Sensors Enable Construction Equipment Automation

April 11, 2023
Christian Fell of POSITAL discusses how the company’s sensors are aiding the development of automated systems for construction equipment.

Automation of construction equipment and other mobile machines is on the rise. Integration of sensors can help to ensure these machines operate safely and accurately. 

At the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) 2023, Bob Vavra, senior content director of Machine Design and Power & Motion (an Endeavor Business Media partner site) spoke with Christian Fell, COO of POSITAL about how the company’s sensors can be utilized in automated systems for construction equipment.

Visit Power & Motion’s IFPE channel for more video interviews, news and other content related to the year’s largest show for the fluid power, motion control and power transmission industries.

At IFPE, the company displayed its dynamic inclinometers which Fell said can aid with positioning of excavators and other machines operating in harsh environments requiring dynamic movements. POSITAL also showed its combined version of a tilt sensor and linear position sensor which can be used on work trucks and smaller mobile cranes. Both sensors provide position information necessary to ensure accurate machine movements, an important aspect of automated systems.

Fell also discussed the growing demand for sensors with integrated safety and safety certification as well as how more tailored sensor solutions for electrification are likely to enter the market in the coming years.

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