Marburg, November 2nd, 2012 – VI-grade GmbH, the leading provider of best-in-class products and services to bridge the gap between real world testing and technical simulation, today announced that CSR Sifang Co.Ltd, a professional manufacturer of high-speed passenger coaches, rapid transit vehicles and locomotives in the field of railway transportation located in Qingdao, China, selected the VI-grade suite of railway solutions, based on VI-Rail.
The company, that operates in manufacturing, maintenance, renting and services for passenger coaches, rapid transit coaches and locomotives, will use VI-Rail to to simulate and optimize the performance of high-speed passenger coaches, and in conjunction with control software solutions like Matlab Simulink, to simulate and optimize its traction motor or braking devices, testing their virtual behavior together with the multibody models of complete railway vehicles.
“We are excited about the technology offered by VI-grade for the railway industry,” says LIU Degang, CSR Sifang Co.,Ltd. “Our company, a professional railway vehicle manufacturer, will use the VI-Rail solution to help accomplish our goal of becoming the reference for the research, development and manufacture of railway vehicle in the field of domestic railway transportation.”
“High-speed railway is the major project for the domestic railway constructions of the future and the development of new railway and metro lines is required by all major cities in China,” says Dr. Ji, Hirain Technologies. “This is a great opportunity for our customers to introduce new railway technologies in the local market and we are looking forward to supporting the fast-growing railway industry with our skills and competences in simulation software and services.”
“We are happy to report another commercial success through HiRain in the railway industry,” says Guido Bairati, Sales Director, VI-Grade. “This demonstrates the efficiency of our commercial strategies in the Asia-Pacific region, that relies on a capillary network of experienced and respected resellers. We are looking forward to a continuous a fruitful collaboration in China!”
VI-Rail is the specialized railway simulation software from VI-Grade. VI-Rail enables to quickly build a complete, parameterized model of a new railway vehicle, easily define its suspension, wheelset, wheel-rail contact, and other vital characteristics. Running through a battery of simulations it is possible to determine the vehicle’s stability, derailment safety clearance, track load, passenger comfort, and more. The performance of a railway vehicle design can be optimized virtually in the computer, before cutting a single piece of metal or running a single physical test. VI-Rail users can instantly see the effects of design changes on railcar performance in high-speed animation, easily detecting component interferences, excessive wear, instability, and performance limitations. Users can also plot key parameters in graphs to compare results from different designs
About CSR Sifang Co. Ltd
CSR Sifang Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry (Group) Corporation (abbreviated as CSR), is a nationally accredited high and new technical company. The company was the former Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company, founded in 1900. Since the establishment of the company, it has been devoting to researching, development, manufacturing and serving of railway locomotive and rolling stock products, and has made significant contributions to the technology advancement of the Chinese railway locomotive and rolling stock industry.At present, the company is mainly engaged in the following industries: manufacturing and refurbishing of railway high-grade passenger coaches and high-speed EMUs （manufactured by the joint venture）; Refurbishing, assembling and rebuilding of rail transit equipment, such as various types of locomotives, passenger coaches, rapid transit vehicles, and so on; Manufacturing of road-rail vehicles and different types of special railway cars; Manufacturing of accessories for railway locomotives, and passenger coaches; Technical service for locomotive and rolling stock; Metal hot-working, export and import and other business. For additional information, click here.
About HiRain Technologies
HiRain Technologies, founded in 1998 and headquartered in Beijing with offices in Hongkong, Shanghai, Chengdu, Changchun and Wuhan, is a high-tech 600-employees service company in rapid and consistent development. HiRain provides integrated system level solutions to meet challenging needs. HiRain distributes integrated solutions to more than 500 customers in China, in areas that include control system design & simulation, in-vehicle network design & development, signal processing and control, CAE, system engineering, etc. As AUTOSAR associate member, HiRain is active in working together with leading associations to bring latest advanced technologies into customers in China. For additional information, click here.