News and Updates from Simmons Machine Tool Corporation
Follow our news page to keep track of our new railway wheel shop machines, product updates, and notable customer projects. This blog will also showcase what trade shows and conferences we will be attending, charitable and educational initiatives, and activities of the NSH Group (Niles-Simmons-Hegenscheidt).
Wheel Truing Innovation Paper Now Available
At the Railway Interchange 2019 event, Brandon Teal (Simmons Product Manager, Wheel Truing/Reprofiling) will present “Innovations in Wheel Set Profile Maintenance”. The presentation examines the history and function of wheel truing in the railway wheel set maintenance process as well as innovations to the technology, focusing on current changes and updates being made at Simmons to the Stanray® Wheel Truing Machine product line.
Railway Interchange 2019
Simmons is exhibiting at Railway Interchange 2019, which takes place September 22-25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. We will be talking wheel truing innovations, wheel set maintenance, and automation systems at booth 3445 as part of Railway Supply Institute’s exhibits.
Brandon Teal Promoted To Product Manager, Wheel Truing/Re-Profiling
Simmons has promoted Brandon Teal to Product Manager, Wheel Truing/Re-Profiling. Brandon has been with Simmons for 13 years - he started as a Service Technician, where he installed and commissioned underfloor wheel lathes and other Hegenscheidt and Simmons products. This hands-on knowledge proved valuable when he transitioned to Machine Sales Associate and later Sales Engineer.
Product Development: Wheel Boring Machine Extended Travel Table
The right tool for the right job - it's as easy as that. The Simmons WTC-250 Wheel Turning Center is designed specifically for the railway wheel shop environment, with features geared towards making wheel boring and machining safer, faster, and more efficient.