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Vertical Machining Centres
First class VMC machines for milling, turning & drilling

34 Machines

In a vertical machining centre the main spindle has a vertical position, whereas in the horizontal one the spindle is horizontally situated. Both constructions have advantages, as well as some disadvantages. There are some factors that influence the choice of using a vertical machining centre, e.g. the form and size of the workpieces, the chip removal or the coolant lubricant. Regarding the efficiency, the flexibility and the automation potential, there isn’t any essential difference between these two constructions. At Surplex you will find a wide selection of used vertical machining centres from leading manufacturers such as MAZAK, CHIRON, HURCO, etc. - with different travel lengths and modern controlling systems!

Name
Location
Current bid
Number of bids
Closing time
DECKEL MAHO DMG DMC 64 V LINEAR Vertical Machining Centre
Tóalmás
11,500€
06/08/2019 14:00
0  Bids
06
BROTHER TC-31 A Vertical Machining Centre
Tóalmás
6,000€
06/08/2019 14:09
0  Bids
06
HWACHEON SIRIOS-2 Vertical Machining Centre
Tóalmás
4,000€
06/08/2019 14:24
0  Bids
06
CHIRON FZ 12 W MAGNUM HIGH SPEED Vertical Machining Centre
Tóalmás
3,300€
06/08/2019 14:28
3  Bids
06
GILDEMEISTER GMX 400 LINEAR Lathe- and Milling Centre
Wenden
 
on request
HAAS VM-3 Vertical Machining Centre
Magdeburg
40,000€
23/07/2019 10:19
2  Bids
23
AXA DBZ Vertical Machining Centre
St. Leon-Rot
25,500€
07/08/2019 10:14
0  Bids
07
DECKEL MAHO DMC 70 V hi-dyn Vertical Machining Centre
Dieburg
18,000€
24/07/2019 11:28
0  Bids
24
CHIRON FZ 18 S 3-Axis Vertical Machining Centre
Olching
17,500€
07/08/2019 10:43
0  Bids
07
DECKEL MAHO DMU 60T Vertical Machining Centre
Wallerstein
13,900€
23/07/2019 10:52
1  Bid
23
MORI SEIKI M 400 Vertical Machining Centre
Saint-Imier
Not started
0  Bids
STAMA MC 531/S Vertical Machining Centre
Dieburg
12,000€
24/07/2019 11:30
0  Bids
24
STAMA MC 531/S Vertical Machining Center
Dieburg
12,000€
24/07/2019 11:26
0  Bids
24
CHIRON FZ 08 W 5-Axis Machining Centre
Wemding
10,200€
07/08/2019 10:02
0  Bids
07
CHIRON FZ 15 S Vertical CNC Machining Centre
Korschenbroich
9,800€
07/08/2019 10:30
0  Bids
07
DECKEL MAHO DMC 70V Vertical Machining Centre
Düsseldorf
9,800€
07/08/2019 10:56
0  Bids
07
SW BA 35 Vertical Machining Centre
Asperg
9,700€
23/07/2019 11:00
0  Bids
23
ALZMETALL BAZ 35 CNC Vertical Machining Centre
Aldenhoven
9,500€
07/08/2019 10:31
0  Bids
07
MIKRON VCE 1000 Vertical Machining Centre
Wemding
7,500€
07/08/2019 10:52
0  Bids
07
UVA 725 PLUS Vertical Machining Centre
Eschenburg-Wis…
7,000€
23/07/2019 10:05
0  Bids
23
CHIRON FZ 08 W 3-Axis Machining Centre
Wemding
6,300€
07/08/2019 10:03
0  Bids
07
DECKEL MAHO DMG DMC 103 V Vertical Machining Centre
Litér
6,000€
06/08/2019 10:03
1  Bid
06
OKUMA MX-45VBE Vertical Machining Centre
Arad
4,500€
06/08/2019 10:09
0  Bids
06
HURCO BMC 30 M Vertical Machining Centre
Lederhose
3,600€
07/08/2019 10:00
0  Bids
07
CHEN HO MCV-600 Vertical machining center
Elche - Alicante
3,000€
19/09/2019 12:09
0  Bids
19
CHIRON FZ 12 S MAGNUM high speed Vertical Machining Centre
Euerdorf
2,500€
20/08/2019 10:00
0  Bids
20
KITAMURA Mycenter-0 Vertical Machining Centre
Oensingen
Not started
0  Bids
DECKEL MAHO 70 V hi-dyn Vertical Machining Centre - DEFECT
Berlin
2,200€
23/07/2019 11:13
2  Bids
23
BROTHER TC 321 Vertical Machining Centre
Cristian
1,700€
06/08/2019 10:17
0  Bids
06
CINCINNATI ARROW-500 Vertical machining center
Elche - Alicante
1,500€
19/09/2019 11:57
0  Bids
19
CINCINNATI 750 Vertical machining center
Elche - Alicante
1,250€
19/09/2019 11:58
0  Bids
19
DECKEL MAHO DMU 60 T Vertical Machining Centre - DEFECT
Berlin
1,900€
23/07/2019 10:21
15  Bids
23
CINCINNATI VMC-500 Vertical machining center
Elche - Alicante
500€
19/09/2019 11:56
0  Bids
19
MICROCUT V-30 Vertical Machining Centre
Avanches
55,000€
closed
0  Bids

Used Vertical Machining Centres (VMC machines) for sale at Surplex


Index

  1. Quality vertical machining centres for fast and accurate production
  2. Why are CNC vertical machining centres being used more frequently?
  3. How do vertical machining centres work?
  4. How to operate a VMC machine
  5. What VMC machinery brands are available at Surplex?
Used vertical machining centre - working area

Quality vertical machining centres for fast and accurate production

A vertical machining centre (VMC) is often the most important item in any metal shop. This powerful machine has a vertically orientated spindle that cuts a mounted metal workpiece from above. This type of system is usually cheaper than a horizontal machining centre, which makes it particularly attractive to smaller manufacturers looking to cut costs.

During recent years, there have been several upgrades and improvements to the technologies used in the manufacturing of vertical machining centres. More advanced CNC technologies and high-speed spindles are just two of the latest innovations that have been developed to improve the speed and accuracy of the process.

  • Metalworking cutting tool
  • Automatic processing of the workpiece
  • Cheap to acquire and fast processing time
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Workpieces for various applications can be enhanced and altered with the help of ancillary equipment such as angle heads, quick-change workholding devices, rotary indexers and spindle speeders. The ability to customise a vertical machining centre in this way allows small and large-scale manufacturers to adapt their own VMC machine to their specific production requirements.

Why are CNC vertical machining centres being used more frequently?

A CNC vertical machining centre allows a business to save money on the cost of labour. In addition, manufacturing times can be slashed, and the element of human error is removed from the process altogether. Unlike a milling machine or a lathe, a vertical machining centre is operated via a central computer. The only human involvement required is for the loading and unloading of the workpieces and the creation of the processing programme.

HAAS Vertical machining centre in operation

The automated process carried out by VMC machines modifies a workpiece to very specific requirements. As the workpiece is processed vertically, it is cheaper and faster to use than alternatives such as a 5-axis milling machine. A CNC VMC also has fewer moving parts than the alternatives, which reduces maintenance and repair costs.

A combination of reliability, affordability and fast processing speeds persuades businesses of all sizes to choose vertical machining centres over the other options available. The purchase of a quality second-hand VMC machine can save a small business even more money. You can slash the cost of processing workpieces in your operation by purchasing a unit from our used vertical machining centres sale.

How do vertical machining centres work?

The workpiece is clamped inside a mobile panel which is capable of moving in every direction. The panel guides the workpiece towards a vertical spindle, which only moves in the Z (vertical) axis. Movement in the X and Y axes is taken care of by the panel holding the workpiece. The single spindle used in CNC vertical machining centres is robust and highly durable, which ensures wear and tear is kept to a minimum. This system makes the creation of relatively simple structures quick and accurate, but it is not as effective as a horizontal machining centre when it comes to the creation of more complex pieces.

Detail of a used vertical machining centre

How to operate a VMC machine

A central computer manages all of the necessary movements needed to create an accurate structure. However, the operator must enter the programme specifications with great care at the beginning of the process. A thorough knowledge of how to write and execute a CNC programme is vital, as quick and decisive intervention is needed when things don’t go to plan. A common cause of production issues and damage relates to the speed at which the spindle approaches the workpiece. Operators must also be fully trained in the changing of milling tools.

As there is a relatively high risk of injury associated with a VMC machine, operators need to be fully trained and certified in its use. Operators must also know how to maintain and clean a vertical machining centre in order to ensure optimum performance at all times.

What VMC machinery brands are available at Surplex?

Surplex is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of used VMC. Whether you are looking for a used CNC vertical machining centre or something made to your specific requirements, you can buy it here for a highly competitive price. If money is tight, take a close look at our vertical machining centres sale, where you will find brands such as DECKEL, MIKRON, AXA, HITACHI, KNUTH and MIKRON at reduced prices.

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