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.

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