American students invited to participate in international automation competition

Phoenix Contact's xplore New Automation Award competition is expanding to the U.S.

03/30/2011


American engineering students can put their automation skills to the test in Phoenix Contact’s xplore New Automation Award competition. Phoenix Contact has sponsored the contest in Europe since 2008, and this year the company expanded the competition to the U.S.

The contest challenges students to design an automation solution for nearly any application they choose. Categories include Education, Building, Environmental, Factory, Net, Recreation and “Twins” – a collaborative project between two or more institutions.

To register for the contest, students must develop a short video describing their proposed project. If the entry is accepted into the contest, Phoenix Contact will provide approximately $4,000 worth of automation equipment for use in the project. Students in high school, technical school or college may enter individually or as a team.

“Be creative and develop a really great idea. We’ll provide the automation products contest, and you will be able to turn your concept into a technically functional system,” said Jack Nehlig, President of Phoenix Contact USA and a patron of the contest. “Be inspired and show us how technology inspires you.”

Students can learn more and complete an application at http://www.xplore.org/2012/en/index.htm. Deadline for registration is June 1, 2011, and final projects are due in early 2012. The winning teams will present their projects at the 2012 Hannover Messe (Hanover Fair).

www.phoenixcontact.com

Phoenix Contact

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
Detecting security breaches: Forensic invenstigations depend on knowing your networks inside and out; Wireless workers; Opening robotic control; Product exclusive: Robust encoders
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.