60K – Lowder, IL

Lowder, Illinois

60,000 BPH bulk weighing scale

12′ x 12′ x 28′
Overall height with tower 66′

Other CompuWeigh Equipment:
3-tier platforms
LG gate
Rail Car Spout

Control Equipment:
GMS-4000 bulkweighing control system
SmartTech automatic scale diagnostics
SmartRead RF tag system[sc:clear ]

This is another of the five circle tracks load out systems that we have recently installed in Illinois. We provided our 60,000 BPH fully enclosed bulkweighing scale that is positioned on a tower by the side of the track. The system included platforms on three levels, automatic test weight lifting and a lower garner gate so that the scale can run even when there is no car below the scale.

The rail car spout has an in-line telescope system that extends and retracts into the rail hatch and hinges out of the way between cars. For additional protection the spout has a special swivel mechanism so that the spout is not damaged if it is accidentally left in the hatch. The spout is fully lined with ¼” EMBU. We supplied our 15 GPM hydraulic power unit to ensure that there is always an adequate supply of hydraulic pressure for the spout and gates.

The scale is controlled by the top of the line GMS-4000 controller including:

  • SmartTech that automatically monitors the scale for correct operation
  • SmartLoad that ensures that the scale continues to run while a new car is positioned under the spout
  • SmartRead that automatically reads the rail cars and calculates the optimum amount to load into each car.