• 2  May,  2014

    Romax and consortium partners support EU initiative to accelerate electric vehicle market

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  • 14  February,  2014

    Romax chosen to support all Centrica Energy offshore wind sites

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  • 19  December,  2013

    Patrick Kniveton’s Review of 2013

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  • 13  December,  2013

    Technology innovation is key to driving newly subsidised offshore wind market, says Romax

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  • 26  November,  2013

    Romax releases Dynamic FUSION

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  • 14  November,  2013

    Plan for tomorrow by harnessing the power of technology today

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  • 23  October,  2013

    Delays to EU limit on CO2 emissions should not deter industry from meeting existing targets, says Romax

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  • 14  October,  2013

    Romax gets boost from regional growth funding

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  • 4  October,  2013

    Amantys announces appointment of power industry executive as CEO Erwin Wolf becomes CEO of power electronics pioneer

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  • 4  October,  2013

    Amantys announces strategic investment from Avago Technologies

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  • 28  August,  2013

    Mitigating Risk is key for Wind farm development says Romax

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  • 19  June,  2013

    Romax and the University of Sheffield open R&D Technical Centre as part of Regional Growth Fund Project

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  • 15  May,  2013

    Amantys® Ltd announces the PowerDrive Partnership Programme with leading IGBT Module manufacturers

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  • 15  May,  2013

    Romax Technology delivers the future of wind turbine health management

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  • 25  April,  2013

    EMEF deploys Amantys Power Insight™ technology to increase the time trains are on the tracks

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  • 16  April,  2013

    New Products and Capabilities to Shorten Development Cycle, Reduce Cost, Improve Efficiency and Drive up Quality

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  • 27   March,  2013

    Romax Technology Recognized by Germanischer Lloyd for its Excellence in Engineering Design Process

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  • 5   March,  2013

    Romax Technology Granted Patents in Transfer Box and Dual Clutch Transmission

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  • 10   January,  2013

    Amantys appoints Chief Executive Officer to drive revenue growth and new market engagement

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  • 22   November,  2012

    Amantys secures significant new financing from Moonray Investors

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  • 26   October,  2012

    Amantys named Start Up of the Year Award at the British Engineering Excellence Awards

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  • 2   October,  2012

    Amantys recognised for second year running in Global Cleantech 100

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  • 1   July,  2012

    Pete Magowan has been appointed as Head of Energy at Moonray Investors

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  • 12   June,  2012

    Wind farms + algorithms = InSight

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  • 21   May,  2012

    Romax agrees to move to the University of Nottingham Innovation Park

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  • 25   April  2012

    Amantys delivers the next technology breakthrough in its product roadmap

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  • 23   March,  2012

    Isotera receives £1.1m investment to launch intelligent LED lighting system

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  • 28   February,  2012

    Amantys attracts experienced Power Electronics Executive to the Board

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  • 21   February,  2012

    Specialist engineering and simulation software company Romax announces investment partnership with Moonray Investors

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  • 9  January,  2012

    Construction begins at Bankend Rigg Wind Farm

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  • 9  November,  2011

    Amantys introduces its Power Drive – its first advanced product for improved reliability and performance in medium/high voltage applications

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  • 18  October,  2011

    Energy efficiency company Amantys enters the Global Cleantech 100 List

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  • 18  October,  2011

    Amantys secures strategic project funding from EEDA

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  • 7  July,  2011

    Moonray invests in Amantys — an energy efficient power electronics company

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Romax Technology

Romax Technology has been selected as part of a consortium led by the EU to deliver an optimised solution that will ultimately reduce costs and drive mass-production of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe.

The three-year ODIN (Optimised Electric Drivetrain by Integration) project is part of an EU initiative to stimulate growth of EVs by reducing overall vehicle costs while ensuring performance and maintaining automotive component and quality standards.

According to research from the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT), the UK saw a rise of 20.5 per cent in the number of hybrid and electric vehicles being registered across the country in 2013. Ensuring that this level of growth continues across Britain and the rest of Europe involves continual innovation in the R&D of EVs.

The ODIN project looks to address one cross-section of this technology area by looking specifically at the powertrain of the EV, optimising the integration of mechanical and electrical components into one e-powertrain.

The e-powertrain has to be both cost-attractive and power efficient, and therefore in order to meet these objectives, fundamental engineering problems such as the need for efficiency have to be simulated and optimised at the earliest stages of the design process. Through its innovative software design and consulting expertise, Romax was selected to be part of the consortium.

Through its RomaxDESIGNER and RomaxCONCEPT products, Romax is able to simulate various configurations and multi-speed gearboxes, different types of gear sets and different ratios at the initial design stage, allowing the consortium to whittle possible designs down to specific preferred choices.

By providing this level of analysis at the earliest design stage, component integration issues can be easily identified, allowing the engineers to make an informed choice as to where changes need to be made in order to avoid reworking later in the design process – in doing so significant cost reductions can be seen, all without compromising powertrain efficiency.

Barry James, Chief Technology Officer of Romax, commented: “In order for the EV market to grow we need to look at ways to reduce overall vehicle costs. A smarter integration of gearbox, motor, and power electronics is needed across the vehicle powertrain, and that is what the ODIN project aims to address.

“Properly integrated powertrains have a potential to reduce costs by using high-speed electric motors – in doing this the objective is to create a cheap and compact drivetrain without compromising on power capability. To achieve this, as things become smaller and more power dense, it is essential to address component integration issues from the earliest stages of design and that is what we seek to do at Romax.

“Identifying the right calculations, including appropriate simulations in the initial stages, mean that we are able to see what works, as well as highlighting potential problems earlier.”

The ODIN project is co-funded by the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development (FP7), with consortium partners including Bosch, GKN and Renault.

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