Railcars loading and unloading systems

Dipl.-Ing. Scherzer GmbH plans and designs storage and handling facilities custom-tailored to the individual needs in compliance with the applicable national norms and directives.The facilities are configured as specified by the customer or based on our long years’ experience.

  • Design of loading and rail car positioning systems
  • Degree of automation (electrical/instrumentation) 
  • PC systems (loading computer, visualization computer, tank management systems)
  • Data logging systems weighscale/meter (mass, volume) 
  • Safety equipment (fire fighting, emergency and signalling systems) 
  • Storage capacities (tanks, tank equipment)
  • Ancillary systems (pumps, recovery systems  VRU)
  • Construction services (for turn-key plants) 
  • Supervision of construction (for non-turnkey plants) 
  • Commissioning of plants 

The concept of On Spot rail car loading facilities handling liquid hydrocarbons and mixtures thereof meets the highest requirements in terms of fire protection and operational safety and user-friendliness of the complete automated plant.

Rail car loading facilities are categorized depending on the required daily or annual rates.  Based on that the technology of the rail car loading process is determined and  the following filling systems are used:

Loading facilities with individual top loading arms
Series loading facilities
On Spot loading facilities
Bottom loading facilities

What is the difference between a serial loading facility and a "On Spot" system?

You will find the answer in our detailed study:


In order to be able to provide you with an offer, a special questionaire can be downloaded here.

Please return the completed questionaire by e-mail. You will receive a technical and commercial offer as soon as possible. We can also prepare a budget offer for your annual planning. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.