Railway wheel set measurement and inspection is a critical process in a wheel set maintenance facility, as the measurement results determines the maintenance processes required. Simmons Machine Tool Corporation offers a variety of automated equipment for measuring, inspecting, and qualifying wheels, axles, and wheel sets. Our measurement machines can interface with a facility supervision system and wheel shop automation systems to route wheel sets based on the measurement results. The machines can also function as standalone stations, with the data being stored in a local database hosted in the machine's computer control or remotely on the customer’s server.
Simmons also offers the ARGUS II system, which is a wayside system for measuring railway wheels on in-service, moving vehicles to predict wheel wear. This data is used to determine the optimal time for maintenance and possible wheel re-profiling.