10 challenges for auction houses in the digital age
Auction houses have a tradition spanning several centuries. In recent decades, they have undergone a digital transformation, expanding their reach globally. However, this has also brought numerous challenges, particularly in meeting the ever-growing demands and needs of customers.
What do customers expect from an auction house? Surplex asked itself the same question and conducted a survey among
Factory Closures and Used Machinery: How Businesses Can Free Up Budget
Closing a factory is more than just an economic decision - it has far-reaching social and financial implications. How selling used machinery can not only free up budget, but should also be part of a comprehensive strategy to address this complex challenge.
Factory closures are a serious challenge for companies and employees alike and can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Often it is econom
From Europe to Asia: global trends, supply chains and the role of used industrial robots
The robotics industry is experiencing sustained growth worldwide, with China in the lead. Germany ranks fourth. Pandemic-induced supply chain bottlenecks for established manufacturers are leading to a slow clearing of full order books – one of the reasons why Chinese robot manufacturers are in higher demand than ever before. Another option is purchasing used units.
The World Robotics Report rec
Breathing New Life into Used Machines: A Guide to Smart Ownership and Maintenance
Affordable, immediately operational, and eco-friendly. Used machines provide an ideal addition for industrial operations. How can they be optimally utilized, maintained, and traded? And why it's important to rely on professionals from the get-go.
The used machinery market is booming. Companies are increasingly recognizing the value in buying and selling pre-owned equipment. Instead of sending m
From the cockpit into the car: the technology behind head-up displays
The technology of head-up displays (HUDs) originated in aviation and is now mainly used in cars. Through the interaction of imaging unit, optics module and projection surface, important information is projected directly into the driver’s field of vision. How does this work exactly? And how are the individual components manufactured?
A head-up display (HUD) is a display projected into the user’s
Myth or reality: Why are all excavators yellow?
Most manufacturers colour their construction equipment yellow. Over three-quarters of all excavators worldwide wear this colour. But why? The reasons range from safety concerns to historical developments, all the way to deeply ingrained cultural and psychological associations.
Imagine you have a pack of crayons, and someone asks you to draw an excavator. What colour would it wear? Most likely,
The role of used machinery in Lean Management
Lean Management is especially important in turbulent economic times as it boosts a company’s efficiency and competitiveness through process optimisation. Used machinery can also play a role in this strategy, offering a cost-effective way to promptly address production bottlenecks and optimise the machinery pool.
In economically turbulent times, one corporate strategy comes into particular focus
Fixed prices and comprehensive advice: direct sales in the used machinery market
Used machinery offers a viable alternative to new purchases, especially in an economy troubled by inflation and supply chain disruptions. But the market is large. When buying a high-quality machine directly, it is best to work with professionals.
Purchasing used machinery is an affordable and practical solution to remain competitive in today's fiercely contested market. Prices for used machines
From concept to racetrack: Which machines assist in upgrading a Formula 1 car?
Technology, skill, and speed - that's the fascinating world of Formula 1. How is a Formula 1 car developed from the initial concept to the racetrack? And which high-tech machines enable this process? Four of these high-end machining centers are currently up for sale on Surplex.com.
Formula 1 captivates millions of viewers worldwide. But behind this spectacle of speed and precision lies a profou
Earth overshoot Day: Over 25,000 tons of CO2 saved through the trade of used machinery
2nd August 2023 is this year’s Earth Overshoot Day. Through the global trade of used machinery on Surplex.com, more than 25,000 tons of CO2 were saved last year, which pushes back the Earth Overshoot Day by more than 11.5 seconds. Because a globally networked market for used machinery acts as a circular economy for production resources and thus contributes to a sustainable future.
The Earth Ove
Excavators meet agriculture: more than just tractors
Agriculture is essential for our society but faces numerous challenges such as climate change and market volatility. Key agricultural equipment, such as tractors and excavators, are indispensable and enable a wide range of work on the farm. On possible areas of application for excavators in agriculture and how used machines offer a cost-efficient solution ...
Agriculture is the backbone of our
The key role of printed circuit boards in modern electronics
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the basis of modern electronics. Their manufacture is a complex process that requires high flexibility, precision and cost efficiency. The world market is fiercely competitive and, as a result, equipment enters the used machinery market following factory closures. Used production machinery can provide a cost-effective solution to expand capacities and remain compe
The role of storage systems in the face of disrupted supply chains
The disrupted supply chains due to the effects of the Corona pandemic and the Ukraine war have led to product scarcity, rising costs, and extended delivery times. Increasing storage capacities is one possible solution. However, obtaining storage technology is currently also challenging and comes with high investment costs. Buying used equipment offers an alternative.
The worldwide spread of the
Used machinery made easy: the industrial auction house Surplex
Offices in 16 European countries, competent all-round service and a wide range of machinery: For over 20 years, the Surplex industrial auction house has offered the ideal platform for buying and selling used machinery.
The used machinery market is growing. More and more companies from various industries are recognising the opportunities offered by deploying used machinery in production. Es
Aircraft Rims – The Unsung Heroes of Takeoff and Landing
Small yet crucial for taking flight, aircraft rims serve an important function in aviation and must be of the highest quality to ensure a safe flight. They undergo demanding production and maintenance processes. However, the machines required for these processes don't necessarily have to be brand new.
Aircraft rims are an essential yet often overlooked component in the aviation industry. They p
Precision, versatility, and automated production: The basics of laser cutting
Laser cutting is a versatile manufacturing process in which a laser precisely and efficiently separates complex shapes from sheets of material. How does a CO2 laser work? And what are its application areas in various industries? Why are lasers ideal for integration into automated production? And can a perfect result be achieved with used machines as well?
Laser cutting is a separation process i
From cold-foamed comfort to spring core structure: How a mattress is made
Whether it's a spring core mattress, foam mattress or box spring bed - we sleep on them every night. But how many of us know how mattresses are made? The production of a mattress is a complex process that requires specialized machines and the right combination of materials. Mattress manufacturers can still supplement their operations with high-quality used machinery until May 17th.
From ivory substitute to LFT injection moulding: the history of plastics in automotive engineering
Plastics are a popular material in automotive engineering due to their lightweight and lower cost. The lower strength compared to metals can be compensated for by using high-performance polymers or combining plastics with glass or carbon fibres. The components are manufactured using injection moulding.
Plastics have been around for longer than cars. The first thermoplastic, called Parkesine, wa
Make the world go round: 7 facts about rotary transfer machines
Hundreds of thousands of throttle valves for diesel injection systems are manufactured every year. The same applies to the cylinders and keys of a locking system or plugs in the electronics industry. All these metal parts must be manufactured to the nearest micrometre, and various machining processes are required to achieve this. Here are seven facts about why rotary transfer machines are the pref
A wheel of fortune: construction machinery on wheels
Excavator, loader or dump truck – here’s what to consider when using tyred construction machinery. Wheels enable higher speed and manoeuvrability at a lower price and easy maintenance. However, they reach their limits on difficult terrain.
Example 1: the wheeled excavator
Probably the most well-known construction machine that is widely used on both wheels and tracks is the excavator. A wheel