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Rail Scales

High-Quality Rail Scales

Rail scales are some of the largest and most crucial scale purchases a business can make. In many cases, rail scales are vital to your ongoing productivity and profitability—so it is critical to choose products that are dependable, accurate, and easy to maintain. 

System Scale proudly offers rail scales with a best-in-the-industry 10 Year Warranty. These scales, featuring PDX™ technology, include lightning protection with no junction box.

Whether you need static railcars, weighing-in-motion, or a truck/rail combo scale, System Scale can work with you to find the right heavy-duty weighing solution to keep your business moving. We offer many solutions that accommodate different axle types and a range of railcar sizes, all with the ability to weigh without coming to a complete stop via a coupled-in-motion rail scale.

Types of Rail Scales

We offer two main types of rail scales, each requiring site preparation, scale foundation/approaches, and track work to ensure successful installation. System Scale can help you evaluate your needs and determine the right scale for your project.

Static Scales

With a static scale, we position the rail car on the scale for weighing. Because the cars are long, manufacturers provide two small scales with a concrete dead section between the scales. The rail car is moved into the correct position with one set of wheels on one scale and the second set of wheels on the other scale. Then, the weights are summed together to obtain the accurate weight of the rail car. This configuration is called a split platform design. To choose the appropriate static scale, you need to know the sizes of your longest and shortest rail cars to ensure all car sizes will fit.

In-Motion Scales

With an in-motion scale, the rail cars are coupled and move across the scale at approximately 5 mph. These in-motion scales have sophisticated controllers to capture the train’s exact speed, length, and weight while the cars are moving. In-motion scales help to eliminate the costs and hazards of uncoupling and positioning each car for weighing.

Train in-motion rail scale data being reviewed by technician
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The Power Of PDXTM Technology

PDX™ has revolutionized vehicle scales, increasing protection and resistance. Vehicle scales with PDX™ are more reliable, efficient, and accurate.

The load cells use a predictive diagnostic “always on”  technology to ensure your scale consistently operates at peak performance. PDX™ technology alerts you about scale performance issues including:

  • Weighing errors
  • Overloading
  • Environmental conditions
  • Network health
  • Enclosure integrity
Say Goodbye to Junction Boxes

POWERCELL PDX™ load cells eliminate problematic junction boxes that can cause major issues with water, lightning, loose connections, debris, and other environmental-related problems. Instead, PDX™ load cells connect in a simple network. Electrical components are encased in a hermetically sealed load cell enclosure that protects critical parts from all environmental elements.

Built-In Lightning Protection

Worried about lightning strikes? PDX™ Technology eliminates the risk. With StrikeShield™, each load cell has built-in protection, which uses surge protectors and a single-point ground that prevents damage from lightning strikes. StrikeShield™ has been tested and certified by independent testing agencies to verify results.

Industry-Leading 10-Year Warranty

A rail scale is one of the largest business investments you can make, and you deserve a trustworthy, long-term partner. With System Scale’s 10-year guarantee, you can be confident that your rail scale is fully protected, saving you time and money if you need future repairs or replacements. It’s all part of our commitment to delivering lasting value. 

Our warranty is the most comprehensive in the market, offering you the following benefits:

  • 100% Parts
  • 100% Labor
  • 100% Travel
  • 100% Recalibration
  • Full System Lightning Protection

Be sure to ask us about our Preventative Maintenance program, offering services required to maintain your warranty.

10 year warranty stamp
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Additional Parts & Services

  • Free design consultation and site review
  • Foundation construction
  • Traffic controls, lights, and gates
  • Remote outdoor printers
  • Outdoor unattended kiosks
  • Rail car management software
  • Remote readouts (scoreboards)
  • Intercoms
  • RFID solutions
  • Much more

Your Rail Scale Services Partner​

In addition to our wide range of scales and related products, System Scale offers state-of-the-art services to ensure your weighing and measurement equipment operates efficiently and meets quality standards. With ISO 17205 accreditation, our helpful, industry-leading service guarantees your equipment and paperwork will always be compliant. Our support is available 24 hours a day with a guaranteed 4-hour response time. Schedule your service here.
Truck Pass Operator with Tablet ready to schedule your calvault review and truck scale services

Rail Scale Information & Resources

Let our experts at System Scale find the right industrial rail scale for your business. Contact us to request more information or learn more from one of our dedicated sales engineers.

Purchasing a rail scale is an important investment. To determine your financial risk involved in owning and maintaining a rail scale, check out our Financial Risk Calculator.

For troubleshooting assistance, download our rail scales troubleshooting guide.