Bengaluru: The Mitsubishi Electric Cup is an annual event organized by Mitsubishi Electric India. This is the biggest national-level automation competition in India which challenges many collegiate engineering teams to design, build and present factory-automation product-based, innovative working models.
Mitsubishi Electric, a leading Electric and Electronic Equipment Company, announced the winners of the 5th Mitsubishi Electric Cup on 15th February 2020. The two-day national-level automation competition witnessed tough competition among 35 teams, exhibiting projects on the theme ‘Visualizing IoT Solutions for Smart Automation’
The registration process commenced in July 2019, and 279 proposals from 140 institutions from over 16 states including 2 UTs were received. The final 35 teams were mentored by Mitsubishi Electric India’s technical team and were provided with Mitsubishi Electric’s factory automation products such as Programable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Servo Motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), etc. to showcase their solution-based model for smart manufacturing.
The competition primarily comprised of 3 parts:
- ‘System Design and Presentation’ required the teams to focus on ‘Visualizing IoT Solutions for Smart Automation’ to independently design and produce a complete set of devices/models using Mitsubishi Electric factory automation products. The control system was to be built basis e-F@ctory concept.
- ‘Basic Knowledge’ involved questions on Programmable Logic Controllers, Inverters, Human Machine Interfaces, Servo Motors and Factory Automation Network, to examine students' understanding of Mitsubishi Electric products and factory automation technologies.
- ‘Good Behaviour’: Participating teams were required to comply with the discipline requirements set by the Organizing Committee to ensure that the event was conducted in a friendly and civilized manner.
This competition saw some of the best innovative project displays based on Smart & Intelligent Solutions for building automations, industrial manufacturing processes and social processes, among others.
Team ‘CON-SOL-E4.0’ from the Institute of Technology, NIRMA University, Gujarat won the 5th Mitsubishi Electric Cup, receiving Rs 1,00,000 and a Winner Trophy. Team ‘MIRAI’, from Agni College of Technology, Tamil Nadu bagged the 2nd position, receiving Rs 75,000 and the runner up Trophy. Team ‘CORONA’ from CVR College of Engineering, Telangana was ranked 3rd getting Rs 50,000 and a trophy.
The ‘Most Popular Team’ was awarded to Team ‘The ECO Warriors’ from Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Haryana. Appreciation certificates along with Rs 10,000 prize money were given to the top 15 teams, and participation certificates were awarded to all finalists.
“I express my best wishes to ‘CON-SOL-E 4.0’ from Gujarat (Institute of Technology, Nirma University) for emerging as the winner of the 5th Edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup. For the participating teams, you have shown exemplary performance and displayed great innovative skills. Mitsubishi Electric India is proud to be associated with young talent across the country for creating such innovative projects which can benefit the society. Our mission is to provide a platform to exhibit innovative concepts and support the students with mentorship from professionals in the field of Factory Automation. We will continue to support the national mission of “Skill India” to uplift the society in the best way possible. Further, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all participants and supportive members from B.M.S. College of Engineering for making this event successful. We hope to motivate young talents who can put India on the global map of innovation,” said Mr. Katsunori Ushiku, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.
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