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The second European Industrial Ethernet Award goes to Munich based student group

25 August 2010

A project group from TUM (the technical university in Munich) has won this year's Industrial Ethernet competition, organised by B&R Industrial Automation, which sets out to discover innovative applications of the Powerlink industrial Ethernet protocol by teams of students from European universities.

With their concept for configuring Powerlink-based machines via plug-and-play, the TUM students demonstrated an extremely high level of technical ability and creativity, which earned them €10,000 in prize money and first place in the 2009/2010 competition.

Second place went to a student group from the Czech Technical University in Prague for their thorough revision and improvement of an existing design for a juggling robot. They received €5,000 prize money for their contribution.

The concept from the Austrian Academy of Sciences - using Powerlink as an I/O network in a particle accelerator at the CERN  nuclear research centre - achieved third place. This project group was awarded €2,500 prize money.

The goal of the B&R-initiated European Industrial Ethernet Awards is to provide promising scientific research projects in the area of real-time Powerlink network technology, a platform with an emphasis on real-world applications, and also to promote co-operation among young technicians.

Information about the 2010/2011 competition plus registration and paper submission deadlines can be found here.

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