To complement our simulation platform, Romax offers a diverse range of consulting services, with a proven track record in a range of industries and project types. Our team of experts can empower you with the knowledge you need to improve your operations and deliver against your requirements.
Romax consultants combine many years of hands-on operational experience with a deep academic know-how. Their support helps our clients through concept and detailed design, problem and failure investigation, process improvement as well as design review and advanced analysis – learn more about each below.
Process Improvement: Right First Time
Drawing on specialist skills and industry knowledge gained worldwide, the due diligence and measurable gains we provide have helped clients speed up product development, save millions of dollars and smooth their entry into new markets.
- Reduce the number of iterations: save time so you can get to market faster
- Drive down project costs and the total cost of development
- Improve staff utilization, share learning and raise skill levels
- Implement and benefit from the optimum tools
- Deliver high-quality results consistently
Right First Time™
Is a proven methodology that includes stakeholder interviews, root cause definition, process mapping, simulation optimization, process design, pilots and specialist consulting. We deliver engineering process improvements for diverse clients in different sectors. This methodology has reduced the cost of our own internal projects by up to 70% and has been used successfully with a number of our clients, including Mazda, GKN plc and Hyundai WIA
Getting it Right First Time™
We help you deliver products faster and at a reduced cost through process improvement – so you can overcome the challenges you face in design and development.
- The drivetrain specialists for transmission, gearbox, and bearings
- Market surveys and benchmarking technology trends
- Feasibility studies for new product introduction and development
- Due diligence of suppliers and acquisitions
- Design and analysis process improvements
- Tailored education and training programmes
Concept & Detailed Design
Reduce time to market and bring down costs from concept to production, with the ability to assess and analyse a wide range of designs and concepts. We can help you overcome your challenges and meet your objectives through:
- Initial studies to identify the best concepts
- Fast and accurate assessment of multiple drivetrain concepts and layouts
- Selection and design of gears, bearings and all gearbox components
- Review of specifications, interfaces and packaging constraints
- Benchmarking existing products
- System-level analysis to compare different concepts
Advanced Analysis & Design Review
Failure Investigation & Issue Resolution
Identify and solve problems, with experienced engineers carrying out design, analysis and physical inspections to eliminate gear, bearing and other component failures and reduce reject rates in production.
- Identify root causes of failures and devise countermeasures
- Inspect and measure drivetrain components for expert assessment of their condition
- Identify failure modes and root causes using structured investigations and advanced simulation
- Optimise gear design and bearing selection to enhance performance
- Review the influence of manufacturing tolerances and material properties on durability
If our standard training courses do not meet your exact requirements, Romax can offer advanced training which will be tailored to the specific needs of your organisation.
Advanced training can be focused on increasing software proficiency or tackling specific challenges; Romax will work with you to create the ideal training session. Please contact us to find out more.
Requirement: investigate railway axle box failure
Services provided: examine the causes of bearing failures and review the analyses carried out previously by other companies/consultants. Our experts identified failure modes that indicated bearing misalignment was causing the problems; assembly tolerance errors had resulted in abnormal loading that previous analyses had not identified.
Requirement: assessment of bearing supplier
Services provided: assess whether the supplier’s product is suitable for the application including analysing the risk of changing supplier, reviewing the quality benchmarking carried out against the current supply, using measured input data for the analysis, auditing and developing the supplier’s manufacturing processes to meet the product quality requirements. We enabled this client to reduce costs by 18%.
Requirement: full assessment of dual clutch transmission (DCT) design
Services provided: lubrication and assembly assessment, examination of gear misalignment and load distribution factors, FE analysis of gearbox housing and shift forks, NVH assessment including review of gear micro-geometry, transmission error sensitivity analysis and prediction of mode shapes. We provided notable design changes to the transmission concept to improve gear and bearing durability.
Need a full e-powertrain or driveline solution?
Romax also offers design services and full turnkey product development solutions through our Design Services – specialising in complete development of high performance electro-mechanical drive systems for Automotive, Aerospace and other applications.