Mostly solid wheels (monobloc wheels) are used on today's railway vehicles. These vehicle components are important for vehicle safety and must be able to withstand enormous physical and thermal stresses. The demands on the material and the manufacturing process are accordingly high.
Forged steel (tensile strength 800 - 1000 N/mm2) must be machined with a high degree of precision. This is because the surface finish quality has a direct influence on the running characteristics and, consequently, on energy efficiency. Walter Valenite 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.