When considering the purchase of a horizontal machining center, several key factors should be evaluated. It's essential to assess the spindle power, workpiece capacity, tool magazine capacity, control system, and overall condition of the machine. Thoroughly reviewing these aspects will enable you to make a well-informed decision, enhancing your business's efficiency and productivity.

At Kitmondo, we provide an extensive range of used horizontal machining centers sourced from reliable sellers worldwide. Our marketplace allows you to compare prices and specifications from various sellers, ensuring you find the perfect machine that meets your requirements and budget. Additionally, our team of experts is on hand to offer support and guidance throughout the purchasing process.

Beyond our vast selection of machines, Kitmondo offers numerous advantages to buyers. Our secure platform guarantees safe and reliable transactions, while our flexible payment options let you choose the most convenient payment method. We also provide shipping and logistics services, ensuring your machine reaches your location swiftly and hassle-free.

For those in the market for a used horizontal machining center, Kitmondo stands out as the ideal choice. With our broad inventory, expert support, and secure purchasing platform, we simplify the process of finding and acquiring the equipment you need to elevate your business operations.

Refer to the information at the bottom of the page for additional insights on what to consider when buying a horizontal machining center.

CNC metal milling machine DOMINANT CNC ADF0808Metal

Year: 2024

Axis X 800 mm
Axis Z 300 mm
CNC NK280B
Axis Y 800 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 810 mm

DECKEL MAHO DMC 60 H Hy Din Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2001

Axis X 600 mm
Axis Z 560 mm
CNC
Axis Y 560 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 400 mm

Niigata SPN63 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 1999

Axis X 1000 mm
Axis Z 800 mm
CNC Fanuc 16-M
Axis Y 880 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 630 mm

ZPS MCFH 63 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2001

Axis X 1000 mm
Axis Z 850 mm
CNC Siemens Sinumerik 840D
Axis Y 800 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 800 mm

Mori Seiki SH503 Machining center - horizontal Hot deal Good value

Year: 2000

Axis X 630 mm
Axis Z 650 mm
CNC MSC-501
Axis Y 600 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 500 mm

LBIE W7-8CYDWII Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2024

Rotary table (4th axis) no
Number of tool pockets 12
Spindle motor power 15 kW
CNC Fanuc
Spindle taper A2-6

Mazak HCN 4000 II Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2008

Axis X 558.8 mm
Axis Z 640 mm
CNC Mazatrol MATRIX
Axis Y 630 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 400 mm

Hurco HTX 500 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2010

Axis X 710 mm
Axis Z 600 mm
CNC HURCO UltiMax4
Axis Y 600 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 500 mm

Kitamura HX400I Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2001

Axis X 660 mm
Axis Z 560 mm
CNC
Axis Y 610 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 400 mm

Makino A99-A132 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2000

Axis X 1000 mm
Axis Z 950 mm
CNC Fanuc 16 im pro
Axis Y 1000 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 800 mm

HAAS MIKRON VCE 500 horizontal milling machine

Year: 1997

Axis X 508 mm
Axis Z 508 mm
CNC
Axis Y 400 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 600 mm

TAJMAC-ZPS H63 Standard Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2005

Axis X 1010 mm
Axis Z 1010 mm
CNC SIEMENS
Axis Y 800 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 800 mm

Matsuura ES-450 H2 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2001

Axis X 450 mm
Axis Z 400 mm
CNC Fanuc: Series 18i-M
Axis Y 400 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 300 mm

HELLER MCP H 250 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2000

Axis X 800 mm
Axis Z 710 mm
CNC Siemens
Axis Y 800 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 630 mm

Matsuura H. PLUS 300 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2005

Axis X 500 mm
Axis Z 500 mm
CNC Matsuura G-Tech 30i
Axis Y 500 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 300 mm

DOOSAN HM 630 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2007

Axis X 1000 mm
Axis Z 850 mm
CNC FANUC Series 18i-MB
Axis Y 800 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 630 mm

Mori Seiki SH-500/40 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 1999

Axis X 630 mm
Axis Z 650 mm
CNC MORI SEIKI MSC-502
Axis Y 600 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 500 mm

Matsuura 700HG Machining center - horizontal Good value

Year: 1997

Axis X 750 mm
Axis Z 625 mm
CNC Yasnac J300M
Axis Y 600 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 500 mm

Tsugami MA 3 H - 10 P Machining center - horizontal

Year: 1989

Axis X 330 mm
Axis Z 400 mm
CNC Fanuc 11 - M
Axis Y 250 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) no
Table length 300 mm

Mazak FH-6800 Machining center - horizontal

Year: 2006

Axis X 1050 mm
Axis Z 880 mm
CNC Mazatrol Fusion 640m
Axis Y 800 mm
Rotary table (4th axis) yes
Table length 630 mm


Horizontal machining centers (HMCs) play a crucial role in boosting the productivity and efficiency of metalworking manufacturers. When deciding to acquire one, it is important to evaluate several key factors to ensure that the chosen machine meets your business needs.

Key Factors to Consider

Workpiece Capacity: Assessing the size and weight of the workpieces that the HMC can handle is crucial. Ensure the machine can accommodate the dimensions and weight of the parts you plan to machine.

Control System: The control system is the heart of the HMC, providing the interface for operation and programming. Opt for a machine with a user-friendly control system that includes features such as intuitive interfaces, clear displays, and the ability to store multiple part programs.

Spindle Power: The spindle's power dictates how quickly and efficiently material can be removed from a workpiece. Higher spindle power allows for faster cutting speeds and greater precision. Choose an HMC with spindle power that matches the materials and precision levels you require.

Tool Magazine Capacity: The capacity of the tool magazine directly impacts productivity. A larger tool magazine reduces the frequency of tool changes, thereby increasing efficiency and minimizing downtime. Select a machine with a tool magazine that meets your specific tooling needs.

Additional Options and Features

Pallet Changers: Automating the loading and unloading of workpieces, pallet changers significantly enhance efficiency and reduce downtime.

Tool Changers: Automatic tool changers streamline the setup process, increasing productivity by reducing the time spent switching tools.

Rotary Tables: For multi-sided machining, rotary tables add versatility to the HMC, allowing complex parts to be machined more easily.

Coolant Systems: High-pressure coolant systems improve chip evacuation and extend tool life, ensuring smoother operations.

Probing Systems: These systems enhance accuracy and reduce setup time by automatically measuring workpiece dimensions and tool offsets.

Automation: In high-volume production environments, automated loading and unloading systems can further boost efficiency.

High-Speed Spindles: These spindles reduce cycle times and improve machining speeds, enhancing overall productivity.

Advanced Control Systems: Real-time monitoring and adjustment of machining parameters increase accuracy and minimize downtime.

Selecting a Manufacturer

When choosing an HMC, it's essential to consider manufacturers known for their reliability, precision, and technological advancements:

Mazak: Renowned for their advanced, high-speed, and high-precision HMCs.

Haas: Offers affordable and reliable machines suited for various industries.

DMG Mori: Known for their precision, speed, and durability, producing a wide range of HMCs.

Makino: Specializes in high-performance HMCs for industries like aerospace, automotive, and medical.

Okuma: Produces versatile and high-speed HMCs ideal for high-volume production.

Leadwell: Provides precision, reliability, and affordability with their range of HMCs.

Doosan: Known for high-speed machining capabilities, accuracy, and versatility.

Kitamura: Offers high-performance HMCs with advanced control systems, known for accuracy and reliability.

Differences Between HMCs and VMCs

The primary difference between a horizontal machining center (HMC) and a vertical machining center (VMC) lies in the spindle orientation. HMCs have horizontally oriented spindles and workpieces are placed on rotating tables, allowing multi-sided machining and better handling of large, heavy parts. VMCs, with vertically oriented spindles, are ideal for single-surface machining, commonly used in the aerospace and automotive industries. HMCs manage larger chip volumes more efficiently, while VMCs often require more frequent cleaning due to smaller chip accumulation.

How HMCs Work

A horizontal machining center operates by mounting the workpiece on a rotary table that moves along the X-Y-Z axis while the cutting tool remains stationary. The spindle holds the cutting tool, which rotates at high speeds to machine the workpiece as it moves along the table. HMCs are controlled by computer numerical control (CNC) systems, allowing precise control over movements and cutting speeds, resulting in highly accurate parts with tight tolerances.

Budget Considerations

The price of an HMC can vary widely based on size, capabilities, age, and condition. New machines can range from $50,000 to over $500,000, while used machines are generally more affordable, ranging from €28,000 to €97,000. It's crucial to consider not only the price but also the machine's capabilities, reliability, and suitability for your specific needs.

Logistics and Transportation

Moving industrial machinery involves careful planning and execution. Evaluate the size, weight, and special handling requirements of the machine. Create a detailed plan that includes necessary equipment, tools, personnel, and a timeline. Consider transportation options and obtain any required permits or certifications. Carefully plan the installation process, taking into account power requirements, anchoring, and alignment. This ensures the safe and efficient relocation of machinery, minimizing downtime and ensuring a smooth transition.

For more detailed advice and support during the purchasing process, Kitmondo’s team of experts is available to assist you in finding the right HMC for your needs.