Romax Technology and Comet Solutions® Announce Distribution Agreement

 Romax to Deliver New Drivetrain and Gearbox Engineering SimApps to Customers


AUGUST 10, 2016; CINCINNATI, OH, USA & NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND, UK -- Comet Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of simulation automation technology, today announced a new distribution agreement with Romax Technology, a UK-based global leader in analytical solutions for transmission, axle and driveline systems. This partnership combines Comet’s automation platform, which enables organizations to quickly build integrated, robust, multi-tool simulation automation templates (combining CAD, FEA, Romax and other tools), with Romax’s cutting-edge software and award-winning engineering team’s expertise in developing optimized driveline and gearbox systems, to further drive the value Romax customers can realize.

For over 25 years, Romax DESIGNER (Romax Technology’s flagship simulation program) has been the world leading software for advanced gear, driveline and bearing system design, analysis and optimization. Romax DESIGNER enables users to quickly and accurately perform detailed analyses of critical performance attributes for improvements in durability, efficiency and dynamics, including advanced features such as consideration of manufacturing variation and planetary sideband analysis.

Comet provides simulation automation and standardization processes by seamlessly integrating the variety of tools used by gearbox/transmission product engineers, including CAD, finite element meshers, Romax DESIGNER, structural analysis tools, fatigue life tools, packaging/tolerancing tools, and other detailed gear design tools. By integrating data and tools within a single automation environment that includes optimization capabilities, Comet enhances the system analysis aspects of Romax DESIGNER, providing product engineers with an unprecedented capability to explore the complex interactions between flexible structural components, such as housings and planetary carriers, and the resulting gear, bearing and overall system performance.

Steve Brown, Comet Vice President Global Sales, comments:

“Romax is widely recognized as a leading global provider of integrated software and services for gearbox, bearings and driveline systems. We are extremely pleased to continue building on the development partnership we started last year. Comet further extends the capabilities of Romax DESIGNER , creating an integrated and automated design and analysis environment. This allows users to invoke a variety of software tools for faster design evaluation.  While we are naturally excited by this partnership, the true beneficiaries are the world’s gearbox and drivetrain communities who will see sustained improvements in design integrity and time to market.”

Dan Poon, Romax Head of Partners, comments:

“Romax and Comet have extended their development partnership, with Romax now securing the rights to supply Comet SimApps to its customers. Our customers want to see the whole stack working, and this new arrangement enables Romax and Comet to work together as closely as needed during an engagement for the design automation flow to be fully captured and validated. From the work that Romax and Comet are doing together in the driveline simulation community, it is clear that far sighted organisations are ready to embrace process automation. Romax have a unique perspective on the gearbox design process, being the only solution and development services provider in this space that executes turn-key gearbox design projects in-house, as well as selling a software tool to support such a process. This means we know which areas of simulation set-up have the largest bottleneck – that is what we are targeting. Comet’s real strength lies in its abstract manipulation of solid geometry and meshed geometry, particularly production ready solid geometry that requires bolting together as part of simulation set-up. We want to deliver a robust automated analysis process that can be easily utilized during the early concept stage in identifying design parameters that will meet customer requirements.”

About Romax Technology, Ltd

Founded in 1989, Romax Technology is a global provider of software and services for the design, analysis and optimization of transmissions and drivelines.  For cars, off road vehicles, trains, ships, planes, motorcycles, and electric and hybrid vehicles, Romax solutions help our customers to design better gears and optimize transmission with a focus on driveline efficiency and NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) issues.  Over 100 automotive customers use Romax software and services, including 14 of the world’s top 15 auto manufacturers.

Romax is headquartered in Nottingham, UK and operates through 12 offices globally. For more information, visit

About Comet Solutions, Inc.

Comet Solutions® provides software and services that simplify the complex process of engineering product systems. Comet has developed a suite of powerful and web-deployable SimApps™, which embed expert knowledge and methods, but remove the complexity of general purpose Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. SimApps make simulation-driven design suitable for use by everyone from CAE experts to design engineers.

With Comet SimApps, companies exploit the full potential of their existing CAD/CAE/PLM tools and resources by exploring more design alternatives, enabling product innovation and the rapid development of higher quality and more cost-effective products. For more information about Comet Solutions and Comet SimApps, please visit


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