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Korean marine transmission firm delivers innovation for customers Collaboration with UK university focuses on automotive fuel efficiency A study by Romax and Loughborough University has revealed that fuel consumption in the automotive industry can differ by as much as 20% when comparing real-world drive cycles to rig and simulated tests based on legislative drive cycles, showing the significant variances that can exist. These findings are part of a three-year investigation, stemming from impending EU legislation that sets mandatory emission reduction targets for all new cars, into factors influencing energy consumption in hybrid electric vehicles. With PhD research student Matthew Lintern using a Toyota Prius, Romax and the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council jointly funded the project.

D-I Industrial is South Korea’s leading manufacturer of hydraulic marine transmissions and speed reducers, steering systems and power take-offs. With the company aiming to exceed the expectations of demanding customers worldwide, D-I Industrial uses Romax software in critical areas including root cause analysis, gear whine reduction and general design optimisation. Romax consultants have also performed a root cause investigation on gearbox and recommended design improvements. “The most important benefit of Romax software is the ability to reduce the time it takes to locate design errors, thanks to the advanced simulation capabilities,” said Junseong Kim, D-I Industrial R&D Centre. Read the full case study at www.romaxtech.com.

Partnership with India’s Inox Wind reaches 500th gearbox order Indian wind turbine manufacturer Inox Wind has placed a milestone 500th order for Romax-designed two-megawatt wind turbine gearbox. With India developing into one of the world’s fastest growing economies in the last few years, wind power now accounts for almost 10% of installed capacity and generates 2% of the nation’s power. “We have worked closely together with Romax for six years – starting with gearbox design and then ensuring that high production standards are maintained and type certified across our suppliers,” said Mr. Kailash Tarachandani, CEO, Inox. “Choosing the right long-term partner has provided us with a stable platform to grow in the renewable market.” Read the full press release at www.romaxtech.com 4

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USA: supporting ‘an essential national resource for wind energy’ Romax’s relationship with the USA’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory continues to deliver benefits. The US Department of Energy’s main national laboratory for R&D into renewable energy and energy efficiency, NREL operates a 327-acre main campus and 300-acre National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. Romax provides a local hands-on presence and the flexible delivery of simulation, instrumentation and design expertise, with software and consulting supporting R&D in multiple areas, including the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative that brings together manufacturers, owners, researchers and engineering experts to recommend efficient and cost-effective improvements in the gearbox lifecycle. Romax is delivering innovative drivetrain designs with an increased understanding of gearbox failures and enabled improvements in industry design practices. Transmission • Issue One

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