Why Rail Operators choose TRAKMATE to Weigh & Balance Trains?

Published 6 April '18

TRAKMATE has fast become recognised as a trusted industry system to accurately weigh and balance rail cars, wagons, bogies, locomotives and trains.

So why are rail operators around the World, like Downer Rail choosing TRAKMATE to weigh and balance their rail investments?

Primarily it is because TRAKMATE finally offers rail operators an industry proven, reliable weighing and balancing system with outstanding repeat-ability, which can be adapted to seamlessly integrate into existing infrastructure or customised to suit a civil contractors solutions; whatever the environment, TRAKMATE is adaptable.

But its not only the infrastructure adaptability of TRAKMATE that rail operators and civil contractors appreciate when considering a weighing and balancing solution, it is also about overall performance.

The performance of TRAKMATE is exceptional and most importantly, TRAKMATE consistently displays reliable accuracy through repeat-ability whether statically or in-motion across all weigh points. These results are then relayed via the user friendly software and displayed onscreen depicting the weight of each wheel, axle, bogie or car. The rail operator is then able to soundly make the required or necessary adjustments to balance the rolling stock.

For Downer Rail, performance, reliability and repeatable accuracy has always been at the forefront when weighing and balancing rolling stock, and as such an eight (8) point TRAKMATE was recently chosen to be the primary weighing and balancing system for Downer Rail in Newport, Victoria, Australia which would accurately weigh and classify sixty-five (65) High Capacity Metro Trains.

Following the success of the Newport workshop installation, Downer Rail ordered another TRAKMATE system for their Glendale, New South Wales, Australia workshop. At the Glendale facility, a TRAKMATE system was installed to automatically weigh both Static and In-Motion Warratah Train sets; the versatility of the TRAKMATE software allowed for the integration of RFID tag readers to complete this automation.

With RFID tags installed, Downer Rail could then productively and autonomously maintain the rolling stock and identify maintenance and or arising issues relating to wheel, axle, bogie and or car loads in each of the the 8 car Warratah Train sets.

To find out more on how TRAKMATE can solve your rail workshop weighing and balancing issues contact Trakblaze; or to visit our TRAKMATE page to find out more.