gurutzpe machines

Since its origins in 1957, GURUTZPE has designed, built, and serviced more than 6,000 custom horizontal lathes for the most diverse and demanding industrial applications.  The company thrives on being a European technology benchmark in advanced horizontal turning solutions, with emphasis on “turnkey” projects.

GLURUTZPE GLX models combine inverted “V” guide technology in a single machine with the traditional sliding configuration.

The machine has 4+1 guides in two separate areas, one for the tool carriage and another for the tailstock centre and steady rests. Thus, the machine is capable of machining the piece in a single set up, allowing the tool to cross the steady rest without stopping work. All this results in a considerable saving in additional commissionings and cycle times.

Main characteristics:

  • Reduction in commissioning operations. High productivity.
  • High precision and durability.
  • Optimum chip evacuation.
  • Very good ergonomics and access for the operator.
  • Optional integral enclosure. Greater protection and cleaning.
  • Multiprocess lathe with milling, grinding, drilling, boring capacity…
  • Integrated measurement (optional).


Maintaining and manufacturing wheels, axles and wheelsets require a very specific series of characteristics and performances:

  • Great rigidity.
  • Reliability
  • High productivity.
  • Great flexibility (for machining axles, wheelsets, axles with gearbox, axles with brake disc, axles with grease box, etc.).
  • High degree of automation in the machining process.
  • High degree of automation in the workpiece loading and unloading process.
  • Specific, complete, easy-to-use software, predefined cycles, etc.

GURUTZPE’s specific railway models meet even the most stringent requirements of leading railway service providers.