Rail weighing is extremely important in many components of rail road operations, from monitoring product deliveries to avoiding overload penalties. Some of the reasons for weighing rail cars and wagons are as a way to charge customers for the amount of product shipped and to ensure your shipping company isn’t overcharging. You might also use railroad track scales to determine the weight of cars and wagons to collect freight revenue and certainly to avoid overloading and avoid eccentric loading, which can damage cars, wagons and rail infrastructure and lead to dangerous events like derailments. At Central Carolina Scale, we offer a wide variety of accurate, affordable, and high quality train and rail weighing scales from several different scale manufacturers. From simple static systems which weigh single rail cars to bespoke dynamic systems for weighing full trains in motion.
For weight verification and (non NTEP) requirements, the RailBoss rail scale from Rice Lake is a cost-effective and easy-to-install method for weighing stationary railroad cars. Powered by Rice Lake's 920i and RailBoss software, RailBoss can be purchased as an eight-section Full-Draft system, or a simpler four-section Double Draft model. If you're looking for a NTEP approved style, see the SURVIVOR railroad track scales which are built with Rice Lake best-in-class weighbridge design to create a rugged and accurate train weighing system. Used in static weighing operations, the SURVIVOR RT Pit Type railroad track scale offers high accuracy, Legal for Trade quality weighing. Meanwhile, for in-motion weighing, take a look at the Weighline from Avery Weigh-Tronix. The Weighline rail scale is manufactured to provide rail car weights quickly, safely and economically. The scale is robust & accurate, with accuracies of ± 0.25% or better. It can weigh rail cars either statically or in motion, at speeds in excess of 50 mph and has OIML R60 and R106 certificates of conformity.