Students build a working control system, vie for Germany trip

A control system contest introduces students to the world of automation, and the winning team will present its project at the TectoYou Hall at the Hanover Fair (Hanover Messe) in Germany.


Phoenix Contact encourages students to design automation.Phoenix Contact announces its third annual Nanoline Contest. The contest introduces students to the world of automation, and the winning team will present their project at the TectoYou Hall at the Hanover Fair (Hannover Messe) in Germany next spring. Phoenix Contact manufacturers industrial electric and electronic technology. The contest challenges students in middle school, high school or technical school to build a working control system using the company’s Nanoline controller and nanoNavigator software.

The winning team will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Germany in April 2011, where team members will present their innovative idea at Phoenix Contact’s TectoYou booth at the Hanover Fair. The Hanover Fair is the largest industrial trade fair in the world, and TectoYou is a special hall dedicated to promoting engineering careers to young people.

Phoenix Contact USA will hold an informational seminar for interested teachers at its headquarters in Middletown, PA, at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 2. For teachers outside of the Harrisburg area, a live video feed is available.

Phoenix Contact: Nanoline Contest 2011

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- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering,, CFE Media

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