Tips to help you Purchase the Best Used CNC Lathes

Summary: While CNC lathes add value to any metal working or parts manufacturing facility, the fact remains that these machines call for a significant investment. However, this problem can be countered by investing in used CNC lathes that are certainly more affordable than brand new ones.

CNC lathes make use of various tools such as drills, reamers, and boring blocks to cut and shape metal pieces to form a semi-finished or finished product. These cutting tools cut a metal block, shaping it from the inside as well as outside. While they add value to any metalworking or parts manufacturing facility, the fact remains that these machines call for a significant investment. However, this problem can be countered by investing in used CNC lathes that are certainly more affordable than brand new ones. One needs to exercise caution while purchasing any type of used machinery, and make sure to source it from a reputable firm that deals in a variety of machines.

CNC lathes have become very popular because they are capable of accurately reproducing the same work with relatively little attention by the operator. They are suitable for large-volume production as well as smaller applications. Such machines help a manufacturer to reduce dependence on manual labor, thus speeding up the process.

Before purchasing used CNC lathes, here are some points to consider:

  • To begin with, you need to determine the size and capacity of the lathe. Some lathes could occupy a better part of the space available at your shop floor. If you do not have the required space, you might need to make appropriate arrangements before purchasing a lathe.
  • If you are likely to deal with large volume production, a CNC lathe is a prudent choice. These lathes, once programmed to manufacture a particular component can consecutively produce thousands of parts.
  • Accuracy of parts and components is another vital aspect. If you need tight tolerance machining, a CNC lathe is a perfect fit. Manual lathes are not recommended in such a case.
  • If you or your staff has never worked with a CNC metal lathe before, seek out assistance from a trained instructor in order to reduce your learning curve. Or can hire an experienced operator who be able to put CNC lathe to work immediately making parts.
  • It is equally vital to partner with a firm that conducts transparent dealings while selling used CNC lathes. For instance, if there is a particular component that needs repair, the seller should spell out the flaws of the machine.

Before you decide to purchase the lathe, you might want to carry out a test run of the machine to gauge the exact condition of the machine. Look for problems such as cracks, rusting, rattling etc. Used CNC lathes and other used machines can easily be purchased from reputable sellers via the internet. These firms can then ship your machine to your desired destination anywhere in the world if you request it. Superior Machinery is one of leading sellers in quality used CNC machinery.

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Featured Machines

Machine 6397, Haas VF4SSAPC, Super Speed VF4, 2006, Pallet Shuttle, 12,000 RPM Spindle, 4th Axis, 24 Pocket Side Mount Tool Changer, High Speed Tool Changer, 4th Axis, Programmable Coolant Nozzle, Visual Quick Code Programming System
Haas VF4SSAPC, Super Speed VF4, 2006, Pallet Shuttle, 12,000 RPM Spindle, 4th Axis, 24 Pocket Side Mount Tool Changer, High Speed Tool Changer, 4th Axis, Programmable Coolant Nozzle, Visual Quick Code Programming System

Machine 6624, Okuma LB 4000EX-II/1500 CNC Universal Lathe, OSP P300L, 2015, Like New Condition
Okuma LB 4000EX-II/1500 CNC Universal Lathe, OSP P300L, 2015, Like New Condition

Machine 6634, Cincinnati-Milacron T-40 CNC Horizontal Machining Center, 1989, Full 4th Axis, 90 ATC, 60" x 60" x 58"
Cincinnati-Milacron T-40 CNC Horizontal Machining Center, 1989, Full 4th Axis, 90 ATC, 60" x 60" x 58"

Machine 6733, Lanson GT2-LS280B Plastic Injection Molding Presss 2015, TECH1_Q8M Controller, Variable displacement pump, 1 x Core puller, 4 x Air blast
Lanson GT2-LS280B Plastic Injection Molding Presss 2015, TECH1_Q8M Controller, Variable displacement pump, 1 x Core puller, 4 x Air blast

Machine 6703, Mori-Seiki RL2500 Dual Spindle 4-Axis Chuckers, 2005, Gantry Loaders, MSX-501 Controls, Chip Conveyors, Expanding Madrels, Two (2) Available
Mori-Seiki RL2500 Dual Spindle 4-Axis Chuckers, 2005, Gantry Loaders, MSX-501 Controls, Chip Conveyors, Expanding Madrels, Two (2) Available

Machine 6711, Fadal VMC-4020 HT, 2004, Fadal 32MP Control, Cool Power
Fadal VMC-4020 HT, 2004, Fadal 32MP Control, Cool Power

Machine 6713, Craven 127" x 360" Heavy Duty CNC Lathe, Rebuilt in 2015, Fanuc 0iTC, 4 way Bed Construction, 2 Carriages, 75 HP Main Drive
Craven 127" x 360" Heavy Duty CNC Lathe, Rebuilt in 2015, Fanuc 0iTC, 4 way Bed Construction, 2 Carriages, 75 HP Main Drive

Machine 6706, Gardner SDG-2-20-23 Double Disk Grinder, Upgraded to handle 23" Wheels, 20 HP, Capacity for 4" parts
Gardner SDG-2-20-23 Double Disk Grinder, Upgraded to handle 23" Wheels, 20 HP, Capacity for 4" parts

Machine 6710, CAE Ransohoff Rotary Parts Washer, 1999
CAE Ransohoff Rotary Parts Washer, 1999

Machine 6730, Lodge & Shipley 2XE 3220W, 1976, 32" x 72", 50 HP, 2.56" Spindle Hole, Steady Rest, 4-Way Rapid Traverse, Taper Attachment, DRO, Tailstock
Lodge & Shipley 2XE 3220W, 1976, 32" x 72", 50 HP, 2.56" Spindle Hole, Steady Rest, 4-Way Rapid Traverse, Taper Attachment, DRO, Tailstock

Machine 6240, Lehmann Oil Field Lathe, Double Chucked, 30" Swing, 360" CC, 9.57" Spindle Bore, 24"/21" Chucks, Taper attachment, Tailstock, Soft bed in very good condition
Lehmann Oil Field Lathe, Double Chucked, 30" Swing, 360" CC, 9.57" Spindle Bore, 24"/21" Chucks, Taper attachment, Tailstock, Soft bed in very good condition

Machine 6741, Deckel-Maho DMC 100 U DuoBlock, 2005, Heidenhain Mill Plus IT V600, 1100 x 910 mm pallet, 10K RPM, 120 ATC
Deckel-Maho DMC 100 U DuoBlock, 2005, Heidenhain Mill Plus IT V600, 1100 x 910 mm pallet, 10K RPM, 120 ATC

Machine 6750, CY 1530 SL 2.0KW Fiber Laser, 2012, 59" x 118", AIR 3000 Chiller, Farr Gold Series Packaged Dust Collector
CY 1530 SL 2.0KW Fiber Laser, 2012, 59" x 118", AIR 3000 Chiller, Farr Gold Series Packaged Dust Collector

Machine 6751, Edel 4030 5-Axis CNC Gantry Milling Machine, 2008, 157" x 118" x 45", Heidenhain TNC i530, Through Spindle Coolant
Edel 4030 5-Axis CNC Gantry Milling Machine, 2008, 157" x 118" x 45", Heidenhain TNC i530, Through Spindle Coolant

Machine 6615, Schmid T630 Cold Forming Press, 2002, 900 Short Tons Total Force
Schmid T630 Cold Forming Press, 2002, 900 Short Tons Total Force