Today, strengthening the cultivation on student's innovative consciousness, cooperative spirit and engineering practice abilities is a vital reform of higher education. Competitions play a positive role in further developing higher education reform, consolidating basic knowledge education, cultivating comprehensive abilities, integrating theories and practices, etc. for University students through promoting extracurricular scientific and technological activities. Consequently, Mitsubishi Electric India has launched a science and technology competition, "Mitsubishi Electric Cup", the National level competition for factory automation skill for engineering students (including undergraduates and postgraduates) on a yearly basis, offering opportunities for outstanding talents. The competition includes innovative design and application which will be held every year. After successful completion of previous edition in Feb 2019 at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research And Studies(MRIIRS) , Faridabad, we are geared up for fifth edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup at B.M.S College of Engineering, Bengaluru.
Mitsubishi Electric has grown to become one of the most respected organizations of the world, with a promise to provide a better life for the generations to come. Its vision is to shape the future through technology that ensures the Visualizing IoT Solutions For Smart Automation.
In India, Mitsubishi Electric’s operations were flagged-off in the mid-1950s. Since then, we have grown to become one of the most highly-valued organizations in this country. With the passage of time, we have molded ourselves into the Indian flavor and developed a wide range of innovative and high-quality products for the Indian market. These include air conditioners, visual information systems, photovoltaic (solar) solutions, transportation systems, automotive equipment and industrial automation machinery.
Mitsubishi Electric propagates a responsible attitude towards the environment. Our futuristic vision guides us to create products which are super energy efficient and help create a sustainable future.
For more than 75 years, manufacturers all over the world have relied on Mitsubishi Electric for advanced automation equipment. Mitsubishi Electric helps in bringing higher productivity – and quality – to the factory floor. Today, its automation products are widely used in all walks of life, such as PLC, inverters, servos, CNC, low-voltage electric appliances, industrial robots and other products which have performed well on every corner of Indian industry and have greatly contributed to India’s economic development. Up to now, Mitsubishi Electric India, through CSR activity, has collaborated with various institutes by contributing world class FA training equipment, training to faculty and students, seminar and workshop.
Constantly developing information/artificial intelligence technology has provided traditional manufacturing industry transformation with powerful force for change and technical guarantee. The researches on intelligent manufacturing aim to establish a high flexible, personalized, and digitalized production mode for products and services; while on the other hand, with the approaching of energy crisis and aggravation of environmental pollution, an energy conservation, emission reduction and environmental protection based green factory have become people's common pursuits. Intelligent future green factory will address the above two issues. Mitsubishi Electric serves the continuous improvement and transformation of India's industry benefiting from its rich technology and products. Therefore, the Competition Organization Committee hopes students can realize intelligent manufacturing and energy saving management system under the guidance of teachers through innovation and by taking use of Mitsubishi Electric's technology platform.
In the Competition, students are required to integrate Mitsubishi Electric's factory automation products (including PLC, servo, inverter and human-machine interface, processing machine, etc.), built up and achieve an analogous system of intelligent manufacturing and energy saving management application, based on e&eco-f@ctory concept and taking e-f@ctory system as the trunk.
The Competition aims to improve college students' engineering application capability, arouse their interests in learning technology, build up innovation capacity and cooperation spirit, as well as improve their self-management ability and communication skills. It is also intended to embody the "learning for practice" ideology, review students' actual manufacturing and commissioning abilities, and meanwhile enhance exchange and cooperation between university and enterprise.
The competition provides a challenging platform for the students to Collaborate, Innovate and Excel in the field of Automation which ultimately contributes to the National Mission of Skill Development.
Visualizing IoT Solutions For Smart Automation
The Competition primarily embodies three parts, that is, "System Design and Presentation", "Basic Knowledge" and "Good Behaviour". "System Design and Presentation" requires participating teams to focus on the theme "Visualizing IoT Solutions For Smart Automation", independently design and produce a complete set of devices / models by using Mitsubishi Electric factory automation products, the control system shall be built up based on e&eco-F@ctory concepts.
The Internet of things (IoT) is the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. Embedded with electronics, Internet connectivity, and other forms of hardware (such as sensors), these devices can communicate and interact with others over the Internet, and they can be remotely monitored and controlled. Internet of things (IoT) is about capturing and making sense of data from the physical world. Soon, every physical device will be a source of data and this data can potentially become a source of business value. We have all heard the predictions about the explosion of IoT data and the IoT data deluge. All of this IoT data is useless unless it is collected, understood and used to make smart decisions. We expect various solutions based on how new advanced real-time visualization platforms can create situational awareness and support real-time decision making – particularly for complex physical environments. Real-time visualization helps improve response and event management by aggregating numerous IoT data streams from various systems, sensors, vehicles and video, providing an integrated operational view across large physical environments.
eco-F@ctory allows “visible management” of power usage through the introduction of measuring equipment and technologies that support energy conservation efforts by meticulously measuring power usage. It also promotes the effective installation of inverters and other energy saving devices to not only eliminate wastefulness and surges in energy consumption but to reduce overall power usage.
Smart Automation is a term for the blend of technologies that we use to automate complex processes in day to day life, including AI and intelligent automation, bots and natural language interfaces and robotic automation.
The primary drive for automation IoT is to significantly reduce operating expenditures when automation devices, sensors and actuators become Internet-enabled devices. It’s the next huge leap in productivity because there are major advantages to be derived from the acquisition and organization of previously unthinkable amounts of data.
To summarize, e&eco-F@ctory based solutions provide a means to “Measure, Visualise, Reduce and Manage” Energy Usage in the Manufacturing Industry. Participant can develop enhanced versions of manufacturing processes like packaging, conveying, image processing, bottle filling process, mixing & separating different components, advanced Process control in manufacturing, model for smart building / smart city, innovative equipment for social cause, and many more etc. These are few examples, but participants are encouraged to use their imagination & creativity to develop their model. They are motivated to design an Electro-Mechanical Model Displaying the working of a specific process/part of process with improvement in the conventional systems.
Participants shall bring their own Prototype Machine/Model controlled by Mitsubishi Electric FA Components, together with necessary tools, insulation shoes and computers for debugging. During the competition, participating teams shall demonstrate self-produced system, and provide presentation and defense for the system design and innovations.
Basic set of Mitsubishi Electric FA components (comprising of PLC, HMI and VFD or Servo Drive – Servo Motor set) will be given on returnable basis to the participating institute. All other electro-pneumatic, mechanical, sensor or any other accessary will be in participants/institute’s scope. If any team needs additional Mitsubishi Electric hardware, then institute needs to purchase from authorized Channel partners of MEI or arrange by their own. For FA components, only Mitsubishi Electric Make FA components are allowed to use. The basic full score of the competition is 100 points, consisting of "basic knowledge" (5 points) "system design and presentation" (90 points; bonus 5 points other Mitsubishi Electric FA components in addition to standard package are used) and "good behavior" (5 points).
The 5th edition of Mitsubishi Electric Cup is organised in association with B. M. S. College of Engineering (B.M.S.C.E.), Bengaluru, Karnataka. The Institution is the first private engineering college in the country established in the year 1946. B.M.S.C. E. owes its existence to the vision of its beloved founders, Late Sri. B. M. Sreenivasaiah and his illustrious son Late Sri. B. S. Narayan. Today, the college offers 13 Undergraduate & 16 Postgraduate courses both in conventional and emerging areas. 15 of its Departments are recognized as Research Centres offering PhD/M.Sc (Engineering by Research) degrees in Science, Engineering, Architecture and Management. The College has been effectively practicing outcome-based education. B.M.S.C.E. is accredited with the highest Grade of A++ by NAAC (2019-2024) with a CGPA of 3.83 on a scale of 4 and the programs are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) in Tier I format under Washington Accord. The college is ranked 69 th among top engineering colleges in the country by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF-2019) and is ranked consistently among the top engineering colleges in the country by various agencies.
Mitsubishi Electric FA Component Set:
Mitsubishi Electric FA Component Set will be given to top 35 teams on Returnable Basis till the end of competition.
This will be used to automate their model
|Sr. No||Model||FA Hardware||Description||Quantity|
|1||FX5U-32MT/ES||PLC||FX5U PLC with 16 inputs, 16 outputs, built in Ethernet, Analog I/O, RS485 Modbus, 2 AI, 1 AO, 4 high speed output, and High speed Inputs.||1|
|2||GS-2107-WTBD||HMI||7" GS Type HMI, Touch Screen, Ethernet, RS232, etc.||1|
|3||FR-D720S -025-EC||VFD||Inverter, 1Ø 230 VAC input, 3Ø 200 VAC output, 400 W (0.5 HP), 2.5 Amps, Built-in Modbus (Induction Motor is not included)||1|
|4||MR-JE-20A||Servo System||Pulse input type servo, 200W, with Servo motor: HG-KN-23J, and necessary cables||1|
|5||MCBs||LVS||Set of Two MCBs : 6 Amp and 16 Amp||1 set|
- If any of selected team requires additional I/O Modules for system developement, then Team can contact to Mitsubishi Electric India Mentor.
- This additional FA Hardware must be declared in proposal document