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AVIA FNE 40 NC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,000 x 2,100 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 2009
Weight approx.: 2,100 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Ostfildern, loaded on truck
Ostfildern Germany, 73760 Ostfildern
01/07/2020 10:29
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DECKEL FP3 LV AKTIV Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,200 x 2,100 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1979
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Ostfildern, loaded on truck
Ostfildern Germany, 73760 Ostfildern
01/07/2020 10:00
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4,500€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 2,000 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1987
Weight approx.: 2,200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Ebersberg, loaded on truck
Ebersberg Germany, 85560 Ebersberg
29/06/2020 10:30
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4,200€
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DECKEL FP 4 NC CNC Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
14/07/2020 10:28
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2,200€
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MIKRON WF 31 D Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,120 x 1,800 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx.: 3,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
14/07/2020 10:24
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1,900€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,100 x 1,700 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Wassertrüdingen, loaded on truck
Wassertrüdingen Germany, 91717 Wassertrüdingen
14/07/2020 10:10
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1,000€
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MAHO MH-C 700 Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 2,150 x 2,050 mm
Weight approx.: 2,200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Sinsheim, loaded on truck
Sinsheim Germany, 74889 Sinsheim
10/06/2020 10:42
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800€
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SIMPLON UM Tool Milling Machine Toolroom Mills
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,350 x 2,340 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1966
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Sinsheim, loaded on truck
Sinsheim Germany, 74889 Sinsheim
10/06/2020 10:34
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900€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,200 x 1,400 x 1,700 mm
Year of manufacture: 1988
Weight approx.: 850 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Ebersberg, loaded on truck
Ebersberg Germany, 85560 Ebersberg
29/06/2020 10:36
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450€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,420 x 2,000 x 2,100 mm
Weight approx.: 2,200 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Simmozheim, free on truck
Simmozheim Germany, 75397 Simmozheim
17/06/2020 10:59
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2,900€
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MAHO MH 500 W Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 2,300 x 1,800 mm
Weight approx.: 2,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
23/06/2020 15:18
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3,300€
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,000 x 2,300 x 2,200 mm
Year of manufacture: 1975
Weight approx.: 4,000 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Ciechanów, loaded on truck
Ciechanów Poland, 06-400 Ciechanów
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 2,400 x 1,700 x 2,000 mm
Year of manufacture: 1969
Weight approx.: 1,880 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
23/06/2020 15:36
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,900 x 1,800 x 2,600 mm
Year of manufacture: ~ 2000
Weight approx.: 1,500 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
23/06/2020 14:52
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1,200€
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SHW UF 31 Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 3,500 x 2,150 x 2,800 mm
Year of manufacture: 1981
Weight approx.: 4,800 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, loaded on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
23/06/2020 14:43
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KLOPP FW 11-4 Toolroom Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,750 x 1,900 x 1,800 mm
Year of manufacture: N/A
Weight approx.: 2,300 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Bánd, loaded on truck
Bánd Hungary, 8443 Bánd
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,100 x 1,000 x 1,700 mm
Weight approx.: 900 kg
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Delivery terms: FCA Simmozheim, free on truck
Simmozheim Germany, 75397 Simmozheim
17/06/2020 10:28
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800€
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WYSSBROD NC 6 Tool Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,600 x 2,400 x 1,750 mm
Year of manufacture: 1980
Weight approx.: 2,400 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Weilheim Teck, free on truck
Weilheim Teck Germany, 73235 Weilheim Teck
23/06/2020 16:02
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FRITZ WERNER FV 0 Vertical Milling Machine
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Dimensions (l x w x h) approx.: 1,470 x 1,460 x 2,000 mm
Weight approx.: 2,900 kg
Machine available from: immediately
Delivery terms: FCA Mülheim an der Ruhr, loaded on truck
Mülheim an der… Germany, 45473 Mülheim an der Ruhr
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Definition: Toolroom Mills

Toolroom mills do not differ in design from other milling machines, but are distinguished by their precision. Modern production tools must meet the highest requirements in order to be suitable for serial production. Normal machine tools, such as CNC machining centres or standard milling machines, would quickly reach their limits. Only a toolroom mill from renowned manufacturers like DECKEL MAHO, MIKRON or HERMLE can meet the requirements, though it has its price. But this can drop rapidly if you buy a used toolroom mill at a Surplex auction, say with an SK40 spindle adapter and a HEIDENHAIN TNC control!

Used Toolroom Mill for industrial purposes at Surplex

Index

  1. What is a toolroom mill?
  2. How does a toolroom mill work?
  3. Using a tool room milling machine
  4. Buying toolroom mills
Used toolroom milling machine

What is a toolroom mill?

A toolroom mill is very similar to a universal milling machine, but it is typically smaller and more compact. A standard toolroom milling machine is preferred by smaller operations or as a backup to primary production lines. This relatively simple piece of equipment produces precision work on a much smaller scale than other types of milling machine. In addition, minimal setup is required, which makes it ideal for the production of spare parts and individual tools in relatively small manufacturing operations.

  • Individual tool as the central piece
  • Tools generally produced individually
  • A lot of used machines available
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How does a toolroom mill work?

A tool room mill shapes a metal workpiece to create component parts for a wide range of applications. The workpiece is fixed onto the work table, and a multi-axis milling head performs the necessary work. This simple item of toolroom equipment is usually significantly cheaper than a universal milling machine, and it is generally used to form individual workpieces on a case by case basis. For mass production, universal milling machines are usually the preferred option.

DECKEL Toolroom mill in operation

The tool is linked to a drive shaft that is capable of spinning at various speeds through the use of an upstream transmission. The machine table holds the piece firmly in place whilst managing the feeding movements. The older tool room machines rely heavily on input from the user, so a high level of training is essential. However, a CNC toolroom mill has its movements precisely managed by a central computer. A computer program manages the process, but the user is still responsible for ensuring the inputs are accurate. These automated toolroom machines are capable of exceptional levels of accuracy and much greater yields. Toolroom CNC milling machines may be more expensive than manual alternatives, but they deliver significant cost-savings over time.

Using a tool room milling machine

The tools required for manufacturing are usually produced one at a time with great precision. This requires a high degree of attention and supervision by a fully trained machine mechanic. While the quality of the tool room milling machine is a major contributing factor to the quality and accuracy of the final product, the competency of the user is also of paramount importance. The process of creating quality tool room tools requires specialist knowledge and a great deal of experience. This is why most companies employ a dedicated tool maker. Not only does this individual set up the tool room mill and supervise the production process, he or she is also responsible for cleaning and preventative maintenance.

Buying toolroom mills

Second-hand toolroom milling machine

Tool room equipment can be very expensive when bought new, which is why small and medium-sized companies often search for quality, reconditioned used tool room machinery. But there is another advantage to buying used tool room equipment over new. Machines that have arrived direct from their manufacturers don’t have a service history to check. And because even the slightest of errors in the manufacturing process can result in the production of substandard workpieces, any problems with a new toolroom machine won’t be noticed until it has gone into operation. Used tool room equipment, on the other hand, has usually created thousands of tools over the course of its lifetime. In fact, you can often inspect the components built by the used toolroom milling machine before you decide to buy it.

At Surplex, we source quality toolroom machinery — including CNC milling machines — on a regular basis. Among the recommended manufacturers we often feature at auction are MIKRON, DECKEL, MAHO, HERMLE, KLOPP and KUNZMANN. If you can’t find what you’re looking for today, keep checking the Surplex.com sale, as we’re sourcing used machinery all of the time. Alternatively, you can sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to hear of our latest offers.

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