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Simmons To Build Automated Railway Axle Roughing Line For AXIS LLC

First New Axle Forging Facility Built In USA In More Than 40 Years

Simmons Machine Tool Corporation in Albany, New York, a member of the NSH Group, was recently awarded a contract by AXIS LLC to supply a fully automated railway axle roughing line to be located in Paragould, Arkansas. The NSH Group will provide a complete turnkey solution consisting of machine tools, marking, inspection, and automation/handling equipment. All machines will be state-of-the-art computer controlled equipment, making the line one of the most sophisticated and automated lines in the world.

Simmons and NSH Group are worldwide leaders in the manufacture of specialized railway wheel shop equipment to produce and maintain railway wheel sets, wheel, and axles utilized by freight railroads, high speed trains, and metros/transits worldwide.

Simmons provides its customers with integrated solutions through a comprehensive set of high quality machine tools, laser-based non-contact measuring systems, and related services. This integrated solution approach provides customers with turnkey solutions to automated production of wheel sets with near zero defects.

The NSH Group has factories in Albany, New York; Chemnitz, Germany; Erkelenz, Germany; Nanchang, China; and Sterling Heights, Michigan. The company also has Sales Service offices in the US, Germany, China, India, South Africa, and Australia.

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