When looking to acquire a used CNC lathe from Exapro's metal category, it's important to consider several key points. Firstly, check the overall condition of the machine for any signs of wear or damage. Secondly, consider the age of the machine and whether it has been well-maintained. Thirdly, check the compatibility of the control system with your existing software and equipment. Fourthly, ensure the spindle speed is suitable for the materials you'll be working with. Finally, consider the maximum workpiece size the machine can accommodate. By checking these points, you can ensure you're getting a quality machine at a competitive price from Exapro's range of trusted sellers.
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|Turning length||1650 mm|
|Ø above transversing slide||460 mm|
|Ø above the bed||660 mm|
|Type of CNC|
|Turning length||650 mm|
|Ø above the bed||250 mm|
|Length between centers||580 mm|
|Turning Ø||100 mm|
|Ø above transversing slide||120 mm|
|Type of CNC||Siemens 840D|
CNC lathes are versatile machines used in the metalworking industry for turning and shaping materials. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit different applications. Buying a used CNC lathe can be a cost-effective way of acquiring the machine you need for your business, but it's important to ensure you're getting a machine that's in good condition and meets your requirements.
Before acquiring one, there are several key points you should check to ensure the machine is fit for purpose. These include:
Machine condition: Check the overall condition of the machine, paying particular attention to any signs of wear and tear or damage. Look for signs of rust, cracks, or other visible defects that could affect the performance of the machine.
Age of the machine: Check the age of the machine and whether it's been well-maintained over the years. Older machines may have outdated technology and could be less reliable than newer models.
Control system: Check the type of control system the machine uses and whether it's compatible with your existing software and equipment. CNC lathes typically use either Fanuc or Siemens control systems, but there are other options available.
Spindle speed: Check the spindle speed of the machine and whether it's suitable for the materials you'll be working with. Different materials require different spindle speeds, so it's important to choose a machine with the right specifications.
Workpiece size: Check the maximum workpiece size the machine can accommodate and whether it meets your requirements. CNC lathes come in a range of sizes, so it's important to choose a machine that's suitable for the size of the parts you'll be working with.
By checking these key points before acquiring a CNC lathe, you can ensure that you're getting a machine that's fit for purpose and will meet your business needs. Exapro's metal category offers a range of used machines from trusted sellers, so you can be confident that you're getting a quality machine at a competitive price.
CNC turning lathes come in a variety of options to suit different applications and industries. Here are some of the most common options you may encounter:
Bed length and swing diameter: come in different bed lengths and swing diameters to accommodate different workpiece sizes. Longer bed lengths are ideal for machining longer parts, while larger swing diameters can accommodate larger diameter parts.
Number of axes: can have different numbers of axes, ranging from 2-axis to 9-axis machines. The more axes a machine has, the more complex parts it can produce.
Control system: use different types of control systems, such as Fanuc or Siemens, to operate the machine. Each system has its own set of programming options and capabilities.
Tooling system: can use different types of tooling systems, such as turret or gang tooling, to hold and position the cutting tools. Turret tooling allows for quick and precise tool changes, while gang tooling is more suitable for simple parts with fewer tool changes.
Spindle speed and power: The spindle speed and power determine how quickly and efficiently it can cut materials. Higher spindle speeds and power are suitable for cutting harder materials.
Chuck type: can use different types of chucks, such as three-jaw or four-jaw chucks, to hold and rotate the workpiece. Three-jaw chucks are ideal for holding symmetrical parts, while four-jaw chucks are more versatile and can hold asymmetrical parts.
By understanding the different options available you can choose a machine that meets your specific needs and requirements.
Fanuc: Fanuc is a leading manufacturer of CNC systems for metalworking lathes. Their CNC systems are known for their reliability, precision, and ease of use.
Siemens: Siemens is another popular brand of CNC systems for metalworking lathes. Their systems are known for their advanced features, such as adaptive control and high-speed machining.
Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi is a Japanese manufacturer of CNC systems for metalworking lathes. Their systems are known for their high accuracy and user-friendly interface.
Heidenhain: Heidenhain is a German manufacturer of CNC systems for metalworking lathes. Their systems are known for their advanced control technology, such as dynamic precision and adaptive feed control.
Fagor: Fagor is a Spanish manufacturer of CNC systems for metalworking lathes. Their systems are known for their versatility and affordability, making them a popular choice for small to medium-sized businesses.
DMG Mori: DMG Mori is a global manufacturer of CNC machines. They offer a wide range of lathes for different applications, from small precision parts to large, heavy-duty components.
Mazak: Mazak is a Japanese manufacturer of CNC lathes and other CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their high precision and advanced control systems.
Haas Automation: Haas Automation is a US-based manufacturer of CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their reliability, ease of use, and affordability.
Okuma: Okuma is a Japanese manufacturer of CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their high performance and flexibility, with options for live tooling and multi-axis machining.
Doosan: Doosan is a South Korean manufacturer of CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their high productivity, accuracy, and reliability.
Nakamura-Tome: Nakamura-Tome is a Japanese manufacturer of CNC lathes and other CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their high-speed machining and advanced control systems.
Biglia: Biglia is an Italian manufacturer of CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their high precision and versatility, with options for bar feeding and live tooling.
Colchester: Colchester is a UK-based manufacturer of CNC lathes and other metalworking machinery. Their lathes are known for their durability, precision, and user-friendly interface.
Mori Seiki: Mori Seiki is a Japanese manufacturer of CNC machines. Their lathes are known for their high-quality construction and advanced control systems, with options for multi-tasking and automation.
Index: Index is a German manufacturer of CNC lathes. Their lathes are known for their high-speed machining and precision, with options for multi-axis and multi-spindle machining.
Lathes work by rotating a workpiece while a cutting tool removes material from the surface of the workpiece to create the desired shape. The cutting tool is typically controlled by a computer program, which is loaded onto the machine and guides the movement of the tool along the surface of the workpiece.
The workpiece is held in place by a chuck, which can be adjusted to accommodate different sizes and shapes of workpieces. As the chuck rotates, the cutting tool moves along the surface of the workpiece, removing material to create the desired shape. The cutting tool can be guided by a number of different mechanisms, such as a turret or a tool post.
They can produce a wide range of pieces, from small precision parts to large, heavy-duty components. Some common examples of pieces that can be produced include:
The price can vary widely depending on a number of factors, such as the size and capacity of the machine, the level of automation and complexity of the control system, and the manufacturer and supplier of the machine.
Generally speaking, a small, entry-level CNC lathe with basic features and a smaller work area can cost anywhere from 12 000€ to 48 000€. Mid-range CNC lathes with larger work areas and more advanced features can cost between 48 000€ and 120 000€. High-end CNC lathes with the largest work areas, advanced automation capabilities, and the most advanced control systems can cost upwards of €240,000 or more.
For a used machine, the prices ranges between 22 000€ and 75 000€.
It's important to note that these prices are just general guidelines, and the actual price will depend on many factors specific to the machine and the supplier. Additionally, there may be additional costs, such as installation, training, and ongoing maintenance and support. It's important to work closely with a trusted supplier and carefully evaluate all costs and features before making a purchase.
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You can check how one of our CNC lathes works, the Okuma LVT300M, here: