English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 6 - 2019 | Page 32
GIANTS ON THE ROAD
NoVAB 3.0 Cloud
ALWAYS A CLEAR OVERVIEW
OF THE AXLE LOADS
THE NOOTEBOOM VEHICLE AXLE LOAD CALCULATION PROGRAMME
– IN SHORT NOVAB - WAS DEVELOPED MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO
ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ABNORMAL
TRANSPORT SECTOR. THE PROGRAMME ACCURATELY CALCULATES THE
OPTIMAL POSITION FOR THE LOADS ON THE VEHICLE COMBINATIONS
THAT ARE TO BE LOADED. USERS OF THE PROGRAMME CAN CHOOSE
FROM A WIDE RANGE OF PREDEFINED VEHICLES, SUCH AS BOX TRUCKS,
TRACTORS, SEMI-TRAILERS AND DRAWBAR-TRAILERS.
If required, the details of these vehicles can simply be adapted and it is
also possible to put together different configurations. The same applies to
the load. Users can opt for a predefined load or enter all the details of the
load themselves. Based on these details NoVAB then calculates the axle
loads and the best possible axle load distribution. This makes NoVAB
an important tool for choosing the right vehicle combination and to
prevent exceeding the maximum axle load. The number of NoVAB users
has grown over the years to more than 1200 companies. Nooteboom has
recently introduced a completely new version: NoVAB 3.0 Cloud.
A clear overview drawing can be useful for exemption applications
NOVAB 3.0 CLOUD
The latest version of NoVAB offers many important improvements.
Selecting the right tractor-trailer combination and calculating how the
weight of the load is distributed over the axles is now even quicker and
easier. You can also specify whether one or several axles are to be lifted.
For international transports the transport operator is able to calculate per
country whether the complete combination with its load complies with
the maximum permitted axle loads. NoVAB generates a useful drawing
of the general arrangement with all the relevant axle load details and
other important parameters. This document is useful when applying for
an exemption. It can also be used to instruct the
driver where to position the load on the trailer.