Linamar Chooses RomaxDesigner for Its Design and Development of Driveline Systems


Linamar Corporation, one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of precision powertrain and driveline components, uses RomaxDesigner in its design and development processes, creating innovative transmission and driveline systems for a wide range of product lines. An innovative engineering approach from Romax is being applied to the development of new electric drive systems at Linamar.

Linamar Corporation, founded in 1966 by Frank Hasenfratz, is committed to investing in the latest available technologies. From advanced automation and CNC machining equipment used in the manufacturing process, to the testing equipment and software managed by engineering teams, to the innovative product solutions the company provides to customers, Linamar is on the leading edge.

The foundations for Linamar’s technical advancements are rooted in the expertise of McLaren Engineering. McLaren Engineering has used RomaxDesigner since early 2007. Linamar also knows that customers are looking for more from their vehicles than just good durability and low fuel consumptions.

“RomaxDesigner is chosen because it was the software that satisfied our needs for upfront prediction of system performance for geared systems; it provides a short computation time plus a friendly user-interface,” said Christopher West, chief engineer for Axle and Core Engineering.

“RomaxDesigner is pivotal to development of new e-Axle systems,” said Kevin Ledford, chief engineer for E-Axle Systems at Linamar. “McLaren Engineering has seen good correlations of analytical predictions from Romax with test results in the prototypes tested at McLaren Engineering.”

Andy Poon, CEO of Romax added, “We are delighted that world-leading customers such as the Linamar Corporation continue to use our number one flagship product RomaxDesigner within their design and development process. The software now also covers the electric and hybrid electric vehicle markets, highlighting its increasing role in enabling our customers to achieve faster and more accurate designs that match their innovative and unique requirements.”