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Austin Sowinski

Austin has been with Husco for 6 years after completing his BS in Electrical Engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering. He started his career working on hydraulic valve tuning across several machine platforms globally, before becoming a lead software developer for electro-hydraulic automation. His current focus has been on control algorithm development and creating embedded software interfaces for autonomous and semi-autonomous machine control.


Precise Automation Control in Electro-Hydraulics – developing for systems without an operator.

In the control of off-highway equipment every milliamp matters. Husco has benchmarked over 100 machines and worked with countless OEMs developing and fine-tuning hydraulics systems. Today over 95% of new systems developed have electro-hydraulic content included and increasingly expected to be automation ready – but how easy is the step to enable precision automation? How do you move from operator to software control? This study walks through some of the key control challenges and uses data from real system testing to highlight the key challenges and methods used to enable fast, precise, robust, repeatable control of any electro-hydraulic system.