Trade Use Approved WIM Train Weighing
Approved to R106 Trade use. Our Force WIM System can be used to weigh trains for Invoicing of goods by weight, checking and queries of customers inbound goods to your depot. Don’t forget, they may not be weighing on Trade Approved equipment, plus the calibration may not be to a high standard. With the Force WIM, you can rest assured, your weighing results will be correct.
The load sensors simply bolt onto the existing rails after drilling holes, or can be fused on the rails. There is no cutting of rails, no civil works and no infrastructure work involved whatsoever. The Force WIM can be installed within a day and can even be carried out whilst trains are still running depending on site conditions and traffic.
Trains can be weighed accurately on the Force WIM at high speeds, or the system can be used as a static train weigher when loading of goods, for accurate and balanced loadings into each wagon.
There is no limit to train speeds over the system, as it can not be damaged due to the contactless installation. The wheels never come into direct contact with the Force WIM.
Weighing can be activated automatically by the train passing or from the interfaced control system. Manual weighing is also available.
The Force WIM's load sensors are the most accurate available, with an accuracy of more than 0.1%. R 106 Approval is to within 0.5% of the total train.
Date, time, number of axles and wheel load on the left and right side are registered for each train passage. Based on the measured values and on information stored in the analysis computer, data such as train gross, axle pressure and over load is calculated and presented. Data may also be presented in graphical format. After the calculation, a bill of weight (gross) with train data is created.
The train weighing data is also stored in a log file on the computer. The file may be printed on site or transferred for processing, analysis and at a later stage. To comply with certain requirements, alarm levels for uneven/over load may be set.
Safety of Personnel, Infrastructure and rolling stock
The Force WIM weighs each wheel individually, therefore unbalanced loads and wagons with axle or suspension problems, will be highlighted immediately.
Force WIM, unlike most systems, can have wheel flats detection built into the system. This will pick up wheel defects before they get serious. Wheel flats can lead to cracking of the wheel and even train derailments if left unchecked.
Our Force WIM train scales are SOLAS Compliant, as they are covered by R 106 Approval. For shipping, all goods must be weighed on a Trade Approved System prior to delivery to the Docks.
We can provide Maintenance packages to suit your requirements ensuring the system is running at peak performance at all times. We can provide assistance remotely, or on-site if required. We offer 24/7 assistance to give you peace of mind, wherever you are.
Get in touch with us today to see why our system is becoming such a popular choice for rail industries around the world.