High School Contest:
All events are time limited.
Written Test: The test will cover areas in Electronics, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electrical control systems and Mechanical.
Build to Print: The contestants will do 2 builds. The contestants will be given a diagram, a box of parts and a description to build from. Build one is a pure pneumatic circuit. Build 2 is an electro pneumatic circuit. Component Types: Cylinders, Pneumatic Valves, Electro Pneumatic Valves, Flow controls, Sensors, Pushbuttons, Selector Switches, Limit Switches, Relays, AND Logic, Or Logic, etc.
Trouble shooting: The contestants will be given a prebuilt machine with a fault in it. The Contestant will have to diagnose the problem and explain how they fixed the fault.
Contestants will assemble, program and commission a Festo MPS Station within a specified time frame. Contestants will provide their own PLC/PAC with 16 24vdc digital Inputs and 16 24vdc Outputs. They will need to source 2 Syslink cables capable of connecting the PLC/PAC to the Festo MPS station. Coordinator can provide day of contest if needed. Contestant will need to provide their own programming device for their PLC/PAC.