Evolution in Controls
The world of automation is complex and constantly evolving to meet rapidly changing market demand. Evolution in Controls, a video, and podcast series, exists to create conversation about innovative motion control technology. The series covers an exciting range of topics relevant to anyone interested in motion control in the worlds of industrial and mobile manufacturing. Each episode contains information in a concise format for easy and insightful listening. Join our host, Tim Wilson, Business Development Manager at Morrell Group, as he welcomes new guests each episode to discuss various motion control technologies and innovative solutions.

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Discover the Latest Motion Control Trends in Season 3

Evolution in Controls: How to Halve Reservoir Tank Size with HYDAC

How to Halve Reservoir Tank Size with HYDAC

In this episode of Evolution in Controls, Tim Wilson welcomes Andrew Krajnik from HYDAC who shares the secret to significantly reducing filter tank reservoir size.

Evolution In Controls Skid Steer

Maximizing Efficiency in Skid Steer Attachments

In this episode, special guests Craig Boezwinkle and Chris Carlson discuss the role HYDAC valves play in skid steer attachments.

Evolution In Controls Recruiting Episode

Elevate Your Career with Womack Group

Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager Tami Hilden joins host Tim Wilson to answer the question "Why work at Womack Group?"

RTUs vs CTUs

RTUs vs CTUs

Special guests Tom Rinke and Jim Dougherty discuss the fundamental and functional similarities and differences between robot and cobot transfer units.

Trailer Manufacturing

Industry-Changing Trailer Manufacturing Solutions

In this episode, host Tim Wilson welcomes the three product managers Jim Ross, Ryan Zentz, and Dale Johnston to discuss automated, industry-changing trailer manufacturing solutions.

Evolution in Controls - Tightening Tools, Techniques, and Technology

Tightening Tools, Techniques, and Technology

Special guest Jim Ross explains what tightening looks like in today's world of intelligent, complex, and ever-growing technology.

Dive into Today's Technological Challenges and Solutions in Season 2

Evolution in Controls Season 2 Trailer

Evolution in Controls is back! Join host Tim Wilson in the Season 2 trailer as we get ready to continue exploring the world of motion control in the mobile and industrial marketplace.

The History and Future of HYDAC

Join host Tim Wilson and special guest Matthias Mueller, president of HYDAC USA, as they discuss HYDAC's strong history and promising future in the mobile market.

The Gearbox Guide for an Optimized Drive Train

Special guest Scott Moss joins host Tim Wilson to discuss Rexroth's perfectly matching gearboxes for hydraulic and electric drive trains.

Aluminum Extrusions: The Backbone of Industrial Automation

In this episode, special guest Chad Johnson joins host Tim Wilson to discuss the many benefits of aluminum extrusions in industrial automation.

The Captivating Cooler Filter Tank

Host Tim Wilson and special guest Kevin Kegarise discuss HYDAC's cooler filter tank solution for mobile machinery.

Evolution In Controls - Understanding Technology in Concrete Machinery

Understanding Technology in Concrete Machinery

In this episode, special guests Brad Bardall and Kevin Kegarise join host Tim Wilson to discuss how technology is changing in concrete machinery.

Work Truck Challenges: Integrating Efficient Solutions

Special guests Brad Bardall and Kevin Kegarise share their expertise on the challenges of integrating efficient solutions into work trucks.

The Impact of Electronic Controls in Mobile Machinery

Special guests Mauro Silva and Kevin Kegarise explore the benefits of electronic controls in mobile machinery.

The Complexities of Engineering Linear Modules

Special guest Tom Rinke joins host Tim Wilson to discuss the challenges and complexities of engineering linear modules and systems.

Morrell and Womack: Experts in Fluid Power and Motion Control

CEO Matt Oldroyd joins Tim Wilson to discuss the future and possibilities of Morrell and Womack as Womack Group.

Evolution in Controls Season 2 Finale

Evolution in Controls Season 2 Finale

Host Tim Wilson concludes season 2 of Evolution in controls, recapping pivotal topics and teasing season 3.

Explore the Evolution of Controls in Season 1

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.

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.

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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.

Battery EV EIC Episode

High Voltage Testing in the EV Market

Morrell Group’s Senior Drives and Controls Product Manager, Tony Little, 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

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.

Buy Rexroth with Ease

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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.

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Meet the host

Tim Wilson is the Business Development Manager at Morrell Group and is a career engineer. Tim earned his BSEE from the University of Toledo in 1982, where he also conducted graduate work in 1987-88. He achieved his registration as a Professional Engineer in 1987 and ultimately returned to Toledo to earn his MBA in 2003. Tim has filled various roles in the automation and motion control industries in the United States and the United Kingdom since the beginning of his career; his experience now spans over four decades. Tim is passionate about automation, motion control, and science, which he stays up to date with the latest topical books.
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