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Railweight Railroad Track Scale


Railweight is a modular, low profile railroad track scale designed for above ground installation. The pitless design complies with AREMA Cooper E 80 loading and NIST H44 requirements for commercial weighing. With a low profile design the amount of excavation required is minimal providing a lower installation cost compared with traditional deep pit design.

Features and benefits
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Low installation cost
 – The pitless design minimizes excavation and simplifies the foundation, resulting in much lower labor and material costs.

Simple pitless design
 – Just 16 anchors in weighbridge foundation. Above grade installation ensures good ventilation, eliminates the need for sump pumps and reduces corrosion.

Advanced Modular Construction
 – A single module has a weigh rail length of 12’6″ (3.8 m). Two modules give a weigh rail length of 26′ (7.92 m). Standard version with exposed rail or flush deck version available.

Extra capacity load cells
 – 130,000 lb, NTEP approved, compression load cells provide 30% more capacity.

Self-aligning
 – Rocker pin assembly ensures even and consistent weight application to the load cells.

Low maintenance
 – All nuts and bolts are accessible without removing the weighbridge. Load cells are mounted to the main beams keeping mounting bolts away from dirt and moisture.

Rigid checking
 – Heavy duty checking system stabilizes the scale and reduces wear or damage that can be caused by excessive weighbridge movement. It also reduces stability problems associated with weighing liquids.

Higher dead load
 – The concrete filled weighbridge increases the preload on the load cells and provides a non-slip surface between rails.

Accommodates different sizes
 – Heavy duty, two part, adjustable rail clips accommodate both 115 lb and 132 lb rails providing convenient and precise rail alignment.

Load cell protection
 – Steel covers protect load cells from accidental damage and environment.

Options:

  • Rail plates, rail clips, bolts, washers and anti-creep bars for approaches and intermediate section
  • Shallow pit installation
  • Weight indicators
  • Scoreboard displays
  • Anti-sloshing software for rapid weighing tank cars
  • Surge voltage protection
  • Printers
  • Cut-off controls