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Rail Rice Lake Weighing Systems: RailBoss® rail scales

Rice Lake Weighing Systems offers the RailBoss® rail scales system. The scales can identify overloaded and unbalanced rail cars, which ensures that safety standards are upheld, company officials said.

Overloaded or unbalanced cars can cause derailment, rail-car tipping, carbody failure, reduced emergency handling capability and braking ineffectiveness.

The rail scales come at about 25 percent of the cost of a concrete foundation railroad track scale system, according to the company. With one-day installation, the rail scales provide a cost-effective safety solution to keep business moving.

The scale system is ideal for checkweighing and load filling stationary rail cars. Available in standard or custom sizes, it fits "nearly any application," Rice Lake Weighing Systems officials said.

The company has been manufacturing and distributing weight-related products since 1946.