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Coupled-in-motion controller weighs rail cars in minutes

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2915 Argentia Road, Unit 6
Mississauga, ON
CA, L5N 8G6

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mt.com

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Model IND9R86 scale controllers are designed to weigh coupled railroad cars while a train is in motion, eliminating the costs and hazards of uncoupling and positioning each car for weighing. These dynamic weighing controllers, integrated with a Mettler Toledo dynamic rail scale, allow for automated weighing of entire trains as they cross the scale at speeds up to six mph. Individual rail car weights are obtained without uncoupling cars, and train total weights are automatically calculated.

Rail car identification information from an RFID tag is integrated into the weighing record, and the controller stores and prints weight information for any length train, even those exceeding several hundred cars, and provides data storage for hundreds of trains.

These systems include an industrial PC with Windows XP, graphical display or LCD monitor, rail wheel detector interface, a scale terminal for MTX Pow-ercell or Analog scale connection, and interface to a local printer. The IND9R86 CIM controller is designed to meet or exceed NIST HB-44 and OIML requirements, and is capable of both unattended or attended operation modes.