The 6h Delta Advanced Automation Design Contest (Delta Cup) was held at Delta’s Wujiang Plant in Jiangsu, China, from July 24-28. This year, the contest adopted the concept of advanced industrial automation development from Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. Under the theme of “Seeking Smart IIoT Talents”, the competition included three major categories: Innovative Machines, Smart Factory, and Better Future Living. This year, the 79 teams that earned a place in the final contest included 62 teams from China, 8 from Taiwan, 3 from Thailand, 3 from India, 2 from Vietnam, and 1 from the newly participating the Netherlands - Fontys University of Applied Sciences. After the fierce competition, the winners of the Grand Prize, the highest honor, went to three schools, including Fontys University of Applied Sciences from the Netherlands, Sun Yat-sen University from Taiwan, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University from China.
Functional safety of plant and machinery is of vital importance in production. The NORD SK TU4-PNS option module from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS assists the simple implementation of safe responses. In combination with a safety PLC, the drive electronics reliably communicate over the existing PROFINET via PROFIsafe.
NSK Turkey is adding value for customers in the steel industry by hosting training days at a trio of steelmaking facilities. The three training days were completed recently in line with the corporate goal of continuously increasing customer knowledge in this important sector for Turkey’s economy.
The future of production is modular, flexible and autonomous. This requires new systems with decentralised intelligence, which can cope with the increasing complexity of the processes. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supplies a wide selection of decentralised drive technology with frequency inverters which can be adapted to any required application and can be flexibly integrated into the plant.
NORD DRIVESYSTEMS offers powerful drive systems for transporting bulk materials that are characterised by maximum reliability, safety and robustness and ensure smooth operation even under the toughest environmental conditions.