Weighwell has won the 2018 Best Train Scale category at the annual Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards for its industry-leading product the Portable Train Weigher (PTW).

The fifth edition of the international awards has seen Weighwell nominated and successful in the Best Train Scale category for the second consecutive year.

Ideal for quick and effective train weighing, the PTWs offer a robust, cost-effective and flexible solution. The PTW is useful for static and in-motion train weighing with numerous features available.

The PTW can weigh each axle, bogie or the full railcar with easy to understand information on the rail vehicle distribution. PTW systems can provide weighing data on the individual wheel, axle, bogie and car weights, as well as conform to customer requirements such as particular DIN standards or in-depth Delta Q calculations.

Mobile weighing systems are perfect for rail freight yards (in-motion weighing) and train maintenance workshops (static weighing).

Designed for operator convenience, the rail scale has a length of only 500mm, which allows for greater flexibility between rail clips and operates via the comprehensive ptwX train weighing software, which can detail ‘real-time’ live wheel weights on the screen.

In addition, Weighwell can provide the PTW digital indicator unit, which operates with an easy-to-use touchscreen with weighing data exported through a simple printout or to a CSV file for further analysis.

Paul Horsfall, managing director said: “It is excellent news to be recognised internationally by our weighing industry peers. This award is testament to our distinguished product and extensive technical support. This has resulted in a well established international and domestic portfolio of long-term customers.”