Speaker Details

Martin Cuthbert Webtec

Martin Cuthbert

Martin Cuthbert studied mechanical engineering at Sheffield, specializing in flow measurement in his final year. After graduating with a master’s degree in engineering, he joined Webtec and started out in R&D as a product engineer working on a team developing the next generation of turbine flow meters and test stand data acquisition systems. He later moved into a customer-facing role and was appointed managing director in 2006. He travels regularly, visiting customers worldwide and giving training on using hydraulic test equipment. He sits on the Advisory Committee for the National Fluid Power Centre in Worksop, UK.


Optimizing and maintaining hydraulic efficiency on mobile machinery

The speaker will give an overview of the different diagnostic and maintenance options and what sensors and tools are available for the different approaches. As business models change and mobile machine fleets are increasingly leased with a service-level agreement, the hydraulic maintenance approach needs to be decided at the design stage. As the mobile machine goes from design to full production and then completes its first few years in service, how can you optimize hydraulic efficiency and maintain the hydraulic system afterward? How is it possible to balance the often conflicting needs of the customer, design, manufacturing and service engineer?