Explore the exceptional precision of Swiss-type lathes at Kitmondo, your trusted marketplace for used industrial machinery. Our collection caters to a variety of business needs, with prices ranging from €20,000 to €102,000. Swiss-type lathes are celebrated for their unrivaled precision, efficient production, multi-functionality, superior surface finish, and compact design.

Key parameters influencing the performance of these machines include spindle speed, bar capacity, number of axes, number of spindles, number of tools, CNC control, and maximum turning length. Swiss-type lathes excel in producing intricate, precise components across industries such as medical, aerospace, electronics, automotive, watchmaking, defense, and general manufacturing.

Kitmondo offers models from leading manufacturers like Tornos, Citizen, Star Micronics, Tsugami, and Hanwha, ensuring durable and efficient machines for your needs. With our extensive range and expert guidance, we are dedicated to helping you find the ideal Swiss-type lathe for your operations.

Citizen Cincom K16 VII Swiss type lathe

Year: 2006

Max. Ø 16 mm
Type of CNC FANUC
Type of main spindle
Max. length 200 mm
Nbr of axes 6
Type of back spindle

STAR MICRONICS DT26 Swiss type lathe

Year: 2017

Type of CNC Fanuc Series 31i-Model B
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 10000 rpm
Nbr of axes 5
Type of back spindle

TORNOS Swiss DT26 Swiss type lathe

Year: 2019

Max. Ø 25.4 mm
Nbr of axes 5
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC Fanuc Series 31i-Model B
Type of main spindle
Number of tools 18

Star SR-32J type N Swiss type lathe

Year: 2018

Max. Ø 32 mm
Type of CNC FANUC SERIES 18I-TB
Type of main spindle
Max. length 80 mm
Nbr of axes 9
Type of back spindle

Star SV-12 Swiss type lathe

Year: 2006

Max. length 205 mm
Nbr of axes 8
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC FANUC 16i-T
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 12000 rpm

Hanwha XE-26-H Swiss Type Lathe

Year: 2021

Max. Ø 26 mm
Nbr of axes 5
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 8000 rpm

Hanwha XE-35-H Swiss Type Lathe

Year: 2020

Max. Ø 35 mm
Nbr of axes 5
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 6500 rpm

Hanwha XE20-H CNC Automatic Turning Lathe

Year: 2021

Max. Ø 20 mm
Nbr of axes 5
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 10000 rpm

Star SR-32 J Swiss type lathe

Year: 2007

Max. Ø 32 mm
Type of CNC Fanuc 18iTB
Type of main spindle
Max. length 280 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle

Star SR-20J type C Swiss type lathe

Year: 2019

Max. Ø 20 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC Fanuc Series 31i-Model B
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 10000 rpm

Star SR-20J type C Swiss type lathe

Year: 2015

Max. Ø 32 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle
Type of CNC
Type of main spindle
Spindle speed 7000 rpm

Used Citizen Machinery A32-VII PL Swiss type lathe

Year: 2011

Max. Ø 320 mm
Type of CNC Mitsubishi M70
Type of main spindle 32
Max. length 800 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle 32

Used Citizen B16-E Swiss type lathe

Year: 2015

Max. Ø 135 mm
Type of CNC Fanuc Oi-TD
Type of main spindle 16
Max. length 600 mm
Nbr of axes 4
Type of back spindle 16

TORNOS DECO 26 Swiss type lathe

Year: 2001

Max. Ø 32 mm
Type of CNC Fanuc
Type of main spindle Mobile
Max. length 260 mm
Nbr of axes 10
Type of back spindle Mobile

CITIZEN CINCOM M32 Swiss type lathe

Year: 2011

Max. Ø 32 mm
Type of CNC CINCOM SYSTEM M6D
Type of main spindle
Max. length 320 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle

Star SR-20R II

Year: 2007

Max. Ø 20 mm
Type of CNC Fanuc 18i-TB
Type of main spindle
Max. length 205 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle

Hanwha XE26 Swiss Type Lathe with bar feeder

Year: 2021

Max. Ø 26 mm
Type of CNC Fanuc
Type of main spindle
Max. length 210 mm
Nbr of axes 5
Type of back spindle

CITIZEN L32-1M8 Swiss type lathe

Year: 2015

Max. Ø 32 mm
Type of CNC MELDAS 70M
Type of main spindle
Max. length 320 mm
Nbr of axes 7
Type of back spindle

Used Star SR 32 / 330 cnc lathe

Year: 1997

Max. Ø 310 mm
Type of CNC Fanuc 16 T
Type of back spindle
Max. length 310 mm
Type of main spindle
Number of rotating tools 4

JINN FA JSL-32ABY Swiss Type Lathe With Bar Feeder

Year: 2022

Max. Ø 32 mm
Type of main spindle
Type of CNC MITSUBISHI M80
Type of back spindle


At Kitmondo, your trusted marketplace for used industrial machinery, we proudly offer an extensive range of Swiss type lathes under the Metal - Presses/Forging category. Renowned for their precision machining capabilities, Swiss type lathes—also known as Swiss automatic lathes or Swiss screw machines—stand out from conventional lathes.

Main Advantages of Swiss Type Lathes

Swiss automatic lathes have built a reputation for precision machining. Here are their main advantages:

  • Efficient Production: These lathes handle large production volumes efficiently, excelling at producing long, slender workpieces. The continuous feed system reduces downtime and enhances productivity.
  • Versatile and Multi-functional: Equipped with multiple tools that can operate simultaneously, these lathes allow for various machining operations on a single workpiece, speeding up production times and increasing accuracy.
  • Superior Surface Finish: Due to their precision and stability, Swiss type lathes produce parts with excellent surface finishes, minimizing the need for secondary finishing processes.
  • Space-Efficient: Typically more compact than conventional lathes, making them ideal for workshops with limited space.
  • CNC Capabilities: Modern Swiss type lathes come with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology, enabling automated control for producing highly complex geometries with exact precision and reducing human error.
  • Unrivaled Precision: The guide bushing design supports the workpiece close to the cutting tool, significantly reducing vibration and deflection, allowing for tight tolerances and intricate, detailed parts.

Main Machine Parameters of Swiss Type Lathes

Understanding the key parameters that dictate the performance of Swiss type lathes is crucial:

  • Spindle Speed: Determines the main spindle's revolutions per minute (RPM), affecting cutting speed and finish quality.
  • Bar Capacity: Refers to the maximum diameter of material the lathe can handle, with Swiss type lathes excelling at smaller diameters.
  • Number of Axes: More axes allow for complex and precise operations, with modern lathes often featuring multiple axes (X, Y, Z, C, etc.).
  • Number of Tools: Multiple tool holders enhance versatility and efficiency.
  • Maximum Turning Length: The longest length of material the machine can accurately handle, important for long, slender workpieces.
  • Number of Spindles: Multi-spindle models allow simultaneous machining of several parts, increasing productivity.
  • CNC Control: Automates the machining process, ensuring precision and consistency.

Areas of Use for Swiss Type Lathes

Swiss type lathes are invaluable across various industries due to their precision, versatility, and efficiency:

  • Aerospace Industry: Creating high-precision components like engine parts, housings, and connectors.
  • Medical Industry: Producing small, intricate parts for dental implants, surgical instruments, and medical devices.
  • Defense Industry: Used for producing high-precision, consistent components.
  • Electronics Industry: Manufacturing precise parts such as connectors, pins, and sockets.
  • Automotive Industry: Producing components like fuel injector parts and sensor components.
  • Watchmaking Industry: Ideal for creating tiny, precise components for timepieces.
  • General Manufacturing: Useful for a wide variety of precision components.

Leading Manufacturers of Swiss Type Lathes

Kitmondo offers models from top manufacturers:

  • Citizen: Known for innovation, accuracy, and adaptability in Swiss type lathes.
  • Star Micronics: Respected for advanced capabilities, robustness, and high speed.
  • Hanwha: Offers accurate, efficient, and user-friendly Swiss type lathes.
  • Tornos: Renowned for premium Swiss type lathes with outstanding precision and advanced technology.
  • Tsugami: Praised for quality, reliability, and sophisticated automation capabilities.

Why Choose Swiss Type Lathes

A Swiss type lathe is specifically designed for precision work, allowing for incredibly tight tolerances. This makes it ideal for producing small, complex parts commonly found in industries such as aerospace, medical, and electronics. The unique construction of these machines includes a sliding headstock and guide bushing, which support the workpiece close to the cutting tool, ensuring remarkable stability and reduced vibration for precise and detailed operations.

Swiss type lathes are available in a broad price range from €20,000 to €102,000, influenced by factors such as the machine's age, condition, brand, and technological complexity.

For more information or to explore our inventory, please visit our website or contact our team today. We’re eager to support your business’s journey toward increased productivity and success.