WBS-400 Wire Brush Station

The Simmons Wire Brush Station (WBS-400) automatically cleans the bearing journals, bearing journal fillets, dust guards, and axle ends of outboard bearing rolling stock axles on mounted wheel sets. The machine cleans both ends of the axle simultaneously.

Railway Wire Brush Station

A wire brush assembly is located on each side of the machine. Both assemblies have two wire brushes, and each wire brush has a separate 3 HP electric motor for rotation. Additionally, each brush has a separate two axis horizontal movement system to allow the brush to be moved down the length of the bearing journal and radially inward towards the centerline for cleaning. The power required to rotate each wire brush is monitored individually to apply the proper force to each wire brush during cleaning. The wire brush assemblies are enclosed as much as possible to contain any loose dust and dirt resulting from brushing. The enclosures are fitted with outlet nozzles to which an optional vacuum system may be attached. Each side has a slide out tray at the bottom to facilitate cleaning where the majority of the debris collects. The brush spindles are easily accessible for changing wire wheels. The machine has monitoring in place to alert the operator as to when wire brushes should be replaced.

The Wire Brush Station can be top loaded (allowing the machine to the floor-mounted, which requires no foundation), or the machine can be placed in a pit so that wheel sets can roll through on flush-mounted shop rails.

Machine Specifications

Download our WBS-400 Wire Brush Station product data sheet — for the full machine specification, please contact the Machine Sales team.

Cycle Time

Approximately 3 minutes

Wire Brush

6 in. diameter (152.4 mm)
5/8-11 arbor (other size arbors available)

Electrical Requirement

49 kW

Compressed Air

15 scfm @ 100 psi | 425 slpm @ 7 bar

Hydraulic Reservoir

5 US gallons | 19 liters

Electrical Requirement

49 kW

Compressed Air

15 scfm @ 100 psi | 425 slpm @ 7 bar

Hydraulic Reservoir

5 US gallons | 19 liters

Maximum Wheel Diameter

42 in | 1067 mm

Minimum Wheel Diameter

28 in | 711 mm

Maximum Axle Length

90 in | 2286 mm

Maximum Weight

4000 lbs | 1820 Kg

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