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Rail Car Weighing System improves yard efficiency.

April 15, 2016

With sensing zone length facilitating weighing, RailBoss&trade; eliminates guesswork of volumetric measuring and variable tare weights. Trains not being weighed can move across scale at normal line speed without affecting scale, and MS quick-disconnect cable connectors, which automatically release before damaging tension is reached, reduce maintenance/repairs. Installation &ndash; using existing ties and ballast, with rail joint bars connecting RailBoss sections to existing rail &ndash; takes <8 hr typ. Read More

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Dynamic Rail Weighing Keeps Business Moving

March 21, 2013

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPCO), the leading North American provider of midstream energy services, processes rail cars filled with expensive raw materials used in the petroleum industry. In an effort to validate the weights of incoming goods without slowing down the business, company leaders sought a new rail scale that would do much more than just weigh. They found a new scale that met... Read More

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Track Scale operates with minimal rail traffic interruption.

September 21, 2012

Installed directly onto track without need to cut or weld rails, Streamline weighs static or in-motion, full or 2 draft trains at up to 15 mph. Featuring Twin Strip Technology, scale ignores horizontal and torsional deflections, only measuring vertical forces of train wheels. Technology also absorbs dimensional imperfections in fixing method or rail itself, eliminating potential weighing inaccuracies. For unattended operations, Streamline can integrate automatic vehicle identification. Read More

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Iron Ore and Ice Weighing in Extreme Conditions

June 22, 2012

The Arctic can be brutal on weighing equipment. When a Swedish mining company needed vehicle scales that would stand up to this far northern climate, it turned to METTLER TOLEDO. The solution was POWERCELL technology with its proven ability to weigh accurately and reliably in extreme environments.<4444>Founded in 1890, the Swedish mining company Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB) mines... Read More

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Railroad Scale fits where conventional scales can't.

May 25, 2011

Integrated directly within rail, RailBoss(TM) enables scrap yards and agricultural operations to install their own in-house railroad scale for stationary weight verification of rail cars and other non-Legal-for-Trade needs. RailBoss pairs with 920i® Programmable Indicator/Controller and RailBoss software to offer capacities up to 320,000 lb. Scale is available in either 8 section full-draft systems or 4 section double-draft models. Read More

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Railroad Track Scales can weigh loads up to 170 tons.

December 7, 2010

Available in 12 ft 6 in., 15 ft, and 18 ft lengths with 7 ft 8 in. and 18 ft 5 in. platforms, pit-less, high-capacity modular Alliance/Rice Lake Survivor® PL railroad track scales are suitable for weighing carloads of rock at construction sites, coal at mines, and various railcar loads at loading docks. Featuring wide flange I-beam construction, NTEP approved units are compliant with AAR, AREMA, and Cooper E-80 standards. Read More

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Unattended Truck Scale Prompts Driver through Weighing Process

February 7, 2007

An above the ground truck scale that features a new controller which automatically takes the driver through every step of the weighing process is being introduced by Alliance Scale, Inc. of Canton, Massachusetts.<4444>The Alliance Truck Scale features a modular Survivor® EZ Steel Deck from Rice Lake and their ATS-2 unattended scale controller which prompts the driver through every step of the... Read More

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Truck Scale handles harsh loads.

December 6, 2005

Incorporating 4-12 load cells, Alliance Truck Scale features modular Survivor EZ® Steel Deck, which consists of 3/16 in. steel plate supported by 12 in. high beams. Offered in lengths from 10-117 ft and widths from 10-14 ft, scale has 90,000 lb concentrated load rating. It includes asphalt coating applied to interior and under-side, epoxy primer, and hard coat alkyd enamel finish. Digital weight indicators and displays are available to meet customer requirements. Read More

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Wheel Load Truck Scales offer capacities to 20,000 lb.

January 15, 2004

At slightly more than 3 in. high and weighing less than 40 lb, Series MD400/500 self-contained portable scales have accuracy of ±1% of applied load, exceeding all NIST Handbook requirements for Class III devices. No power is required, and they may be operated on uneven surfaces such as dirt, gravel, tar, cement, and off-level surface areas. Read More

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