Marburg, December 10th, 2010 – 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 Nanjing Puzhen Haitai Brake Equipment Co.Ltd, a professional manufacturer of braking systems in the field of railway transportation located in Nanjing, China, selected the VI-grade suite of railway solutions, based on VI-Rail.
The company, that operates in manufacturing, maintenance, renting and services for brake systems used in railway transportation, including high-speed railway, city railway and metro cars, will use VI-Rail, in conjunction with control software solutions like Matlab Simulink, to simulate and optimize its 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 Zhang Bin, Haitai Brake Equipments. “Our company, a professional supplier for the brake system of intercity railway and metro cars, will use the VI-Rail solution to help accomplish our goal of becoming the reference for the research, development and manufacture of braking system 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 our first 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. For additional information, click here.
About Haitai Brake Equipment
Nanjing Puzhen Haitai Brake Equipment Co.Ltd is a professional manufacturer of brake system in the field of railway transportation (including high-speed railway, city railway and metro). Established in October 2005 and located in the Nanjing Pukou Economic Development Zone, the company operates in manufacturing, maintenance, renting and consulting services for brake systems used in railway transportation. The annual manufacturing ability is of about 60 trains with the standard of 8 cars per train and includes high-speed railway (up to 300 km/h), large-unit composed railway (up to 250 km/h), as wele as metro and city railway vehicles. 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.