Exapro is your premier marketplace for high-quality used industrial machinery. We present our selection of traveling column milling machines under the Metal Machine Tools category. These machines are professionally maintained, offering an excellent blend of precision, versatility, and value.

Our traveling column milling machines excel in providing exceptional flexibility and efficiency, allowing for the machining of large and complex workpieces. Ideal for industries such as aerospace, automotive, and heavy machinery manufacturing, these machines are capable of performing tasks such as contouring, drilling, and slotting with high precision. Their design allows for easy access to the workpiece, facilitating the machining of large components.

Every traveling column milling machine goes through a stringent vetting process, ensuring quality and performance. Our machinery is cost-effective, promising significant savings compared to new equipment without compromising efficiency. Renowned brands like Zayer, Soraluce, and FPT are part of our selection, known for their reliability and advanced technology. Prices range between €70,000 and €600,000, catering to diverse budget scales.

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FPT Industrie S.p.a AREA travelling column milling machine

Year: 2000

X Axis 10500 mm
Z Axis 1500 mm
Max. spindle speed 4000 rpm
Y Axis 1250 mm
CNC type -
Spindle taper ISO 50

FPT Industrie S.p.A AREA travelling column milling machine Low working hours

Year: 2001

X Axis 7000 mm
Z Axis 2500 mm
Max. spindle speed 4000 rpm
Y Axis 1200 mm
CNC type HEIDENHAIN TNC430M
Spindle taper ISO 50

OERLIKON ITALIANA 004360 travelling column milling machine

Year: 1985

X Axis 4000 mm
Z Axis 2550 mm
Max. spindle speed 2500 rpm
Y Axis 1000 mm
CNC type -
Table length 2400 mm

OERLIKON ITALIANA S.I.P.A 85693 travelling column milling machine

Year: 1985

X Axis 5000 mm
Z Axis 1000 mm
Max. spindle speed 3000 rpm
Y Axis 2200 mm
CNC type FIDIA C10
Table width 1500 mm

Kekeisen VBF3000/8 travelling column milling machine

Year: 2001

X Axis 3000 mm
Z Axis 800 mm
Max. spindle speed 7300 rpm
Y Axis 650 mm
CNC type Heidenhain 426/430
Table length 3500 mm

Mecof PERFORMA cnc bed type milling machine

Year: 2001

X Axis 2000 mm
Z Axis 1200 mm
Max. spindle speed 19000 rpm
Y Axis 1000 mm
CNC type CNC HEIDENHAIN TNC 430M
Table length 2200 mm

FIL FCM 1500 travelling column milling machine

Year: 1999

X Axis 16000 mm
Z Axis 1200 mm
Max. spindle speed 3000 rpm
Y Axis 2500 mm
CNC type HEIDENHAIN TNC 430
Table length 3000 mm


Used GOGLIO MX 40 travelling column milling machine

Year: 2003

X Axis 4000 mm
Z Axis 2000 mm
Max. spindle speed 4000 rpm
Y Axis 1100 mm
CNC type Selca 3045
Table length 4500 mm

SACHMAN MP212HS travelling column milling machine

Year: 2006

X Axis 8000 mm
Z Axis 1400 mm
Max. spindle speed 5000 rpm
Y Axis 2500 mm
CNC type Heidenhain TNC530
Table length 10000 mm

Used FIL fsm 300 travelling column milling machine

Year: 1997

X Axis 3000 mm
Z Axis 1000 mm
Max. spindle speed 4000 rpm
Y Axis 1100 mm
CNC type Heidenhain TNC430
Spindle taper ISO50 DIN69871

AXA VHC-3-M/2E travelling column milling machine

Year: 2023

X Axis 2600 mm
Z Axis 850 mm
Max. spindle speed 6000 rpm
Y Axis 700 mm
CNC type Heidenhain i-TNC-530
Table length 3060 mm

Zayer 30 KCU 16000 AR cnc travelling column milling machine

Year: 2003

X Axis 16000 mm
Z Axis 3500 mm
Max. spindle speed 4500 rpm
Y Axis 1500 mm
CNC type Heidenhain iTNC 530
Table length 2500 mm

LAZZATI HB 5 M CNC travelling column milling machine

Year: 1980

X Axis 6000 mm
Z Axis 1000 mm
Max. spindle speed 1100 rpm
Y Axis 2000 mm
CNC type
Spindle taper ISO 50

Tiger Compact Evo-RT travelling column milling machine

Year: 2016

X Axis 2000 mm
Z Axis 1300 mm
Max. spindle speed 12000 rpm
Y Axis 1100 mm
CNC type Heidenhain TNC 640
Table length 1000 mm

Lazzati HB 5 M CNC cnc bed type milling machine

Year: 1987

X Axis 13500 mm
Z Axis 1000 mm
Max. spindle speed 2000 rpm
Y Axis 2900 mm
CNC type CNC SELCA 3045
Spindle taper ISO50

NOMO FBT 3000 travelling column milling machine

Year: 1994

X Axis 3000 mm
Z Axis 1000 mm
Max. spindle speed 2500 rpm
Y Axis 1000 mm
CNC type
Table length 3200 mm

SORALUCE SL 8000 travelling column milling machine

Year: 2002

X Axis 6500 mm
Z Axis 1600 mm
Max. spindle speed 3000 rpm
Y Axis 1000 mm
CNC type HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530
Table length 8000 mm

Mandelli Thema 1500 travelling column milling machine

Year: 1988

X Axis 2800 mm
Z Axis 1250 mm
Spindle taper
Y Axis 2000 mm
CNC type
Overhauled no

Zayer 30 KCU 10000 AR cnc mobile column milling machine

Year: 2003

X Axis 10000 mm
Z Axis 3000 mm
Max. spindle speed 4500 rpm
Y Axis 1250 mm
CNC type Heidenhain TNC 430
Table length 12000 mm


Introduction to Travelling Column Milling Machines

Travelling column milling machines are advanced and versatile machine tools designed for heavy-duty milling operations that require high precision and flexibility. These machines feature a stationary worktable and a movable column that travels along the X-axis, allowing the machining of large and long workpieces with high accuracy. Travelling column milling machines are ideal for industries such as aerospace, automotive, heavy machinery, and energy, where large-scale and complex parts are commonly produced.

Types of Travelling Column Milling Machines

  1. Single Column Travelling Machines

    • Purpose: Provide flexibility and precision for machining large workpieces.
    • Applications: Suitable for aerospace components, large molds, and heavy-duty parts.
    • Key Features: Single movable column, high rigidity, and precise control.
  2. Double Column Travelling Machines

    • Purpose: Offer enhanced stability and support for extremely large and heavy workpieces.
    • Applications: Ideal for shipbuilding, power generation components, and large structural parts.
    • Key Features: Dual columns for increased rigidity, large work envelope, and high load capacity.
  3. Gantry Travelling Column Machines

    • Purpose: Combine the advantages of gantry and travelling column designs for maximum flexibility and capacity.
    • Applications: Used for very large and complex parts, such as aerospace frames and large dies.
    • Key Features: Gantry structure with movable columns, extensive travel range, and multi-axis capabilities.

Key Features and Specifications

When selecting a travelling column milling machine, several key features and specifications should be considered to ensure it meets production needs:

  • Travel Range: The X, Y, and Z-axis travel ranges should accommodate the size of the workpieces.
  • Spindle Speed and Power: High spindle speeds and adequate power are essential for efficient cutting and finishing.
  • Table Size and Load Capacity: The stationary table should support large and heavy workpieces with high stability.
  • Accuracy and Precision: Features like linear scales, thermal compensation, and advanced control systems ensure high precision.
  • Control System: Advanced CNC controls (e.g., FANUC, Siemens, Heidenhain) provide precise programming, ease of operation, and integration with CAD/CAM software.
  • Construction and Rigidity: High-quality materials and robust construction minimize vibrations and enhance machining accuracy.
  • Tool Changer Capacity: Large tool changer capacities allow for extended operation without manual intervention, increasing productivity.
  • Cooling and Lubrication: Efficient cooling and lubrication systems prevent overheating and ensure consistent cutting performance.

Advantages of Using Travelling Column Milling Machines

Investing in high-quality travelling column milling machines offers numerous benefits:

  • Enhanced Flexibility: The movable column allows for machining large and long workpieces that would be difficult to handle on traditional milling machines.
  • Superior Precision: Advanced control systems and rigid construction ensure high precision and tight tolerances.
  • Increased Productivity: High-speed spindles, large tool changers, and automated features reduce setup times and increase throughput.
  • Reduced Setup Times: The stationary worktable and movable column minimize the need for repositioning workpieces, saving time and effort.
  • Scalability: Suitable for small batch production and large-scale manufacturing projects.

Considerations When Buying a Travelling Column Milling Machine

To select the right travelling column milling machine for your needs, consider the following factors:

  • Application Requirements: Determine the specific tasks and materials to choose a machine with suitable capacity and features.
  • Workpiece Size and Weight: Ensure the machine can accommodate the largest and heaviest workpieces you need to machine.
  • Precision Needs: Match the machine’s precision capabilities with your quality standards.
  • Budget: Balance the initial investment with long-term operational costs, including maintenance and tooling.
  • Space and Installation: Consider the space available for installation and any specific requirements for utilities and infrastructure.
  • Service and Support: Evaluate the availability of technical support, training programs, and maintenance services to ensure reliable operation.
  • Future Expansion: Assess the machine’s scalability to meet potential increases in production demand.

Popular Brands and Pricing

Several reputable brands manufacture high-quality travelling column milling machines known for their reliability and performance. Here are a few notable ones:

Single Column Travelling Machines

  • Matsuura: Renowned for high-precision single column travelling machines. Prices typically range from $200,000 to $800,000.
  • Hurco: Offers versatile and robust single column machines. Pricing generally ranges from $150,000 to $600,000.
  • Doosan: Known for durable and precise single column milling machines. Prices generally fall between $180,000 and $700,000.

Double Column Travelling Machines

  • Mazak: Renowned for high-capacity double column travelling machines. Prices typically range from $400,000 to over $2 million.
  • Okuma: Offers advanced double column machines with high precision. Pricing generally ranges from $500,000 to over $2.5 million.
  • Toshiba Machine: Known for robust and efficient double column milling machines. Prices generally fall between $450,000 and over $2 million.

Gantry Travelling Column Machines

  • Zimmermann: Renowned for large-scale gantry travelling column machines. Prices typically range from $1 million to over $5 million.
  • Fooke: Offers high-performance gantry machines for complex parts. Pricing generally ranges from $1.5 million to over $6 million.
  • WaldrichSiegen: Known for robust and precise gantry travelling column machines. Prices generally fall between $1.2 million and over $5.5 million.

Conclusion

Travelling column milling machines are essential for machining large and complex workpieces with high precision and flexibility. With different types such as single column, double column, and gantry travelling column machines, selecting the right equipment depends on specific production needs, workpiece size, and budget. Key factors to consider include travel range, spindle speed and power, table size and load capacity, accuracy, control system, construction, tool changer capacity, and cooling and lubrication. Leading brands like Matsuura, Hurco, Doosan, Mazak, Okuma, Toshiba Machine, Zimmermann, Fooke, and WaldrichSiegen offer a range of high-quality travelling column milling machines to suit various applications and budgets. By carefully evaluating application requirements, workpiece size, precision needs, and budget, businesses can invest in the right travelling column milling machine to enhance their manufacturing capabilities and ensure consistent, high-quality production.