Measurement and Inspection
Wheel set measurement is a critical process for freight and transit railways. Not only does the measurement results determine the maintenance processes immediately required, but access to that data can help develop long-term preventative maintenance plans.
Simmons Machine Tool Corporation offers a variety of automated equipment for measuring, inspecting, and qualifying wheels, axles, and wheel sets. Our measurement machines can interface with a facility supervision system and wheel shop automation systems to route wheel sets based on the measurement results. The machines can also function as standalone stations, with the data being stored in a local database hosted in the machine’s computer control or remotely on the customer’s server.
Simmons also offers the Hegenscheidt ARGUS II system, which is a wayside system for measuring railway wheels on in-service, moving vehicles to predict wheel wear. This data is used to determine the optimal time for maintenance and possible wheel reprofiling.
live video tours and machine introductions
Take a guided walk through our manufacturing facility to see where our machines are manufactured, assembled, and commissioned without leaving your office or home. Check out the machines that are being constructed and tested. Your host will be available to point out specific items of interest as well as answer your questions.
We're here to help
The Simmons 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.