Canadian auto parts maker Linamar Corp. is developing what it calls a new electronic axle driveline system, mainly for electric and hybrid vehicles, and has chosen RomaxDesigner to help in the process.
Linamar has said in previous media reports that the new electronic axle can be used in all vehicles.
The RomaxDesigner software is a product of Romax Technology, headquartered in the United Kingdom. It is used to create mechanical and electro-mechanical drivelines across industries including automotive, wind, aerospace, rail and more. The software is a complete product simulation platform for system design and analysis.
In a news release, Kevin Ledford, chief engineer for e-Axle Systems at Linamar, called RomaxDesigner “pivotal to development of the new e-Axle systems.”
Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz was not immediately available for comment but discussed the importance of electric vehicles with the Globe and Mail in May 2016.
According to that report, Hasenfratz said Linamar has the potential to supply $2,000 worth of parts on every electric vehicle. Right now, Linamar has on average about $150 worth of content on all types of vehicles.
“I want to increase our content potential in every type of vehicle, whether it be internal combustion, electric, hybrids … so we’ve got a great business potential, regardless of where the market goes in terms of vehicle types,” she told the newspaper.