Wheel lathe


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a lathe for turning railway-car wheels.

See also: Wheel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The rehabilitation also includes the repair of the train line's wheel lathe machine which minimizes vibration between the train coaches and the tracks.
A PS1.6 million mobile wheel lathe will improve the performance and reliability of services between Inverness and Aberdeen, Kyle of Lochalsh, Wick and Thurso.
It is a turnkey project and the scope of work includes design and construction of five buildings including Lifting Bay; Inspection Bay; Machine Shop; Wheel Lathe and Oil godown with the total area of 16,000 sqmt.
Consequently, Schaeffler UK decided to investigate whether depot-based vibration measurements, using an underfloor wheel lathe to rotate the wheelset, could be used to assess the condition of the traction motor and gearbox.
"Consequently, at Schaeffler UK, we decided to investigate whether depot-based vibration measurements, using an underfloor wheel lathe to rotate the wheelset, could be used to assess the condition of the traction motor and gearbox," says Steve Lacey.
The vibration measurements were carried out while the trains were positioned over an Underfloor Wheel Lathe at two of Siemens' rail maintenance workshops in Southampton and Ilford.