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CNC milling machines & conventional mills for every need 147 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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DMG MORI NLX 2500/700 CNC Turning and Milling Centre Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3350 x 2215 x 2400 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 6500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Portsmouth, loaded on truck
Portsmouth United Kingdom, PO3 5BU Portsmouth
05/12/2019 12:01
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KINGRICH KR-B Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2400 x 2400 x 2600 mm
Year of manufacture: 2004
Weight approx.: 3500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 13:34
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KINGRICH KRV 2000 Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1800 x 1700 x 2200 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 14:34
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 500 x 100 x 600 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 80 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Portsmouth, loaded on truck
Portsmouth United Kingdom, PO3 5BU Portsmouth
05/12/2019 10:42
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 400 x 100 x 500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 45 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Portsmouth, loaded on truck
Portsmouth United Kingdom, PO3 5BU Portsmouth
05/12/2019 10:43
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 450 x 400 x 100 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 45 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Portsmouth, loaded on truck
Portsmouth United Kingdom, PO3 5BU Portsmouth
05/12/2019 10:44
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190€
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HOMAG Under Floor - Milling Aggregate Milling Machine Parts & Accessories
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 200 x 150 x 300 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 5 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 11:16
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120€
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WALTONS M 7 G End Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 600 x 900 x 1300 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 150 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 13:28
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Machine Vice
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 470 x 350 x 170 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 30 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 13:36
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Lot of Milling Tools
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 600 x 500 x 400 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 100 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 10:02
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140€
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VERTEX 3 Machine Vices Machine Vices
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 800 x 600 x 300 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 100 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Kirkcaldy, loaded on truck
Kirkcaldy United Kingdom, KY1 3LX Kirkcaldy
22/11/2019 14:35
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RÖDERS RFM 1000/2 Vertical Machining Centre
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3150 x 3550 x 3500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2002
Weight approx.: 12000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Boxberg, loaded on truck
Boxberg Germany, 97944 Boxberg
02/12/2019 10:23
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 26200x12750x7700 mm
Year of manufacture: 2007
Weight approx.: 180000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schwerin, free on truck
Schwerin Germany, 19061 Schwerin
 
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DROOP+REIN T 2550 Portal Milling Machine Portal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 26200x12750x7700 mm
Year of manufacture: 2007
Weight approx.: 180000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schwerin, free on truck
Schwerin Germany, 19061 Schwerin
 
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UNITECH FW 560 iTNC 530 Gantry Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6800 x 5800 x 2800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2006
Weight approx.: 7000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, loaded on truck
Schwäbisch Gmü… Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
28/11/2019 10:57
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RECKERMANN Kombi 1000 Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2200 x 1800 x 1950 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Velen-Ramsdorf, loaded on truck
Velen-Ramsdorf Germany, 46342 Velen-Ramsdorf
18/11/2019 09:35
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MAHO MH 800 E 2 CNC Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2875 x 3170 x 2130 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 4700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Remscheid, loaded on truck
Remscheid Germany, 42855 Remscheid
20/11/2019 14:47
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SHW UF 21 Universal Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3050 x 2200 x 2700 mm
Year of manufacture: 1980
Weight approx.: 4500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Ostfildern, loaded on truck
Ostfildern Germany, 73760 Ostfildern
28/11/2019 14:53
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HERMLE UWF 721 CNC Universal Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2900 x 1600 x 2000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1986
Weight approx.: 2200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Ostfildern, loaded on truck
Ostfildern Germany, 73760 Ostfildern
28/11/2019 14:17
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FOREST LINE MAJORMILL 350 T PA Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 12000 x 11200 x 6860 mm
Year of manufacture: 2004
Weight approx.: 10000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Aveyron France, region Aveyron
 
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CMS CRONUS 40/60 TORQUE 5 Portal Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 11000 x 9000 x 6400 mm
Year of manufacture: 2015
Weight approx.: 35000 kg
Machine available from: Immediatlely
Delivery terms: EXW Orbassano (TO), ex foundation, unpackaged
Orbassano (TO) Italy, 10043 Orbassano (TO)
12/12/2019 10:01
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 8000 x 6000 x 3000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 31000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Val-d'Oise France, region Val-d'Oise
26/11/2019 12:03
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7000x3285x3358 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 14900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Val-d'Oise France, region Val-d'Oise
26/11/2019 10:43
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DYE Portal Milling Machine Portal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 12000 x 4500 x 4850 mm
Year of manufacture: 1986 / 2017
Weight approx.: 25000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Aljafarin, loaded on truck
Aljafarin Spain, 500172 Aljafarin
04/12/2019 12:47
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KIHEUNG KMB U3 Universal milling machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3960 x 2450 x 2600 mm
Year of manufacture: 1997
Weight approx.: 6000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Val-d'Oise France, region Val-d'Oise
26/11/2019 10:02
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 6500 x 4000 x 3500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1993
Weight approx.: 13000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rovato (BS), loaded on truck
Rovato (BS) Italy, 25038 Rovato (BS)
02/12/2019 14:02
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4120 x 3100 x 3450 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 11700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Les Masies de Voltregà, loaded on truck
Les Masies de … Spain, 08509 Les Masies de Voltregà
15/01/2020 11:02
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FAMU FAS-2M Knee Type Milling Machine Knee Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2300 x 3000 x 2400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 3000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Ascoli … Italy, region Ascoli Piceno
12/12/2019 10:04
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2700 x 2400 x 2200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1992
Weight approx.: 4000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Ebenweiler, loaded on truck
Ebenweiler Germany, 88370 Ebenweiler
05/12/2019 13:30
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ECS FA 12-80 CNC Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3200 x 3500 x 2400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 12000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rovato (BS), loaded on truck
Rovato (BS) Italy, 25038 Rovato (BS)
02/12/2019 14:09
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AXA VSC-1 Gantry Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4000 x 2000 x 3300 mm
Year of manufacture: 1998
Weight approx.: 7000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Schwäbisch Gmünd, free on truck
Schwäbisch Gmü… Germany, 73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd
28/11/2019 11:00
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ECS FA 10-60 CNC Milling Machine Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3000 x 3500 x 2900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1996
Weight approx.: 10000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rovato (BS), loaded on truck
Rovato (BS) Italy, 25038 Rovato (BS)
02/12/2019 14:03
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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.: 1200 x 1400 x 2500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 1200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Brescia Italy, region Brescia
29/11/2019 10:36
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2200 x 1800 x 2700 mm
Year of manufacture: 1996
Weight approx.: 3800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Elche - Alicante, loaded on truck
Elche - Alicante Spain, 03203 Elche - Alicante
22/01/2020 11:10
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HERMLE UWF 1001 H Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5500 x 2000 x 3100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1989
Weight approx.: 8000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Korschenbroich, loaded on truck
Korschenbroich Germany, 41352 Korschenbroich
02/12/2019 09:33
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MAHO MH 600 Tool milling machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1700 x 1300 x 1900 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 1400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Velen, loaded on truck
Velen Germany, 46342 Velen
18/11/2019 11:34
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MOMAC FU 3 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2500 x 2400 x 2500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Rovato (BS), loaded on truck
Rovato (BS) Italy, 25038 Rovato (BS)
02/12/2019 14:08
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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.: 1200 x 1400 x 2500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 1200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Zona Industriale di Calcinato, loaded on truck
Zona Industria… Italy, 25011 Zona Industriale di Calcinato
09/12/2019 10:45
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RECKERMANN FW 1800 Universal Milling Machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3000 x 2400 x 2600 mm
Year of manufacture: 1986
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leingarten, loaded on truck
Leingarten Germany, 74211 Leingarten
27/11/2019 11:13
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STANKO SMO 32 CNC Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2200 x 1700 x 1950 mm
Year of manufacture: 1997
Weight approx.: 2400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Velen, loaded on truck
Velen Germany, 46342 Velen
18/11/2019 11:43
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UNITECH FSS 400 Knee Type Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2400 x 2300 x 2900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 4500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Herzebrock-Clarholz, free on truck
Herzebrock-Cla… Germany, 33442 Herzebrock-Clarholz
04/12/2019 10:06
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FOREST V800 A.6 2500 Bed-Type Milling Machine Bed Type Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4600 x 3000 x 3000 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 16000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Palau-solità i Plegamans (Barcelona), loaded on truck
Palau-solità i… Spain, 08184 Palau-solità i Plegamans (Barcelona)
03/12/2019 11:34
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DECKEL FP2A Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2300 x 2100 x 1900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1992
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Asperg, loaded on truck
Asperg Germany, 71679 Asperg
02/12/2019 10:02
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AVIA C 20 Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1500 x 1400 x 1950 mm
Year of manufacture: 1988
Weight approx.: 1200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Velen, loaded on truck
Velen Germany, 46342 Velen
18/11/2019 12:53
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KLOPP UW1 - CNC Toolroom Mill
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1700 x 3000 x 2100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 2700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Velen, loaded on truck
Velen Germany, 46342 Velen
18/11/2019 12:22
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DECKEL FP 3 Universal milling machine Universal Milling Machines
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1500x1300x1800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1989
Weight approx.: 1150 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Val-d'Oise France, region Val-d'Oise
26/11/2019 10:40
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2300x1900x1800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2005
Weight approx.: 2500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Val-d'Oise France, region Val-d'Oise
26/11/2019 10:21
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DECKEL FP 5 NC Toolroom Mill Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3000 x 2300 x 2500 mm
Year of manufacture: Please request information
Weight approx.: 3500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, free on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
28/11/2019 10:35
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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.

Used milling machine
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

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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