The Simmons Wheel Set Measurement System (WSM-410) automatically inspects new railway wheel sets with mounted bearings to determine if the plane and radial runout of the wheel set is acceptable, and to check that all tabs on the end cap locking plate are bent. The machine can run in one of three modes: Full Auto Cycle, Single Auto Cycle, and Manual Mode. In Full Auto Cycle, The WSM-410 automatically receives and can route the wheel set within the wheel shop based on the measurements and checks that are performed. In Single Auto Cycle, manually loaded wheel sets can have their runout measured and locking plates inspected. In manual mode, all machine movements are controlled by the operator.