The most single cause of derailments is unbalanced loads, and the single most efficient way to better fuel economy is to ensure rail bogies are balanced as this creates smoother mobility of rolling stock and locomotives, and decreases the risk of rail track infrastructure damage…and in principle this also applies to the transport industry, but what is the right balancing system?
Depending on your rail workshop setup and or requirements there are specifically designed balancing systems such as a mobile bogie press. These mobile bogie balancing systems cater for all variations of rail gauge, axle centres and axle types. The Ultimate Bogie Press designed and manufactured by Trakblaze is one such balancing system that simulates and measures applied load and the measured load to each wheel, therefore giving the results of the effects of simulated loading allowing you to make balance adjustments.
There are also variants to a rail balancing & weighing system and these are either mobile train weighing systems or in track permanent load cell weighing devices. Trakblaze offers both these solutions through their MTW™ (Mobile Train Weigher) and Trackmate which is a uniquely concepted designed and highly accurate weighing and balancing system that can be integrated and interfaced into existing infrastructure and IT systems. It is without any wonder why global rail workshops and locomotive manufacturers use Trackmate as their choice of balancing system.