The Benefits of Integrating Sensors and Software into Motion Control Systems

A panel of industry experts discuss the ways sensors and software are being integrated into hydraulic, pneumatic and other motion control related systems and the benefits of doing so.

Oliver Lythgoe
Chief Marketing Officer

Oliver Lythgoe is chief marketing officer for the Fetis group, an international engineering group with presence in 9 countries. The group works with most of the leading names in hydraulics and provides machine design, prototype, and electronic control services. An electronic engineer by training, Lythgoe worked on many machine integration projects for construction and agricultural machines with OEMs in Europe, USA, and China during his time at Perkins Engines. This evolved into product concept marketing, developing a deep understanding of off-highway industry technology trends. More recently, he worked as a senior marketing manager with processor design company ARM with responsibility for the automotive sector. Autonomous vehicles and functional safety were a major focus of the hardware and software projects.

Joern Strasser
Business Manager – Speed sensors

Joern Strasser is the Business Manager for Speed Sensors at Rheintacho. In this role he helps to care for and acquire clients in the field of construction machines, hydraulic drives and mechanical engineering. He also helps to generate new projects outside of Rheintacho’s core applications.

August “Gus” Meyers
Branch Manager for Mobile Automation
SIKO Products Inc.

August “Gus” Meyers is an Electrical Engineer with 30+ years of experience in Industrial Automation. He joined SIKO Products in 2019 with the responsibility of providing automation and safety solutions for the mobile automation market, consisting predominantly of automatic guided and autonomous vehicles. Prior to SIKO Products, he worked for Leuze Electronics managing the North American operation, supplying optical sensors, safety systems and automation products for the packaging, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

Dave Boeldt
Product Manager
Bosch Rexroth

Dave Boeldt is the Product Manager for the Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Automation & Electrification division. With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and over 30 years of experience in automation, Dave has extensive knowledge and a proven track record within the industry. He has held various positions at Bosch Rexroth, including application engineering, product development, sales, and product management. In his current role, Dave manages the control and software portfolios, integration of new products and technologies, and works with customers to develop industrial automation and digital transformation solutions.

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