North America User Forum

Location: Troy, Michigan
Date: 14-15 September 2016

North America User Forum

Our North America User Forum was held on 14th and 15th September at the Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan this year and was our best North America Forum yet! 

Delegates at Romax North America User Forum 2016 

Over 55 delegates participated in this Forum including participants from our existing and new client base, suppliers, partners and academic institutions. Delegates had the opportunity to keep up to date with our latest technology developments, hear from existing customers and users 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 enginering backgrounds to come together and learn about eMotors, NVH, eNVH, efficiency, bearings and Romax 2017 software releases. 

"I was impressed to hear about the latest EV improvements and roller edge contact and improved flexible bearing ability.
The user presentations were excellent."


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Speakers

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

Presenters included:

  • American Axle and Manufacturing
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Meritor
  • Noesis Solutions

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What did our delegates say? 

 

“The forum met my expectations and it gave me a chance to learn about new features and improvements of Romax Software.”

“The case studies were really helpful”

100% said the event organisation was good or excellent!

93% rated the keynote presentations as good or excellent

100% rated the user presentations as good or excellent

100% rated the Romax presentations as good or excellent


And the good news is…


100% of people would recommend attendance at the Forum to colleagues or associates.

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

Day 1 - 14th September

  • 08:30
  • Registration and Coffee

  • 09:00
  • Welcome and Company Update
    - Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

  • 09:20
  • Plenary Keynote Presentation: A Systems Approach for Product Integration, Design and Development
    - Dale Eschenburg, Senior Director Global Component and Systems Engineering, Meritor Inc

  • 10:00
  • Latest Developments in Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Simulation Tools: Romax Software Releases 2017
    - Jamie Pears, Head of Product Management, Romax Technology

  • 10:25
  • Gear and Bearing System Design and Analysis Using CAE
    - Michael Berhan, Technical Expert - Powertrain Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company

  • 11:05
  • Coffee/Tea Break

  • 11:35
  • Right First Time: Development Process Improvement
    - Alfred Boulos, Strategic Sales Manager, Romax Technology

  • 12:00
  • Driveline Design and Simulation Trends
    - Ravi Desai, Director, CAD & CAE, American Axle and Manufacturing

  • 12:30
  • Lunch

  • 13:30
  • Process Automation and Integration Using Romax Software Suite - Examples and Success Stories
    - Michael Platten, Noise and Vibration Specialist, Romax Technology

  • 14:10
  • Simulation of Gear Whine Sidebands in an Automatic Transmission Including Manufacturing Variability
    - Yuping Cheng, Technical Specialist - Transmission NVH CAE, Ford Motor Company and Michael Platten, Noise and Vibration Specialist, Romax Technology

  • 14:40
  • Robust Optimization of a Gear Model while Coasting
    - Arnaud Froidmont, Noesis Solutions

  • 15:10
  • Coffee/Tea Break

  • 15:40
  • Efficiency Improvement in Heavy Duty Axles Confirmed through Re-design and Testing
    - Maik Hoppert, R&D Engineer, Romax Technology

  • 16:05
  • Romax Engineering Services - Overview and Case Studies
    - Chad Glinsky, Engineering Manager - North America, Romax Technology

  • 16:30
  • Developments in Bearing Simulation - Advanced Roller Contact and Journal Bearing Analysis
    - Maik Hoppert, R&D Engineer, Romax Technology

  • 16:55
  • Summary of Day 1
    - Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

  • 17:00
  • Close of day 1

Day 2 - 15th September

  • 08:00
  • User Group Breakfast Workshop

  • 09:45
  • Arrival and coffee

  • 10:00
  • Introduction to Day's Agenda
    - Andy Poon, CEO, Romax Technology

  • 10:05
  • Consideration of Multi-physics Interactions in the Design of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
    - Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager and  Chad Glinsky, Mechanical Engineer, Romax Technology

  • 11:35
  • Coffee/Tea Break

  • 12:05
  • Latest Progress on the Design of an Optimised Electric Driveline in a Pan-European Collaborative Project [ODIN]
    - Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology

  • 12:35
  • Lunch

  • 13:35
  • Using RomaxDESIGNER to Simulate and Reduce Noise from Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Part 1
    - Chad Glinsky, Engineering Manager - North America, Romax Technology

  • 14:35
  • Using RomaxDESIGNER to Simulate and Reduce Noise from Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Part 2
    - Melanie Michon, R&D Programme Manager, Romax Technology with Altair Engineering

  • 15:35
  • Insight into Romax Development Roadmap
    - Jamie Pears, Head of Product Management, Romax Technology

  • 16:00
  • Summary of Day 2 - Andy Poon, Group CEO, Romax Technology

  • 16:10
  • End of Romax North America User Forum 2016

Welcoming keynote speaker Dale Eschenburg, Senior Director of Engineering at Meritor Inc.

Meritor company logo

Dale Eschenburg will open the North American User Forum with his keynote speech titled, 'A Systems Approach for Product Integration, Design and Development'.

Mr. Eschenburg is a Senior Director in engineering reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering and Quality.  He is currently responsible for leading a global engineering team of approximately 40 members.  In his 27 year history with Meritor, he has held various senior leadership roles and has driven the introduction of innovative products in axles, brakes, drivelines, gear technology, transfer cases, suspensions and wheel ends across multiple commercial vehicle segments.  Mr. Eschenburg currently holds 11 patents with 6 patents pending.  He is active in several industry organizations including SAE, AGMA and Romax Customer Advisory Board.  

Mr. Eschenburg has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan. 

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