SPII new Maneuvering Bench

WRITTEN BY: Francesco Agostoni

SPII, a leading company specialising in the design and production of integrated maneuvering and railway components, part of the Schaltbau group, has recently selected NOVA to support their new design activity.

SPII has developed together with the Nova's support a test bench for the new series of regional trains. Nova's role has been to support and assist SPII in updating and introducing new solutions to improve commands accessibility and ergonomics.

All the proposed solutions have been structurally and dynamically verified to ensure an excellent usability and the availability of a robust solution which provides the appropriate stiffness and it is not the source of undesirable vibrations.

The design activity lasted a few months and evolved with different iterations, which led to an excellent final result. For the first prototype, few modifications have been required and it has been realized in a very short time. This has allowed considerable economic savings.

Francesco Agostoni

Figure.1 First proto bench

Thanks to the contribution of Nova's design team, SPII's Project Manager was able to test different solutions experimenting with new improved ideas. Furthermore, on account of  Nova's team of designers, it was possible to evaluate different solutions encouraging  SPII to experiment with new improvement ideas. The organizational structure performed very well and the product development, although remotely carried out, did not suffer from any particular slowdowns and has benefited from the support of the entire Nova’s back office structure, thanks to a rapid data communication. All the assembly was also kept under real-time control: in fact, all involved designers were considered by SPII as the desk colleagues alongside.

 

Each step has been simulated using the most suitable Software  CAEs, depending on the type of calculation. Simulation indications were therefore used to improve the solution and to meet the requirements.

SPII COMMENT

 

Eng. Zuffetti, SPII responsible of the R & D division, said: "The activity of the Nova design team has allowed SPII to realize the maneuvering bench for the Caravaggio regional train in time for the eighth edition of Expo Ferroviaria in Milan and has been greatly appreciated by the customer Hitachi Rail and also by the Railways Italy Managing Director. Also for the future SPII considers Nova as a partner suitable for the development of new activities to support the important international projects in which Spii is a center of competence”.

 

NOVA COMMENT

 

 

Eng. Roberto Papalia, NOVA Technical Director and coordinator of the NOVA team devoted to support the SPII project, said: "I am very proud to have contributed to the success of this project and I was sure of the quality of the provided design, at the same time I had no doubt the possibility of carrying out the first operational proto in a very short time".

 

About Nova

Nova is a leading engineering company providing advanced technological solutions, product design and development in a broad range of mechanical engineering disciplines as well as comprehensive engineering consulting services to leading companies worldwide.

Francesco Agostoni
Francesco Agostoni

SPII new Maneuvering Bench

WRITTEN BY: Francesco Agostoni

SPII, a leading company specialising in the design and production of integrated maneuvering and railway components, part of the Schaltbau group, has recently selected NOVA to support their new design activity.

SPII has developed together with the Nova's support a test bench for the new series of regional trains. Nova's role has been to support and assist SPII in updating and introducing new solutions to improve commands accessibility and ergonomics.

All the proposed solutions have been structurally and dynamically verified to ensure an excellent usability and the availability of a robust solution which provides the appropriate stiffness and it is not the source of undesirable vibrations.

The design activity lasted a few months and evolved with different iterations, which led to an excellent final result. For the first prototype, few modifications have been required and it has been realized in a very short time. This has allowed considerable economic savings.

Francesco Agostoni

Figure.1 First proto bench

Thanks to the contribution of Nova's design team, SPII's Project Manager was able to test different solutions experimenting with new improved ideas. Furthermore, on account of  Nova's team of designers, it was possible to evaluate different solutions encouraging  SPII to experiment with new improvement ideas. The organizational structure performed very well and the product development, although remotely carried out, did not suffer from any particular slowdowns and has benefited from the support of the entire Nova’s back office structure, thanks to a rapid data communication. All the assembly was also kept under real-time control: in fact, all involved designers were considered by SPII as the desk colleagues alongside.

 

Each step has been simulated using the most suitable Software  CAEs, depending on the type of calculation. Simulation indications were therefore used to improve the solution and to meet the requirements.

SPII COMMENT

 

Eng. Zuffetti, SPII responsible of the R & D division, said: "The activity of the Nova design team has allowed SPII to realize the maneuvering bench for the Caravaggio regional train in time for the eighth edition of Expo Ferroviaria in Milan and has been greatly appreciated by the customer Hitachi Rail and also by the Railways Italy Managing Director. Also for the future SPII considers Nova as a partner suitable for the development of new activities to support the important international projects in which Spii is a center of competence”.

 

NOVA COMMENT

 

 

Eng. Roberto Papalia, NOVA Technical Director and coordinator of the NOVA team devoted to support the SPII project, said: "I am very proud to have contributed to the success of this project and I was sure of the quality of the provided design, at the same time I had no doubt the possibility of carrying out the first operational proto in a very short time".

 

About Nova

Nova is a leading engineering company providing advanced technological solutions, product design and development in a broad range of mechanical engineering disciplines as well as comprehensive engineering consulting services to leading companies worldwide.