This week at Hannover Messe 2016, WITTENSTEIN alpha is unveiling new cymex 5 sizing software. This multifunctional software helps engineers design drive trains more reliably, economically and energy efficiently. This is achieved through an optimization which identifies downsizing potential and thus guarantees the highest possible energy efficiency and power density throughout the drive train. More after the jump.
In addition to a new customizable user interface and more intuitive navigation, the new cymex 5 has access to around 14,000 motors from more than 50 different manufacturers, along with more than 8,000 WITTENSTEIN alpha gearheads and 200 combinations of WITTENSTEIN linear systems. The bottom line: time saving for designers of up to 60% when calculating possible variants.
Multiple axes configured in one project with sizing software
cymex 5 allows any number of axes to be defined at once. It also now permits several axes and variants to be analyzed and evaluated simultaneously in a single project – a time saving for designers of up to 60%.
The software enables precise simulations of motions and loads because all a drive’s most common basic applications as well as the most frequent movement kinematics and machine mechanisms can be selected directly.
A crank, telescope and center winder are now integrated over and above the applications already implemented in cymex 3. Other variants can be configured in a modular way.
End-to-end sizing and design with full documentation
To support the design of the drive train, cymex 5 has access to a regularly updated database listing around 14,000 motor versions from more than 50 different manufacturers plus more than 8000 WITTENSTEIN alpha gearheads and 200 combinations of WITTENSTEIN linear systems.
After comparing the geometry, the software derives bespoke drive configurations and automatically suggests suitable attached components. At the end of the sizing process, the user can generate the full calculation documentation directly, create data sheets for the gearhead and motor and display 2D or 3D CAD component data.
“Optimizer” improves energy efficiency and power density in the drive train
cymex 5 features an optional “Optimizer” that is the only one of its kind to date for sizing software. This tool identifies downsizing potential — especially in machines, axes and powertrains that have already been configured. A machine’s existing controller parameters, such as the current or voltage profile, can be read out for this purpose and imported into cymex 5 in order to optimize the train’s energy efficiency.
Furthermore, the Optimizer knows, whether a smaller-sized motor-and-gearhead unit could be used instead without compromising performance. Undersized drives can be adapted with the help of the Optimizer’s recommendations.