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Romax Technology launches RomaxWIND

14 April 2008

Romax Technology has announced that its latest RomaxDesigner software package, release 12.6, is now available. The new edition includes a completely new wind turbine specific product line called RomaxWIND and a number of additional features within the RomaxDurability and Romax Bearing product ranges.

Romax’s mission is to provide the most complete environment for virtual product development of wind turbine nacelle drivetrains, gearboxes and bearings. RomaxWIND provides an “all-in-one” software tool tailored for wind turbine applications and encompasses the design, sizing and optimisation of drivetrain systems. Using a unique approach to planetary gear simulation, RomaxWIND is able to produce in-depth results for deflections, alignments, vibration and dynamic response of wind turbine gearboxes in record time. This accuracy and speed enables complex numerical simulations to be performed up front in the design cycle, so that system interactions between the gearbox, drivetrain and turbine can be considered in full.

Romax software is also designed to be integrated within the design process and to harness existing investment in software tools. RomaxWIND provides interfaces to common analysis tools used up and downstream in the design, such as SIMPACK for additional multi-body simulation and Garrad Hassan’s Bladed for whole turbine dynamics.

Collaboration between Romax Technology and key users of Romax software is one of the fundamental ways the company defines the necessary features and enhancements that differentiate RomaxWIND from the standard RomaxDesigner product. “Collaborative working is central to the way in which Romax works and to the development of our software package,” said Andy Poon, director of software and strategy at Romax Technology. “For instance, RomaxWIND and Romax Bearing functionality has, in a large way, been derived from the consultancy work for large wind turbine drivetrain design that we have carried out coupled with speaking to industry leaders on important issues such as drivetrain dynamics and fast analysis of large flexible bearings. Working together with our clients helps us to develop the product and to make it an invaluable tool for those who work with it.”

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