Wheel set

Wheel set

Wheel machining in detail

A wheel set for a modern rail vehicle consists of two monoblock wheels and one axle. These vehicle components are important for vehicle safety and must be able to withstand enormous physical and thermal stresses. The demands on material and manufacturing process are accordingly high. Forged steel (tensile strength 800 to 1000 Nm/mm2) needs to be machined with a high degree of precision.

This is because the surface quality has a direct influence on the running characteristics and, consequently, on energy efficiency. Walter turning tools are made for such challenges and provide the user with an extremely high level of precision, reliability and flexibility in one cost-effective machining process.


Machining the inner profile

Our solution:
Walter Capto™ turning toolholder

  • Machining the inside of the wheel
  • Walter CaptoTM adaptor
  • Stable round insert

Benefits for you:
Rapid tool changes, reliable transmission of powerful cutting forces, high rate of chip removal.


Machining the outer profile

Our solution:
WalterCapto™ turning toolholder

  • The Walter CaptoTM C8 adaptor allows for enormous cutting forces

Benefits for you:
Maximum flexibility and stability when machining the wheel flange.


Internal and external turning

Our solution:
Tiger·tec® Silver indexable inserts

  • Circumference-sintered Tiger·tec® Silver indexable insert
  • HU6 geometry – specially designed for medium to heavy machining of solid wheels
  • Excellent chip control

Benefits for you:
Up to 40% more tool life. High stability and excellent chip breaking


General ISO P turning

Our solution:
ISO P turning insert

  • For machining steel with optimised geometry
  • Tiger·tec® Silver cutting tool materials

Benefits for you:
More tool life, high process reliability, reduction of tool costs, can be used universally.