European User Forum

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: 27-28 September 2016

European User Forum

Our European Forum was held on 27th and 28th September at the NH Morfelden Conference Center in Frankfurt, Germany and was our best European Forum yet! 

Over 50 delegates from European OEMs, suppliers and academic institutions joined us for our 2-day Forum in Frankfurt. Delegates had the opportunity to keep up to date with our latest technology developments, hear from existing customers and user about how they incorporate Romax in their design processes and also hold one-to-one meetings and discuss design challenges with Romax technical experts. 

Technology Integration in an Electro-mechanical World 

Our theme this year centred on integrated electro-mechanical drivelines and our Forum provided opportunities for engineers of both mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines to come together and learn about eMotors, NVH, eNVH, efficiency, bearings and Romax 2017 software product releases.  

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"I was very impressed with the progress of e-machine integration into Romax' products that's coming and the background work that's gone into achieving it"
David Black, Product Manager - Hybrid Drives, Magnomatics Limited


Speakers

Keynotes, guest presenters and Romax technical experts delivered two days worth of presentations, workshops and user group sessions during the Forum. 

Presenters included:

  • The Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS) at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt
  • InnoVision Engineering
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • PSA Peugeot-Citroen
  • Magnomatics
  • Politecnico di Torino

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What did our delegates say?

“Absolutely fantastic commitment and engagement of Romax experts.”

“It was very enlightening to see the case studies; the theories and models in the presentations were very informative.”

“The Romax European Forum met our expectations – thanks for everything.” 

90% of people rated the keynote presentation as good or excellent

79% of people rated the customer presentations as good or excellent

100% of people rated the Romax presentations as good or excellent

80% of people rated the user group as good or excellent

96% of people said the event organisation was good or excellent

 

Planning for our 2017 European User Forum have started. To keep up to date or for more information then please email campaigns@romaxtech.com or call us on +44 (0)115 870 0555. 

European User Forum 2016 speakers

Keynotes, existing customers and fellow Romax software users presented about their experiences of incorporating Romax products into their design processes, and in solving their technical problems. 

Keynote speaker

   


Prof. Dr.-Ing Stephan Rinderknecht, Full Professor and Head of the Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS) at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt. 
'Big Data for Automotive Applications - New Lightweight Design Potential with Vehicle 5.0.'

Guest speakers

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David Black, Product Manager - Hybrid Drives, Magnomatics
The Development of MAGSPLIT® Magnetic Powersplit for Automotive Hybrid Applications

 


Uli Otten, General Manager
Computer Aided Transmission Synthesis of a Four Speed Power Shift Transmission based on Planetary Gear Sets

 

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Ye Shen, Research Assistant, Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering [IMS]
Modelling of Power Losses in Vehicle Transmission Systems

 

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Henrik Strand, Senior Bearing Specialist

Transmission Plant Model Generation using DynamicFUSION

 

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Pierre-Emmanuel Dumouchel, Gearbox Structural Design Project Leader
Romax use in the Numerical Design Process of a Gearbox at PSA

Juri Kniss, CAE Engineer
Process for groove calculation

 

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Andrea Mura, Assistant Professor - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Development of a New Lightweight Gear to be Maufactured by Additive Manufacturing

 

Welcome to the agenda for the European Forum 2016. Please view our agenda below. 

Day 1 – 27th September

  • 08.30
  • Registration and Coffee

  • 09.00
  • Welcome from your Host – Francois Michel, VP Europe, Romax Technology

  • 09:05
  • Welcome and Company Update – Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

  • 09:25
  • Keynote Presentation - Big Data for Automotive Applications - New Lightweight Design Potential with Vehicle 5.0.
    - Prof. Dr.-Ing Stephan Rinderknecht, Head of the Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS), Technische Universitat Darmstadt. 

  • 10:10
  • Computer Aided Transmission Synthesis of a Four Speed Power Shift Transmission Based on Planetary Gears Using CONCEPT
    - Uli Otten, General Manager, InnoVision Engineering

  • 10:35
  • Latest Developments in Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Simulation Tools: Romax Software Releases 2017
    - Jamie Pears, Head of Product Management, Romax Technology

  • 11:15
  • Coffee/Tea Break

  • 11:45
  • Process Automation and Integration Using Romax Software Suite - Examples and Success Stories
    - Simon White, Product Manager, Romax Technology

  • 12:30
  • Romax Use in the Numerical Design Process of a Gearbox at PSA
    - Pierre-Emmanuel Dumouchel, Leader Gearbox Structural Design Project, PSA Peugeot-Citroen

  • 12:55
  • Lunch and CONCEPT, RomaxDESIGNER, CAD FUSION and Dynamic FUSION Demonstrations

  • 13:55
  • Transmission Plant Model Generation Using DynamicFUSION
    - Henrik Strand, Senior Bearing Specialist, Volvo Construction Equipment

  • 14:20
  • Modelling of Power Losses in Vehicle Transmission Systems
    - Ye Shen, Research Assistant, Technische Universitat Darmstadt

  • 14:55
  • Efficiency Improvement in Heavy Duty Axles Confirmed Through Re-design and Testing
    - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

  • 15:20
  • Process for Groove Calculation
    - Juri Kniss, CAE Engineer, Volkswagen

  • 15:45
  • Coffee/Tea Break

  • 16:15
  • Importance of Manufacturing Variability in Simulating Planetary Gear Whine and Sidebands
    - Michael Platten, Noise and Vibration Specialist, Romax Technology

  • 16:40
  • The Development of MAGSPLIT® Magnetic Powersplit for Automotive Hybrid Applications
    - David Black, Product Manager - Hybrid Drives, Magnomatics

  • 17:05
  • Latest Progress on the Design of an Optimised Electric Driveline in a Pan-European Collaborative Project (ODIN)
    – Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

  • 17:30
  • Summary of Day 1 - Francois Michel, VP Europe, Romax Technology

  • 17:45
  • Close

Welcome to the agenda for the European Forum 2016. Please view our agenda below. 

Day 2 – 28th September

  • 08:00
  • User Group Breakfast Workshop

  • 09:45
  • Introduction and Day’s Agenda 
    - Francois Michel, VP Europe, Romax Technology

  • 09:50
  • Developments in Bearing Simulation - Advanced Roller Contact and Journal Bearing Analysis
    - Simon White, Product Manager, Romax Technology

  • 10:35
  • Consideration of Multi-Physics Interactions in Design of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
    - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer and Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology

  • 11:45
  • Coffee/Tea Break

  • 12:15
  • Using RomaxDESIGNER to Simulate and Reduce Noise from Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Part 1
    - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer and Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology

  • 13:15
  • Lunch

  • 14:15
  • Using RomaxDESIGNER to Simulate and Reduce Noise from Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Part 2
    - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer and Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology

  • 15:00
  • Development of a New Lightweight Gear to be Manufactured by Additive Manufacturing
    - Andrea Mura, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

  • 15:25
  • Romax Engineering Services: Overview and Case Studies
    - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

  • 15:50
  • InSight into Romax Development Roadmap
    - Jamie Pears, Head of Product Management, Romax Technology

  • 16:15
  • Summary and End of Romax European Forum 2016

A selection of presentations from our European User Forum 2016 are available to download in PDF format. Please click on the links below to download each presentation. 

Welcome and company update - Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

Keynote - Big Data for Automotive Applications - New Lightweight Design Potential with Vehicle 5.0

Computer Aided Transmission Synthesis of a Four Speed Powershift Based on Planetary Gears using CONCEPT - Uli Otten, General Manager, InnoVision Engineering

Latest Developments in Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Simulation Tools: Romax Software Releases 2017 - Jamie Pears, Head of Product Management, Romax Technology

Modelling of Power Losses in Vehicle Transmission Systems - Ye Shen, Research Assistant, Technische Universitat Darmstadt

Efficiency Improvement in Heavy Duty Axles Confirmed through Re-design and Testing - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

Latest Progress on the Design of an Optimised Electric Driveline in a Pan-European Collaborative Project [ODIN] - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

Consideration of Multi-physics Interactions in Design of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology

Using RomaxDESIGNER to Simulate and Reduce Noise from Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology

Romax Engineering Services: Overview and Case Studies - Barry James, Chief Technical Officer, Romax Technology

If you have any questions about the above presentations please email campaigns@romaxtech.com or call +44 (0)115 870 0555. 

Take a look at a selection of pictures from our European User Forum 2016.