For more Speed & longer Life
Imagine covering 30.5 kilometers in 8 minutes. Impossible? Not quite! Because on the high-speed line from Shanghai airport to downtown Shanghai, you cover precisely this distance at 430 km/h. The corresponding high-speed railway wheels are produced on our Kraussel lathes, and reprofiled and maintained with technologies from the NILES-SIMMONS-HEGENSCHEIDT Group (NSH). We thus provide maximum safety at top speed. This also applies to local, long-distance, and freight transport. By utilizing joint competencies in the field of rail vehicle technology, the NSH Group is the world market leader in the development, manufacture, and supply of vertical and horizontal turning centers as well as grinding machines and fully automated systems for the machining of wheel sets. Based on our product range, we are the only company worldwide able to realize fully automated turnkey facilities, automated workshops, and mobile systems for wheel set machining and repair as a general contractor.
Since 1950, the NSH Group has installed more than 3,000 wheel set processing machines all over the world. In addition to underfloor wheelset lathes, this also includes above-floor machines in flatbed and portal design as well as universal wheelset lathes. Furthermore, the production program includes presses for the assembly and disassembly of wheelsets, an automatic diagnostic system for measuring the wheelset condition in overrun operation, and turning and grinding machines for the machining of railway axles. For the wheel machining sector, the NSH Group product portfolio includes a new generation of vertical wheel machining centers designed according to the most modern aspects.
Unique in the world are complex turnkey lines for the production of wheelset axles, wheels, and complete wheelsets for railway vehicles as well as the planning and realization of complete solutions for automated wheelset maintenance facilities.
Here you can see three typical examples of workpieces for the railway and metro sector
Railway Brake Disk
And Action: Stanray M-Series Wheel Truing Machines in 3D
Recently, a 3D animation showcasing Stanray® M-Series Wheel Truing Machines and Stanray's robust milling machining technology has been added to the YouTube channel of our subsidiary NSH USA.
Reprofiling: Underfloor machining of wheelsets by NSH subsidiary HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD
We were guests at the Karlsruher Verkehrsbetriebe. As a customer of our subsidiary HEGENSCHEIDT-MFD, they use the U200-400 underfloor machine for wheelset machining. The modern underfloor wheelset lathe not only meets all currently known work and accuracy requirements, but its overall design is also geared to future developments.