- We’re often asked how our Axle Weight Calculator compares to Load Xpert.
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TruckScience’s Axle Weight Calculator and Load Xpert’s Axle Load Calculation programs are both used to calculate axle loads, maximum payload and U.S. bridge formula.
While there are a lot of similarities between the programs, here we address some of the differences, as we understand them. In addition to axle weight distribution and U.S.
Bridge Formula calculations, TruckScience calculates the turning circle or turning radius of a truck. The turning circle denotes the smallest circular turn that the vehicle is capable of making. This calculated circle is compared to the largest turning circle allowable by your jurisdiction’s legislation.
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- 4-axle / eight-wheeler / 8×4 tandem or twin steer.
- 4-axle / eight-wheeler with triple bogie / 8×4 single steer. Load Xpert additionally supports the following axle layouts, which are currently catered for in TruckScience by adding standard vehicles, but will in future be catered for by the lift axle feature.
- 4-axle: 1 + 1xLift + 2. 5-axle: 1 + 2xLift + 2. 5-axle: 1 + 1xPusherLift + 2 + 1xTagLift.
- Some of the axle layouts available for selection in TruckScience.
- Lift axles are non-powered axles, and are installed ahead of or behind the driving axles on a straight truck or tractor, or a trailer’s tandem.
- If a lift axle is ahead of the driven axle, it’s called a pusher. If it’s behind, it’s a tag. Both TruckScience and LoadXpert support adding axles to a truck.
- The Deloading Curve or Diminishing load curve demonstrates how the weight distribution over the axles changes as a load is offloaded from the rear of the truck or trailer.
- In some cases, a truck that started its journey in a legal state becomes overloaded on the front axle if part of the load is offloaded from the rear of the truck.
- TruckScience includes this feature.
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As far as we know, Load Xpert does not. Diminishing Load Curve: In this case, the front axle(s) become overloaded as the truck is unloaded from the rear.
- Due to the requirement to specify the combined vertical CG of added components on the IVD (Incomplete Vehicle Document), TruckScience plans to add combined Vertical Center of Gravity calculations in May 2016. TruckScience calculations can be shared as TruckScience (.tsc) files or exported to PDF for sharing with non-users of the program.
Existing CAD drawings can be imported into Load Xpert using LX-CAD, Load Xpert’s drawing package.
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- At present, TruckScience does not support DXF import or export, but this feature is also on our Product Roadmap for future release.
- TruckScience compares the current calculation to relevant legislative limits which are pre-set in the program.
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The legislative checks that are carried out are concerned with areas including weight distribution, overhangs, corner distance, turning circle and bridge formula.
- This is in addition to the checks against manufacturer ratings which are carried out by Load Xpert.
- Choose your legislation in TruckScience to apply axle loading limits and maximum dimensions.
- TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator currently supports saving of vehicles, with or without body and accessories, and these saved calculations can be shared among users.
- LoadXpert allows the user to save vehicles, bodies and accessories separately, so that bodies and accessories can be reused across various vehicles.
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- A great number of optional dimensions can be defined in TruckScience, when it comes to – among others – cab dimensions, width dimensions (Overall, Cab, Rear, Track and Chassis), turning radius, steering angle, etc.
- Of course, many of these dimensions are used by TruckScience in calculating the turning circle of the completed vehicle.
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- In order to see this detail in TruckScience, a user currently needs to be logged in to the program.
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- Addition of a detailed list of accessories is in the TruckScience Product Roadmap, but a release date has not been finalised at this stage.
- The TruckScience limit of 10 accessories is also an arbitrary one, and we are open to removing this limit in response to feedback from our users.
- Please let us know (by leaving a comment) if you would like to add more than 10!
- In addition to the template vehicles available in both TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator and LoadXpert Axle Load Calculation, TruckScience includes a database of standard vehicles & equipment – bodies and accessories – and adds additional vehicle, trailer, body and equipment data on request.
- When launching a calculation, the user can filter vehicles by template (for example, 6×4 straight truck) or make and model (for example, International WorkStar) and can add recognized brands of, for example, fridges and tailgate loaders from the market.
- Choose from a range of standard vehicle specifications or have yours added.
- LoadXpert provides template bodies for Chassis, Flatbed, Closed van, Reefer, Dump and Tanker.
- In addition to these, TruckScience provides template bodies for Livestock, Garbage Truck (Compactor), Curtainside, Dropside, Recovery Vehicle and Timber trucks.
Features of Load Xpert and TruckScience
- TruckScience Axle Weight Calculator supports configurations with up to 2 trailers, of any of the following type – Drawbar, Jeep (‘Interlink’ and ‘Semi’) and Pup.