 €
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MAHO MH 700 C Universal Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,860 x 1,790 x 1,750 mm
Year of manufacture 1986
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aachen, loaded on truck
Aachen Germany, 52068 Aachen
15/06/2021 14:43
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,500 x 1,250 x 1,950 mm
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aachen, loaded on truck
Aachen Germany, 52068 Aachen
15/06/2021 14:39
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1,000 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,800 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Bulgaria Bulgaria
28/05/2021 11:58
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FIMUS FM1 Milling Machine Other Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,000 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
region Torino Italy, region Torino
11/06/2021 11:13
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Milling Machine
Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,200 x 2,100 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms EXW, ex foundation, unpackaged
19/05/2021 13:19
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,900 x 1,700 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1982
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
09/06/2021 15:41
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DECKEL FP 4 M Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,700 x 1,500 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Velbert, loaded on truck
Velbert Germany, 42551 Velbert
17/06/2021 10:03
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,600 x 1,100 x 1,900 mm
Year of manufacture 1997
Weight approx. 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
01/06/2021 13:18
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DECKEL FP 2 A Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 1,500 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx. 1,700 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Bubesheim, loaded on truck
Bubesheim Germany, 89347 Bubesheim
02/06/2021 15:09
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,600 x 1,600 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nagykanizsa, loaded on truck
Nagykanizsa Hungary, 8800 Nagykanizsa
08/06/2021 11:41
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400 €
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,600 x 2,300 x 1,900 mm
Weight approx. 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
09/06/2021 15:00
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350 €
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TOS-KURIM FNK 25 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,000 x 2,000 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture 1980
Weight approx. 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Talheim, loaded on truck
Talheim Germany, 74388 Talheim
27/05/2021 10:07
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IBERIMEX Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,000 x 1,800 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx. 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Talheim, loaded on truck
Talheim Germany, 74388 Talheim
27/05/2021 10:49
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760 €
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Universal Milling Machine
Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,500 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture 1985
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Nagykanizsa, loaded on truck
Nagykanizsa Hungary, 8800 Nagykanizsa
08/06/2021 11:13
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,020 x 1,180 x 1,970 mm
Weight approx. 500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Santa Margarida i els Monjos, loaded on truck
Security deposit Credit card required
Santa Margarida i els Monjos Spain, 08730 Santa Margarida i els Monjos
17/05/2021 11:49
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250 €
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MAHO MH 700 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,800 x 1,600 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx. 800 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
09/06/2021 15:14
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FNC 25 A 3 Tool Milling Machine
FNC 25 A 3 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 1,300 x 1,250 x 1,880 mm
Year of manufacture 1971
Weight approx. 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
09/06/2021 14:45
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx. 2,100 x 2,000 x 1,850 mm
Year of manufacture 1966
Weight approx. 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms FCA Aachen, loaded on truck
Aachen Germany, 52068 Aachen
15/06/2021 14:05
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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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