SHW – Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH

SHW stand’s for much more than ‘just’ good machines.

SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of travelling column machines and an internationally renowned specialist for machine processing. Among the items SHW machines produce are large parts for machine and plant construction, for large diesel engines, for turbines and for environmental technology. The head of every machine and the heart of every plant is the SHW milling head. All expertise can be found here – guaranteeing the uncompromising precision that SHW customers demand.

The basis of SHW expertise, which is surely unique in the industry, is over 70 years of mechanical engineering experience – and a tradition going all the way back to the 14th century.

SHW machines embody the highest quality – made in Germany. Quality that isn’t just created in production, but as early as the development stage:
– by continuously making technological advances, generating greater benefits, more value and ultimately increased success for the SHW customers.

Numerous SHW patents prove how closely bound tradition and innovation actually are for them. SHW also sees product and performance as an inseparable unit. What 250 SHW employees deliver is always a complete package: machine and service, from development to production management, and all from a single source – directly from the manufacturer.

Machining centers:

The universal, compact machining centers of the UniSpeed and the TightBlock series implement dynamics with highest efficiency for milling and mill-turning. They are especially well suited for model and die production, for subcontracting and for the tool and aviation industry.

Travelling column machines:

The SHW travelling column machines are designed for heavy-duty machining of large components. Their numerous variants, in connection with a wide range of options, allow tailor-made solutions for any machining task. Despite their sturdy and robust design, the travelling column machines grant top-class values as to precision and productivity.

Gantry machines:

The SHW PowerBridge series is the answer to portal-type machines in the upper capacity range. The portal design grants, by its very construction, a high rigidity, allowing for example 5-sides machining of motor blocks in their installation position. The central components of the portal-type machines – bridge, headstock, milling head, rack and pinion drive – were taken from the SHW travelling column machines and adapted to suit the PowerBridge. Simply put – for this purpose SHW has tilted the travelling column into the horizontal position. Excellent cutting performance, precision, productivity, reliability and flexibility of the SHW travelling column machines have been transferred to the portal concept.


SHW offers for each and any manufacturing concept the suitable solution – high or low – the guiding of the bridge in longitudinal direction will be executed as per your requirements.

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