Railway Scales

More About Railway Scales

Southwestern Scale Company has been in the business of meeting customer’s heavy capacity rail and train scale needs for over 71 years. We provide comprehensive weighing solutions that ensure you receive the most reliable and accurate readings regardless of the application.

Railway scales play an important role in the success of many industrial operations, including food processing, transportation, mining, aggregate and chemical. We offer the largest and most diverse rail scale product portfolio available from a single source. Whether you need portable rail scales, in motion rail scales, a rail workshop weighing solution or legal for trade rail scales in full or split weighbridge design.  we understand your application and will provide the right solution.

We are proud to provide some of the very best, industrial strength railway scales in the industry today to meet even the most demanding heavy capacity weighing needs. We provide a broad range of rail scale designs and configurations in capacities of up to 400,000 pounds, and all legal for trade rail scales have been approved by the Association of American Railroads and the American Railway Engineering Association.

We are your North American resource for purchasing and/or servicing one of the most prestigious names in rail scale weighing solutions. When you combine our railway scale portfolio with TRAKBLAZE’s unique portfolio you will be pleased to find many products for your specific needs and requirements. Some valuable custom options to consider include portable rail scales, weigh in motion solutions, as well as many more quality options.

Rail Scales Option Table

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NTEP/Legal For Trade Static Weighing/ Accuracy Weigh-in-Motion/Accuracy Portability Rail Work Required for Installation
Weighbridge Pit Mounted YES 0.1% N/A NO YES
Weighbridge Above Ground YES 0.1% N/A NO YES
Rail Boss NO 0.25% – 0.4% N/A NO YES
MTW (Mobile Train Weigher) NO 0.5% 1% – 3% YES NO
INFINITY – LS Low Speed NO 0.1% 0.2% NO YES
INFINITY – HS High Speed NO 0.1% 0.2% NO YES


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