Progressive Railroading is running a series of articles with the theme "What's Next for the Rail Industry?" which poses the question "What technology, event, or development will be a game-changer for the U.S. rail industry in the next 3 to 5 years?" Simmons weighed in on the matter by discussing the importance of wheel shop automation systems in improving the safety and efficiency of maintenance operations.
The article covers the range of Simmons' wheel shop automation systems, from automated material handling to measurement machines to the new Automatic Cutter Alignment system for the StanrayTM Underfloor Wheel Truing Machine. The full article can be read on the Progressive Railroading website.