The Niles-Simmons CNC Axle Lathe (N20) is a tried and true slant bed lathe for the finish turning of the wheel seats, bearing journal fillets, and upset axle ends for the reclaiming of axles as well as new axle production. The machine is available as an economical single carriage lathe or a dual carriage lathe (LT) for higher production requirements. The N20 accommodates a wide range of axle lengths and diameters, and can be integrated with optional automatic loading and unloading via overhead gantry.
The N20 is controlled by an easy-to-use Siemens 840D "Solution Line" CNC system, which is accessed by a Simmons Human Machine Interface (HMI) that uses graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that are customized to wheel set maintenance facility processes and terminology.
- 12 position tool turret
- Optional probe capability
- Optional automated overhead axle loading and unloading
- Automatic central lubrication
- Reduced energy consumption thanks to the use of energy-efficient components and consumption-optimized mechatronic assemblies