Hegenscheidt Wheel Lathes are an integral part of transit and commuter maintenance facilities worldwide. The lathes utilize fully automatic positioning, machining, and measuring processes. The turning technology combined with CNC control and related set-up automation makes it easy to quickly change wheel profiles.
Hegenscheidt Underfloor Wheel Lathes are available as a U2000-400, or the U2000-150 for lighter axle loads. Both can be configured as tandem systems for machining two wheel sets simultaneously. As these machines are pit-mounted, there is no need to remove the wheel sets from the vehicle, reducing dwell time in the maintenance facility.
For more flexibility, the Mobiturn® 2 Mobile Wheel Lathe is a wheel reprofiling machine that travels to the rail vehicle for maintenance.
For wheel profile maintenance, we offer the Simmons SWL-400 Wheel Lathe and Hegenscheidt HP-165 Portal Wheel Lathe. Both are high production CNC machines found in heavy repair and maintenance facilities around the world.
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.