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Ben Holter

Ben has over 15 years of electrohydraulic experience and currently leads a group of cross functional engineers developing the hardware and software to help enable the full potential electro-hydraulics in the mobile market. Ben has been at the forefront of developing and bringing Husco's electrohydraulic knowhow into production for a variety of advanced control and semi-autonomous applications.


Enabling automation in mobile hydraulic control

Since conception, the control of mobile equipment hydraulics has been tuned for the operator. The closed-loop relationship between operator and machine is changing. The availability of sensors, control software and computational power is transforming the control requirements of machines. In addition, the operators themselves are changing, with less overall experience and a growing acceptance of advanced features. A transition in hydraulic control to maximize productivity, control and overall effectivity comes with challenges. This presentation walks through some of the challenges, provides two real-life examples linked to the control transition and suggests how control systems of the future might look.