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Mechatronics

updated 2/17/22

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.

College Contest:  

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.