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ONA RPE-30-2,5-AF Hydraulic Press
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,000 x 2,000 x 5,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1995
Weight approx.: 40,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Wenden, loaded on truck
Wenden Germany, 57482 Wenden
05/03/2020 11:29
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WMW ZEULENRODA PYE 250 hydraulic press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 1,900 x 3,400 mm
Weight approx.: 8,900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
09/03/2020 09:21
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MUELLER EXP 300 R Eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 3,500 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1978
Weight approx.: 19,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
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DIOSGYÖRI GEPGYAR DKS 100 A Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,200 x 1,700 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1976
Weight approx.: 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Jászberény, loaded on truck
Jászberény Hungary, 5100 Jászberény
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MUELLER AMP 35 Eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,100 x 900 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1967
Weight approx.: 1,400 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
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BERRENBERG EPt Eccentric press 45t Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,300 x 1,700 x 2,300 mm
Year of manufacture: 1970
Weight approx.: 2,800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
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CANNON POC 650-1 Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 10,000 x 3,000 x 3,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 47,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
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DARLEY EHP 340.52/43 Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5,320 x 2,075 x 3,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 32,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Freiberg, loaded on truck
Freiberg Germany, 09599 Freiberg
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4,000 x 1,400 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 2007
Weight approx.: 3,600 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leioa, loaded on truck
Leioa Spain, 48940 Leioa
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5,120 x 2,934 x 5,089 mm
Year of manufacture: 1999
Weight approx.: 17,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Burriana, loaded on truck
Burriana Spain, 12530 Burriana
17/03/2020 11:00
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7,000 x 4,000 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2000
Weight approx.: 52,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA St. Ingbert, loaded on truck
St. Ingbert Germany, 66386 St. Ingbert
04/03/2020 10:53
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MSM COL 25-12 S Guillotine shear - hydraulic Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 2,400 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture: 1996
Weight approx.: 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
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MASCH K-1428 Eccentric press - single column Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4,000 x 2,400 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
24/02/2020 13:02
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 10,000 x 2,450 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1969
Weight approx.: 10,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 7,000 x 2,200 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture: 2000
Weight approx.: 9,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leioa, loaded on truck
Leioa Spain, 48940 Leioa
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Eccentric presses - single column
Eccentric presses - single column Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,500 x 3,000 x 3,200 mm
Weight approx.: 15,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4,280 x 1,545 x 2,500 mm
Year of manufacture: 2006
Weight approx.: 12,925 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Marsa, loaded on truck
Marsa Romania, 555250 Marsa
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4,000 x 1,300 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leioa, loaded on truck
Leioa Spain, 48940 Leioa
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 4,000 x 1,300 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1991
Weight approx.: 3,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leioa, loaded on truck
Leioa Spain, 48940 Leioa
18/03/2020 11:12
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BLEY ERP 100 straightening press - single column Straightening Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 2,000 x 2,500 mm
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
24/02/2020 12:45
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PRESSE ROSS 105 Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 2,000 x 2,900 mm
Year of manufacture: 1978
Weight approx.: 8,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Fano, loaded on truck
Fano Italy, 61032 Fano
06/03/2020 10:38
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HAITIAN HT F240w3 Injection press
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 5,300 x 1,300 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 2000
Weight approx.: 8,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leioa, loaded on truck
Leioa Spain, 48940 Leioa
18/03/2020 11:11
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SAN GIACOMO 40FP Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,400 x 1,400 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1992
Weight approx.: 1,700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Fano, loaded on truck
Fano Italy, 61032 Fano
06/03/2020 10:29
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,600 x 850 x 2,450 mm
Year of manufacture: 2019
Weight approx.: 900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Burtenbach, free on truck
Burtenbach Germany, 89349 Burtenbach
04/03/2020 10:10
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 1,600 x 2,400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1987
Weight approx.: 5,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Neubeckum, free on truck
Neubeckum Germany, 59269 Neubeckum
10/03/2020 10:34
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,900 x 1,400 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1985
Weight approx.: 3,750 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Erwitte, loaded on truck
Erwitte Germany, 59597 Erwitte
04/03/2020 10:01
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SCHÖN SH / C B Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,500 x 1,100 x 2,250 mm
Year of manufacture: 1978
Weight approx.: 1,700 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, free on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
03/03/2020 15:28
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Four-column press - Hydraulic
Four-column press - Hydraulic Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
24/02/2020 12:48
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BRESCIA PRESSE TR 40 Press Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 1,600 x 4,000 mm
Weight approx.: 9,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Oradea, free on truck
Oradea Romania, 410605 Oradea
03/03/2020 11:18
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NEFF 6800 Single Column Press C-Frame Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 1,300 x 2,200 mm
Weight approx.: 1,200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Malsch, loaded on truck
Malsch Germany, 76316 Malsch
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BUCHER KHB-350 Hydraulic press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,600 x 1,800 x 2,800 mm
Weight approx.: 11,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Leioa, loaded on truck
Leioa Spain, 48940 Leioa
18/03/2020 11:25
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SCHÖN MTE / C Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,250 x 850 x 2,430 mm
Year of manufacture: 1978
Weight approx.: 900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, free on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
03/03/2020 15:39
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SAMUR AF45 Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,200 x 1,400 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx.: 2,450 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Fano, loaded on truck
Fano Italy, 61032 Fano
06/03/2020 10:30
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,500 x 1,500 x 3,000 mm
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Willich-Neersen, loaded on truck
Willich-Neersen Germany, 47877 Willich-Neersen
24/02/2020 11:29
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WEKO WE 680/4 Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,200 x 2,000 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture: 1993
Weight approx.: 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Marsa, loaded on truck
Marsa Romania, 555250 Marsa
03/03/2020 11:38
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SCHULER PNR80/250 Eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,800 x 1,200 x 2,700 mm
Year of manufacture: 1970
Weight approx.: 3,800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
09/03/2020 09:32
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DIGEP SD-40 40t eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 1,300 x 2,100 mm
Year of manufacture: 1969
Weight approx.: 2,760 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Bánd, loaded on truck
Bánd Hungary, 8443 Bánd
03/03/2020 11:44
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DIGEP SD-25 25t eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 900 x 1,400 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1969
Weight approx.: 1,650 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Bánd, loaded on truck
Bánd Hungary, 8443 Bánd
03/03/2020 11:43
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DIOSGYÖRI GEPGYAR DKS 100 A Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,200 x 1,700 x 3,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1976
Weight approx.: 7,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Jászberény, loaded on truck
Jászberény Hungary, 5100 Jászberény
03/03/2020 09:21
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EBU 100 SKU Eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,300 x 2,200 x 2,750 mm
Weight approx.: 5,800 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
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MWM PEEV 25 Eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 1,200 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1961
Weight approx.: 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
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BUSSMANN HPK 100/6 Hydraulic Press
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,400 x 1,600 x 2,600 mm
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Wenden, loaded on truck
Wenden Germany, 57482 Wenden
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LBM B-4 Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 700 x 800 x 1,400 mm
Weight approx.: 300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Manresa, loaded on truck
Manresa Spain, 08240 Manresa
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Eccentric Press
Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 1,000 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Brescia Italy, region Brescia
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ExP 5 Eccentric press
ExP 5 Eccentric press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 800 x 1,000 x 1,400 mm
Year of manufacture: 1970
Weight approx.: 850 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Grevenbroich, loaded on truck
Grevenbroich Germany, 41516 Grevenbroich
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JENNY Hydraulic Press Hydraulic Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 600 x 1,300 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 2,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Mendrisio, loaded on truck
Mendrisio Switzerland, 6850 Mendrisio
04/03/2020 09:06
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ORESTE GALATO 15T Eccentric Press Eccentric Presses
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA, loaded on truck
region Brescia Italy, region Brescia
10/03/2020 12:47
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Double Hydraulic Press
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 700 x 2,300 mm
Weight approx.: 1,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Fano, loaded on truck
Fano Italy, 61032 Fano
06/03/2020 10:55
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Definition: Presses

Many mechanical and hydraulic presses are available for the cold forming of metal, but also for joining, prototyping and cutting (press brakes, trimming presses, etc.). Hydraulic presses, e.g. deep-drawing, straightening and die spotting presses work with an enormous pressing force, but a slow stroke. Serial production is therefore dominated by mechanical presses with short cycle times, e.g. eccentric presses, spindle presses and toggle presses. Drive power, ram speed and daylight may vary. At Surplex you can find used presses - whether hydraulic or mechanical. You can even find hydraulic presses with a recent year of manufacture from DIEFFENBACHER, DUNKES and more.

Pressing machines in metalworking

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  1. Presses - The standard tool for cold-forming
    1. Bending versus deep-drawing
  2. Press machine development
  3. Press categories
    1. Hydraulic presses
    2. Mechanical presses
    3. Special types of press
  4. What should I be aware of when buying a press?

Presses - The standard tool for cold-forming

Cold-forming is the process by which metal products are formed at high speed and pressure into a new shape at near room temperatures. The process is very widespread both in one-off and serial production. The standard tool for reforming metal items is the press machine, with each industrial sector favouring its own metal press type. The most technically simple presses are known as bending machines and the most powerful: deep-drawing presses.

Bending versus deep-drawing


Bending and deep-drawing are two of many processes used in the bending/formation of metal. It involves changing the size/shape of a workpiece without altering its mass, i.e. through the removal/addition of material. If a workpiece is reformed along an axis, the process is called ‘bending’, whereas if the workpiece has been fully reshaped, deep-drawing is the process of choice. Relatively simple, tool-less machines are adequate for bending, but deep-drawing processes require far more powerful machines (depending on the extent of reshaping).

Press machine development

The first presses to be produced were lever- and spindle presses, used to squeeze grapes for wine and manufacture bricks. These presses were original purely mechanical but have since developed into complex, high-performance machines operating using electrical motors, spindles, toggle levers, or eccentrics. Hydraulically-operated presses are a particularly powerful type of press.

Press categories

On a basic level, presses can be categorised as either mechanical or hydraulic press machines. The difference does not have to do with the power they can produce, but rather their working speed.

Hydraulic presses


Hydraulic presses feature a considerably lower stroke than electromechanical presses, which enables them to generate greater forces. The hydraulic press is the most popular for one-off production series, but in serial production, both variants come into play.

Hydraulische Pressen werden ansonsten für sehr dicke und widerstandsfähige Werkstoffe verwendet.

Hydraulic presses are also used for very thick, resilient materials, as well as in the field of recycling: the famous car crusher is a type of press and is generally powered by hydraulic pressure. Pneumatic presses work in a similar way to the hydraulic variant but use compressed air instead of liquid for power. Well-known manufacturers of hydraulic presses are DUNKES, EXNER, HIDRALMAC, KNUTH and SCHULER.

Hydraulic-type presses include:

Trimming presses

Trimming presses are used in mould foundries and forges to prepare moulds for finishing on a CNC milling machine. Some of the machines are also capable of other applications beyond trimming, including blanking, piercing, embossing and forming, but the name ‘trimming press’ has become established.

Well-known manufacturers of trimming presses include DIEFENBACHER, DENNY or NICC.

Mechanical presses


The most widely used presses in serial production are mechanical/electromechanical presses, which provide sufficient pressing force for the majority of applications. Electromechanical presses can switch between serial- and single stroke mode for added versatility. This does reduce the pace somewhat, but the press stroke is doubled, which lets operators process a wide range of challenging workpieces.

Mechanical presses are designed as either single-frame presses or double-frame presses. Single-frame version, or ‘C-presses’, are especially easy to load with tools and material, but they do not offer the same durability and precision as double-frame, or ‘U-presses’.

Eccentric presses

This type of press works using a rotating eccentric shaft and can achieve particularly short cycle rates and high levels of productivity.

Well-known manufacturers of eccentric presses include BERRENBERG, EBU, GALLI IMS and ZANI.

Toggle lever presses

These machines are powered by mechanics controlled by a toggle lever and were once the machine of choice before the eccentric press arrived on the market.

Well-known manufacturers of toggle presses include GECHTER, GRÄBNER and MAYPRESS.

Spindle presses

This type of press operates fairly slowly but the spindle mechanics within are capable of producing high pressing forces. Compared against other mechanical presses, spindle presses generate the highest force. Hand-operated spindle presses are also a popular choice thanks to their simple, manual controls. It just takes a small amount of elbow grease to create sufficiently high pressing forces. Simple deep-drawing or embossing work can also be performed but the operator cannot rely on any electrical motors or hydraulic support.

The best-known manufacturers of spindle presses are LASCO, NIEFERN, PAGUS, REISMANN and SPM.

Special types of press


Arbor presses

Arbor presses are small, hand-operated machines used to place/press-in rivets and bolts. They are frequently manual, or manual-hydraulic, and used for assembling and dismantling riveted or bolted constructions.

Producers of arbor presses include AGEO, DDP, OPTIMUM and SPENGER.

Deep-drawing presses

Deep-drawing presses are used on solid materials and metallic blanks. They work at such high pressure that the metal, mostly aluminium, liquefies in a cool state during the pressing process. A typical application for these presses is the manufacture of aluminium tubes. To achieve the desired rate of productivity in serial deep-drawing, multiple-punch deep-drawing presses are a frequent choice. Although they feature a very slow stroke per punch, the combination of several processing stations results in a similar level of output as would be achieved by an electromechanical eccentric press.

Die spotting presses

Die spotting presses are hydraulic presses which are equipped with a tool or ‘die’. They can test the pressing tools under ideal conditions and notify the operator whether they are working at the desired precision.

Popular manufacturers of die spotting presses include AMINO, DIEFFENBACHER, HIDRALMAC and REIS.

Straightening presses

Straightening presses are tool-less machines that are mostly hydraulic-manual. They are used for precisely aligning welded constructions and can often be found in repair shops and steel welding workshops. These metal press machines are used on small metal components to straighten them out for inclusion into a larger, overall product.

Those looking for a straightening press for sale are advised to look at the machines produced by AGEO, DUNKES, EITEL, GALBADI and HOLZMANN, which count amongst the best.

Straighteners/decoilers

Tube-bending machines and profile bending machines are useful tools for bending long materials at the desired angle.

Straighteners/decoilers perform the same task but on belt material. They are used for reshaping thick sheets without creating any kinks. When it comes to edges, the appropriately named edge press, or folding press, is the ideal choice. While characterised as presses, a better term for straighteners/decoilers would be ‘roll bending machines’.

The best-known manufacturers of this type of machine are DURMA, FOMP, HAEUSLER and SCHÄFER.

What should I be aware of when buying a press?

Technical specifications

When buying a second-hand press, you must be absolutely certain about what you need the press for and thus which type is most ideal for your purposes. Presses feature a range of typical technical specifications, which are:

  • Cycle rates
  • Pressing force
  • Workpiece size
  • Pressing depth
  • Energy consumption
  • Operating hours

Serial- or one-off production?

Hydraulic presses are the most rigid, but they work very slowly – one stroke can take as long as a minute, which precludes their use in most serial production. C-presses with eccentric-type mechanisms, by contrast, feature cycle rates of a second and can be equipped with tools/workpieces from three sides.

Second-hand purchase information

Single-frame C-presses feature a very robust design, however the base frame is still prone to losing its shape after many years of continually heavy loads. If the upper- and lower part of the tool no longer align exactly, the press is no longer fit for purpose and is only useful as a source of spare parts.

On the other hand, many of the other press components are relatively easy to repair: leaking hydraulic lines, damage to electronics, or knocked-out levers and bearings are not pretty, but can be brought back into order. As long as the press achieves the desired performance, minor damage is nothing more than a handy bargaining chip and should not dissuade a prospective buyer.

In the case of used, hydraulic, tool-less presses, however, a sample workpiece should be processed in the machine to provide information on its precision and functionality. These types of machine are high-performers but are no longer used to the same extent as serial presses. This is why even very old hydraulic presses are still a contender for modern-day use. Even critical components – i.e. hydraulic cylinders – are easy to source on the spare parts markets and install. As long as the base frame is not bent out of shape, a used hydraulic press for sale is always worth considering and overhauling.

New versus used machines

Presses are standard tools in industry – be they industrial presses for serial production and pressing metal, or straightening machines for in repair shops. They are very widespread which makes the trade in used presses a true buyer’s market. When new, presses are generally very expensive. This also keeps prices for used machines high, despite the wide selection on offer. In technical terms, it will take a long time for presses to become obsolete, which means their future resale potential is ensured.

Alternatives

If you are having difficulty find the right press for your needs, electromechanical punching machines are very similar to presses when it comes to serial production. They also provide more than four times as much pressing force and used punch ‘presses’ can generally still be used as a press with excellent results. Another advantage is that these punch devices use a much lower operating pressure, which makes them very long-lasting.

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