Working within the design and engineering department, the R&D department is there as a direct technical assistance.
This assistance could involve optimising a current range of reduction gears or studying a new generation reduction gear that seems to have unusual problems or include newtechnological features (design, materials, process, heat treatment…).
This assistance can also be limited to approving a particular design or technological decision.
A research plan is defined every 6 months in order to match up to expectations from the design and engineering department.
The use of high performance calculation tools means that quick technical assistancemay be given to the design and engineering department, Operations and the SAMC.