Turnkey Projects are complete production lines for railway wheel sets, configured either for new wheel set production or maintenance work on wheel sets. These turnkey projects have been the engine for growth at Simmons and the NSH Group. We consider the NSH Advantage to be complete responsibility for producing wheel sets with the highest quality and production rate with the ultimate in safety.
The NSH Advantage is achieved by building our own key equipment including wheel set measurement machines. Wheels are bored to dimensions based on an accurately measured axle wheelseat diameter plus an interference fit. Complete “closed-loop” control is even available to adjust cutting parameters automatically based on monitoring of the wheel press process. The NSH Advantage is a Lean process that reduces non-valued added steps through practical application of computerized, automated technology and by assuming responsibility for the “end-product”: the railway wheel set.
Simmons is often requested by our customers to propose various layouts for reconfiguring existing shops as well as for construction of new facilities. Initial layouts are often performed free of charge. Simmons is even engaged by our customers on a "fee paid" basis for more complex, detailed layouts.
To find out how Simmons' turnkey solution can benefit your wheel shop, contact us today.