How can an automatic transmission manufacturer tackle the challenges of keeping pace with rapid product innovation while expanding its footprint on the global market?
For PUNCH Powerglide, a French manufacturer based in Strasbourg, part of the answer lies in using state-of-the-art, market-leading solutions from the Simcenter portfolio. As you can see in the video below, with Simcenter, PUNCH Powerglide optimizes the performance of its designs and streamlines its product development processes: Design faster with Simcenter Amesim, test better with LMS Testing Solutions.
Take the example of lubrication system design, a crucial element of energy-efficient automatic transmissions. Michel Vincent, simulation engineer at PUNCH Powerglide relies on Simcenter Amesim to design better system while slashing down development time: “Before we were using simulation in our processes, the design of the lubrication circuit took several months and required many costly prototypes. With Simcenter Amesim, the work is completed within four or five weeks, and the software enables a more precise optimization of the flow rate needed for each part in any running condition.”
By using Simcenter for product development, PUNCH Powerglide can faster adjust its designs to the needs of local markets and exports its innovative transmissions beyond the frontiers of Europe, mainly to Asia. The company is also best positioned to pioneer the trend towards vehicle electrification. Look at the new hybrid transmission 6LP2. The 6-speed transmission for rear-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle features a clutch-to-clutch architecture with integrated electro and hydraulic controls module. This innovative project has been recently recognized by the experts’ committee of the Pôle Véhicule du Futur (Cluster Vehicle of the Future), a French cluster that brings together industrial and academic players of the sector: "Beyond the 6LP2 product itself, the project is part of a comprehensive and coherent industrial strategy, looking to the future by innovation and operational excellence.”
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