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SKF and Romax host the first eDSIM conference

SKF and Romax Technology will host the first electric Driveline SIMulation (eDSIM) conference, taking place on September 25-26 in Germany

Sweden’s SKF and UK’s Romax have developed simulation programmes that reproduce the drive train as a complete system, taking all interactions into account.

The companies share the notion that simulation-led design is key to delivering engineering systems that are fit for purpose as well as cost effective. These shared values of innovation, analysis of market demands and vision on process optimisation and electrified drivelines lay the foundation for “eDSIM”.

The “eDSIM” conference is a platform on which stakeholders, software providers, OEMs, suppliers and universities can exchange information on the numerical analysis of electrified drive trains.

The aim of the interdisciplinary exchange is to master the current challenges in the development of drive systems. Some of these challenges include parameters from various areas of physics: structural, dynamic, thermal, fluid mechanics, tribological and electromagnetic aspects.

The interactions between such factors influence the overall performance of the system. The solution is believed to lie in new computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools which can optimally coordinate all these variables in order to develop an electric drive which is more energy-efficient and outperforms combustion-based drives.

Design data is also gaining an increasingly important role in the context of “Industry 4.0 production” – that is the present trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.

As digitalisation progresses, data are being incorporated into automated manufacturing processes as the starting point for product life cycle management.

The eDSIM conference will discuss how development processes – especially between development partners, customers and suppliers – can be designed to maximise productivity, shorten development times, increase added value and drive technological innovations forward.

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