UK: Romax Technology Granted Patents in Transfer Box and Dual Clutch Transmission
As part of its on-going investment in driveline innovation, Romax Technology adds two patents granted to its expanding portfolio of inventions. Romax’s Research and Development investment is represented by over 35 driveline, wind and software patent families across the world.
With over twenty years in driveline engineering, Romax Technology is a world leader specialising in innovative and high value driveline engineering solutions for design, simulation and analysis for the ground vehicle, wind and aerospace industries. Romax solutions optimise performance, improve efficiency, increase reliability, accelerate time to market and reduce costs.
During a global project building a wind turbine test rig in Asia, the Romax team discovered the need for flexibility within mechanical test rigs, and quickly developed an invention (GB2487810B) to create an adjustable transfer box which can test wind turbines of up to 15 MW. Any mechanical test rig with this Romax capability means that it can test any matched pair gearbox with any shaft offset. The invention reduces cost while removing the need to create new transfer boxes when testing gearboxes of different designs. This invention can be used across multiple wind turbine applications.
The second of Romax’ latest patents is for a unique dual clutch transmission (GB2478785B) that maximises the drive and driven gears without increasing the overall size of the design while minimising misalignment between gear meshes of the driving gearwheel, therefore reducing wear and noise as the gears mesh more efficiently and also reduce shaft fatigue.
The company has developed a number of solutions that support designers in developing and analysing drivelines, accurately and flexibly, in order to provide manufacturers with quick time to market, more efficient and reliable products that reduce CO2 emissions.
Press release, March 6, 2013; Image: romaxtech