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46 CEMENT AMERICAS • Fall 2018 • www.cementamericas.com PRODUCTS Schenck Process achieved U.S. legal-for-trade (LFT) status for its MultiTrain LegalWeight – a single weighing section, coupled in-motion rail scale system. The certification pro- cess was completed in February 2018. Previously, Schenck Process offered two-, three- and four-section LFT rail scale systems. A four-section rail scale system required 275 ft. of straight/level track. Now, with the single weighing section system, as little as 165 ft. of straight/ level track is required. With the reduction in weigh sections, Schenck said it can reduce the cost to the customer by 25 to 33 percent per weighing section. The company also noted that it can support customers who have less track for scale area with the new LFT single weighing section. What does coupled in-motion mean? • Rail cars are weighed in motion; do not have to be static. • The rail cars are coupled or connected and do not require decoupling. • Increases speed of weighing, ease of weighing and ulti- mately increasing productivity per typical 100-car train (from 8 hours to < 30 minutes). What does the NTEP legal-for-trade certification mean? • The legal-for-trade certification required 0.2 percent weighing accuracy for individual car weights, and 0.1 per- cent accuracy for total train weight. • NTEP certification allows the scale to be legal-for-trade, which means customers' goods can be bought or sold based on weight. In the past, scales have not been a consideration in the tradi- tional rail market in the United States. There has been a shift in the market, and now there is a strong emphasis on pro- ductivity and verification of sales and purchases. The Multi- Train LegalWeight LFT single weighing section is a great solu- tion and can be installed onto an existing or new system. LegalWeight is a ballast supported dynamic weighing sys- tem designed for the weighing of railcars while coupled in-motion up to 14 mph – more than double the speed in weighing of competitor designs. This provides customers with the flexibility required to expand their rail yards or industry track to allow higher speeds increasing produc- tivity and network capacity. LegalWeight incorporates con- tinuously welded rail into its design in order to provide the fastest speeds in the industry. What is a ballast supported scale? • The scale is supported by and contained in the ballast rock of the track, which does not contain a concrete foundation. • The scale integrates as track reducing ground support requirements from 4,000 psf for traditional rail scales to 2,800 psf for the LegalWeight system. What does Continuously Welded Rail mean? • Rail cuts, also called rail gaps, used by competitors' limit the speed at all times to less than 6 mph. • Eliminating rail gaps increases speed of weighing by 3x. maintenance and may be manufactured with a range of proprietary linings for long-term protection against wear due to abrasive, corrosive and/or high-temperature gasses and materials. Cyclones engineered for sterile, cleanroom and other controlled and difficult environments are also available. Van Tongeren pioneered the use of cyclones for dust col- lection in 1927 and its concepts form the basis of nearly every industrial cyclone operating worldwide. Today, the cyclones are designed in the company's Lebanon, Pa., headquarters. Van Tongeren America, www.Van-Tongeren.com LFT Rail Scale System

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