Exapro presents a remarkable range of used heavy-duty lathes, versatile machines of high durability and precision, catering to budgets between €29,000 and €119,000. Designed for handling large-scale operations, these lathes find usage across various sectors like manufacturing, shipbuilding, power generation, heavy machinery construction, oil and gas, metal-working shops, and the railway industry. Their prime advantage lies in their ability to handle large, weighty workpieces, and execute diverse machining operations such as turning, boring, threading, and facing with precision. When assessing these machines, one should consider key parameters like swing over bed and cross slide, distance between centers, spindle bore and speed, the power of the main drive, tool turret capacity, types of control, and machine weight. Renowned manufacturers of heavy-duty lathes include Haas Automation, Mazak, Doosan Machine Tools, Okuma, Mori Seiki, Gildemeister, Toshiba Machine, and SMTCL. At Exapro, we're dedicated to delivering quality, reliability, and excellent customer service, aiding you in selecting the machine that best fits your needs and budget.
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|Length between centers||5000 mm|
|Ø above the bed||725 mm|
|Diameter in the gap||900 mm|
|Center height||315 mm|
|Ø above transversing slide||670 mm|
|Faceplate diameter||315 mm|
|Length between centers||4000 mm|
|Turning length||4000 mm|
|Ø above transversing slide||300 mm|
|Max. turning diameter||575 mm|
|Ø above the bed||575 mm|
|Spindle bore||51 mm|
Whether you're working with car parts, shipbuilding, power generation, or any sector that demands heavy metal processing, the lathe plays a crucial part in shaping and forming metal. At Exapro, we are proud to offer a broad selection of pre-owned heavy-duty lathes that will surely meet and exceed your specific industry needs.
What is a Heavy-Duty Lathe?
The heavy-duty lathe, often described as the workhorse of the machine shop, is designed to perform large scale metal removal and forming tasks. Characterised by its robust design and massive construction, it's engineered to manage substantial workpieces, often in excess of several tons.
These formidable machines excel in processes such as turning, facing, taper turning, and threading. They are a vital cog in the gearwheel of metal pressing and forging, where strength, precision, and speed are paramount.
Our Range of Heavy-Duty Lathes
At Exapro, we pride ourselves on providing a wide array of high-quality, used heavy-duty lathes from the world's most respected manufacturers. Every piece of machinery we sell has been thoroughly inspected and tested to ensure it meets our rigorous standards of quality and reliability.
Our inventory features lathes from the industry’s leading brands like Mazak, Haas, Doosan, Okuma, and Mori Seiki. We have various models, each equipped with different features and capabilities, allowing you to choose the one that best aligns with your production requirements.
Heavy-duty lathes are a fundamental component of numerous industries, renowned for their ability to handle larger scale operations and tougher materials. Here, we explore the main advantages of heavy-duty lathes, illustrating why they remain an invaluable asset in many sectors.
Versatility. Heavy-duty lathes are designed to perform a variety of machining operations. They can turn, bore, thread, face, and drill, making them one of the most versatile types of industrial machinery. This flexibility allows companies to accomplish multiple tasks with a single machine, saving both space and resources.
Ability to Handle Large Projects. As the name suggests, heavy-duty lathes are built to manage heavy-duty tasks. With their robust build and superior power, these machines can handle large workpieces that would be beyond the scope of regular lathes. They're perfectly suited for projects in heavy industries such as shipbuilding, power generation, and automotive manufacturing.
Precision and Accuracy. Despite their substantial size and power, heavy-duty lathes are capable of performing intricate work with a high degree of precision and accuracy. They can achieve tight tolerances, ensuring the quality and consistency of the finished product.
Durability and Longevity. Heavy-duty lathes are constructed to endure the rigours of continuous, large-scale operations. They are made with high-quality materials that can withstand significant wear and tear. With proper maintenance, these machines can provide reliable service for many years.
Cost-Efficient. In the long run, investing in a heavy-duty lathe can be cost-effective. Their multipurpose nature eliminates the need for multiple machines, reducing capital expenditure. Additionally, their robust build and longevity mean fewer breakdowns and lower maintenance costs over time.
Increased Productivity. With their powerful performance and ability to handle large workpieces, heavy-duty lathes can significantly enhance productivity. They can carry out operations faster and more efficiently than smaller lathes, enabling businesses to meet high production demands.
Heavy-duty lathes offer an impressive blend of versatility, durability, precision, and efficiency. They are a vital tool for businesses looking to optimise their productivity and achieve high-quality results in their metal pressing and forging operations.
When considering a heavy-duty lathe, it's crucial to understand the machine parameters that determine its capabilities and how it may fit into your specific operations. Here are some key parameters to consider:
Swing Over Bed. The 'swing over bed' refers to the maximum diameter of the workpiece that can be rotated on the lathe without hitting the bed. This parameter indicates the size of the material the machine can handle.
Swing Over Cross Slide. This measures the largest diameter that can be rotated over the lathe's cross-slide, which is generally less than the swing over bed. It's an important parameter when performing operations that require the cross-slide, such as taper turning or cutting.
Distance Between Centers. Also referred to as the 'center distance' or 'bed length,' this is the maximum length of the workpiece that the lathe can accommodate between its headstock and tailstock centers.
Spindle Bore. The spindle bore refers to the hole's diameter running through the spindle. A larger spindle bore allows you to work with longer workpieces that need to pass through the spindle.
Spindle Speed. This represents how fast the spindle can rotate. It is typically measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). Higher speeds allow for finer, smoother finishes, while lower speeds provide more power for cutting and shaping tougher materials.
Number of Spindle Speeds. Many heavy-duty lathes offer variable spindle speeds, allowing operators to select the most appropriate speed for the material and the type of operation being performed.
Power of the Main Drive. The power of the main drive (usually measured in horsepower) can give you a rough idea of the lathe's capacity to perform heavy-duty operations.
Tool Turret. The tool turret's capacity (number of tools it can hold) and the speed of tool changes can significantly affect productivity.
Types of Control. This can be manual, semi-automatic (assisted by a computer or a programmable logic controller), or CNC (computer numerical control), which fully automates the machining process based on a pre-programmed sequence.
Weight of the Machine. The machine's weight can be an indicator of its robustness and stability. Heavy-duty lathes are typically heavy machines that can withstand significant forces generated during operation.
These parameters can greatly influence a lathe's capabilities and suitability for your particular applications. When selecting a heavy-duty lathe, ensure you fully understand your requirements so you can match them with the appropriate machine specifications.
Heavy-duty lathes are widely utilised across a variety of industries due to their robust construction and versatility. Their capabilities are recognised in sectors that require the manipulation and shaping of large and heavy workpieces. Here are some of the primary areas of use for these machines:
Manufacturing Industry. Heavy-duty lathes are widely used in various manufacturing sectors due to their ability to accurately shape and form metal pieces. Industries such as automotive, aerospace, and defence employ these lathes for creating various parts including shafts, rods, bushings, and more.
Shipbuilding. In the shipbuilding industry, heavy-duty lathes are used to manufacture and repair large components, including shafts and propellers. Their ability to handle large, weighty workpieces makes them invaluable in this sector.
Power Generation. In power plants, heavy-duty lathes play a crucial role in the maintenance and manufacturing of components. They're used in the production of turbine parts and other large components, which need to withstand extreme conditions and high stress.
Heavy Machinery Construction. For industries involved in the construction of heavy machinery such as earth-moving equipment, construction vehicles, and large-scale agricultural machinery, heavy-duty lathes are key to producing and maintaining the large and robust parts needed.
Oil and Gas Industry. The oil and gas industry frequently employs heavy-duty lathes in the manufacturing of drilling equipment, pipeline components, and other parts. These lathes' ability to handle hard materials and produce parts with high precision is particularly important in this sector.
Metal-Working Shops. In metal-working shops, heavy-duty lathes are used to perform various tasks, including turning, boring, facing, and threading. Their versatility allows shops to fulfil a broad range of client needs.
Railway Industry. In the railway industry, these lathes are used to manufacture and maintain various components such as axles, wheels, and brake parts.
By investing in a heavy-duty lathe, businesses in these sectors can increase their productivity, maintain precision and quality in their work, and ensure they're well-equipped to handle a broad range of tasks. It's a versatile, robust machine that's well worth considering for any industry dealing with heavy and large-scale metal workpieces.
There are numerous manufacturers renowned for producing reliable and high-performing heavy-duty lathes. Here are a few of the most notable:
Haas Automation: An American manufacturer known for their high-quality lathes and other machine tools. Haas has a strong reputation for innovation and reliability in their products.
Mazak: A Japanese company that is one of the largest manufacturers of machine tools in the world. They offer a wide range of lathes, including heavy-duty models, with a focus on high precision and performance.
Doosan Machine Tools: This South Korean manufacturer is well-respected in the industry for producing robust and reliable lathes, including heavy-duty models suitable for a range of applications.
Okuma: Okuma is another Japanese company known for their innovative and durable machine tools. They offer a range of lathes, including heavy-duty models.
Mori Seiki: Now part of DMG Mori, Mori Seiki is a Japanese manufacturer with a solid reputation for producing high-quality lathes that offer precision and reliability.
Gildemeister: A German manufacturer, now part of the DMG Mori group, Gildemeister is known for their high-quality, efficient, and precise lathes.
Toshiba Machine: This Japanese manufacturer offers a range of lathes, including heavy-duty models, known for their reliability and longevity.
SMTCL: The Shenyang Machine Tool Group is one of the world's largest machine tool manufacturers, based in China. They produce a range of lathes, including heavy-duty models, focusing on affordability without compromising on quality.
These manufacturers all have reputations for producing quality heavy-duty lathes. The best choice for your needs will depend on a variety of factors, including the specific requirements of your applications, your budget, and the level of after-sales support you require.
Here at Exapro, we understand that purchasing industrial machinery can be a daunting task. That’s why we strive to make the process as straightforward and transparent as possible. Our team of experienced professionals are here to provide you with expert advice and guidance, from the initial enquiry right through to delivery and installation.
When you choose Exapro, you’re not just buying a machine - you’re investing in a solution that will improve your productivity and efficiency. Plus, by opting for pre-owned machinery, you're making a sustainable choice that contributes positively to the environment.
Purchasing industrial machinery represents a significant investment for any business. At Exapro, we understand the importance of striking a balance between cost-effectiveness and quality, and our collection of used heavy-duty lathes is no exception.
Our used heavy-duty lathes range from as low as €29,000 to €119,000, offering you a broad spectrum of pricing options to fit diverse budget sizes. We believe that high quality and affordability can go hand in hand, and our selection of machinery is a testament to this philosophy. Despite the varying prices, each lathe in our inventory boasts superior durability, precision, and performance. No matter where your budget lies within our range, rest assured that Exapro is committed to delivering quality, reliability, and excellent customer service.
For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team. We're always on hand to provide expert advice and support, ensuring you make the most informed decision for your business.
We invite you to browse our range of heavy-duty lathes and discover why Exapro is the preferred choice for so many businesses in the metal pressing and forging industries.
Equip your business with robust and reliable machinery from Exapro, and experience the difference in productivity and precision.