Entry Topic Requirement
The Contest is an automation design competition with the theme of "Seeking Smart IIoT Talents". Following recent trends in industrial automation such as Industry 4.0 and Made in China 2025, students are required to build entries that integrate Delta's industrial automation products and technology and that focus on one of three tracks: “Innovative Machines”, “Smart Factory”, or “Better Future Living”.

Students should design and create a complete entry in one of the three directions by using Delta industrial automation products such as PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), PACs (Programmable Automation Controllers) and Motion Control Cards, AC Servo Drives and Motors (Servo Systems), AC Motor Drives (Inverters), HMIs (Human Machine Interfaces), and SCADA system software.

Delta’s complete industrial automation products are listed on the official website: http://www.deltagreentech.com.cn/product-164.html. The entries should be educationally meaningful and practical under certain application backgrounds, and consistent with current trends in automation technology.

a) Innovative Machines
The Innovative Machines track requires students to use Delta’s automation products for substantial innovations in new technologies, processes and applications, such as efficiency enhancement, process optimization, energy conservation, convenience application, and user habit transformation. (The integration of automation with new technology, techniques and applications should be achieved based on practical designs and solutions.)

b) Smart Factory
For the Smart Factory track, students are expected to present realistic solutions or approaches with digitalization, IIoT, and big data management for optimized production processes, high-efficiency management & production, enhanced safety & reliability, quality improvement, energy savings, and predict diagnosis and maintenance.

c) Better Future Living
The Better Future Living track asks students to echo with Delta’s brand promise of “Smarter. Greener. Together.” and build a creative and practical solution for a comfortable, convenient, harmonious and green future lifestyle. For example, students could integrate Delta IA products and build innovative solutions that improve city transportation, green buildings, aquaculture, food and beverages, sports and recreation facilities, health and senior care, solar energy, service robots, AI equipment, as well as green energy, alternative energy, wearable technology, digital communication, and smart homes. The purpose would be to save energy, limit noise, reduce waste, cleanse and enhance the environment, and improve public health.