How Sensors Play a Part in the Future of Boom and Bucket Technologies

Baumer experts delve into cutting-edge technologies and creative solutions for off-highway mobile machinery, covering emerging machine standards, functional safety, and innovative data capture methods to enhance productivity, uptime, and operator safety in boom and bucket trucks with sensors.

April 30, 2024

1:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM CT / 10:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM GMT

Duration: 1 hour

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 As the off-highway mobile equipment industry continues to evolve, it is crucial for companies to stay up-to-date with new technologies and changing customer demands. In this webinar, Baumer experts will cover emerging machine standards (EN280), functional safety standards (SIL2/PLd), and creative solutions for capturing data and automating processes for boom and bucket trucks.

Our discussion will specifically focus on smart solutions for angle, inclination, mechanical load, and distance applications. With a growing demand for higher productivity, uptime, and operator safety, it is important to understand the latest developments in the industry. As a leader in the mobile machines market, Baumer has a deep understanding of the demanding environments and is excited to share its expertise with you.


  • 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

Products in focus and roadmap:

  • 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/

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