Phoenix Contact announces Nanoline Contest 2012
September 13, 2011 - Students can win a trip to Germany courtesy of Phoenix Contact. The company is sponsoring its fourth annual Nanoline Contest.
The contest challenges students in middle school, high school and technical school to design an original control system using Phoenix Contact’s Nanoline controller. The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the Hanover Fair in Germany next spring. They will present their project in TectoYou, a special hall at the Hanover Fair dedicated to promoting science and technology careers to young people.
Phoenix Contact will hold an informational seminar for interested teachers at its U.S. headquarters in Middletown, Pa., at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 1. Teachers outside of Central Pennsylvania can attend via a live WebEx. Judging will take place in February, when at least one representative of each participating team must present the project in person.
Nanoline is an intelligent and compact controller that automates basic tasks. It is programmed with the intuitive nanoNavigator software, so no previous programming experience is necessary. Phoenix Contact supplies the participating teams with the Nanoline controller, nanoNavigator software and technical support.
“In previous years, the project had to fit into one of several specific categories, but this year, we’ve eliminated the categories. There are no limits, so be creative and have fun,” said Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA. “We designed this contest to promote math and science education, but the participants get much more out of it. It teaches teamwork, presentation skills, creative problem-solving and much more. And the winning team gets a bonus lesson in European culture as well.”
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 47 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.
MORE INDUSTRY NEWS
Rockwell to showcase solutions for Water and Wastewater Facilities at WEFTEC 2016
Featuring its PlantPAx platform, Rockwell Automation will demonstrate process and automation solutions for efficient process control, monitoring...
Siemens donates automation technology to support Georgia’s THINC College & Career Academy
The donation of $100,000 in automation hardware and expert training will help support career pathways for high school students in manufacturing and...
Siluria names Erik Scher as Chief Operations Officer
As COO, Dr. Scher is responsible for the company's operating activities, including its OCM demonstration plant in Texas and multiple pilot plants...
ABB announces NKT Cables acquisition of ABB's cable system business
NKT Cables is acquiring ABB’s global high-voltage cable system business with a total value of 836 million euros (US$934 million). The business is...
IMTS concludes as third largest in their history
IMTS 2016, the 31st edition of the show, was the third largest in number of registrations (115,612) and in net square feet of exhibit space...
Webinar: Increase Production and Optimize Manufacturing Processes Using Simulation
The webinar will show how engineers, production managers, and decision makers can rapidly assess the options for adapting an existing line to make...
Webinar: Digitalizing Predictive Maintenance
Learn how new technological advances are resolving not only these issues but also allowing for new value to be realized through the digitalization...
Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water
The project is part of Clarksville, Arkansas' plan to save up to $2M over the next five years through improved control, monitoring, and security of...
GE Digital software boosts connectivity in Brazilian steel plant
Gerdau has decided to rollout GE Digital’s Asset Performance Management (APM) solution to connect 600 assets in 11 plants across Brazil.
Key Ingredients for Designing Smart Machines and Equipment
By Dan Seger, Rockwell Automation
Today in the era of smart manufacturing, end users want to optimize their production and supply chain by...