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CWD & DSEC: Call for Papers open until April 15, 2024

We're excited to invite you to join us at CWD & DSEC 2025, a premier conference scheduled for March 11-12, 2025. This event promises to be a hub of knowledge and collaboration in the exciting fields of Drivetrain Technology, Systems Engineering, and Wind Power Drives. 

The Confe...

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nextlub: Call for Papers open until April 30, 2024

Get ready to submit your abstract for nextlub by 30 April, 2024 at the nextlub website . 

Last year’s nextlub was a great success. With over 300 interested participant, nextlub 2023 established a milestone for sustainability in the lubricant industry and tribology research....

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Software Release: FVA-Workbench Version 9 Redefines Gearbox Design

The latest version of FVA-Workbench is now available for download and once again sets standards in gear design.

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ACGP 2024: Call for Papers open until March 31, 2024

The Call for Papers for the Aachen Conference on Gear Production (ACGP) from November 6th to 7th, 2024, has been initiated. 

Seize this opportunity to actively contribute to the program and present your insights. The submission deadline is March 31, 2024. 

ACGP provides a...

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BEARING WORLD 2024: Registration now open

­Discover bearing trends at the BEARING WORLD conference, 25-26 June, 2024 in Würzburg.

BEARING WORLD focuses on all facets of bearings and all involved components.

The main topics include:
- Smart bearings
- Electrical effects
- Material development/manufacturing processes
-...

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FVA-Workbench 9.0 BETA Release – Now Available for Download!

We are excited to announce the launch of the BETA release of the latest version of the FVA-Workbench.

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We are exhibiting: SPS 2023 - Smart Production Solutions

Visit us at this year's SPS fair in Nuremberg! You will find interop4X, a brand of FVA GmbH, at the joint booth with VDMA Machine Information Interoperability/umati in hall 5, booth 138. This cooperation allows us to present you an even wider range of transformation solutions...

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Join us at AVL Techday for Virtual Development of Electric Drives

The FVA is excited to participate in AVL Techday for the virtual development of electric drives on October 11, 2023, in Gothenburg.

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FVA at MPT Expo in Detroit

Experience the future of drive technology with the FVA-Workbench at the Motion+Power Technology Expo in Detroit! Secure your free guest pass using the code: MPT085.

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FVA-Workbench 8.1 released – now with new features!

The latest version includes new features and offers even more options for efficient design and optimization of gearbox components.
 

Download FVA-Workbench 8.1 now
 

These new features will revolutionize your design processes: 

1. Variation of cylindrical gear stages:
This...

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Introducing interop4X – New Website Now Live!

The brand-new website for the independent FVA interop4X business unit is now online. Learn about our services and all relevant information now at www.interop4x.de. The website is a central resource for companies that want to take advantage of the interoperability and information...

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BEARING WORLD 2024: Call for Papers is now open

Preparation for the event is now in full swing as the call for papers is issued. Submissions for the 5th International Forum on Rolling and Plain Bearings, which will be held in Würzburg on June 25 and 26, 2024, can be submitted by October 30, 2023.

BEARING WORLD focuses on all...

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E-MOTIVE: Tickets now available | 27 - 28 September, 2023

Industry and research are hard at work on the mobility of the future. On 27-28 September, 2023 experts will discuss the latest research results and industrial practice at E-MOTIVE in Wolfsburg. Electromobility stands for the combination of climate protection, social change, and...

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E-MOTIVE by FVA: Call for Papers extended

Industry and research are working together to drive the mobility of tomorrow forward. Electromobility is an important step toward climate protection, social change, and economic success. The drivetrain of the future is essential for setting a course toward efficient and...

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A Model for Considering Wheel Body Deformation in Tooth Contact Load Distribution

Gearbox wheel bodies are often designed and manufactured to maximize power density while minimizing installation space. Strategic use of recesses and holes can achieve significant weight savings in gears.

Local tooth contact analysis plays a crucial role in gear design. Many...

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Live Online Seminar: Residual Stress Measurement | 28.03.2023

Staying competitive requires resource-efficient, lightweight construction using clever materials selection with appropriate heat treatment and manufacturing technology. Engineers can use the precise knowledge, measurability, and targeted adjustment of residual stresses as a...

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Successful 9th Symposium on Hybrid and Energy-Efficient Drives for Mobile Machinery

The 9th Symposium on "Hybrid and Energy-Efficient Drives for Mobile Machinery" was held on 28 February in Karlsruhe, with around 170 experts from research and industry. The event was hosted by FVA GmbH, with support from Mobima (KIT Institutsteil Mobile Arbeitsmaschinen).

The...

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File transfer via OPC UA

It is generally agreed that OPC UA can be used for many communication tasks, and that it also offers several ways to achieve the same thing. One of the topics commonly discussed in OPC UA working groups is file transfer. The new document structure makes it clear that OPC UA...

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FVA-Workbench 8.0 released!

The latest FVA Workbench version 8.0 is now available for use in your gearbox development.

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REXS 1.5 published

New in version 1.5:

  • Referencing external data sources
  • Exchanging REXS models in JSON file format
  • Identification of attributes as "user_defined" or "calculated"
  • New date_time data type
  • Various attribute extensions and modifications. These are documented in the REXS...
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FVA GmbH is new partner of umati

Connectivity is key for all machines in the 21st century. This includes the transmission of data in and out of devices and software systems.  However, creating a standard with global acceptance is a challenge. umati relies on OPC UA as a global interoperability standard to enable...

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Live Online Seminar: Rolling Bearing Damage Analysis | 01.-02.03.2023

Rolling bearings are an important element in a variety mechanical systems. Unforeseen rolling bearing damage can lead to high repair and outage costs. Knowledge of damage mechanisms and influencing factors is of great importance in avoiding rolling bearing damage. The goal of...

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Live Online Seminar: Barkhausen Noise Analysis | 07.02.2023

Quality problems and component failure due to undetected problems in hard fine machining – a highly stressed component edge zone requires manufacturing monitoring.
The close-to-process grinding burn test using Barkhausen noise also offers manufacturing technologists an...

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NEXTLUB – 1st International Conference on Tribology and Sustainable Lubrication

Increasing sustainability, ecological, and geopolitical demands create new challenges for tribologists and lubrication experts. Along with the well-known premium attributes of lubricants and tribological systems, these non-technical functionalities generate new technological...

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CWD 2023 & DSEC 2023 | March 21-22, 2023 in Aachen

We are looking forward to once again offering you appproximately 100 presentations from research and industry on current topics in the fields of wind energy, drivetrain technology, and systems engineering at CWD 2023 & DSEC 2023 in March 2023. Experience the highlights of this...

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Hybrid and Energy-Efficient Drives for Mobile Machines

The 9th conference on "Hybrid and Energy-Efficient Drives for Mobile Machines" will be held 28 February, 2023 in Karlsruhe. Since its inception in 2007, the conference has been an established discussion forum for hybrid and energy-efficient drive technologies.

Program

The focus...

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FVA Live Online Training in 2023

Our live online training courses offer a wide range of topics in the field of drive technology, and present both technical knowledge and practical experience from top industry experts.
Seminar contents are taken from the FVA (Research Association for Drive Technology) knowledge...

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Sebastian Friedl to lead new FVA Interoperability Department

From October 2022, Sebastian Friedl is the new Head of Interoperability at FVA GmbH. In this position, he will significantly grow existing customer contacts and add to FVA GmbH’s expertise and offerings in the field of interoperability, so that SME’s in particular have a strong...

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Live Online Seminar: Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Condition Monitoring | 15.11.2022

Every lithium-ion battery is monitored and controlled by a battery management system. Software state-of-charge determination ranges from simple calculation techniques to complex filtering methods.

In this seminar, participants will learn about the structure and operation of...

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Live Online Seminar: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety | 11.11.2022

Lithium-ion batteries are used in a variety of applications: portable devices, stationary storage, and electric vehicles. However, a significant amount of stored energy always poses a risk, especially if it is released quickly. 

This seminar will explain the general risks and...

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E-MOTIVE Conference is a Success, with 10 Sessions and 38 Presentations

 

E-MOTIVE by FVA – the 14th International Conference on Electric Vehicle Drives and E-Mobility – took place 21 and 22 September, 2022 in CongressPark Wolfsburg. Around 160 participants from research and industry traveled from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain,...

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E-MOTIVE by FVA | 14th International Conference on Electric Vehicle Drives and E-Mobility

21 - 22 September, 2022 in Wolfsburg, Germany

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CfP by 14.10.2022: NEXTLUB – 1st International Conference on Tribology and Sustainable Lubrication

Increasing sustainability, ecological and geopolitical demands create new challenges for tribologists and lubrication experts. Such non-technical functionalities in addition to the well-known premium attributes of lubricants and tribological systems generate new technological...

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BEARING WORLD is back – live and in person, with valuable insights, exciting sessions, and engaging presentations

BEARING WORLD, the international bearing forum, was held on 05 and 06 July, 2022 in the idyllic and culture-rich city of Würzburg. Over these two days, about 200 participants from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden engaged in...

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Umati – The Reference Platform for OPC UA-Enabled Devices

FVA GmbH provides project assistance for quick integration of reference implementations

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Online-Live-Seminar: Operation and Service Life of Stationary Storage Systems | 24.06.2022

Whether in photovoltaic power generators or in industrial applications, stationary battery storage is seeing increased usage in our energy supply. However, safety and efficiency are essential, and it is often difficult to compare manufacturers' specifications. 

We have extended...

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FVA-Workbench 7.1 released!

Leading gearbox solutions. Now even more powerful.

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Online-Live-Seminar | Basics of planetary gear drives (25.05.2022)

This online seminar provides tools for quick analysis of the torque, speed, and power properties of a planetary gearbox.

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Online-Live-Seminar | Battery Management Systems and Condition Monitoring (1.4.2022)

Components - Filter Methods - System Construction

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EUROTRANS Gear Weeks 2022 | Geometry and Design

A complete Gear Training Programme on Master Level

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Call for Papers | Aachen Conference on Gear Production

Call for Papers: Submit your abstract until 29.04.2022!

 

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FVA and VDMA invite you to the virtual junior staff fair - TechTalents

Recruiting young talent remains one of the major challenges. The FVA and the VDMA are lending a hand: with the virtual career fair - TechTalents on May 4 and 5, 2022!

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FVA Trainings in 2022 - Online and On Location

Drive technology training from industry professionals

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­REXS 1.4 released

Simple Exchange of Gearbox Data

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BEARING WORLD by FVA

The Expert Forum for Bearings. 5 - 6 July, 2022 in Würzburg, Germany.

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FVA-Workbench 7.0 released!

Premium gear design solutions. More powerful than ever.

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Free Online Seminars: New Features of FVA-Workbench 7.0

Register now.

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Next Level Transmission Development with FVA and AVL

Leading drive technology companies FVA GmbH and AVL have joined forces to take their customers to the highest level of transmission development.

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Next-Level Software Simplifies Gearbox Development

The FVA-Workbench is now cloud-ready to help companies accelerate gearbox development.

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EUROTRANS Gear Weeks 2021 - Geometry and Design

A complete online Gear Training Programme on Master Level - register now!

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TechBlog #7 | The Influence of Bearing Selection on Gear Modifications

An important aspect of gearbox development is the practical design of gear modifications. The article will demonstrate the degree to which the selection of rolling bearings can influence the required gear modifications.

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TechBlog #6 | The Influence of Rolling Bearing Profiling on Rigidity and Rating Life

Read how to calculate rolling bearings in detail with the FVA-Workbench in the latest TechBlog post.

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TechBlog #5 | Advantages of Local Load Carrying Capacity Approaches Compared to Standardized Methods

Do you use simulations to prevent gear damage?

Damage caused by locally overloaded areas of the mating gear, such as flank chipping, can be easily avoided with the user-friendly features of the FVA-Workbench.

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TechBlog #4 | The Influence of Bevel Pinion Retractability on Casing Design

Bevel gear stages have an influence on the requirements for the casing. In particular, the pinion must be capable of being inserted into the bevel gear stage. The ability of the pinion to be pulled out of the contact can be easily calculated in the FVA-Workbench.

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TechBlog #3 | Limitations of the Timoshenko Beam Theory – FE Shaft Calculations

In the FVA-Workbench, the Timoshenko beam theory is used to calculate the deformation of most common shaft geometries. This method delivers high-quality results with quick calculations. However, user-friendly FE methods are used for more complex geometry calculations.

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TechBlog #2 | REXS Version 1.3 Released

The free format for exchanging gearbox data minimizes maintenance and data transfer errors for communicating between different tools. The latest version of the manufacturer-neutral interface is now available.

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NEW EUROTRANS Online Classes Available!

EUROTRANS Gear Weeks - Geometry and Design 24.11. - 10.12.2020

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FVA and Timken keep drive technology in motion

Timken® bearing catalogs are now available in the FVA-Workbench. Our partnership with the US bearing manufacturer makes it possible for FVA-Workbench users to develop gearboxes with the current product range and the latest information.

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Launch: FVA-TechBlog

Our very first Techblog article is about designing low-noise gears. Check it out!

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BEARING WORLD 2020 goes virtual!

The 3rd International Expert Forum for Bearings will take place online this year from 19 to 23 October. Participation is free of charge for all visitors.

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GETEC Vehicle Technology official Re-Seller of FVA-Workbench

We are delighted to announce that GETEC Vehicle Technology has become our sales partner for the FVA-Workbench.

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12th E-MOTIVE by FVA - Expert Forum for Electric Vehicle Drives

Online Event - 15 to 17 September, 2020

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Release - FVA-Workbench 6.0 is available now

Precise calculations, easy analysis. The latest version of the simulation platform for drive systems is now available.

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FVA-Workbench 6.0 BETA released – test it for free now!

More efficient, more precise, more user-friendly. The upcoming FVA-Workbench 6.0 is even easier to use and offers new modules for even more detailed and efficient transmission development.

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Make the best of working from home

Use the FVA-Workbench in your team free of charge

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Visit FVA at Hannover Messe 2020

Reserve your free e-ticket now! We look forward to seeing you at the FVA GmbH stand (hall 5, stand E14).

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REXS 1.2 Published

The new release makes it possible to describe even more gearbox elements and thus more complex gear unit structures in detail.

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5th Wind and Drivetrain Conference - 21 April, 2020 in Hamburg

The latest and most modern simulation technologies in wind power and drive technology will be on display at this international event. Of course, this includes the FVA-Workbench.

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Formula Student Team Weingarten goes full speed ahead - with FVA software and seminars

In November, the Formula Student Team Weingarten attended the "Gearbox Design with the FVA-Workbench" seminar in Garching near Munich. In the seminar, drive expert Ferdinand Wikidal provided a comprehensive overview of gearbox design methods using the FVA-Workbench, the manufactu...

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New Version of the FVA-Workbench Released

With the release of the new FVA-Workbench 5.6, we have developed the simulation platform into an essential high-performance tool for transmission development.

 

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E-Workbench - Simulation Platform for Electric Drives

FVA Information Conference 2019

In FVA Project 827 I, FVA (Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik e.V.), the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design (IEM), and the Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics of the Leibniz University of Hannover (IAL) are...

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FVA-Workbench at the 2019 FVA Information Conference

Learn how to design gears efficiently and precisely!

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FVA-Workbench 5.6 BETA Released

Request a trial license and help shape the future of the software

 

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Visit us at CTI Germany!

9 – 12 December 2019, in Berlin, Germany

Our experts will be on hand to present the new FVA-Workbench 5.6.

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Christian Kunze - "FVA Car Guy" - Presents a Series of Webinars on Automotive Gearboxes

Using concentrated theoretical and practical knowledge, we present everything you need to know about gearbox technologies in the automotive environment in four webinar modules.

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A Look Back at the 2019 E-MOTIVE Conference

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers came together with research and science in Schweinefurt to explore new ways of working together.

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An Unbeatable Team: the FVA and Spatial Corp

The FVA-Workbench offers a unique variety of analysis methods for a wide range of gearbox designs and types. Our partnership with Spatial Corp provides the necessary 3D modeling solutions.

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Nǐ hǎo China!

The FVA-Workbench goes to China - CWP (China Wind Power) in Beijing, 22 – 24 October, 2019.

Moritz Keuthen and Ferdinand Wikidal from the FVA will be on location in the German Pavilion to present the FVA-Workbench.

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FVA-Workbench in Detroit

AGMA Motion + Power Technology Expo 2019, 15 - 17 October 2019, in Detroit.

Our software experts from Munich will be on location in the USA to show off the FVA-Workbench.

 

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Meet Our Software Experts at ICG!

International Conference on Gears 2019, 18 - 20 September, 2019 at the FZG (Institute of Machine Elements) in Garching, near Munich.

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Faster, better, more user-friendly

The new FVA-Workbench 5.5 was released in May. The software accelerates development processes and enables even more detailed calculation results.

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FVA Software & Service goes international!

At the FVA Information Conference in Würzburg, FVA GmbH and Elgeti Engineering GmbH announced an partnership agreement for the North American market.

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REXS: New Version of the standardized interface released

Version 1.1 of the interface was released on 26 October, 2018 and features greatly improved ease of use as well as an expanded specification scope.

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Always Up-to-Date: New Update for FVA-Workbench 5.0

Thanks to great feedback from our user community on the new FVA-Workbench Version 5.0, our software development team was able to implement the 5.0.1 update for the simulation platform in a very short time.

 

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FVA-Workbench Version 5.0 Released

State-of-the-Art Drive Simulation: The latest release of the simulation platform combines drive technology expertise from the fields of research, industry, and software development. The long-awaited version 5.0 of the FVA-Workbench offers new, powerful calculation methods and...

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REXS – Standardised Gearbox Model...

...for the Simple Exchange of Gearbox Data. The first version of the REXS interface (Reusable Engineering EXchange Standard) is freely available under Creative Commons License (CC-BY-SA). REXS defines an industry-wide uniform modelling and nomenclature for the gearbox and its...

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FVA-Workbench Version 4.6 Released

The FVA drive technology software is now even more powerful, with an extended range of calculations and CAD export capabilities

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In the fast lane with the FVA-Workbench

New FVA-Workbench script for validation of the extension to ISO 6336:2006 for FVA Workbench 4.5

 

Do you want to quickly test changes to standards and take advantage of the benefits of tomorrow? For users of the FVA Workbench 4.5, the future is available now.

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FVA-Workbench Version 4.5 Released

he FVA drive technology calculation and simulation platform is now even more powerful with a new, more flexible licensing structure.

 

The new FVA Workbench version 4.5 supports more efficient development tasks with a flexible licensing structure, new simulation features, and...

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FVA-Workbench 4.0: Automation Accelerates Product Development

FVA-Workbench 4.0 includes three powerful tools for automated processing of simulation and calculation tasks that can be integrated into the product development process.

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Scripting in the FVA-Workbench

The tool for knowledge management and process optimisation

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FVA-Workbench 4.0 Next Generation Released

Now available! The FVA-Workbench is a simulation platform for the modelling, parameterisation, calculation, and dimensioning of gear units. In the new version 4.0, the operating concept of the software has been completely redesigned. Users profit from new control options and...