The NILES-SIMMONS CNC Axle Lathe (N20) is a tried and true slant bed lathe for the finish turning of the wheel seats, bearing journal fillets, and upset axle ends for the reclaiming of railway axles. The N20 accommodates a wide range of axle lengths and diameters, and can be integrated with optional automatic loading and unloading via overhead gantry.

Niles-Simmons N20 CNC Slant Bed Lathe

The NILES-SIMMONS N20 CNC Axle Lathe offers various benefits including:

12 position tool turret
Optional probe capability
Optional automated overhead axle loading and unloading
Automatic central lubrication
Reduced energy consumption thanks to the use of energy-efficient components and consumption-optimized mechatronic assemblies

Machine Specifications

Download the NILES-SIMMONS N20 Axle Lathe product data sheet — for the full machine specification, please contact the Machine Sales team.

Swing Over Bed

650 mm

Turning Length Range

1000-3500 mm

Number of Tools per Turret


Spindle Type

A8 | A11

Spindle Speed Range

0-3800 rpm

Maximum Spindle Power

34 kW

Slide Travel (X-Axis)

675 mm

Slide Travel (Y-Axis)

370 mm

Rapid Feed (X-Axis)

25 m/min

Rapid Feed (Z-Axis)

40 m/min

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The NSH USA Customer Service Center (CSC) is here to support you and your machine. As the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), we are ideally suited to keep your machine productive and operating safely.

We offer:

OEM Spare & Replacement Parts
New or Upgrade Services
Service & Inspections

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