Railcar weighing offers a unique challenge to the railroad industry. Fortunately, Cardinal Scale manufactures railroad scales which are designed to meet the demands of unforgiving weather, incredibly-heavy loads, and high-traffic use. Cardinal Scale's LPRA low-profile railroad scale series and RSCA pit-type series truck and track scales are both available with either electronic or hydraulic stainless steel load cells. Both railroad scale series are NTEP approved to meet accuracy and legal-for-trade requirements for the rail scale businesses. Cardinal Scale's railroad track scales are designed for longevity, accuracy, and efficient performance in every environment. They are built with heavy-duty rugged steel weighbridges, and each railroad track scale features a unique weighbridge design that keeps platform traffic from causing lateral force damage to scale hardware and load cell assembly equipment. This keeps the weighbridge in the right place and ensures secure, safe, accurate measurements. Cardinal Scale's railway scales require little maintenance and come in a variety of gross capacities ranging from 100 tons to 270 tons.

RSCA Pit Type

Cardinal Scale’s RSCA series truck and track scales feature a rugged, accurate, and heavy-duty weighbridge system for static weighing operations. The RSCA is a pit-type rail/truck combo scale that is perfect for weighing a variety of rail car sizes and full semi-tractor trailers. The massively-constructed, NTEP legal-for-trade steel weighbridge of Cardinal’s RSCA scale is stabilized laterally with checkrods and other specially designed restraints. Weighrails are sealed into the platform. Choose from electronic or Guardian hydraulic load cells with 270 ton (245 metric ton) gross capacity and 180 ton (163 metric ton) sectional capacity. Special design techniques and manufacturing procedures prevent excessive dirt, moisture, and foreign material from entering the pit, providing this rugged scale accuracy and exceptionally long life. Standard platform lengths available from 60 ft to 100 ft long.

LPRA Low-Profile

Cardinal Scale’s LPRA low-profile railroad track scales feature heavy-duty rugged steel weighbridges, stainless steel electronic or hydraulic load cells (hydraulic load cells are impervious to lightning and water damage), 20 different models available, up to 270-ton gross capacities, E-80 Cooper AREMA rating, and accuracy class IIIL legal for trade (NTEP and Measurement Canada). The UV-protected, anti-corrosion tan powder paint compliments any environment and all weighbridges are shot-blasted and power-washed clean of debris before painting for optimum quality. The low-profile design eliminates the expense and maintenance of a pit meaning construction costs are lower.