Rail Workshop Scales


  • Accurate and reliable load cell based systems
  • Full feature graphical user interface
  • Data collection by job number and vehicle number
  • Instant data printout
  • Engineering instrument level scale systems
  • Wheel, axle, and total vehicle weighing

Industry Applications

  • Wheel load analysis
  • Bogie/truck shimming
  • Wheel balance analysis
  • Locomotive weighing
  • Passenger railcar weighing
  • Bogie/truck press wheel loads
  • Meet engineering specifications


  • Portable or permanent installation options
  • Accommodate multiple wheel and axle positions
  • Single axle through multi axle models
Rail Workshop Scales

More About Rail Workshop Scales

Weight and balance specifications for passenger trains are required for safety and cost of ownership purposes. Passenger railcars and locomotives that are not properly balanced do not meet customer specifications and can lead to safety concerns as well as cause premature component wear. Specifications imposed on rail vehicle manufacturing operations require accurate, precise and reliable engineering instrumentation to provide wheel loads, axle and bogie loads, as well as overall vehicle weight. Train scales such as our rail workshop scale solutions can be used in process, at final assembly, and inside a bogie or truck press.

Southwestern Scale offers two proven solutions:

  • Trakmate: a permanent train scale system mounted in-line with a workshop track
  • Mobile Train Weigher – a portable rail scale solution

Trakmate is a load cell based solution that is mounted in line with the existing track. Since it is installed inside rail workshop operations, the Trakmate is a configurable design that can accommodate a wide variety of locomotive and passenger car configurations. Trakmate is also a proven wheel load scale system for bogie press stands and or truck press stands. Learn more about the Trakmate.

The Mobile Train Weigher (MTW) is a portable, load cell based scale system that is used in variations locations, both indoors and outdoors, throughout rail workshops. Learn more about the MTW.


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