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Join our host, Tim Wilson, a career engineer and Sales Manager at Morrell Group, as he welcomes new guests each episode to discuss various motion control technologies and innovative solutions.
Factories of the Future
Greg Gumbs, President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth, joins host Tim Wilson in our first episode of Evolution in Controls to discuss what he considers to be the most significant technological advancements in automation.
Moving AGVs Safely
In this episode of Evolution in Controls, Morrell Group’s Safety Product Manager, Marty Bick, joins host Tim Wilson to discuss the rapidly changing technology of AGV and how to keep them safe.
The IoT of Hydraulic Power Units
Discover how IoT revolutionizes hydraulic system maintenance programs across several industries in this episode of Evolution in Controls with Tim Wilson and Mark Garrett, President and Co-owner of Morrell Group.
Modernizing the Motion Control Ideation Process
Tom Rinke, Advanced Engineering Manager, joins host Tim Wilson to discuss how his team is modernizing the motion control ideation process.
High Voltage Testing in the EV Market
Morrell Group’s Senior Drives and Controls Product Manager, Tony Wilson, joins host Tim Wilson to discuss high voltage testing in the EV market.
The Cost of Air Leaks in a Plant
Host Tim Wilson and Bill Utter, Pneumatics Product Manager, discuss the cost of air leaks in a plant and what technology is available to help.
Introducing ctrlX AUTOMATION
Host Tim Wilson and Senior Drives and Controls Product Manager Tony Little discuss how ctrlX AUTOMATION, the latest operating system from Bosch Rexroth, is saving manufacturers 30-50% in components and engineering costs.
Mobile Equipment Optimization
In this episode of Evolution in Controls, host Tim Wilson and Kevin Kegarise, Morrell Group’s Director of Mobile Sales, discuss the mobile equipment optimization process, where Morrell Group fits in, and some key objectives we can achieve with our customers.
BuyRexroth with Ease
Discover how Bosch Rexroth collaborates with their nationwide distribution network to create an effortless online platform to purchase components and request service in this episode of Evolution in Controls.
Inventory Management with MIM
In this episode of Evolution in Controls, discover how Morrell Inventory Management (MIM) helps customers maintain their production schedules and carry less inventory, making them more profitable.
Discover the World of Dispensing
Dale Johnson, Lubrication and Dispense Product Manager at Morrell Group, joins Tim Wilson in this episode of Evolution in Controls to discuss how the world of lubrication and dispense systems has evolved over the last decade.
Electrification of Mobile Off-Road Equipment
As emission and noise pollution standards become more stringent worldwide, mobile equipment manufacturers are challenged to replace their high-powered hydraulic solutions. Discover what trends are pushing this electrification shift, the challenges manufacturers face, and what technology they use to achieve their objectives in this episode of Evolution in Controls.
Retrofitting Roll Feed Systems
John Jackson, Business Development Manager for Stegner, joins Tim Wilson in this episode of Evolution in Controls to discuss how Morrell Group’s Roll Feed Retrofit Program saves customers time and money when they find themselves searching for obsolete components.
Developing Automated Conveyor Systems | Factory Automation
Tim, Kevin Curtis, Morrell Group’s Windsor Branch Manager, and Mason Cole, Senior Sales Engineer at Bosch Rexroth, discuss system constraints, design specifications, and components used in factory automation solutions.
Developing Automated Conveyor Systems | Ideation Process
Tom Rinke, Morrell Group’s Advanced Engineering Manager, and Kevin Curtis, Morrell Group’s Windsor Branch Manager, join Tim Wilson to discuss the ideation process.
Developing Automated Conveyor Systems | Factory-Tested and Proven Designs
Mason Cole, Senior Sales Engineer at Bosch Rexroth, and Kevin Curtis, Morrell Group’s Windsor Branch Manager, join Tim Wilson to discuss the factory-tested and proven conveyor solutions from Bosch Rexroth and Morrell Group.
Form-In-Place Foam Gasketing
In this episode, Tim Wilson is joined by return guest Dale Johnston, Morrell Group’s Product Manager for Dispense & Lubrication, and Guido Löhr, Director of Key Application Gasketing for DOPAG. The three of them break down gasketing in the modern-day and discuss the newest form of the process.
Variable-Speed Pump Drives Solve Plastic Injection Molding Machine Challenge
Mark Garrison and Rich Taube bring customer and technical perspectives in their discussion of Bosch Rexroth’s Sytronix Variable-Speed Pump System.
ESV: Engineering Partner, Systems Integrator, Value Added Distributor
Brian Draus and Eric Vorwerck join Tim at the table to discuss what it means when Morrell claims to be an ESV as they breakdown the acronym.
Special Edition – Automate The Future
The 20th episode of Evolution in Controls, filmed from Morrell Group's Automate the Future Event.
LOR Mobile Controls Creates Reliable Radio Communication for Off-Highway Equipment Manufacturers
Fritz Jaessing of LOR Mobile Controls (Morrell's newest subsidiary) joins Tim to break down how radio communication works, the complexities of the industry around the world, and the future of industrial radio communication.
Future of Manufacturing Post COVID-19
Tim Wilson is joined by Brian Draus, Morrell Group's Vice President of Industrial Sales. Together, the two share a discourse regarding what the manufacturing industry looks like post-pandemic.
Mobile Solutions Partner - MSP
Bosch Rexroth's Brad Bardall and Gunther Nunweiler, each a part of Mobile Applications, converse with Tim about technological changes in mobile manufacturing, what a Mobile Solutions Partner is, and the relationship between the two.
Exploring Mobile and Industrial Lubrication, Their Complexities, and Their Differences
Graco's Paul Treml and Morrell's Kyle Lorch join Tim Wilson to discuss modern-day equipment lubrication technology.
The Transformation of the Mobile Off-Highway Industry
In this episode, Tim Wilson is joined by Dr. Jonathan Meyer, Bosch Rexroth's Technical Product Specialist for Electro-Hydraulic Products. Together, the two of them discuss Rexroth’s new product line, the technology behind it, and its potential impact on Mobile Off-Highway Equipment.
Growing Voltage Trends in Electric Vehicle Testing
Massive power levels and scale to meet a new wave of demand, the state of the EV industry, and future expectations are discussed from the perspective of Robert Camp, UTAC's Director of Strategic Development.
CAN Bus in Mobile and Off-Highway Equipment
In this episode, the topic of discussion is the Controller Area Network (CAN) Bus, the effect rapid technological advancement has on such a critical device, and the complexities and opportunities of joining different technologies. Fritz Jaessing returns with his expertise from LOR Mobile controls to weigh in on the matter.
Application Approvals Improve OEM Machinery
Validating and approving applications can provide a solution to the problem OEMs and suppliers face with the introduction of new technology. Tim sits down with Terry Hershberger of Bosch Rexroth to discuss.
Direct-Wire Tethers vs. Radio Controls in Mobile and Off-Highway Equipment
The pros and cons between Radio Control Technology and Direct-Wire Tethers are discussed in this episode. Fritz Jaessing of LOR Mobile Controls returns to continue the conversation on Mobile and Off-Highway Equipment.
Hydraulic Cartridge Valves: To Adapt or Fade Away?
Some technological products, like the hydraulic cartridge valve, seem to have stood the test of time, but they are actually threatened by rapid technological advancement. In this episode of Evolution in Controls, Larry Rowe and Steve Meislahn of Sun Hydraulics share their expertise and perspectives in this discussion of how technological change affects the hydraulic cartridge valve.
Evolution in Controls Season 1 Finale
This episode wraps up season 1 of Evolution in Controls. Tim talks about his favorite episodes and topics and says “Thank you” to our viewers.