Mechatronics includes mechanics, pneumatics, electronically controlled systems, programming, and robotics and systems development. It is the job of the mechatronics technician to combine these areas to design, build, maintain, and repair automated equipment, and programme equipment control systems.
As well as factory assembly lines, mechatronics is used in everything from bottling machines to supermarket cash till and belt assemblies.
This is a practical competition that will test your logic, design and fault finding skills in a challenging environment. To complete the tasks competitors are expected to apply their theoretical knowledge of fundamental principles, automation, pneumatic, electrical/electronic and PLC technologies. The skills that are tested in the practical competition include: