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How Sensors Will Help Meet Future Safety Standards in Mobile Machinery

Experts from Baumer will delve into emerging machine and safety standards for the mobile off-highway equipment market and how compliance can be achieved through use of different sensor technologies.

This webinar was originally held on April 30th, 2024, and is now available for on demand viewing.


Duration: 1 hour

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Sensors are an integral component in many mobile off-highway equipment systems. Emerging machine standards such as EN280 and functional safety standards like SIL2/PLd will increase the necessity of various sensors in future machine designs. 

These devices can be used to measure angle, inclination, mechanical load, distance and more – all of which is necessary for ensuring the safe operation of a machine. 

During this webinar, experts from Baumer will discuss the standards coming to the off-highway equipment market and how sensors can be used to ensure compliance with those standards. In addition, they will offer insight into the use of sensors for capturing data and automating processes, with boom and bucket trucks used as an example machine application. 

Topic Highlights Include:

  • Safety compliance: Learn of new emerging technologies to help you be compliant with emerging machine and safety standards.
  • Autonomy: Learn how you can reach a higher level of autonomy for various applications for bucket trucks, including angle, mechanical load, and distance with smart sensor solutions

 Sensor Technologies of Focus:

  • Inclination sensors
  • Encoders
  • Force and Strain Sensors
  • Cable Transducers
  • Pressure Sensors


Dave Touchette
Director of Sales for Agriculture and Heavy Machinery

Dave Touchette is the director of sales for agriculture and heavy machinery at Baumer, a global automation expert. He has a demonstrated history of over 30 years working with industrial automation. When he started at Baumer 5 years ago, he was promoted from leading the OEM sales team to create and lead a new team focused specifically on mobile machinery at Baumer with his impressive history of fostering close relationships with renowned US agriculture and construction companies. Prior to Baumer, Dave worked 16 years for Balluff. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Eastern Illinois University. You can learn more about Dave here: (1) Dave Touchette | LinkedIn

Micah Wheeler
Field Sales Specialist | Mobile Machines & Agriculture Team

Micah Wheeler is a Field Sales Specialist for Baumer’s Mobile Machines & Agriculture team.  Micah has worked for Baumer for over 5 years working in various distribution an OEM facing roles.  2 years ago he joined the Mobile Machines and Agriculture team.  In this role he focuses on building and maintaining relationships with large agriculture, heavy equipment, material handling, and construction accounts by understanding their needs, and applying Baumer’s technology to deliver cutting-edge solutions for the machines of tomorrow. Micah earned his MBA in Strategic Marketing from Concordia University Wisconsin.  You can learn more about Micah here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-wheeler/

Ralf Steinmann
Global Industry Segment Manager for Mobile Machines

Ralf Steinmann is the Global Industry Segment Manager for Mobile Machines at Baumer Group. He has a demonstrated history of over 30 years working with Sensor and industrial automation. When he started at Baumer 13 years ago, he was given the responsibility for several sensor families, including encoders, inclination sensors and cable transducer as global Product Manager. In 2014 Ralf was promoted to hand-over the responsibility for the focus Industry Mobile Machines as Industry Segment Manager. Due to his extensive sensor and application experience, ability to conduct product training, Ralf was selected in 2018 to set-up the Baumer Academy for product training at the Baumer Group. Today Ralf works very successfully as a global Industry Segment Manager. In this role, Ralf supports the Baumer Sales Units, coordinating the development of international business relationships with international customers. Prior to Baumer, Ralf worked 12 years at SICK Sensors AG as global Product Manager. Ralf graduated as an engineer in Computer science and Product Engineering with the focus on Marketing and Sales. You can learn more about Ralf here: www.linkedin.com/in/ralf-steinmann-692271117.

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