Benedikt Geib, M. Sc.

Benedikt Geib, M. Sc.

  • Fritz-Haber-Weg 1,
    Geb. 30.33, R.208
    76131 Karlsruhe


Software updates and distribution in OT mechatronic systems

The amount of software and the functionality it provides in mechatronic systems is constantly growing. As the scope increases, so does the probability of errors. At the same time, communication links, including to IT systems, are increasingly being implemented in these systems. Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can be mentioned here as an example. Particularly in the area of communication, software errors, e.g. in the form of security gaps, can become known well after the system acceptance, making it necessary to update the device software after the commissioning phase. High availability requirements in the OT area, very long device life cycles and high economic damage in the event of system failures result in special requirements for the software update process compared to other areas.


Since 2023
Project engineer at SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG and external doctoral student at the Chair of Networked Safe Automation Technology (VSA) at the Institute for Control Systems (IRS)
with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mike Barth of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2015 - 2023
Project Engineer (SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG)

2013 - 2017
(Distance) Master's degree (M.Sc.) in electrical engineering at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

  • Master's thesis in cooperation with SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG on the topic of "Identification and sequential control of a double column hoist with variable load"

2012 - 2015
Software/system developer for embedded systems (SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG)

2009 - 2012
Bachelor's degree (B.Eng.) in mechatronics at DHBW Karlsruhe in cooperation with SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG

  • Bachelor thesis on "PLC-based parameter identification and controller design for a frequency inverter".