By David Nakayama, DET Corp Comms
Bangkok, Thailand, August 31, 2022- Delta Thailand sponsored student teams from top universities in Thailand to join the 8th Delta International Smart & Green Manufacturing Contest, also known as Delta Cup. This year, three student teams from Thailand passed the semifinal contest and two teams won prizes at the virtual finals.
The 2022 Delta Cup theme was “Seeking Low-carbon Manufacturing Talents” with 102 teams from 328 schools qualified to compete in the semi-finals. Of these teams, only 15 teams advanced to the final round.
The Delta Group organizes the annual competition to help students develop innovative automation, smart manufacturing solutions and green technology applications.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions in China, the 2022 Delta Cup was held virtually for the second time. The three Thai teams competed against elite student teams from around the world to win the following awards for their innovative automation projects:
1. Grand Prize: Gaia Team from Mahidol University for Carbon Polymerizing System Project.
The team developed an automated microbial system that can transform carbon dioxide into biodegradable plastics called Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). This system allows us to reduce excess carbon in the atmosphere and create environmentally friendly plastics which can biodegrade 90% within 10 days and leave no waste at the end of their life cycle.
The Carbon Polymerizing System demo used the following Delta Industrial Automation products:
- 1 AS200 PLC
- DIAVIEW SCADA System
- 1 DRV70L Six-Axis Articulated Robot
- 5 ASDA-A3 AC Motor Drives
- 5 ECMA-C20401SS AC Servo Motor 400W
- 3 Control Valve
- 1 Peristaltic Pump
- 1 DPM-C530 Power Meter
2. Second Prize: Olo Plus Team from Kasetsart University for Re-electric Warehouse Project.
The team’s system converts the vibration energy of industrial machinery, through a piezoelectric plate, to electric power. The electric power is then transferred to a PLC system and a conveyor to transport goods to warehouses.
The Re-electric Warehouse Project demo used the following Delta Industrial Automation products:
- 1 Delta Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) PLC-AS218RX-A
- 1 Delta Human Machine Interface (HMI) DIAVH-PPCXXXA
- 1 Power Meter
- 3 Delta DVS-008W01 Industrial Ethernet Switches
- 1 Industrial Network Converter IFD9506
- 1 Power Supply 24vdc
- 4 Photoelectric Sensors
3. Second Prize: F-Embedded Team from Burapha University for Smart Green Living Project.
The team’s project is a system that helps control an HVAC system by collecting data on occupants’ usage and the overall building’s electrical usage. This data is sent to the Delta DIACloud to process and analyze using AI for accuracy and speed. AI enables adaption and optimal usage of HVAC according to the number of people in the building for best energy saving.
The Smart Green Living demo used the following Delta Industrial Automation products:
- 1 VFD-S AC Motor Drive
- DIAView SCADA
- 3 AC Servo Motors
- 1 Delta Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
- DMV2000 Machine Vision System
- DX-2300LN-WW Ethernet
- Temperature Controller
Since 2016, Delta Thailand sponsored prize-winning teams from Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Burapha University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and King Mongkut’s University of Technology campuses in North Bangkok (KMUTNB) and in Thonburi (KMUTT).
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2022 Delta Cup!
About the Author (Editorial Team)
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