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Platform Scale Calculator

by Jesse Warford
Copyright 2012 WarSOFT Apps
All rights reserved


Slide is a special purpose calculator used to assist professional truck drivers in: 1) calculating their axle weights when weighing on a platform scale; 2) logging these weights, along with precalculated weights such as cat scale weights, with the trailer number and location for future reference; 3) guestimating their approximate axle weights based on their suspension air guage reading; 4) and the slide calculator which simulates sliding of trailer axles and the adjustments can be seen immediately.

As of this time, only the axle weight calculator is functional. The weight logging system, air scaling, and slide calculator will be added in future updates.

Always remember to weight on scales with your breaks released (the air brake knobs on the dash pushed in and not pushing the brake pedal down) if at all possible!

Slide is a freeform calculator, in that the axle weight combinations may be entered in any sequence desired. Slide does not restrict the driver to steer weight first, then steer and drive, then gross weight, because not all platform scales are setup efficiently for "drive on" weighing, and different drivers have different preferences. Personally, my preference is "drive off" weighing, because each weight taken is centered on the scale, whereas "drive on" weighing the steer weight, the weight is all at one end of the scale, and uses only 2 weight points fully instead of all 4. Some would argue "drive off" weighing is a tiny bit more accurate. The "half and half" weighing may also be used, where the first weight is steers and drives, the second is gross weight, and the third weight is drives and trailer. "Half and half" is probably the most accurate, because at the first and last weight, the axle(s) not on the scale are barely off the scale, often still on the scales concrete base, instead of being down the incline, which makes the calculated weights less accurate because of the non-level weight distribution.

Credit and gratitude goes to the following:
- My wife Susan for lovingly allowing me the time to complete my projects
- Erel Uziel of Anywhere Software for his incredible development system
- Andrew Graham for BasicLibIde and other code libraries
- and the online support community.

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Keywords: truck,semi truck,truck driver,professional driver,cat scale,scale,axle weight,weight calculator,platform scale,weigh station

Recent changes:
v1.0 - Initial upload - please enjoy!
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Slide

Platform Scale Calculator

by Jesse Warford
Copyright 2012 WarSOFT Apps
All rights reserved


Slide is a special purpose calculator used to assist professional truck drivers in: 1) calculating their axle weights when weighing on a platform scale; 2) logging these weights, along with precalculated weights such as cat scale weights, with the trailer number and location for future reference; 3) guestimating their approximate axle weights based on their suspension air guage reading; 4) and the slide calculator which simulates sliding of trailer axles and the adjustments can be seen immediately.

As of this time, only the axle weight calculator is functional. The weight logging system, air scaling, and slide calculator will be added in future updates.

Always remember to weight on scales with your breaks released (the air brake knobs on the dash pushed in and not pushing the brake pedal down) if at all possible!

Slide is a freeform calculator, in that the axle weight combinations may be entered in any sequence desired. Slide does not restrict the driver to steer weight first, then steer and drive, then gross weight, because not all platform scales are setup efficiently for "drive on" weighing, and different drivers have different preferences. Personally, my preference is "drive off" weighing, because each weight taken is centered on the scale, whereas "drive on" weighing the steer weight, the weight is all at one end of the scale, and uses only 2 weight points fully instead of all 4. Some would argue "drive off" weighing is a tiny bit more accurate. The "half and half" weighing may also be used, where the first weight is steers and drives, the second is gross weight, and the third weight is drives and trailer. "Half and half" is probably the most accurate, because at the first and last weight, the axle(s) not on the scale are barely off the scale, often still on the scales concrete base, instead of being down the incline, which makes the calculated weights less accurate because of the non-level weight distribution.

Credit and gratitude goes to the following:
- My wife Susan for lovingly allowing me the time to complete my projects
- Erel Uziel of Anywhere Software for his incredible development system
- Andrew Graham for BasicLibIde and other code libraries
- and the online support community.

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Keywords: truck,semi truck,truck driver,professional driver,cat scale,scale,axle weight,weight calculator,platform scale,weigh station

Recent changes:
v1.0 - Initial upload - please enjoy!
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A Google User
Oct 24, 2014
Needs some work I like the app but keeps giving an error msg. When I try to get the total weight. Please fix
A Google User
Jun 27, 2014
Good App. Gives the information needed. Please change the results font color, the gray is way too difficult to see..
A Google User
May 20, 2014
Does not work, given platform number. A sheet of paper is better and more reliable than this app.
A Google User
May 9, 2014
A good start Found a few bugs.. when pressing done on the number pad sends error message and app crashes.. also should change calculated weights from grey to red or other color to make it more visable. They grey is to light to read
A Google User
Apr 18, 2014
Usable scale app Finally an app that let's you use whatever numbers you are given. Enter axles, tractor, trailer, and/or gross weights and it calculates all the other numbers for you!