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Re-manufacturing, Upgrades & Retrofits

Over the years GAC Rail have worked with a wide variety of rail industry machine tool manufacturers including Hegenscheidt, Safop, Sirmu, Sculfort, Rafamet and Atlas Rail.

Our team of dedicated rail industry service engineers therefore have a vast knowledge and expertise in servicing all of these machines and our skilled team of design engineers can also meet any requirements when there is no standard machine tool solution or replacement part available.

When wheel lathes have lost their accuracy or are breaking down on a regular basis, they can be brought back to their original manufacturer's geometric standards and specifications by reconditioning and replacement of worn parts. GAC Rail completely disassemble the machine, inspect all the components thoroughly and evaluate any remedial work. If necessary, the machine can be relocated to our repair and rebuild facility in Halifax, Yorkshire which can save a customer the time, expense and inconvenience of an on-site rebuild.

The machine ways are then machined, ground or hand scraped to precision alignment, worn components are repaired or replaced and the machine reinstated to site and commissioned. On completion of the rebuild, thorough testing of all the machines functions is undertaken, to verify the new accuracies and to explain any modifications to the machine operator.

All work is fully documented, guaranteed and backed with over 35 years of experience in machine tool rebuilding, retrofits and upgrades.

Converting conventional machines to CNC operation

More and more customers are looking to convert their conventional machine tools to CNC operation to enhance accuracy, increase capabilities, improve productivity and performance. At GAC Rail our mechanical, design, electronic and electrical engineers are specialists in this type of project and have the ability to upgrade most existing CNC machine tools.

Machine Tool Design

GAC rail has full in-house design facility that can develop, design and build, new and reliable machine tool solutions including all the necessary mechanical, electrical, electronic, CNC systems, PLC design and software design considerations that are required to meet a customer's specific production requirements.

Special Purpose Machines

GAC Rail have also designed and built a number of special purpose machines for customers with a special production requirement for which there is no standard machine available on the market. Some of these bespoke machines have won awards for innovation.