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
Earth Day 2023: How the industrial sector can play its part
Earth Day emphasises the importance of climate protection for the whole world. On 22 April of each year. everyone is encouraged to consider their own behaviours and the influence they have on the environment. But natural disasters and their impacts can only be averted with concerted action on several fronts. Especially in the industrial sector
Climate change is one of the most serious glo
Plastics can also be a circular economy
Plastic products end up in the rubbish after a short period of use. A large part of it is incinerated, which means that valuable material is lost. The circular economy has now also arrived in the plastics industry. Machines for plastics processing can be purchased second-hand. This also contributes to sustainability.
If one wants to maintain or improve people's standard of living and at the sam
HT auctions machinery of insolvent Postel Druckguss GmbH
Postel Druckguss GmbH, a specialist for aluminium and zinc die-casting solutions, has filed for insolvency in 2020 and is being supported by HT Hanseatische Industrie-Consult GmbH. Over 800 machines and operating equipment will be sold in an online auction until 30/03/2023.
Postel Druckguss GmbH is a renowned specialist for die-casting solutions made of aluminium and zinc. The company, bas
Fascination Formula 1: Which metals are used in the world’s best cars?
Super fast and super safe, that's what Formula 1 cars are. To achieve this, the component materials are selected based of their mechanical properties and density. Because the lighter the car, the faster it is. Carbon fibre is the material of choice. But which metals are used in the car? As advanced as the material is, F1 components are often manufactured on standard CNC machines. Some used la
From demolition to house: sustainable recycling of construction rubble
Recycling of building materials is becoming increasingly important in times of increasing sustainability. When buildings are demolished, recyclable rubble accumulates. This is crushed, sieved, sorted and processed. Recycled rock can then be reused as a building material. And even the construction machinery used can contribute to a circular economy, as buying and selling used machinery gives i