AWT Frequently Asked Questions

Ever wondered how a loadcell works? Do scales still use pivots and bearings? How does a scale work anyhow? Look through these FAQs to find the answers to these and other questions about scales
Avery Weigh-Tronix - What is Weighline and how does it work?

Weighline is a unique, patented railroad track scale where the rail itself is used as the weight sensor. Think of it as a double-ended, shear-beam load cell that is integrated into the rail. Go to the Weighline Page for more detailed information about this product

Avery Weigh-Tronix - Can Weighline provide more than total car weights?

Yes. The system is very flexible and can be set-up to provide weight readings for individual trucks, axles, and even wheels, something not available with a conventional scale. There are many benefits to having balanced axle loads such as improved traction, less fuel consumption, better end-to-end balance, and safer train travel.

SensorComm - ||SensorComm||, what is it?

SensorComm is a Weigh-Tronix trademarked and patented digital junction box (j-box). It connects directly with traditional strain gauge weight sensors.

Avery Weigh Tronix WEIGHBARS - What capacities do weighbars come in?

100lbs to 1,000,000lbs – The Weigh Bar design makes it possible to produce sensors for a wide variety of applications. We’ve made highly accurate Weigh Bars with capacities of 100 lbs all the way up to massive Weigh Bars for the petrochemical industry with 1,000,000 lbs of capacity

What are the differences and the advantages of a Full Draft vs and Two Draft rail scale

A Full Draft system consists of two scale sections designed to simultaneously weigh all eight wheels of a rail car. A Double Draft system consists of one scale section designed to weigh each rail truck individually. The Double Draft system requires that each end of the rail car must be positioned and weighed individually.

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Houston, TX 77091