The NILES-SIMMONS RQ-Series Wheel Machining Centers are precision CNC vertical turning centers for the machining of forged blank railway wheels. A rigid and robust design, the flexible integration of heavy machine tool technology, and automatic tool changing all support optimized wheel production. The RQ-Series machines perform roughing and finishing operations in one machine for a "close-door" machining solution.
Unattended wheel production is possible due to automatic measurement of tools and work pieces working in tandem with various process monitoring systems. The machines are configured to accommodate a variety of manual or automatic work piece loading operations.
The RQ-Series’ modular design combines a high cutting force with high precision machining that can be used for producing all types of railway wheels as well as ring-shaped, difficult-to-cut work pieces from aerospace and bearing industries.
The RQ and RQQ models are available with a single (RQ) or twin turning tool posts (RQQ). The RMC utilizes a turn-milling unit, while the RQMC incorporates a turn-milling unit and single turning tool post for maximum process flexibility.
Contact NSH USA today to discuss which RQ-Series machine is the right fit for your railway wheel manufacturing facility.
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