June 19, 2019
Dear DE Reader:
Times change; smart companies keep up with the changes. For 30 years Romax Technology has been a go-to for drivetrain systems engineering. Their flagship product, RomaxDesigner, has evolved over the years to become a wide-ranging simulation tool. At the same time Romax also has created various specialized tools for specific aspects of drivetrain analysis.
Today, engineers expect suites to behave in a unified fashion, with all products sharing a common look and feel. Romax has responded with a new collaboration suite that brings all its tools under one roof, so to speak. The result is Romax Nexus, our Editor’s Pick of the Week.
The new suite is solution-oriented, designed for collaborative simulation in a world where the discrete elements of engineering must be solved as a unified whole. Now these six toolsets — previously separate products — are integrated into Romax Nexus:
- Romax Concept: For intuitive exploration of drivetrain ideas early in product development.
- Romax Enduro: Structural simulation and optimization for designing durable and robust electro-mechanical drive systems.
- Romax Spectrum: Full system noise/vibration/harshness (NVH) simulation, from gear and electric machine design through to vehicle sound quality.
- Romax Energy: A global efficiency prediction tool for drivetrains and transmissions.
- Romax Spin: Simulation of rolling element bearing, for bearing designers and application engineers.
- Romax Evolve: Electro-mechanical analysis tool for electrical machine designers.
- Romax Dynamic Function: Generation of multibody models with an optimal balance of accuracy and complexity.
Each title works separately, or they can be used as a set of related tools as needed. One person can be the only user of the suite, or separate users can collaborate on projects. It is a level of flexibility in using Romax products that did not exist previously. The company describes the new flexibility as “complete interoperability” that extends to a common file format to enable easy exchange of data.
Romax Nexus isn’t just a bundling; there are additions to each program in the suite. You can read this week’s Product Brief for details on new motor design and analysis tools, advanced bearing simulation behavior, cloud integration and more. If drivetrain and related systems are your thing, take a look at how Romax puts it all together in the new Nexus platform.
Thanks for reading; we’ll be back next week with another Editor’s Pick of the Week.
—The DE Editors