Machine tools available include special purpose wheel lathes.
Underfloor wheel lathe is set below the rails. Permanent and retractable rails are interfaced with the floor rails to form a track. This allows the vehicle to travel over the machine. The basic body element comprises of two cast iron columns mounted on a common plate. The cross rail which is provided with horizontal hardened and ground guide ways is fixed to the columns. The saddles, equipped with the measuring heads and tool holders are fixed on the cross rail. The machines are available with many different options including vehicle shunting/ winching or tractor arrangement, dust extraction and swarf evacuation systems.
Portal Wheel lathes are designed for machining the wheelset wheels used in rail vehicles. The standard wheelset tread diameter is 1,250mm and the standard length of the wheelset axle is 2,350mm. Special requirements can be designed. The machine is adapted for operation in roll through, roll-on and roll off configurations.
Vertical wheel lathe is used to execute operations such as rough and finish turning, boring holes on solid railway wheels and tyres. The machine is equipped with a turning railhead cooperating directly with a 5 way tool magazine. A turning/ milling railhead and a 24 way tool magazine can be provided to enlarge the capabilities of the machine.
Customised Turntables are designed and manufactured by Sam technology Engineers.
The locomotive and passenger car turntable is designed to rotate through 360° or part thereof. Our passenger car and locomotive turntables are designed to provide accurate positioning and controlled acceleration and stopping. Once positioned the turntable is locked into position. The rotation control is controlled from an on board control panel or radio transmitter.
The bogie and wheelset turntable is designed for indoor workshop use and they are supplied with manual or electric rotation. These are interfaced with an automatic bogie and wheelset progression system. Features include controlled acceleration and stopping from a remote controlled station or radio, automatic positioning, automatic stops and tilting rails.
Sam Technology design and manufacture traversers for the transfer of railway wagons, locomotive, passenger cars, bogies and wheelsets.
These units are supplied having central or on board control, radio control desk top or automatic control.
Drop tables are used for removing bogies or wheelsets from vehicles parked on parallel lines. Bogies can be transported through tunnels to an unload position near to a maintenance area. The elevation system comprises of either a hydraulic cylinder or acme screw mechanism. The mechanism is mounted to a traveling platform fitted with 4 wheels and a motor drive assembly.
The controls are either manual or automatic and they can be central, remote or radio control system. The control system can be integrated with a series of hatches, covers, sliding floors, load cells and limit switches all designed to suit the clients requirements.
Laser Wheel & Axle Measuring
Measurements are carried out as vehicles pass through the measuring stand. The system can be supplied with a RF/ID module which automatically identifies rolling stock. Software is also available to collect and manage information about cars and develop planned maintenance procedures.
The system operates for low speed measuring (10-20Km/hr) and can also be applied in train and tram depots. The system can be supplied to measure wheel flats, wheel diameter and wheel axle diameter flats and concentricity.
We also offer a series of digital manual measuring equipment.
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